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February 20th, 2019

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Hello,

This week we have a special guest editor, Israel Gatica from Solmar Hotels & Resorts. Solmar is one of our newest suppliers in Mexico, with 7 stunning properties all of which offer 10-18% commission! He is sharing with us their entire portfolio and everything they have to offer you and your clients. You're probably getting ready to book summer vacations and weddings, so this is a perfect issue for you to get familiar with! 
 
Here are a few words from Israel to help get you started: 
 
In a continuous effort to provide unparalleled service, Solmar Hotels & Resorts is renovating its multi-faceted website to include new features for travel agents. Equipped with progressive web applications for a more user-friendly experience, this website will allow travel agents to choose swiftly which property is tailored to their client’s preference from the main website.
 
Please take the time to learn more about our properties and soon you will discover the benefits of being partners.

Israel Gatica
Director of Sales
Solmar Hotels & Resorts

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CCRA NEWS
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PowerSolutions Atlanta - Registration Now Open!

Our 2019 PowerSolutions Live date is set for Atlanta. We'll be at the Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter on Friday, April 26th from Noon - 9 PM.

Registration Now Open

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CCRA PowerSolutions National Conference Delivers Star Power and Rave Reviews With More Than 700 Travel Professionals In Attendance
Via CCRA

The 3-day conference wrapped up on February 9th at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland.

 
TripSet Car Bookings: Best rates on prepaid car reservations and always commissionable at an outstanding 11% | tripset.com


Spotlight on Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Become a Solmar Expert and Earn Amazing Rewards!

Become a Solmar Expert and Earn Amazing Rewards!

Exclusive offers for travel agents! Learn about what makes Solmar Hotels & Resorts so special and reap the rewards. As a Solmar Expert, you will be provided with all the tools you need to book more business.

Our generous commission plan includes:

  • Book 1-29 room nights and earn 10% commission
  • Book 30-59 room nights and earn 15% commission.
  • Book 60-90+ room nights and earn 18% commission.

Book 90 room nights during 2019 and in addition to 18% commission, you will be rewarded with a 4 day/3 night certificate.

Solmar Resorts Introduces it's New Two Jewels in Cabo San Lucas!

Solmar Resorts Introduces it's Two New Jewels in Cabo San Lucas!

logo-grandsolmarrancho-preferredSolmar Resorts just opened a private resort community located along the Pacific Coast of Los Cabos offering an experience unlike any other in Baja California Sur. Within this exclusive community, Solmar has Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa which is included within the portfolio of luxury vacation rentals of Preferred Residences, a division of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Properties represented within the Preferred Residents are identified by the brand as being “distinctively designed and located within the world’s most desirable locations.”

Resort amenities include one adult-only infinity pool and one kids’ pool with a mini waterpark; first-class fitness center with Life Fitness equipment; a full-service beauty salon; laundry mat; health clinic; concierge services and more. The Spa offers a menu of healing massages and body therapies with organic local ingredients and essential oils. Guests of the resort will have access to other offerings in the Rancho San Lucas community such as an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course (opening fall of 2019), a Mexican style shopping village, a tennis center, biking and hiking trails and much more.

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The other jewel of the company is Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas, where each deluxe unit provides a different experience. The terraces in each suite ensure unique views of the Pacific and the 4 bedroom penthouse features an outdoor recreation area including a dining terrace and an infinity edge pool. Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom penthouses. Suites range in size from 2,701 and 5,540 square feet. Contemporary interiors offering a lot of natural light contrasted with furniture and décor in bright colors that evoke the Mexican culture creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. All penthouses offer a range of deluxe amenities: full kitchen with marble counters and stainless-steel appliances, in-villa dining and spa services, Murphy beds, private terraces, flat screen satellite televisions, separate sitting area, in-room safe, luxury bathrooms, corded internet access and Wi-Fi.

We are more than willing to help you each step of the way to work with you so that together we can offer the best experience of Cabo to your travelers and make this the best year yet.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort, Golf and Spa in Cabo Has it All for a Great Vacation!

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort, Golf and Spa in Cabo Has it All for a Great Vacation!

grand-solmarYour clients will enjoy endless views and gentle sea breezes from our infinity pool, swim-up bar and secluded beach. Relax in a spacious suite with amazing views, terrace and spa bathroom. They'll discover tranquility in our spa where ancient rituals revitalize the senses. Comfortably hidden away within the exclusive Rancho San Lucas private resort community, just north of bustling Cabo San Lucas, this luxury resort is above and beyond ordinary.

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Book a Wedding in Paradise at Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort and Spa

49527135_2111791725553834_6140250353494392832_nBegin your clients' endless journey together, enhanced by luxurious resort amenities and seasoned planning professionals. Masterfully-conceived packages create dazzling ceremonies that will live forever in the memories of your guests. Attentive wedding planners will assist with every critical detail, including entertainment, makeup, catering, flowers and ceremonial services by minister or judge. Plan their wedding at our luxurious resort and discover a coastal haven where dreams become reality and a lifetime of memories begin.

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An All-Inclusive Experience in Downtown Cabo!

