Bermuda resorts set incentives for clients, retailers

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HAMILTON, Bermuda -- To lure clients and reward agents, resorts around Bermuda created incentives for both.

The following is a sampling of what is being offered:

• The Harmony Club in Paget created the Harmony Bucks plan for retailers. For every reservation made through Oct. 31, agents receive a $25 bonus commission.

A minimum three-night stay is required.

Rates are $440 per room, per night, double, through Oct. 31, and cover accommodations, all meals and beverages, use of recreational facilities, all taxes and gratuities.

For more details or reservations, call (800) 869-5824 or visit www.harmonyclub.com.

• The Sonesta Beach Resort in Southampton is offering free nights to clients.

Guests receive the sixth night free when booking a six-night stay through Dec. 20, or receive the fifth night free when booking a five-night stay through Nov. 15.

The Sonesta Beach Resort is offering a discounted agent rate of $79 through year's end. The offer is valid on islandview, waterview or oceanfront category rooms.

Rack rates through Nov. 15 are $270 for an islandview room, $320 for waterview and $380 for an oceanfront room.

Rates are per room, per night, single or double.

In addition, the Sonesta Beach Resort is offering an agent rate of $79 per islandview room, per night, with an upgrade based on availability.

The agent rate is valid through 2001.

For more details or reservations, call (800) SONESTA or visit www.sonesta.com.

• The Ariel Sands cottage colony in Hamilton is offering agents a 10% discount on its prices.

Without the discount, rack rates through Oct. 31 are $480 for a deluxe oceanview room, $570 for a one-bedroom suite and $1,060 for a two-bedroom cottage.

Rates are per room based on double occupancy and include breakfasts and dinners.

For more information or reservations, call (800) 468-6610 or visit the resort's Web site at www.arielsands.com.

• The Reefs in Southampton unveiled an agent contest.

The agent who books the most number of rooms at the Reefs, between Aug. 10 and Jan. 2, will win a three night-stay for two including breakfast, dinner and related gratuities.

The offer is valid between Jan. 2 and April 30.

A minimum of 10 nights must be booked to qualify.

For more information or to make a booking, call (800) 742-2008 or visit the Web site at www.thereefs.com.

• The Fairmont Hamilton Princess and the Fairmont Southampton Princess want to reward agents with some time away after a season of arranging vacations for clients.

Rates through Oct. 29 are $99 per night, single or double.

From Oct. 30 to March 31, rates are $79 per night, single or double.

Rates are for travel agents only and are valid at either property.

For more information or reservations, call (800) 441-1414 and ask for the travel agent rate or visit the Web site at www.fairmont.com.

• Fourways Inn cottage colony in Paget is offering a travel agent incentive plan.

Agents who book a four-night inclusive stay between August and March for a client will receive a complimentary three-night stay.

The offer includes deluxe double room accommodations and continental breakfast. A service charge of $25.50 per night applies.

The offer is valid to International Airlines Travel Agent Network members only and is subject to availability and blackout periods.

Agents must mention the offer when booking.

Rates range from $190 for a standard room to $570 for a two-bedroom cottage through Oct. 31.

From Nov. 1 to March 31 rates range from $135 for a standard room to $340 for a two-bedroom cottage.

All rates are per room, per night.

Client stays are valid based on rack rates only and are commissionable at 10%.

For more details or reservations, call (800) 962-7654 or visit www.fourwaysinn.com.

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