MIAMI, FL (April 12, 2016) — Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, today announced a new incentive exclusively for Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultants – Cash-in Your Points. The program enables active Diamond and Elite Consultants to apply points from prior reservations toward clients’ vacations and pocket the cash, when booking directly through Karisma Hotels & Resorts. The offer is the latest introduction to Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ award-winning Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant program, which goes above and beyond industry standards.
Beginning Monday, April 18th, the Cash-in Your Points incentive will reward travel agents by allowing them to apply points for up to two nights of their clients’ booking in exchange for the cash value of the corresponding room rate. Agents will receive 21% commission on nights paid in full, and a reimbursement of the nights booked with points, for a total cash back reward of up to $3,140 USD. Best of all, there are no blackout dates.
“It’s always been important for Karisma Hotels & Resorts to create new ways to incentivize agents and reward them for their incredible support. With Cash-in Your Points, not only are we offering the industry’s highest commission, we are bringing agents the most cash as compensation for their hard work,” said Mandy Chomat, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant program leads the way in innovation and rewards in the hospitality industry. Karisma Hotels & Resorts hosts its annual Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant Awards and Sales & Marketing Forum every winter, welcoming hundreds of top-performing Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultants to El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma in the Riviera Maya.
Launched in 2008, the Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant Program is limited to an elite group of travel agents who are obligated to meet specific standards and requirements in order to exceed extremely high expectations with regards to customer service and support. Not only do Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultants receive benefits from the program – from marketing tools to added incentives to offer consumers – but also travelers who book a vacation with the specialized agents are privy to exclusive deals and on-property VIP recognition, among other advantages.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ Gourmet Inclusive® Experience is carefully catered to guests who value quality. At Karisma Hotels & Resorts, guests will enjoy programming for all ages from world-renowned partners; unrivaled culinary experiences; 24-hour room service; beach beds; and much more – all part of the renowned Gourmet Inclusive Experience® that has set a new standard for the world’s finest travel.
For Cash-in Your Points, clients must book a minimum of three nights in order for a Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant to utilize their points and pay for up to two nights. This program is for active Diamond-level Consultants and above only. Maximum occupancy, valid hotels and room categories, as well as amount of points to be used per night, vary. Cash-in Your Points is not valid for wedding groups, and the offer can be changed or withdrawn without previous notice. Please find the official terms and conditions and more information on Karisma’s Travel Agent Portal: www.karismatravelagents.com
ABOUT KARISMA HOTELS & RESORTS
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, and Allure Hotels by Karisma. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Hotels for Romance,” AAA’s “Five Diamond Award,” AAA’s “Four Diamond Award,” and The Diners Club ® 50 Best Discovery Series. Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit www.karismahotels.com
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