Solmar_Resort_logoYour clients will find solitude in spacious suites with full kitchens and balconies overlooking the Pacific. They will submerge themselves in refreshing pools and sip drinks at our swim-up bar. Blissful spa experiences invite your clients to channel the spirit of Cabo San Lucas and find your balance. Savor authentic Baja cuisine in our restaurants and take advantage of the all-inclusive option. Whether you find your clients seeking adventure or relaxing on beautiful beaches, they should be here!

Receive the Vital Force through the Blessing of the “Four Elements”

Receive the Vital Force through the Blessing of the “Four Elements”

10422135_959636317413152_2513322700328438013_nSurround your clients with the healing powers of the four elements - fire, earth, water and air. The Temazcal at Playa Grande Resort in Cabo San Lucas will balance mind and body and bring about a spiritual reawakening. This is an excellent opportunity to heal emotions, release fears, let go of stress and reconnect with loved ones.

A Pet Friendly Alternative Near Downtown Cabo San Lucas!

A Pet Friendly Alternative Near Downtown Cabo San Lucas!

12191035_989841274392972_7829505264122270093_nQuinta del Sol by Solmar Hotel is delighted to be a pet friendly hotel, meaning pets are more than welcome at an extra cost. They will have a special area to play during your clients' stay, and they'll be worry-free because they know they will be having fun.

* $20 usd per pet per night, up to two pets of a maximum of 40 lbs each.

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Be Amazed and See Two Seas Right from Your Seat

16665085_1355633881124078_8771547409706471427_oEmbrace the vibrant spirit of Mexico at our luxurious beach resort in Cabo San Lucas. Edging our private white sand beach, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, our breathtaking resort exudes a chic casual elegance and an ambiance of serenity. Beautiful villas feature coastal colors and rich Mexican design, with private balconies, ocean vistas and modern lifestyle amenities. Designed for relaxation and new experiences, our Cabo San Lucas resort is a blissful oasis at the tip of Land's End.

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A New Wedding Spot in Cabo San Lucas at the Beautiful and Immaculate Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort, Golf and Spa

grand-solmarYour soon-to-be-newlyweds have dreamt about this day their entire life. An unforgettable destination wedding amid the stunning coastal beauty of golden sand beaches and sparkling seas. You can plan a dream wedding that will unite their souls while enjoying sweeping vistas, sumptuous cuisine and sophisticated services. Experienced wedding planners will help you create a lifetime of memories with floral arrangements, entertainment, catering, makeup services and ceremonies by a judge or minister. Thoughtful wedding packages help you make the most of our Cabo San Lucas wedding venues and include all the amenities you need to make your clients' dreams come true. Prepare for the picture-perfect day.

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Enjoy the New All-Inclusive Option at Solmar Properties!

Because we always worry about satisfying our clients requests, the Solmar Company has decided to add the all-inclusive option for those Solmar properties that used to be European Plan only, so now we have more options available! The all-inclusive includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers and alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, and each hotel has their own all-inclusive with different value adds.

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay with us and try our new all-inclusive!


INDUSTRY NEWS
Give a Heads-Up, Get a Leg-Up in Business
Give a Heads-Up, Get a Leg-Up in Business
Via Travel Market Report

For the same amount of investment (and often less) and no time on your part, a travel advisor can take an otherwise ordinary experience and transform it with their hints, tips and secret suggestions into the vacation of a lifetime – adding value that the client didn’t even know existed.

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Caribbean Tourism Looks to Build on Momentum That Closed Out 2018
Caribbean Tourism Looks to Build on Momentum That Closed Out 2018
Via Travel Agent Central

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. In fact, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is forecasting 6-7 percent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.

Read More
Agent to Agent_ Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Easier Traveling
Agent to Agent: Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Easier Traveling
Via Travel Pulse

By your going above and beyond to take care of your clients, you're doing what’s necessary so your clients will always come back to you when they’re ready to book their next vacation.

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FAM NEWS
 
Did you love watching Margie and the group travel through Morocco? Wishing you were there? Great news! We’ll be going back this November!
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Join CCRA and Wanderlust Voyages for the Majestic Morocco FAM that will take you on a tour through Morocco from Casablanca to Merzouga to Marrakech and you will get to discover what all the talk is about. Visit some of Morocco's finest hotels, discover hidden gems, and experience a feast for the senses. Whether you enjoy luxury travel or budget tourism you will find Morocco has something for everyone.



WEBINARS & WEBCASTS
 
[Webinar] Choice Hotels Means Business!

Choice Hotels Means Business!

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST

Choice Hotels continues to strengthen its focus on the business travel segment through its “We Mean Business” platform. Choice Hotels offers a brand for all types of business travelers, providing a comfortable experience with key amenities and perks, while at the same time minimizing travel costs.

We'll also be awarding one agent on the call a Choice Privileges points certificate good for a one-night stay at any available Choice Hotels® property.



UPCOMING CCRA EVENTS & FAM TRIPS
 

April 26, 2019 | PowerSolutions Live Atlanta

June 12, 2019 | PowerSolutions Live New York City

November 1-10, 2019 | Majestic Morocco FAM



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