Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Fifth Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (STAR) Awards at Beaches Turks & Caicos, an event sponsored by Travel Agent. The event honors top-selling agents from around the world; Sandals has some of the most enthusiastic and loyal travel partner agents in the business. On pages 4 and 5, you'll find highlights from STARS.
During his remarks at the awards ceremony, Gordon
"Butch" Stewart, chairman of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, told a
story that points to the company's popularity. When Stewart was entering one of
An official finally came in and asked Butch, "Why are
Butch said, "I'm here for a promotion."
"Where do you work?"
"I'm the chairman for Sandals."
The official broke out into a smile. "Sandals? I had the best vacation there."
It was smooth sailing after that.
SuperClubs will pay your clients' passport fee (up to $97
per person) as part of their all-inclusive vacation in the Caribbean or the
This is a great promotion, considering new passport regulations are due to go into effect January 1, 2007.
These regulations will require
Personally, I find my passport of great use as my main photo ID, whether necessary or not. Do your clients a favor and suggest they get their own passports. For more info, call 800-GO-SUPER or visit www.superclubs.com.
Divi Shuffles the Deck
Divi Resorts announced that it will close the Divi Tiara
Beach Resort on Cayman Brac September 23 to focus on the company's expansion
plans. Divi broke ground earlier this year on a new development at Divi Aruba
Phoenix Beach Resort in Aruba, slated to be completed by March 2008, and in
August announced plans for a second hotel in
Club Med La Caravelle to Re-Open
After an estimated $29 million in renovations and upgraded
services, the new family-friendly Club Med La Caravelle in Guadeloupe,