Palace Resorts Woos Agents

Travel professionals to receive “generous” booking bonuses

By: Dawna Robertson

As a token of appreciation to the travel agent community, Palace Resorts has extended its Travel Agent Commission Program through 2005.

The program encourages agents to book as many reservations as possible at any of the Palace Resorts hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya by December 31 in exchange for what the company terms as “generous” bonus commissions. For each stay of three nights or longer, agents receive a $50 bonus commission per room. For every tenth room reserved, an additional $250 bonus commission is offered.

“We are pleased to renew this exciting bonus program,” said Maira Briceno, Director of Marketing for Palace Resorts. “This is our way of saying thank you to the travel agent community for all of their help in making Palace Resorts such a success through the years.”

Travel agents interested in taking advantage of the Commission Program can make reservations through a wholesaler, GDS (use VE code) or by calling Palace Resorts. The program is restricted to groups of up to 25 rooms. Any additional rooms within the same group booking cannot be claimed. Travel agent, FAM rates, Interline or discounted rates do not qualify. Other restrictions apply.

Once the reservations have been made, qualified travel agents can claim their bonus commission by requesting a claim form from Palace Resorts, via the 800-number, extension 6060. Agents can also download the form from the company’s website. Upon completing the form, agents can fax it back to (305) 416-6576. A representative from Palace Resorts will contact agents after receiving the completed form.

Palace Resorts offers six all-inclusive properties in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Four new Palace Resorts properties will open later this year - Cozumel Palace, Vallarta Palace, Playacar Palace and Le Blanc Spa Resort (a new luxury brand for Palace Resorts).