Sandals Resorts has announced that it will conduct a series of travel agent workshops, April through September 2017.
The workshops will allow travel agents the opportunity to get up-to-the-minute product information, sales and marketing tips, and commission strategies to boost productivity and profits, offering value to clients.
The workshops fulfill the education requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status. The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), with afternoon (1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and evening (5:00 – 9:30 p.m.) sessions available in select cities. In Quebec, workshops are offered in both English and French.
The Sandals workshops are ACTA approved. Each travel agent or manager who completes a workshop receives 10 credits towards their Certified Travel Counsellor or Certified Travel Manager designation.
Space is limited and agents are encouraged to register early. A non-refundable fee of $40.00 is required at time of registration. All participants will receive a workbook, a supply of the newest collateral materials, a certificate upon completion of the workshop and an exclusive booking incentive.
Agents can register online at www.uvisandals.ca.
The Sandals 2017 Canadian workshop schedule is as follows:
April 25 – Toronto, ON / EVENING WORKSHOP Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street
April 26 – Vaughan, ON Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Vaughan, 3201 Highway #7 West
April 27 – Barrie, ON Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, 74 Bryne Drive
May 2 – Halifax, NS / EVENING WORKSHOP Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron & Saraquay House, 376 Purcell’s Cove Road
May 3 – St. John’s, NL / EVENING WORKSHOP Glendenning Golf Course, 120 Gabriel Road
May 4 – Ottawa, ON / EVENING WORKSHOP Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road
May 9 – Vancouver, BC Sandman Vancouver City Centre, 180 West Georgia Street
May 10 – Surrey, BC
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue
May 11 – Victoria, BC Sandman Victoria, 2852 Douglas Street
May 16 – Edmonton, AB
Courtyard Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NW
8*May 17 –** Red Deer, AB
Radisson Red Deer, 6500 67 Street
May 18 – Calgary, AB
Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd Street NE
May 24 – Mississauga, ON Hilton Garden Inn, 1870 Matheson Blvd.
May 25 – Hamilton/Burlington, ON Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road
June 1 – Montreal, QC (English) Holiday Inn & Suites, 6700 Rue Transcanadienne
June 6 – Burnaby, BC Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue
June 7 – Langley, BC Sandman Signature Langley, 8828 201 Street
June 8 – Kelowna, BC / EVENING WORKSHOP Holiday Inn Express, 2429 Highway 97
June 13 – Winnipeg, MB
Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Avenue
June 14 – Saskatoon, SK Holiday Inn Saskatoon, 315 Idylwyld Drive North
June 15 – Regina, SK
Sandman Hotel Suites & Spa, 1800 Victoria Avenue East
June 21 – Kingston, ON Holiday Inn Express, 11 Benson Street
June 22 – Belleville, ON
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 407 North Front Street
June 28 – St. Catharines, ON
Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake, 500 York Road
June 29 – Markham, ON Monte Carlo Inn & Suites, 7255 Warden Avenue
August 2 – Oshawa/Ajax, ON Hilton Garden Inn Ajax, 500 Beck Crescent
August 10 – Toronto, ON / EVENING WORKSHOP Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street
August 29 – Laval, QC / AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (French) Le St-Martin Hotel & Suites, 1400 Rue Maurice-Gauvin
August 30 – Laval, QC (French) Le St-Martin Hotel & Suites, 1400 Rue Maurice-Gauvin
September 6 – Mississauga, ON Hilton Garden Inn, 1870 Matheson Blvd.
September 6 – Quebec City, QC / AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (French) Hotel Quartier, 2955 Boulevard Laurier
September 7 – Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road
September 7 – Kitchener, ON Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, 30 Fairway Road South
September 12 – Boucherville, QC (French) Hotel Mortagne, 1228 Rue Nobel
September 12 – Edmonton, AB Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NW
September 13 – Calgary, AB Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd Street NE
September 13 – Drummondville, QC (French) Grand Times Hotel, 530 Rue Saint-Amant
September 14 – Toronto, ON
Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, 175 Wynford Drive
September 15 – St. John’s, NL Fairfield Inn & Suites, 199 Kenmount Street
September 19 – Terrebonne, QC (French) Imperia Hotel & Suites, 2935 Boulevard de la Piniere
September 19 – Windsor, ON
Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge, 1855 Huron Church Road
September 20 – Trois-Rivieres, QC (French) Hotel Governeur Trois-Rivieres, 975 Rue Hart
September 20 – London, ON Best Western Plus Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Road South
September 26 – Dartmouth, NS
Best Western Plus, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive
September 27 – Moncton, NB Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club, 1746 Elmwood Drive
September 28 – Saint John, NB
Riverside Country Club, 2524 Rothesay Road