Two companies with a long association as all-inclusive innovators — Club Med and Sandals Resorts International — have initiated new programs for agents and consumers, respectively. They are also both re-introducing their revitalized Turks and Caicos resorts.
Club Med recently launched its Great Agents Loyalty Program to introduce new features and enhanced benefits that can be used both by agents and their clients. Agents who have been selling the Club Med experience will automatically be enrolled in the program with a point allotment equivalent to their total accumulated sales between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017. New travel agents will also be entered into the program automatically after making their first Club Med booking.
As part of the program, Club Med is launching an online Agent Space, a new section on their dedicated agent portal that integrates the Great Agents Loyalty Program with automated tracking of sales for its travel partners. The new Agent Space will allow travel partners to check their current status, redeem their points for rewards, compare and contrast benefits between different Great Agents status levels, and view benefits they can provide to their clients.
Club Med Turkoise, on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, is on-target for a January 31 reopening following damage the destination sustained during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Among the upgrades and new features will be an all-new infinity pool in the heart of the adults-only resort. Rates start at $109 per person/per night.
Beaches Turks and Caicos Village & Spa, also located on Providenciales, reopened on schedule — December 14 — following its closure due to Hurricane Irma. New features and expanded offerings include Beaches’ first Indian restaurant, Bombay Club, bringing the total number of eateries to 21. Guests will also be able to grab a bite at two brand-new food trucks at the waterpark: Mr. Mac, serving mac and cheese, and Curls ‘n Swirls, for a taste of the island’s ice cream.
Families will also have the opportunity to take part in new culinary adventures happening every night, such as a fish fry on Wednesdays and weekly beach parties with live entertainment and cuisines from around the world. Additionally, Beaches Turks & Caicos will debut new entertainment experiences as part of its Xbox Play Lounge, including the new Xbox One X.
Accommodations across all five of the resort’s villages have been improved and the lobbies and public areas have new finishing touches. Rates start at $333 per adult, per night.
Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the parent company of both Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, has launched Aisle to Isle, a new destination wedding experience. According to SRI Director of Romance Marsha-Ann Brown, Aisle to Isle was designed in response to a proprietary study by the company that revealed that engaged Millennial couples seek inspiration and information above all else when planning their wedding.
With eight, all-new décor inspirations, enhanced options for food and beverage and new ceremony and reception venues, Aisle to Isle was created to give couples more choices for their Sandals and Beaches nuptials.