Cash & diamonds: Karisma's biggest ever giveaway for agents

Cash & diamonds: Karisma’s biggest ever giveaway for agents

MIAMI – Travel agents have the chance to win a quarter of a million dollars plus precious diamonds as part of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ rewards program.

Described as its “largest to date” giveaway, the $250,000 cash and diamond prize is “one of the many ways we are committed to showing our appreciation for the travel agent community,” said Kelly Poling, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. The program and prize, which began in 2014 and increases in value each year, is presented by the owners of El Dorado Spa Resorts, Generations Resorts, and Hidden Beach Resort by Karisma.

The prize will be announced during the 11th annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Sales & Marketing Forum Awards, taking place Dec. 5-8 at El Dorado Royale in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

In addition to the $250,000 cash prize, two diamonds will be raffled off during the gala dinner. Each diamond-level GIVC member in attendance will be eligible to win one diamond, and all agents who qualify for the cash prize will qualify for the other. Agents must meet a selection of requirements for the cash giveaway, including increasing their overall business by 20% from the previous year, and maintaining diamond-level GIVC agent status in 2017 and 2018, amongst others.

The Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Program was launched in 2008 for an elite group of travel agents. These agents receive such benefits as marketing tools, added incentives to offer clients and, most notably, the industry’s highest commission rates, while their clients are privy to exclusive deals, on-property VIP recognition and more.

Karisma also notes that despite new industry standards, it continues to allocate the highest commission percentages to travel agent partners on behalf of all Gourmet Inclusive brands. Canadian agents specifically receive $250 in Karisma Canada Cash per booking (excluding Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana).

For more information or to register as a GI Rewards Agent, go to karismatravelagents.com.