Hola Sun marks 25 years with a new agent loyalty program – and one big party

Hola Sun marks 25 years with a new agent loyalty program – and one big party

TORONTO — Hola Sun celebrated its silver anniversary at its latest Fiesta Friday Launch, showing off its new Cuba brochure offering nine destinations from Toronto and over 100 hotels and resorts to choose from.

Featured destinations include Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Holguin, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Cayo Santa Maria, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Lucia, Havana, Varadero and Cayo Largo.

“Each year we continue to enrich our collection of diverse products and services, offering the most destinations and hotels with year round service than any other Canadian Tour Operator,” said Hola Sun Holidays President, Juan Carlos Soto Garcia, telling agents to “choose Hola Sun with confidence as your travel provider. We appreciate your support throughout the years and we look forward to yet another successful season.”

Hola Sun marks 25 years with a new agent loyalty program

Hola Sun’s client incentives range from early booking bonuses, to waived single Supplements, to golf packages, single parent savings, honeymoon bonuses and wedding packages.

The company’s groups department “is ready to organize a variety of groups including sports, students, weddings, singles, reunions, families, events and ecotourism,” said Garcia.  Clients booking a minimum of 10 passengers (five rooms) qualify for additional savings.

Specifically for wedding groups, Hola Sun has also added additional perks including: deposit only for wedding couple required; bride allowed a third piece of luggage for free; and a $300 honeymoon gift certificate for future travel a year later. Agents can contact groups@holasunholidays.ca for a quote.

Hola Sun also caters to families with family room-style categories available at Iberostar Ensenachos, Playa Pesquero, Iberostar Playa Alameda, Melia Marina Varadero, Iberostar Playa Pilar and Iberostar Laguna Azul.

New and coming properties for Hola Sun include the IBEROSTAR Bella Vista and the Sercotel Cayo Santa Maria. There’s also the Ocean Casa Del Mar by H10, the Ocean Vista Azul by H10, the Bravo Villa Coral by VOI Hotels, the Villa Iguana by Gran Caribe and the Hotel Deauville & Hotel Vedado – Saint Johns by Gran Caribe, all new to Hola Sun’s lineup.

In addition to Hola Sun’s selection of seven and 14 night vacation packages, the company can also assist in booking land only, air only, bus tours, car rentals, specialty programs, combos and long stay products. Flights are with Cubana Airlines.

All products are commissionable at 8% across the board. Plus, right now Hola Sun is offering its annual agent rates for $399 for agents and companions travelling in September and October to select properties.

Agents can access Hola Sun and Caribe Sol products 24 hours a day, seven days a week via its free online agent site at holacaribeagent.com.

Hola Sun has also launched a ‘Vacation Account’ loyalty program. Travel agents can now earn $10 per passenger to be used towards future travel with Hola Sun Holidays, valid for departures Nov 1. 2016 – Oct. 31, 2017 on air only and package products. More details are coming soon.

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