Karisma Hotels & Resorts Enhances Agent Rewards

Karisma's Azul Beach Hotel
Karisma's Azul Beach Hotel

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has announced a slate of new bonuses and enhancements to its Gourmet Inclusive Agent Rewards program and Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant program. The move follows the recent debut of Karisma's new Travel Agent Sales & Marketing Portal

Members of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ complimentary Gourmet Inclusive Agent Rewards program will now receive enhanced benefits, including: booking bonuses, sales and marketing tools, personalized online profiles, invites to FAM trips, complimentary Wi-Fi, 20 percent off spa services when staying at any Gourmet Inclusive resort, a welcome letter and amenity for clients, Friends & Family Travel (non-commissionable discounted rates to visit Karisma Hotels & Resorts with friends and family), and access to the new Travel Agent Sales & Marketing Portal. 

Travel agents can register online to start earning points, and every month, one winner will receive a three-night getaway for two at one of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ properties.

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Karisma Hotels & Resorts also announced additional benefits associated with participation in its Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant program. New as of this year, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is offering two new recognition levels, higher yearly cash bonus incentives, more certificates per level, candlelight and spa certificates for renewing members, WOW upgrades, and new profiles for consumer web search that allow guests to instantly book and view a video of the agent.

The two new recognition levels, Silver and Karisma Elite, will be honored at the annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards in December 2015 for accomplishments this year. The new Silver level starts at 50 room nights per year and is open to new members. Benefits for the Silver level include seven WOW Upgrades (one per hotel), seven Sweet Upgrades, two organic spa treatments for two guests, and two candlelight dinners. Karisma Elite is now the program's highest honor, achieved by booking more than 2,000 room nights per year. Rewards include additional added value certificates, four five-night complimentary stays valid for two people each, and a $15 cash bonus for every room night sold surpassing the previous year.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has also increased the yearly cash bonus incentives for its Diamond levels in addition to a new cash bonus at every level:

- Diamond Level 1 – Agents now receive $5 per room night sold over the previous year (previously $0) in addition to a $250 cash bonus
- Diamond Level 2 – Agents now receive $7.50 per room night sold over the previous year (previously $5) in addition to a $500 cash bonus
- Diamond Level 3 – Agents now receive $10 per room night sold over the previous year (previously $7.50) in addition to a $750 cash bonus
- Diamond Level 4 – Agents now receive $12.50 per room night sold over the previous year (previously $10) in addition to a $1,000 cash bonus
- Diamond Level 5 – Agents now receive $15 per room night sold over the previous year (previously $10) in addition to a $5,000 cash bonus

Launched in 2008, the Gourmet Inclusiv Vacation Consultant Program is limited to travel agents who are obligated to meet specific standards and requirements with regard to customer service and support. In addition to the benefits agents receive from the Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants program, travelers who book a vacation with the specialized agents receive exclusive deals and on-property VIP recognition.

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