Cash, Commissions and Prizes

Casa Colina, Mexico
A view of the amenities and surrounding luxury your clients will enjoy at Casa Colina…a luxury villa that’s currently offering you increased commission.

This fall is a good time to be logging your bookings.

In fact, we’ve come across a bunch of agent incentives that last throughout the year—and if you’re anything like Eric Hrubant of MMG Travel Journeycorp (see our coverage of his recent Etihad Airways promotion winnings here), you’ll start tracking your bookings right away.

Through Aug. 31
Through its newest Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes promotion, over $5,000 in cash and prizes is being given out by GOGO Vacations, with daily drawings Monday-Saturday awarding prizes of $75 to $500 each. Plus, four RIU Costa Rica stays will be given away throughout the month, too.

Every time you make a booking with GOGO Vacations, you’ll be automatically entered in that day’s drawing. Make as many entries as you can to increase your chances of winning. Results of the previous week’s daily drawings are revealed every Monday throughout the month. The Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes promotion runs through Aug. 31. For more information, visit

If your clients are traveling in a group and would enjoy a private villa on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Casa Colina is calling. But more importantly, it’s providing an increased commission at 20 percent for agents on bookings made by Aug. 31 for travel through 2012.

The villa, situated comfortably on Isla Navidad, features an infinity-edge pool, barbecue area, fitness center, surround-sound home theater, fully stocked bar and six junior and master suites, each featuring balconies and jacuzzi tubs. The surrounding area is ideal for exploration, with snorkeling, diving, tennis, horseback riding, golf, volcano treks and boutique shopping all easily accessible.

Nightly rates for Casa Colina start at $2,900 per night, inclusive of airport transfers, private chef and staff, and laundry services. For more information, call (312) 961-3280 or visit

Through Sept. 30
Log your bookings with Viceroy Hotels and Resorts through Sept. 30 to take part in the company’s Travel Agent Promotion. Through this incentive program, you’ll be rewarded with a $100 American Express Gift Card for every new reservation of three nights or longer booked at Jalousie Plantation in Saint Lucia, Viceroy Anguilla, Viceroy Maldives, Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado and Viceroy Zihuatanejo and Viceroy Riviera Maya in Mexico. Travel must be completed by Dec. 14. For more information, visit

Or, take part in the Fall Free promotion through AMResorts. When you register your bookings at any of its five brands—Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas—you’ll receive a $25 bonus commission on each booking that’s four nights or longer. Take your earnings a step further when you book upper room categories at Secrets Marquis, Secrets Vallarta Bay, Secrets Huatulco, Now Jade, Now Sapphire, Now Larimar or Now Amber, each of which match the incentive with an additional $25, for a total of $50 bonus commission on each booking.

To get your bonus commission, be sure to register your bookings through Sept. 30 on Travel must be completed by Dec. 22. For more information, visit

Through 2012
Even better than the chance to win is guaranteed cash—which is what’s on offer through Vacation Express’ Express Cash promotion. Valid on all hotels for both air-inclusive packages and hotel-only bookings, agents simply keep track of their booking numbers and receive bonus checks after their client’s travel is complete.

For individual vacations, Express Cash prizes are awarded at $50 for every five bookings; $150 for every 10 bookings; and $350 for every 20 bookings. Group bookings are also rewarded, with $5 pp on the first group; $6 pp on the second group and $7.50 pp on the third group and every group thereafter.

Taking the winnings even further, agents will receive a double cash bonus for Palace Resort or Le Blanc Spa Resort bookings in 2012. For more information, call (800) 309-4717 or visit