Private Sector initiative to further stimulate demand for Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Airport Partners NV (CAP) and Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA) successfully launched a pilot Travel Agents Rewards Program on June 1, 2018, in the USA And Canada.
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The objective of the program is to stimulate sales through travel agents and further promote our destination in the North American Market. This effort is in line with the Strategic Tourism Masterplan which recommends growing visitor arrivals from North America. Through the program CHATA, CAP, Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and the participating hotel partners will be able to collect important data for the destination, such as which agents and agencies are currently selling Curaçao and which platform is most efficient. CHATA, CAP and CTB will also connect directly with the agents through the program to inform them of new events and updates happening on the island. In addition to this Curaçao will also provide periodical training sessions and invite the agents for educational trips to the island.
The following hotel partners are currently participating in the Travel Agents Rewards Program –
- · Acoya Curaçao Resort Villas & Spa
- · Avila Beach Hotel
- · Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort
- · Dolphin Suites Curaçao
- · Floris Suite Hotel Spa & Beach Club
- · Hilton Curacao
- · Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club
- · Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Curaçao
- · Lions Dive Beach Resort
- · Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
- · Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort
- · Papagayo Beach Hotel
- · Papagayo Beach Resort
- · Rancho el Sobrino
- · Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
- · Scubalodge & Ocean Suites
In Summer 2019, Curaçao will invite the best producing travel agents and agencies for a Curaçao Reward retreat where they will be rewarded for their support and bookings. Based on the performance of the program, CAP and CHATA will evaluate the implementation of the program in other markets in 2019 together with the CTB.