Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection that owns and manages properties in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, recently announced the launch of the Karisma Preferred Partner program for tour operators.
The Karisma Preferred Partner program will highlight a different tour operator each month, offering a variety of special activities to get everyone within the tour operator excited, motivated and trained on Karisma Hotels & Resorts and the Gourmet Inclusive Experience. The specialized program debuts in October with MLT Vacations, and a new tour operator from the U.S. or Canada will participate each month.
Tour operators that are chosen to participate in the Karisma Preferred Partner program will enjoy a range of benefits, including training support, sales incentives and assistance, weekly contests, and web, social media, and press exposure.
The training, which will take prior to the start of the month, will focus on reservations, groups and sales and will help everyone within the tour operator have better understanding of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ fundamental differentiators, including the signature Gourmet Inclusive Experience. Incentives include complimentary stays, gift cards and cash with the top seller earning a grand prize.
Each Friday throughout the month, tour operators will host a contest where the staff will pop balloons for a chance to win various prizes.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts will also offer ample exposure to tour operators during their designated month, including weekly email blasts on behalf of the tour operator to Karisma’s agent database promoting current specials, a spotlight on Karisma’s travel agent portal and dedicated social media and press outreach.
To generate sales for the Preferred Partner and drive exposure internally, Karisma Hotels & Resorts will create exclusive promotions and value adds for the designated tour operator while also providing the popular 19 percent commission incentive to agents who book through the Preferred Partner.