May is Travel Agent Appreciation Month, and Karisma Hotels & Resorts is celebrating all month long with the introduction of a travel agent advisory board, weekly scavenger hunts with prizes, incentives for new bookings, and seminars taking place throughout the month.
In an effort to elevate the voices of the agent community, the travel agent advisory board, known as the Compass Committee, will provide valuable insight on key initiatives to help shape business decisions.
The Compass Committee
This hand-selected committee, composed of agents, agency owners, and key executives, will receive first-hand looks at new product development and innovation across the portfolio and participate in quarterly online meetings and annual on-site events.
Applications open on May 3rd, and a maximum of 15 people will be selected to serve on this year’s board.
Full-time accredited Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultants (GIVC) and Gourmet Inclusive (GI) Rewards agents and agency owners are invited to apply using this link, www.taadvisoryboard.com.
To be considered, agents must be enrolled and active in Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive travel agent programs – GIVC or GI Rewards.
Entries will close on May 30th, 2023, and the committee selections will be announced on June 15th, 2023.
Thoughts from the executives
“We pride ourselves on collaboration and building a community where everyone is empowered to succeed.”
“We always want to be better partners, and this board will help ensure that. It’s one of the many ways we plan to give back this month and beyond.”
What Karisma Hotels is offering
Virtual scavenger hunts will also occur each week, and participating agents can win a $250 gift card. The scavenger hunt questionnaire will be distributed weekly via email, closing each Friday at midnight.
Each questionnaire will focus on different brands within the Karisma Hotels & Resorts portfolio. Those who complete all four scavenger hunts will also be entered to win a $1000 gift card grand prize.
As an added incentive, new bookings made for Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts and the Margaritaville brand between May 1st – July 31st for travel between May 15th to December 15th, 2023, will receive Double Gourmet Inclusive® points when registered by the agent in their account via Karisma’s travel agent portal.
Additionally, live in-person seminars will occur throughout the month of May focusing on updates to the Karisma portfolio, to include Summer of SpongeBob at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts and Summer of Music at Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts.
Each week, Karisma will surprise attending agents in a select city with a three-night trip for two to a Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun, or Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya, opening on June 1st, 2023.