Every spring a young travel agent’s fancy turns to thoughts of travel incentives, so its good news then that the industry in Canada is currently flush with bonus rewards opportunities, especially as the summer doldrums approach and travel agent month comes to an end.
Here are just a few of the opportunities available at the moment:
Air Canada Vacations: Five per cent commission on flights to Europe plus bonus ACV&ME points for hotel, cruise and group add-ons are on offer from the tour operator.
TravelBrands: Agents booking TravelBrands on its web site travelbrandsagent.ca through Dec. 15 continue to be automatically entered for a chance to win a million Loyalty Rewards points, which can be redeemed for merchandise, travel, gift cards or be donated to multiple foundations and charities. Leading up to the grand prize, TravelBrands will also give away 100,000 Loyalty Rewards points each month. Meanwhile, every five car rentals booked through Access before June 30 will also earn every travel agent a $25 Petro Canada gift card.
Sunwing/Signature: Ten times the STAR Agent Rewards Points will be awarded to agents to making fall or winter bookings by July 7 based on the tour operators’ zero deposit promotion at select resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. The offer is valid on a wide range of departures taking place between Nov. 1 and June 30, 2018. For Sunwing, resorts include Royalton, Memories (Cuba), Sandos, Be Live and Princess Hotels; Signature options are RIU, Palladium and Karisma.
STAR points can be converted into cash. Clients, meanwhile, will receive a $50 future travel voucher.
Trafalgar: In celebration of its new Autumn Winter Spring 2017-18 guide for Europe, the tour operator is offering TA’s a chance to win one of four pairs of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones in a social media contest. To be eligible, agents must sign up for Trafalgar’s agent newsletter, sell from the AWS brochure before June 30, and share travel moments with a #SimplyAWS hashtag on Twitter.
Goway: The Down Under specialist has ongoing bonuses for both Australia and New Zealand. Through July 15, agents booking Virgin Australia from YVR or LAX in conjunction with an Australia land package will earn an extra $55 on their Goway Agent rewards card. Similarly, the $55 offer also applies on any New Zealand air and five-night land package booked through Goway with Fiji Airways through June 30 (or the first 50 bookings). Land packages on both offers must be a minimum of five nights.
Watch this space for regular agent incentive offerings.
For a limited time, Goway is offering bonuses for booking Australia and New Zealand.