CONTRACTORS are among those who can join a new group
health insurance program available to members of the Association of
Retail Travel Agents (ARTA). Sold by the Arizona-based Mahoney
Group brokerage, the program is called BenefitProtect, and provides
coverage for accident, dental, disability, health, life and vision
insurance, ARTA said. The program was developed in response to
members' pleas for "affordable and realistic health insurance,"
said ARTA Chairman Barry Richcreek. BenefitProtect is available to
all ARTA members through October, and thereafter only to Gold and
Platinum level members. Get more details online at www.artaonline.com.
POLICY: Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts in Aruba and Jamaica
are offering the Risk Free...SunSpree program through Nov. 30. It
features a complimentary stay voucher that can be redeemed at the
same resort within one calendar year for the same number of days
originally booked. The guarantee applies if there is a Category One
hurricane or higher and resort operations are interrupted for more
than 24 hours. For further information, visit www.aruba.sunspreeresorts.com or www.montegobayjam.sunspreeresorts.com.
POCKET: CheapCaribbean will pay 15% for each online
booking of its Caribbean and Mexico air-inclusive or land-only
packages. Agents must have an IATAN number to be eligible. Agents
book at www.cheapcaribbean.com. Questions or concerns can be
e-mailed to [email protected] or handled
through the firm's res center at (800) 915-2322.
FAM OF THE
Trip: Visits to various hotels, restaurants
and meetings venues as well as some sightseeing on the
Departures: Nov. 4 from East Coast gateways
Length: Three nights.
Sponsor: Anguilla Tourist Board, White
Cost: Program expenses, including roundtrip
air fare, hotel accommodations, meals and hosted functions, are
paid for by the program sponsors. Participants are responsible for taxes, incidental expenses
and some beverages.
Noteworthy: Participants must be involved
in the planning, budgeting or approval of meetings or incentive
travel; must be able to prove that incentive programs with a
minimum budget of $3,000 per person (hotel/meals only for four
nights) can be planned by the participant.
Contact: (914) 287-2400; e-mail: [email protected]; Web: www.anguilla-vacation.com/meetings_form.htm.
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].