Travel agents now can earn commission on add-on wedding packages when they book bridal couples for a minimum of five nights at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas.
"Travel agents have always played a very important role in Bolongo's success; therefore, we are rewarding them with a 10% commission for the wedding package on top of the commission they receive for booking their clients' stay with us," said Paul Doumeng, general manager.
Bolongo has three wedding packages, which are added to the resort's European or all-inclusive vacation plans.
The Barefoot on the Beach wedding package, priced from $1,000, features the services of a wedding coordinator, clergyman and witnesses; the ceremony; a bottle of champagne with two keepsake flute glasses; and Bolongo bride and groom T-shirts.
The Paradise Wedding, priced at $1,675, features the services of a wedding coordinator, clergyman and witnesses; the ceremony; a decorated arch; services of a photographer; a wedding album with 72 photographs; bouquet and boutonniere; and a bottle of premium champagne with two keepsake flute glasses.
The Heavenly Days Fantasy Wedding takes place aboard the resort's 53-foot catamaran. This two-hour sunset wedding cruise includes the services of a wedding coordinator and clergyman; the ceremony; the services of a professional photographer for one hour; a wedding album with 72 photographs; a bouquet and boutonniere; fresh vegetable crudites and an assorted fruit and cheese tray; and an open bar including champagne. This package starts at $3,000 for up to 20 people. The charge for additional guests, up to a maximum of 49 people, is $55 per person.
In addition to the above, the resort places a bottle of Bolongo rum or wine in the clients' room on behalf of the travel agent at no cost to the agent.
Accommodations are not included in the price of the wedding packages. Bolongo's 65 beachfront rooms are in the midst of a makeover, with new color schemes and soft goods. Rooms offer a private balcony, and the resort has WiFi access hotspots around the pool and lounge areas as well as an Internet kiosk in the lounge.
For more information on wedding packages, contact Lori Leonard at (800) 449-1577, email [email protected] or visit www.bolongobay.com.