MIAMI, Fla. (September 9, 2014) — Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, celebrated the launch of the brand’s first annual Palace Experience Global Conference at signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Palace Resorts hosted industry insiders and VIPs including top travel agents, industry delegates, and tour operators during an event-filled weekend complete with educational seminars, sales-driven workshops, entertainment and more August 21-24, 2014.
Featuring speakers and travel advisors from the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America, The Palace Experience Global Conference offered attendees an added incentive with complimentary admittance for travel agents. Additionally, to subsidize the airfare for participants, Palace Resorts offered agents a booking bonus/refund of up to $500 based on the confirmation of three traveled bookings following the conference.
During the industry conference, Palace Resorts proudly announced the second annual Palace Experience Global Conference will take place September 17-20, 2015, once again held at signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun.
The fun kicked off Thursday evening with a lavish Mexican-themed welcome reception where attendees enjoyed libations, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, followed by late night events at Noir, the resort’s glamour’s nightclub, and Sky Bar, a chic lounge with a billiard table, expansive bar and plush seating. The conference commenced on Friday with opening remarks from key Palace Resorts executives, followed by sessions focusing on best practices and tools for marketing, social media and the weddings market.
Saturday offered an opportunity for weekend attendees to network with Palace Resorts executives and representatives and learn about unique selling points and brand differentiators such as the $1,500 Resort Credit Promotion, wedding enhancements and more. Following property visits and site-inspections, Saturday evening featured a black-tie gala event featuring a sumptuous dinner complete with wine pairings and a PRO Specialist Recognition Awards ceremony.
“The Global Conference was created to reinforce and enhance our commitment to the travel agent community. By immersing travel agents in our unmatched product and developing a platform where we can better understand our partners’ goals, we are creating mutually beneficial synergies,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “As the travel agent community is so important to our business model, part of the conference included the PRO Awards. The goal of the PRO Awards was to recognize the many dedicated players who have actively supported the brand and acknowledge their continued commitment.”
The PRO Specialist program enables travel professionals to earn different levels of benefits based on their bookings. Less than a year ago, the brand carefully reviewed their offerings based on feedback from agent partners.
“As the largest resort in Cancun, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort was the ideal launching pad for the brand’s first annual Palace Experience Global Conference,” said Frank Corzo, Vice President, US field Sales for Palace Resorts. “The Palace Resorts team truly values the dedication and support of the many travel agents who help elevate our brand and reach guests around the world. We created the Global Conference to act as a sales-driven forum that will further empower travel agents to improve their bottom line, and we look forward to continuing to enhance our collaborative relationships with travel agents for many years to come.”
In addition to hearing about the latest industry news, guests of the inaugural event had an opportunity to experience the newly enhanced property. Totaling nearly 100 million dollars, Moon Palace’s enhancement project consisted of the successful renovation of the property’s Sunrise and Nizuc sections and the creation of exciting new amenities and attractions including a FlowRider® Double wave simulator, the resort’s nightclub, Noir, a dolphinarium, Wired Teen Lounge, an authentic English bar known simply as, “The Pub,” a brand new mini-golf course, expansive kids club dubbed, “The Playroom,” refreshed meeting spaces, restaurant upgrades and more.
Continually striving to heighten the awe-inclusive experience, the AAA Four Diamond property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort also expanded its meetings and events capabilities with the addition of the convention center, Moon Palace Arena. Conveniently located just ten minutes away from the Cancun International Airport, Moon Palace boasts one of the largest, most flexible and technologically sophisticated conference facilities in Mexico. Fully equipped with smart technology, the latest audio visual equipment and conveniently located rigging points throughout, Moon Palace Arena offers the ability to bring any event to life. The arena combines meeting space with pre-function areas and outdoor sections for a total of 140,000 square feet of space, capable of hosting up to 10,000 guests at one time. Comprised of meeting and exhibition space that blend form and function, the new venue comes complete with up to eight versatile meeting rooms (approximately 11,000 square feet each) for a total of over 88,000 square feet of multi-functional meeting space.
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort continues to elevate the all-inclusive concept and offer guests an unforgettable vacation experience by combining world-class hospitality and top-rated live entertainment with exceptional amenities and attractions. Located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore and nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort offers guests more than 2,400 ocean and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Multiple pools are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures range from a water sports marina for sporting activities to a world-class spa, and fully equipped fitness center.
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About Palace Resorts
With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.
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