Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection that owns and manages properties in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, recently hosted the 7th annual “Bummies” awards for Beach Bum Vacation Inc.
The three-day event took place last week at the five-star Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, located on Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic.
Travel agency Beach Bum Vacation Inc. awarded Bummies to its dedicated Beach Bum agents, including recognitions for Beach Bum of the Year (Lisa Zwissler), The Hefe Award (Kristin Schoettmer), The Grace Award (Steve Curnow), and the WOW Award (Melissa Haskin) – all in celebration of their dedication to the company and their clients. More than 20 Beach Bum agents attended the trip.
The three-day celebration at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, in conjunction with the Beach Bum CARES non-profit foundation, welcomed 15 children from the Villa Esperanza school in Punta Cana for a “Character Breakfast” at Zest with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The festivities continued throughout the day at Nickelodeon Place and Just Kiddin’ kids club with face painting, balloon making and dancing. Finally, the children were surprised with a van-sized load of toys, books, games, puzzles, shoes and clothes, all donated by Beach Bum agents and their families.
Beach Bum CARES was founded by Hayley and Robert Whorrall alongside Beach Bum Lisa Zwissler in 2009.