Sandals Resorts is making it easier for travel agents to earn more in April, extending its incentive promotion through April 30.
Originally beginning on February 2, this promotion rewards agents with added bonuses on any Butler/Love Nest Suites ($85), Club/Concierge Rooms ($60) and Luxury/Deluxe Rooms ($30) they book.
The offer is valid for new bookings only, made between February 2 – April 30 for travel anytime. Each stay must be six nights or longer. This incentive is also combinable with the extra “1% + 1% + 1% = 3% Bonus Commission” for all new bookings when booked directly with Unique Vacations, Inc.
In other Sandals news, the company recently announced that after 12 years as the CEO of the company, Adam Stewart has stepped down. He is replaced by industry veteran Gebhard F. Rainer as the new CEO of the company, effective immediately, according to an official Sandals statement.
Adam Stewart, the son of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman and founder of the company, was previously the CEO and deputy chairman of the company.
According to the Sandals statement, the addition of Rainer to the executive team consolidates Adam Stewart’s role as deputy chairman, “allowing him to dedicate more time to forward initiatives as the company prepares for a bold strategy forward.”
“To be the best, you must have a team that is the best and for more than 30 years we have cultivated a staff across the Caribbean - from gardeners and housekeepers to chefs and managers - who are the finest in the industry,” said Butch Stewart. “My son Adam has played a huge role as CEO of SRI, exceeding expectations over the past 12 years.”
Reporting directly to the chairman and deputy chairman, Rainer is an experienced hospitality executive with global operations and international finance experience, most notably with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and CFO.
In addition to his expanded role with SRI, Adam Stewart continues his leadership role in the family’s extensive hospitality, media, automotive and appliance business holdings, including his position as deputy chairman and CEO of The ATL Group, comprising the Jamaica Observer, one of the country’s leading newspapers, and ATL Appliance Traders, a chain of domestic and commercial appliance outlets throughout Jamaica.
“Rainer’s experience complements our strengths, affording me the time to expand my role alongside the chairman as the Sandals brand moves to fast-track our development plans,” said Adam Stewart. “These are exciting times and we look forward to an even brighter future.”