2014 may be almost over, and for agents trying to book a few last sales before the holidays, Hawaii tour operators are offering a slate of incentives to help them close the deal.
$27,000 in Agent and Group Incentives From Pleasant Holidays
Pleasant Holidays has a group travel incentive where travel agents can earn up to $2,000 in bonus commission and up to $25,000 in credit applied to the group stay in Hawaii. Applicable only for Hawaii travel at participating hotels and resorts, the incentives are valid for new group bookings made by December 31 to Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.
For groups traveling in January, agents earn up to $2,000 in bonus commission at participating Hawaii hotels and resorts. The amount of the bonus commission earned is based on the total number of room nights utilized by the group. Agents earn $400 for 50 to 99 nights, $900 for 100 to 199 room nights and $2,000 for 200 room nights or more.
For Hawaii group travel in December 2014 and February through December 2015, agents earn $200 bonus commission for 50 to 99 nights, $450 for 100 to 199 room nights and $1,000 for 200 room nights or more. These bonus commission amounts are in addition to the standard commission the agent receives for group bookings with Pleasant Holidays.
Pleasant Holidays has partnered with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau to offer the additional group credit offer. Groups booked by December 31 earn credit toward their meetings or incentives based on the total number of hotel room nights utilized. Groups receive $2,500 for 200 to 499 room nights, $7,000 for 500 to 999 room nights, $15,000 for 1,000 to 1,499 room nights and $25,000 for 1,500 room nights or more. The Group incentive amounts are valid for travel now through December 2015. Certain restrictions apply, including travel date limitations and blackout dates.
Funjet Vacations Lowers Deposits
Funjet Vacations recently lowered deposits on reservations that include All-In-One Travel Protection.
All-In-One Travel Protection is a program that includes travel insurance, a hurricane benefit, no additional fees on cancellations or changes, and guarantees the lowest price on selected vacations.
Under the program, customers can make incremental payments up until 45 days prior to their departure. The advanced technology allows agents to choose whether to create automatic reminders for the payment or direct the process manually.
When All-In-One Travel Protection is purchased, the following payments are required:
- No money down for land only products
- $50 deposit for charter/value flights
- $100 deposit for publish air flights
- $100 deposit for bulk air flights
Journese Offers $500 Future Travel Credit
For romance travel clients, Journese is offering the Romantic Escapes promotion, providing an exclusive future travel credit up to $500 per booking at partner resorts worldwide.
When booking travel through December 31, 2014, at select properties, couples receive special inclusions and honeymoon amenities such as daily breakfast in bed, chilled champagne, chocolates and flower petal turndown, couples spa treatments, candlelit dinners on the beach with a private chef and romantic sunset cruise, among other offerings. These amenities are in addition to the future travel credit.
The future travel credit will be included with vacations at more than 30 premier resorts worldwide, booked by December 31, 2014, for travel by June 30, 2015. The future travel credit can be used by the traveler when booking any second vacation across Journese’ portfolio, including Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, Cook Islands, Europe, Fiji, the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Tahiti and the United States.
Journese also offers exclusive wedding travel incentives to many worldwide destinations, including up to 1,500 bonus TRIP points for the travel advisor and a future travel credit up to $1,500 for the couple.