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KARisMA sweetens the pot mexico Jacuzzi jr. suite at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, in the Riviera Maya. A sarah muñoz 24 august 2010 onsite december 2009 review As easy a sell as Karisma’s beachfront Riviera Maya resorts may be, it seems that the company is always whipping up ideas so that your sales efforts are not only stress-free, but greatly rewarding. With its Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant (GIVC) Program—now exceeding 550 agents—travel pros get a support system that surpasses anything else out there, with a ton of customizable tools, live web training, perks for special clients and more. The GIVC Program culminates each year in the GIVC Awards, where top producers are invited to the Riviera Maya and recognized for their sales. Last year, best property and wedding sellers were recognized at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort—a pretty-as-a-picture retreat made for long walks on the beach and lounging about. Once we asked our concierge to ease up on the “aromatic experience” in our Jacuzzi Suite, which will knock out anyone with allergies or migraine issues, it be- came a thoroughly enjoyable adventure from almost every angle—the outdoor shower, whirlpool tub with a view and balcony hammock for breezy siestas. With pool and beach butlers at the ready and a nonstop activity sheet daily that ranges from yoga on the beach to water polo, the extras provided make this a great adults-only choice for couples and friends. El Dorado Royale and the other Karisma properties offer a lot for clients, but it’s their GIVC Program that has impressed us most. Mandy Chomat, v.p. of sales and marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive representatives for El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, says agent response and participation have been tremendous. “The GIVC Program is designed to personally educate agents on the value of Gourmet Inclusive and to continued on page 26

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend August 2010

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Uniworld's River Royale
Discover flanders
Five-Star Taiwan
Karisma Sweetens the Pot
Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa
Central America Calling...
Garza  Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
Israel With Goway Travel
Puerto Rico: A community Experience
Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
The Bahamas: Players' Paradise
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
All-American St. Louis
PH Towers by Westgate, Las Vegas

Recommend August 2010