Wednesday, February 3, 2010

“Send Love This Valentine's Day” with Marriott International

Special Travel Agent Promotion begins February 1, 2010

Marriott International announced today the “Send Love This Valentine’s Day” promotion designed exclusively for travel agents. Qualified travel agents can enter for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas by sending eCards full of love between February 1 – February 19, 2010. The Grand Prize includes a three-night stay at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, coach airfare for two and two tickets to experience Cirque du Soleil’s latest production, LOVE, which celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. To enter, travel agents can visit and access the Love Travel Agents page.

This promotion supports Marriott’s global Love Travel AgentsSM campaign, designed to celebrate and build awareness of the global travel agency community and its partners. Love Travel Agents was created to help build awareness of the pivotal role travel agents play within the travel industry.

Marriott launched its newly-redesigned website last year (, which allows access to free Love Travel Agents downloadable collateral including logos, stationery, calendars, posters, desktop backgrounds, eCards, icons and images.

Marriott’s longstanding commitment to the travel agent community began more than 20 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first Fam-Tastic® familiarization rate program, which now offers certified Hotel Sales Specialists special rates as low as $44 USD at over 3,100 Marriott International hotels worldwide. Marriott was also the first company to centralize travel agent commissions, and today remains the only hotel company worldwide to offer a double commission guarantee for commissionable rate bookings.

In addition, Marriott is proud to celebrate more than 10 years of the famed Hotel Excellence! program, the industry-leading, self-paced online training program created to maximize travel agents’ success in selling hotel stays for individual travel. This free global program, the first of its kind in the industry, is offered in nine languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Turkish. The program launched four additional training modules that addressed emerging segments of the travel business including demographic and psychographic niche market travel. Since the program’s inception, Marriott has certified over 150,000 graduates in more than 100 countries.

The above article is derived from