Sandals, Beaches make Worldspan debut

Unique Vacations Inc., the worldwide representatives for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has entered a distribution agreement with global travel technology provider Worldspan, L.P. The new multi-year arrangement introduces the renowned Sandals and Beaches Resorts, and the exclusive Royal Plantation Ocho Rios, Jamaica, into the Worldspan VacationSelect booking system for Worldspan travel agencies. A total of 17 luxury Caribbean property offerings through Unique Vacations are now bookable through VacationSelect.
  Worldspan VacationSelect is a premier online tour and vacation booking system in use by Worldspan travel agencies in North America. Accessed free of charge via the Worldspan Go!(R) travel agency desktop system, VacationSelect offers a live, interactive connection to the dynamic VAX VacationAccess(R) system. This robust online platform gives Worldspan agents access to up-to-the-minute pricing and availability and the latest online shopping and booking technologies in leisure travel. With the newly added brands provided by Unique Vacations, Worldspan agents continue to enjoy a growing collection of leading leisure brands, competitive prices, negotiated rates and exclusive deals.
  Sandals Resorts, the largest operator of luxury, ultra-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, offers 12 couples-only properties in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and Nassau, Bahamas. Beaches Resorts, part of the Sandals’ family, is recognized as the ultimate luxury family getaway, offering four locations in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Royal Plantation, located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is a luxurious British Colonial-inspired, 74 ocean-view suite beach hideaway.
  “Worldspan VacationSelect provides advanced distribution capabilities that allow Unique Vacations to effectively market our brands to travel agents via the Web,” said Dan Snepp, senior vice president of Distribution and Revenue Management for Unique Vacations, Inc. “We look forward to working with Worldspan agencies in serving travelers who want to enjoy the best the Caribbean has to offer.”
  “We are pleased to partner with Unique Vacations in distributing these globally-recognized brands and valuable sales opportunities to our travel agents through VacationSelect,” said Kathy Fitzpatrick, Worldspan vice president - North America Sales and Worldwide Travel Supplier Solutions. “VacationSelect will continue to expand with new content and robust destination and travel planning resources.”