GRAN MELIÁ HOTELS & RESORTS TRAVEL AGENT SPECIALIST PROGRAM
I was recently at a GoGo Vacations day-long training seminar held at the Nashville Convention Center and among the suppliers present was Melia International. You know, the guys who own Gran Melia, Paradisus, ME and several others…
In case you don’t, here are the brands owned and operated by Melia International:
It was at the trade show, the same evening as the training course, where I met Sarah Perez who is the Leisure Sales Manager for Melia. She told me about their latest rebranding efforts, re-launches as well as the launch of the new travel agent specialist program. Although she did say something about some special perks available to those who successfully passed the course, she failed to mention the fact that specialists were entitled to a certificate good for 4 nights at any of their properties! That could be worth over $4,000 and will be well spent and greatly appreciated!
I haven’t had the chance to stay at any of their properties, aside from the Melia in downtown Atlanta. That hotel is nice but I’ve wanted to stay at one of the all inclusive properties in Mexico which is where I’ll use the certificate.
Melia continues to offer their Mas Amigos program which includes travel agent rates, loyalty points and cash incentives for booking their properties so if you aren’t already signed up, I suggest you look into that program as well.
Here’s a screenshot of the main page you’re taken to once you’re registered, logged in and taking the 1st Melia Specialist Course:
Some of the benefits for completing the travel agent specialist program for Melia include:
A certificate good at any Meliá Hotels International property* for a 4-night stay
Meliá Specialist banner for your electronic signature
Access to promotions, travel agent rates, brochures, fact sheets and photo albums
*Stay certificates will be given after completion of all 4 Meliá courses. Meliá Specialists have only 30 days to choose and claim the stay certificates. The certificate will be valid for 1 year, not transferable. To claim the certificate contact[email protected] with your chosen hotel.Stay certificate is subject to availability, cannot be combined with any other offer and not valid for Christmas, New Years, Easter and other holidays, and additional blackout dates may apply. Reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to intended arrival date. Once a stay certificate has been issued, it cannot be changed. Valid for US and CANADA agents only.
So, what are you waiting for? Get to know Melia International, their brands, promise and who they are by taking part in the recently launched Melia Specialist program! See ya at the “Red Level“!
Now, let’s take a closer look at the property I plan on stay at with my partner and another couple who work for my travel agency. I’m so excited to both experience this property and to sell it to my clients when I return.
The property is Paradisus La Perla, an adults only property, which is located in the wonderful city of Playa del Carmen, the sheek, modern, local town best known for it’s world class beaches and avenida 5 or “5th Avenue” – full of shopping, night clubs, eateries and first class restaurants . Paradisus La Esmeralda is the property next door and is well suited for families.
I highly recommend watching this 45 minute documentary about Playa del Carmen