Creative Leisure launch agent promo

Sunsets are included and Mai Tais are optional, but airfare is free with Creative Leisure International and Villas of Distinction’s new promotion to assist travel agents in booking luxury resorts and villa vacations in Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.  Creative Leisure, experts in the design of customized luxury vacations around the globe, and Villas of Distinction, the luxury villa vacation specialists, are providing the free non-refundable airline tickets and not the participating airlines.

Under the “Sunsets Included - Airfare FREE” promotion, travel agents can book clients at top luxury destinations and provide free airline tickets for travel this fall.  To qualify, bookings must be made at participating resorts or private villas by Oct. 15, 2006, with a seven-night minimum stay for travel Sept. 15 through Dec. 15, 2006.

Resorts taking part in the program are as follows:  Hawaii - The Kahala, Halekulani, Fairmont Orchid, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Maui Prince Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel; Mexico - Marquis Los Cabos and Royal Hideaway; Caribbean - La Samanna (St. Martin), Sandy Lane (Barbados), Elbow Beach (Bermuda) and Occidental Grand Aruba.  Villas participating in the promotion are located in Hawaii, Jamaica, Barbados and St. Martin.  Contact Creative Leisure for a complete list of participating resorts or Villas of Distinction for a list of private villa and villa resorts.

“The villa and resort packages by Villas of Distinction and Creative Leisure are a tremendous value that travel agents can offer to their clients,” says Creative Leisure International President Frank Samson. “Our goal is to give agents the tools to easily sell luxury vacations to Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean at a greater value this fall.”  Agents should contact the company for terms and conditions that apply to this promotion when booking.

Travel agents can visit the online brochure tool, CreativeMatch, at www.creativeleisure.com, or call a Creative Leisure reservations agent at 800-413-1000.  For villa bookings, visit www.villasofdistinction.com, or call a villa specialist at 800-289-0900.

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Creative Leisure and Villas of Distinction are unique in the luxury resort and villa vacation market because of their ability to provide travel agents a tour operator resource to buy “complete customized packages” without having to make multiple phone calls to complete the same booking.  Both companies are truly one-stop-shops including resort and villa accommodations, airfare, car rentals, activities, concierge services, and first-class service from tenured reservation specialists.

Consumers traveling with Creative Leisure must buy the Creative Leisure “Cancel for Any Reason/Waiver Program” in order to qualify for the free ticket. Villas of Distinction offers a comprehensive, optional, “worry free” Private Villa Insurance Plan so that a client’s vacation investment is protected in case of a number of incidents including hurricanes.

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