AMRewards Wraps Successful 2018 with 38,000 Participants

first_imgFollowing the launch of a new AMResorts brand and program enhancements, AMRewards sees record-breaking growth NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. – Jan. 15, 2019 – AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group company, closed 2018 with another year of explosive growth for the company’s robust travel agent loyalty program, AMRewards™. More than 38,000 travel agents have registered for the program, shattering previous participation records with a 27 percent increase year over year in bookings entered. Agents also maximized their rewards like never before, redeeming points for room nights at AMResorts’ 52 properties using AMRewards’ online booking engine. This tool allowed agents to check availability and make their reservations in real-time, resulting in a 15 percent increase in redeemed room nights compared to 2017. “In just four short years, the AMRewards program has developed a large and loyal following of travel agents who see the incredible value of the tools, resources and incentives provided,” said Jan LaPointe, Vice President of Strategic Retail Sales North America, AMRewards, and Sales & Marketing Canada. “After an amazing 2018, we’re excited to continue to build and enhance the program and provide the biggest and best benefits for our agents, who in turn deliver stellar experiences for their clients.” Continued enhancements, rewarding promotions and exciting contests helped fuel the program’s expansion in 2018 and are expected to drive an even stronger 2019. To celebrate the debut of the newest family-friendly brand offering Unlimited-Luxury®, Reflect Resorts & Spas, AMRewards is launching a promotion that is applicable for the brand’s locations in Cancun, Los Cabos and Nuevo Vallarta. Travel agents will earn a chance to win a stay for themselves when making and entering bookings made through Feb. 28 for travel to Reflect properties through March 29. Full details coming soon on AMRewards.com. In addition to the recent debut of Reflect Resorts & Spas, agents will soon have two new resorts to offer travelers or to use their AMRewards points to visit. Now Natura Riviera Cancun, a luxurious, family-friendly beachfront property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is already accepting reservations, and will welcome guests beginning in late 2019. Also slated to open in 2019 is Secrets St. Martin, which marks not only AMResorts’ first property on the island, but also the collection’s first resort in the French Caribbean. Agents will also soon be able to use their points to further reward their loyal clientele. Through the program, agents are already able to surprise their guests with extra perks, such as a relaxing spa treatment, breakfast in bed, or a romantic dinner for two. A new feature will soon give travel agents the ability to also book in-room amenities for their guests. Created to help travel agents improve their selling capabilities, the AMRewards program is constantly reviewed and improved upon, a process that has allowed the program to grow and enhance each year.  About AMResortsAMResorts collectively provide sales, marketing and brand management services to seven individually unique resort brands including Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Now, Reflect and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. The Newtown Square-based company is continuously raising the all-inclusive concept to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury®, and Unlimited-Fun® programs. Located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama, AMResorts’ 52 award-winning properties treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations and extraordinary inclusions. The brands in the collection include:boutique Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts (zoetryresorts.com; 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets Resorts & Spas (secretsresorts.com; 1-866-GO SECRETS); high-energy Breathless Resorts & Spas (breathlessresorts.com; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family-friendly Dreams Resorts & Spas (dreamsresorts.com; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now Resorts & Spas (nowresorts.com; 1-877-NOW-9953); spirited Reflect Resorts & Spas (reflectresorts.com; 1-855-4REFLECT); and fun-filled Sunscape Resorts & Spas (sunscaperesorts.com; 1-866-SUNSCAPE). Images, logos and informational material about the AMResorts Collection of brands and properties are available at amresorts.com/mediasite/media.last_img read more

Womens World T20 Windies battle Sri Lanka today

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSammy to lead Number One-ranked Windies at ICC World T20January 29, 2016In “Sammy”Guyana to host some ICC Women’s World T20 matchesJanuary 22, 2018In “Sports”WWT20: Windies power into semis after ending Sri Lanka’s campaignNovember 17, 2018In “latest news” Stafanie Taylor was Player of the Match in West Indies’ recent triumphThe defending champions of the Women’s World T20 tournament, West Indies will lock horns with Sri Lanka in their third group match at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia at 20:00h.Sri Lanka have knocked out Bangladesh in their recent match winning by 25 runs in a low-scoring match while West Indies have already registered two wins off some brilliant bowling and fielding performances.The pitch at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium has looked a brilliant batting surface to the naked eye, but it is a deceiving look, since batters have had difficulties scoring runs. In four encounters at St Lucia, only two teams have got past the 100-run mark: South Africa with 102 while chasing and West Indies 107 batting first.However, West Indies and Bangladesh are the only teams in Group A that played in Guyana, but both teams have not made significant contributions with the bat in contrast to the other top teams in the tournament. West Indies are one win away from booking a place in the semi-finals, but their batters must immediately step up to the task and gather momentum moving to Antigua for the final leg of the tournament starting Thursday, November 22.Kaciya Knight has been the only shining light with the bat for the West Indies with 64 runs in two innings. In the bowling department, West Indies were extraordinary: Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor bowled match-winning spells in both matches.Sri Lanka will look to their captain, Chamari Athapaththu to lead them to victory and S Siriwardene, who copped the Player of the Match award in their last match against Bangladesh. Similarly, Sri Lanka batters would be hoping to put in some brilliant batting performance in the important clash against West Indies. (Brandon Corlette) read more