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Now entering its third year, the Saint Lucia “Elevate Yourself” Health and Wellness Retreat is taking its appreciation for travel agents to new heights. Agents will receive a 10 percent commission on tickets to the retreat. An additional 5 percent commission is awarded for agents booking groups of 20 or more.
During the three-day retreat, from Nov. 1-3, guests can partake in wellness seminars lead by notable experts including Cat Cora, the only female Iron Chef winner, and Gabrielle Bernstein, best-selling author featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, as well as beachside Tai Chi and Yoga, guided rainforest hikes and healthy cooking demonstrations. Priced at $595 per person, the weekend includes daily spa treatments, classes, receptions and transportation from select hotels. Day rates are also available at $200 per person.
“The Health and Wellness retreat is becoming a notable event on island, and we attribute much of the success of the program to our network of agents. The commission on tickets sales is just one way we can reward their unwavering efforts to promote the island,” said Louis Lewis, director of tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.
A number of the island’s resorts and hotels, including Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn, Chez Marie Alish, Coco Palm, Royal by Rex Resorts, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort and Tropical Villas, are offering discounted rates for retreat attendees starting at $70 per night.