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PUNTA CANA — Top Canadian travel agencies were honoured at RIU Hotels & Resorts’ 2nd Annual RIU Awards, which took place earlier this month at Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana.
The selected agencies were rewarded with a trip for two to the Dominican Republic to attend the RIU Awards Ceremony. In addition to the awards program, they were treated to a VIP weekend, inclusive of special tours of the island, leisure activities and special events.
Recognizing agents from both Canada and the United States, the awards aims to strengthen RIU brand loyalty and relaunch other programs such as Riu Agents, Riu Specialist, the urban hotel line Riu Plaza, as well as Weddings and Groups (MICE).
The Canadian agencies recognized this year are:
Among the 20 U.S. agencies recognized were Vacations to Go, All Inclusive Outlet and SVH Tours.
Riu Partner Club rewards travel agents for their loyalty, allowing them to quickly and easily earn points redeemable for vacations at any RIU hotel – Riu Plaza and All-Inclusive 24 Hours resorts – and without blackout dates. Agents earn points by submitting their reservations through the RIU Partner Club; these points are based on hotel category, number of guests and room nights.
All members interested in participating in the 3rd RIU Awards Ceremony in 2018 need only keep booking for a chance to be recognized. Only RPC active accounts can participate in the contest, and winners must be credited as Riu Specialist Agents.