Agent Offers & More in the Caribbean

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Hyatt Regency Trinidad.

This spring, send clients to the Caribbean and earn more with these offers and incentives ranging from increased commission to free stays.

Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour in the Bahamian Out Islands is giving agents plenty of incentives and offers. Agents will receive 15 percent commission for all new bookings, one roundtrip plane ticket from gateway cities in Florida for every 50 nights booked, and one night free for personal travel for every 14 nights booked (combinable with FAMs and bookings made through Aug. 1). In addition, the resort offers FAM rates, such as discounted airfare for agents and their companions, and rates starting at $69 per night.

The 89-room resort, located 15 minutes from Marsh Harbour International Airport, has a full-service marina, private beach, two freshwater pools, a pool bar and Angler’s restaurant. Accommodations include oceanfront rooms, suites and cottages, each with a verandah or balcony, and complimentary WiFi.

Rates for an oceanfront guestroom start at $290 per night. For more information, call (877) 533-4799 or visit

Meanwhile, Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago is offering 13 percent commission on reservations made by April 13 for travel anytime throughout the year. The 13 percent commission also applies to meal plans booked prior to arrival.

The 178-room resort features 22 one- or two-bedroom suites, all with marble bathrooms with a shower and tub; a mini refrigerator and coffee/tea maker; HD flat-screen TV with satellite programming; complimentary WiFi; and pure cotton linens, bathrobe and slippers. The resort also features three pools, including an adults-only pool; an 18-hole PGA-designed championship golf course; a 24-hour fitness center; beauty and spa treatments at Equilibrium Face & Body Clinic Ltd.; and several restaurants and bars.

Rates start at $115 pp per night dbl (plus tax and service charges). For more information, call (866) 353-6222 or visit For more on the resort, see Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Tobago from the July 2012 issue.

Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences, which opened last March in the Dominican Republic, is offering a 10 percent discount on regular rooms for families when booked by March 15.

The 7-acre property, located on the Samana Peninsula, offers 20 accommodations ranging from 1-bedroom suites to 3-bedroom casitas, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony or terrace, fully equipped kitchen, and view of the main pool or Atlantic Ocean. The spa is set on the beach and consists of a couple’s cabin, a singles cabin and a rain shower

Rates start at $300 in the low season. For more information, call (888) 896-9416 or visit Also, you’ll want to know that JetBlue now offers direct flights from New York City (JFK) to El Catey Airport in the Samana Peninsula.

At the 428-room Hyatt Regency Trinidad, travelers can add romance or relaxation to their stay with two packages being offered. The Romance package includes daily room service breakfast for two; a welcome amenity of sparkling wine and chocolate truffles; and late check-out of 2 p.m. With the Spa package, guests receive full breakfast buffet for two; a $100 relaxation credit in the spa; and late check-out at 2 p.m. Spa Esencia offers spa treatments with international products, as well as elements indigenous to Trinidad & Tobago, and includes access to the rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.

The resort features a 24-hour StayFit fitness center; a sundeck with waterfront view; a sushi bar; infinity pool bar; lobby lounge; patisserie; and the restaurant Waterfront, which serves Caribbean cuisine.

Call for rates. For more information, call (800) 233-1234 or visit

After a decade of United Airlines’ service to Jamaica, the airline is offering two new gateways: Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Flights to and from Montego Bay in Jamaica are offered Saturdays only.

“We are pleased with the continued partnership with United Airlines,” says John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism. “Their decade of dedicated service to Jamaica has introduced new travelers to the destination. We look forward to the increased service from Chicago and Washington, DC, which are two key consumer markets for us.”

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