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Spotlight on Vax Vacation Access
vaxvacationaccess.com is one stop shop for several wholesalers, such as United Vacations, Funjet vacations,Southwest Vacations, Sandals & Beaches, Blue Sky tours. Please be aware that the agency is not authorized to book through all of the vendors offered, but the ones previously named are bookable. You can also book air only & hotel only through them as well.
Vax allows you to add service fees and mark up. Be advised that the "air only" and "hotel only" may process those fees seperately. The vacation package vendors do not. Vax is also a good source for finding current offers for the various vendors.
If you're not sure if you have a sign on or need it updated, or would like training for vax, please contact me.
Sampling of current Vax offers
FAIRMONT ORCHID: LEISURE AND LUXURY AWAIT
Get ready to discover the big benefits to booking with United Vacations® at Fairmont Orchid.
The AAA Four Diamond Fairmont Orchid rests on 32 acres of magnificent beachfront on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and lush tropical gardens. From sunrise canoe voyages to sunset torch-lighting ceremonies, an incredible array of outdoor adventures is yours to explore. Petroglyph hikes, snorkeling with sea turtles and floating yoga are just a few of the amazing activities we offer. Add to that superb dining and an award-winning Spa Without Walls, and you’ll see why Fairmont Orchid draws guests back, time and again.
Plus, book by May 31 and save 30%.
- The primary cardmember and one companion on the same reservation will also receive their first standard checked bag free on United-operated flights when purchasing tickets with their MileagePlus Explorer Card.*
- United MileagePlus Explorer Card members will earn 2 miles for each $1 spent on United Vacation purchases.**
Earn Two Free Nights to Preview Your Destination Wedding in the Caribbean
Is your client considering a destination wedding? Here’s their chance to experience our offerings at Palace Resorts in Mexico and Moon Palace Jamaica BEFORE getting married. Let us treat your clients to a free two-night stay and see how dream weddings are brought to life. During their visit, they'll learn all about weddings at our resorts, meet with planners and suppliers, check out our stunning wedding locations, and see first hand why our award-winning properties make picture-perfect weddings.
Travel Agents - Receive $50 when they book a Preview Paradise stay.
Preview Paradise Palace Resorts
- Complimentary two-night stay at Moon Palace Cancun*
- $500 Wedding Credit**
- VIP airport transfer
- Complimentary room upgrade***
- Site inspection of Moon Palace Cancun and other Palace Resorts properties upon request
- Preview stunning wedding locations
- See Palace Resorts Collections and other décor options
- Food & cake tasting
- Meet with suppliers
- Other surprises
Preview Paradise Moon Palace Jamaica
- Complimentary two-night stay at Moon Palace Jamaica*
- $500 Wedding Credit **
- Airport transfer with access to Club Mobay
- Complimentary room upgrade ***
- Site inspection of Moon Palace Jamaica
- Food & cake tasting
- Meet with suppliers
Our Preview Paradise events take place once a month and availability is limited, so book today. Schedule of upcoming Preview Paradise in Mexico: November 16-18, 2017; January 25-27, 2018; February 22-24, 2018; March 22-24, 2018; April 26-28, 2018; May 24-26, 2018; June 21-23, 2018; July 19-21, 2018; August 23-25, 2018; September 20-22, 2018, October 18-20, 2018; and November 22-24, 2018. Please contact us at 1 (877) 725-4933 or visit weddings.palaceresorts.com for more information about upcoming dates for Preview Paradise in Jamaica.
Terms & Conditions
MEXICO: Preview Paradise promotion nights are subject to availability during the specified dates. Couples must book a minimum of 10 rooms for a 3-night stay under a group contract for their wedding in order to receive credit for their preview-wedding stay. Preview Paradise stays apply only at Moon Palace Cancun. The total value of the Preview Paradise 2-night stay will be credited toward their master account once their wedding takes place on property. Site inspections to nearby Palace Resorts is available upon request. If the wedding is booked within 15 days of attending a Preview Paradise event with a signed contract and $250 non-refundable deposit, a $500 credit will be applied toward wedding extras, food and beverages. Offer not available to brides who have previously booked and confirmed a wedding. Credit will be processed on site. Airfare is not included. No refunds. Additional nights are charged at published rates. Blackout dates apply and all requests are subject to availability. Available in Mexico. PROMO CODE: "POP".
JAMAICA: Preview Paradise promotion nights are subject to availability. Couples must book a minimum of 10 rooms for a 3-night stay under a group contract for their wedding in order to receive credit for their preview-wedding stay. Preview Paradise Moon Palace Jamaica stays apply only at Moon Palace Jamaica. The total value of the Preview Paradise 2-night stay will be credited toward their master account once their wedding takes place on property. If the wedding is booked within 15 days of attending a Preview Paradise event with a signed contract and $250 non-refundable deposit, a $500 credit will be applied toward wedding extras, food and beverages. Offer not available to brides who have previously booked and confirmed a wedding. Credit will be processed on site. Airfare is not included. No refunds. Additional nights are charged at published rates. Blackout dates apply and all requests are subject to availability. Available in Jamaica. PROMO CODE: "POPJ".
*Stay is refunded upon confirming your wedding.
**If wedding is booked within 15 days of attending a Preview Paradise event with a signed contract and $250 non-refundable deposit, a $500 credit will be applied toward wedding extras, food and beverages.
***Subject to availability.
Palace Resorts sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive accommodations in the Mexican Caribbean and Jamaica. Offering a larger-than-life experience and extraordinary dining options, indulgent spas, as well as nightly entertainment. The unparalleled service level and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.
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There is money in Groups!
This will be a ongoing topic that we'll cover. Small groups or large, there is money to be made on groups. A lot of agents are trying to solely focus on groups. Why? The profit margin is tremendous! One or 2 groups can make your yearly salary! My most profitable group was a private school trip to Russia, which netted me over $20,000. Pursuing groups is working smarter, not harder.
So how do you start? One of the most popular pursuits is doing joint ventures. A joint venture is looking for a business that has a product or service that can align with a travel product, which in turn helps them with client loyalty, new client attainment, client retention and adds to their bottom line.
The first example we'll discuss are Yoga instructors. Yoga instructors are serious about their craft, as are a lot of their long term students. A lot of them are looking for something that will not only set them apart from their competition but that will increase their profits. We can help with that.
We can arrange retreats or tours for them to market to their clients.
Retreats: These can be simple or complex. The client could have a 2-10 day retreat at a resort or a private home, either domestically or internationally. Their retreat can be a mix of meditation & yoga sessions, vegan cooking classes, classes & private sessions. The instructor could set this up to continue one or more components, once home. This would glean the instructor with money from the retreat & additional residual income.
A yoga tour or holiday, is incorporating a sightseeing with yoga classes and seminars. A great
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