TORONTO — Sandals Resorts’ cross-Canada series of educational workshops continues in August and September and with limited space agents are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.
“Sandals Resorts is challenging agents to get a real understanding of their difference – through real up-to-the minute product information, real sales and marketing tips, real commission strategies to boost productivity and profits, and ultimately offering real value to clients,” says the company.
The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) however there are two afternoon sessions in Laval and Quebec City (1 – 5:30 p.m.) and one evening workshop in Toronto (5 – 9:30 p.m.).
The concise and fast-paced workshops fulfill the educational requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status. The Sandals workshops are also ACTA-approved. Each travel agent or manager who completes a workshop receives 10 credits towards their Certified Travel Counsellor or Certified Travel Manager designation.
A non-refundable fee of $40 is required at time of registration. All participants receive a workbook, a supply of the newest collateral materials, a certificate upon completion of the workshop and an exclusive booking incentive.
Agents can register online at uvisandals.ca.
The Sandals 2017 Canadian workshop schedule is below:
. August 2 – Oshawa/Ajax, ON: Hilton Garden Inn Ajax, 500 Beck Crescent
. August 10 – Toronto, ON (evening workshop): Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street
. August 29 – Laval, QC (afternoon workshop, in French): Le St-Martin Hotel & Suites, 1400 Rue Maurice-Gauvin
. August 30 – Laval, QC (French): Le St-Martin Hotel & Suites, 1400 Rue Maurice-Gauvin
. September 6 – Mississauga, ON: Hilton Garden Inn, 1870 Matheson Blvd.
. September 6 – Quebec City, QC (afternoon workshop, in French): Hotel Quartier, 2955 Boulevard Laurier
. September 7 – Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road
. September 7 – Kitchener, ON: Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, 30 Fairway Road South
. September 12 – Boucherville, QC (French): Hotel Mortagne, 1228 Rue Nobel
. September 12 – Edmonton, AB: Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NW
. September 13 – Calgary, AB: Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd Street NE
. September 13 – Drummondville, QC (French): Grand Times Hotel, 530 Rue Saint-Amant
. September 14 – Toronto, ON: Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, 175 Wynford Drive
. September 15 – St. John’s, NL: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 199 Kenmount Street
. September 19 – Terrebonne, QC (French): Imperia Hotel & Suites, 2935 Boulevard de la Piniere
. September 19 – Windsor, ON: Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge, 1855 Huron Church Road
. September 20 – Trois-Rivieres, QC (French): Hotel Governeur Trois-Rivieres, 975 Rue Hart
. September 20 – London, ON: Best Western Plus Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Road South
. September 26 – Dartmouth, NS: Best Western Plus, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive
. September 27 – Moncton, NB: Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club, 1746 Elmwood Drive
. September 28 – Saint John, NB: Riverside Country Club, 2524 Rothesay Road