MONTREAL — Club Med is dedicating the next four weeks to travel agents, with contests, exclusive content and more, to thank agents for all their hard work and commitment.
“Club Med Canada’s success relies on our partnership and close relationship with our precious travel agents. They are like the Club Med Canada team, a true ambassador. This year Club Med in Canada has had a banner year – our best since 2008 – and we want to take an opportunity to say to our travel partners ‘thank you’ for all that you do. The success of our brand in Canada could not have happened without the support and commitment of our travel partners and the exceptional travel advisors who represent them and their clients,” said Jacinda Lowry, National Sales Director.
Club Med’s rewards program includes up to 15% commission on all-inclusive stays at all Club Med properties worldwide in addition to commissions on flights and additional services booked before departure.
The program contains also several other benefits to agents.
In addition to training materials and complete resort sheets available on the dedicated website clubmedagents.ca, Club Med’s Business Development Managers regularly organize training sessions in travel agencies. But also and above all, they accompany several familiarization trips, organized each year. And in 2015, Club Med plans to increase significantly the numbers of fams.
Throughout the year, Club Med organizes its brochure launch in September or October and schedules other VIP events that travel professionals might be attending to discover the latest product enhancements and be up-to-date regarding Club Med’s news.
In addition, the Free Nights Program rewards each sale made by the agency. In brief, for every amount of $6,000 sold in stay and services for clients who travelled during the Nov. 1, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2014 reference period, the agency earns one free night. Thus, for a free one-week stay, the travel agency must have sold $42,000 of Club Med stays and services during the previous fiscal year.
When arriving at the resort, travel partners will enjoy a VIP welcome and dedicated privileges, reductions on additional services, free WiFi and late check-out.
The dedicated website clubmedagents.ca gives travel agents access to information in order to promote any destination: customizable e-mail, resort sheet, pictures, product presentation.
There are six levels of the Travel Agencies Rewards Program, determined by the gross sales (BV) with Club Med (for clients who travelled during the Nov. 1 and Oct. 31 reference period of last year) over a 12-month period. Each category benefits from a specific commission rate and rewards. For instance, agencies that have sold more than $100,000 between Nov. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014 will earn 15% commission as well as additional advantages.
Club Med recently launched a year-end sale for all-inclusive escapes through June 26, 2015. Prices start from $929 per adult and air-inclusive stays from $1,699 per adult for seven-night holidays. And families save even more, as children under four stay free in addition to discounts for those up to 15 years old.
This offer is available at a selection of 45 resorts worldwide, including in Mexico, the Caribbean, Florida, on the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and South America.