All-Inclusive Incentives

Join Team Almond to Earn Up to $200 Per Booking

Now is the time to join Team Almond with Almond Casuarina Beach opening in March. Team Almond membership awards commissions up to $200 per booking, whether booked through a tour operator or Almond Vacations. Members also get Team Almond signage and displays, shirts and gift offers. Active Team Almond members receive a free learning trip for two to any of the Almond resorts each year. To become a Team Almond member, agents must book one Almond Resorts vacation and complete the online application. To maintain membership, agents must book one vacation per year and complete an Almond Learning Experience (property visit, website visit or educational meeting with an Almond representative). In addition, the ?For You, About You? service allows agents to pre-book activities like golf tee times and spa treatments to rack up additional commissions. 800-4ALMOND;

The Royal in Cancun Launches Incentive Program

The Royal in Cancun launches "More for 4," a new incentive program. Travel agents earn a $50 bonus for every four or more consecutive nights booked at the all-inclusive, all-suite resort for adults. Guests receive a guaranteed one-category upgrade. Valid on qualified stays for new bookings through June 30, 2008 for travel through December 22, 2008. New bookings through wholesalers or direct with Real Resorts are eligible. 800-625-2875;

Agent Bonus & Guest Spa Credit at El Dorado Royale

Incentives for agents and guests for winter travel have been launched for El Dorado Royale, a spa resort by Karisma in Riviera Maya. Guests staying from March 1 through April 8, 2008 will receive a $100 spa credit per person. Travel agents booking guests for travel between these dates will receive a $100 booking bonus. Bookings are eligible through April 8, and can be made through tour operators or direct; the booking code is EDR 100. Rates start at $180 per person, per night for a Junior Jacuzzi Suite with the Gourmet Inclusive experience. (888 )280-7558;

Jolly Beach Resort Offers Agent Incentives

The 464-room Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua has raised its agent commission, added cash awards and introduced a special FAM rate for qualified agents. Increased Commissions: The resort has increased the commission it pays to travel agent partners to 15 percent on all year-round bookings made directly with the resort through the toll-free number: 866-905-6559. Travel agents will continue to earn one free night for every five bookings of five nights or longer. These free nights can be redeemed from April 16 to December 20, 2008, and there are no limits on the number of nights that can be earned. Cash Awards: Travel agents booking the resort will receive a $25 cash bonus for every three bookings of three nights or more for travel through March 1, 2008. Agents will also earn an additional $5 for every confirmed booking through December 31, 2008. Cash awards will be made after travel is completed for individual bookings.

FAM Rates: Jolly Beach Resort has also announced a special $80 per person, per night, all-inclusive FAM rate for travel agents and one guest, valid April 16 through December 20, 2008. Rates are based on double occupancy and include accommodation in a standard room, meals, snacks, house brand beverages, non-motorized water sports, taxes and service charges. Travel agents must present their valid IATA or CLIA card on arrival. Specify booking code TAUS08 when making reservation. Jolly Beach Resort Loyalty Program: 866-655-8800; reservations: 866-905-6559;

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