Karisma Hotels & Resorts has announced new, exclusive benefits for Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants (GIVCs), a group of travel agents that meet specific requirements. Announced at the 8th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards and Sales & Marketing Forum, the benefits, most importantly, include a commission increase to 21 percent, effective immediately.
Additionally, Karisma Hotels & Resorts has launched a loyalty travel club, where GIVCs will be rewarded for memberships purchased by their clients. The program will give agents a two- or three-night stay (based on the membership purchased) at any Karisma property in Mexico, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic at any room category with no blackout dates. Each time that original client travels back to any Karisma property, within the next 10 years, the agent will receive one free night.
Agents will also have more resources available to them when planning a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway. Karisma has debuted the Cobranded Romance Website and the Cobranded Memorable Moments Wedding Website. The Cobranded websites are under the helm of Karisma, but include each agency, the agent’s personal logo and contact information on every page. Partners will also have personal booking engines on their websites as a way to generate leads. GIVCs are rewarded for signing up with exclusive booking bonuses of up to $375.
Lastly, Karisma is bringing back Karisma’s Free Private Events Promotion. This promotion allows GIVCs up to two free two-hour cocktail parties and one free three-course dinner for 30 rooms booked or more. Bookings must be placed by March 31, 2016, for travel dates between June 1, 2016, and December 22, 2016, and between June 1, 2017, and December 22, 2017.