December 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // Chicago – As a way of saying "thank you" to its valued travel agent partners, Hyatt Resorts announces a special winter bonus commission program for individual travel agents. The new commission program rewards agents with cash for booking room nights at participating Hyatt resorts in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, and Mexico. Hyatt Resorts celebrated its travel agent partners and the launch of this exciting new bonus offer at its fifth annual Travel Agent Awards event held in November at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. When booking resort stays for clients between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2009, travel agents will receive:
The following Hyatt resorts are participating in the winter bonus commission program:
To learn more about the winter bonus commission program, including the terms and conditions that apply, and to submit bonus applicable bookings, travel agents can call 1- 888-735-2945 or visit www.hyattagentrewards.com.
At its annual travel agent event this year, Hyatt Resorts rewarded its top agents in a ceremony. Steven Greenbaum of Pisa Brothers Travel received the top award: $15,000 in gift cards. Inspired by the current Hyatt "Three for Free" promotion, the award included a $5,000 gift card to Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, a $5,000 gift card for American Airlines, and a $5,000 credit for Hyatt@Home.
"We welcome the opportunity to show our appreciation for the continued hard work of our travel agent partners. We believe the bonus commission program this winter is one way we can thank them," said Scott Seed, director of business and leisure marketing for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Hyatt is committed to giving the travel agent community the tools they need to grow their business. A significant percentage of our business comes through agent recommendations and sales efforts, and we will continue our dedication to this community with strong relationships and generous incentives throughout 2009."
Hyatt will continue to reward travel agent partners in 2009 through several key incentive programs, including the Hyatt Slice of Paradise Program, which offers agents one free night for booking three paid client nights in the Continental U.S. or four paid client nights in Hawaii and the Caribbean. In 2009, Slice of Paradise will be rolled into a broader company-wide incentive program. Additionally, Hyatt will continue its Recommend Reward program offering monthly recognition for two agents who recommend a Hyatt resort property. A member of the Hyatt Resorts team will randomly call agents from around the country on a monthly basis; and the first two agents suggesting a Hyatt resort will receive a $500 cash reward. Details about Hyatt Slice of Paradise and the Recommend Reward program are available online at www.travelagent.hyatt.com.
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