#UnitedStates, December 6, 2017 – The Turks and Caicos Islands was one of several Caribbean destinations put on display at the 2017 ‘Sandals Overdrive Unveilings’ across the United States and Canada which featured over 6,000 travel agents engaging with company executives on the latest company and brand news.
Turks and Caicos Native and Sales Manager at Beaches TCI Tanya Swann proudly represented the resort as one of several company representatives and executives at the sales glitz.
“As the Sales Manager for Beaches Turks and Caicos and a daughter of the soil I took pride in representing the Turks and Caicos as well as Beaches Turks who gave me this opportunity and this has been by far one of many highlights in my career.” Swann remarked.
Swann said her message to travel agents was that; “Turks & Caicos Islands is still beautiful with the Award Winning Best Beach in the World with it’s beautiful Turquoise Waters and that the last of the True Exotics, “Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort”, Caribbean‘s Leading Family All-Inclusive will be Better and Brighter come 14th December when it opens its doors to all their valuable guests.”
The tour ran from September 25th until December 6th across 21 cities and featured trade shows, gala dinners, and networking events with valuable travel partners to promote the splendor of the Caribbean, the Sandals and Beaches brands and to emphasize the much anticipated re-opening of Beaches Turks and Caicos on December 14th.
The unveilings also highlighted new features including the much-anticipated opening of its latest resort, Sandals Royal Barbados. The unveilings provide a sneak peak of Sandals’ new wedding inspirations scheduled for roll-out later this year. Exciting upgrades to its flagship Sandals Montego Bay and the jewel of Jamaica’s southern coast, Sandals South Coast, as well as plans for Saint Lucia were also on display.
The Sandals Chairman shared that, “One of the main reasons for Sandals’ success these past 36 years, and why we continue to be named the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand year after year, is our commitment to our travel partners. We have the biggest sales team globally and we are constantly on the road, engaging the trade. We take the time to actively educate them on our Caribbean destinations, our resorts and our products, thus providing them with the necessary tools to effectively sell to our mutual clients.”
Gary Sadler, senior vice president of global sales states ‘We recognize that our clients are not sitting and waiting for us, nor are they under our desks. It is therefore necessary for us to go where they are and the best way for us to get them to help the Caribbean particularly at this time, is for us to promote the Caribbean. We are aggressive about marketing the Caribbean and our Unveilings are doing just that.”
The tours were especially important this year following the destructive Hurricanes of the 2017 Hurricane Season which affected two properties in the resort chain. The tour reminded agents that recovery efforts were well underway and the Caribbean and Beaches and Sandals Resorts are open for business.
Swann said many travel agents expressed their ‘overwhelming love and concern’ for the region, the TCI and the team members at Beaches Turks and Caicos.