In our latest roundup of travel agent finds, we bring you perks ranging from FAMs in Mexico to free nights in the Caribbean.
• AMResorts: With the launch of two new properties, AMResorts is offering promotions and booking incentives. Agents can win one of two trips to Breathless Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from now through Nov. 25. To qualify for a 4-night stay for three (including air), agents must play a Breathless Mad Libs game on AMRAgents.com. A participant who completes all of the weekly games will be selected for the first prize, while the second prize will be given to an agent for the completion of a special mad lib the last week of the contest.
The 750-suite resort opens Nov. 15 and agents will receive a $25 bonus commission for every 3-night booking. In addition, when they book clients for travel from Nov. 15 through June 27, 2014, travelers will receive a special rate of $124 pp per night.
Meanwhile, the 500-suite Secrets Puerto Los Cabos is opening Dec. 15 in Mexico, and agents can book their clients at an introductory rate of $210 pp per night for bookings made by Dec. 20 for travel Dec. 15 through April 30, 2014. During that same time, Master Agents can experience the property for $79 pp per night.
The Passport to Our New Secret promotion will also run through Dec. 20, giving agents the chance to earn “stamps” by answering questions and booking clients. When agents get 12 stamps, they will be entered into the contest to win a 7-night stay for two (including air) at the new resort.
Agents can also earn booking bonuses, such as $25 for a 3-night stay; $50 for a 4- to 6-night stay; and $100 for a 7-night or more stay. For more information, visit amragents.com.
• Casa Velas Boutique Hotel: Agents can also make their way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on a FAM rate offered by Casa Velas Boutique Hotel and Private Ocean Club. The 80-suite hotel is offering a FAM rate of $20.13 pp dbl for one night now through Dec. 15. Rates include all meals, premium beverages, room service and tax. Guests can stay additional nights for $100 pp dbl.
The hotel, designed to look like a Spanish hacienda, features some rooms with private pools and jacuzzis; a private ocean club; Spa Casa Velas; a garden-view fitness center; and the fine dining restaurant Emiliano.
Call for client room rates. For more information, call (866) 529-8813 or visit hotelcasavelas.com.
• The Reefs Resort & Club: The Bermuda resort is launching a 1-year incentive program, Key to The Reefs, giving agents the chance to earn free stays. For every 15 room nights booked, agents earn a complimentary 3-night stay in a Cliffside room; for every 20 room nights, a 3-night stay in a jr. suite; and for every 25 room nights, a 3-night stay in a Club Condo. The stays also feature daily breakfast.
The resort, set on a private pink-sand beach, features rooms overlooking the ocean; complimentary beach chairs and towels; an infinity pool; a hot tub with ocean views; two tennis courts with complimentary equipment; and indoor and outdoor restaurants.
Rates start at $400 per night for a Cliffside guestroom; $555 per night for a jr. suite; and $795 per night for a Club Condo. For more information, visit keytothereefs.com.
• All Inclusive Collection of Hard Rock Hotels: The brand has introduced “WOW,” the Weddings on the Water Travel Agent Specialist Program, giving agents tools to plan destination weddings at Hard Rock Hotels. When agents participate in the program’s events (the next WOW event is scheduled for spring 2014), they will be enrolled for the All-Inclusive Hard Rock Master Program.
The master program features one complimentary wedding collection (valued up to $3,000) per year; a $300 voucher to attend, which may be applied to a future wedding; a waived program fee of $99; a choice of car wrap, tradeshow display or window display; an endorsement video and personal letter from Colin Cowie; a printed and digital photo with Colin Cowie; customized marketing material; exclusive client benefits; monthly Hard Rock product webinars for continued education; exclusive media visit opportunities; and bridal show co-op opportunities (50 percent savings on bridal shows).
For more information, visit hrhallinclusive.com.