WEST END, Bahamas -- Select properties on Grand Bahama Island are
sweetening the pot for travel agents with incentives through the
end of the month.
Old Bahama Bay, a 47-room boutique hotel here, is set to open
Feb. 1 and is offering a 5% commission override on top of the
standard 10%. The 15% commission is valid on rack-rate bookings
through March 1. Published nightly rates begin at $199 per room,
single or double.
As another incentive, Old Bahama Bay is extending introductory
agent rates of $99 per night, single or double, for stays through
The rate will increase to $150 for stays during March and April
and to $135 for May 1 through Dec. 22 stays. For reservations, call
Our Lucaya, which fully opened on Dec. 1, is offering a bonus
for bookings through Jan. 31.
To be eligible for the $25 bonus, bookings must be for a minimum
of two nights with travel completed by Jan. 31. To receive the
bonus, agents must fax a form to (305) 933-9496 with the guest's
name, check-in and checkout dates and the resort's confirmation
Also hoping to capture more agency business, Grand Bahama
Vacations launched the Seven-Seven-Seven promotion.
The special is designed to advise agents about Grand Bahama
Vacations' new seasonal nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Grand
Bahama. The service began Jan. 12 and will run through May 11.
The promotion, valid only for Pittsburgh-area agents, offers a
seven-night vacation for two to agents who book seven passengers
(including groups) at the Resort & Casino at Bahamia. The
guests must be booked for vacations on Jan. 19, 23, 26 or 30 or
Feb. 2, 6 or 9.
The deal is available on new bookings only, and Grand Bahama
Vacations will waive any advance-booking restrictions. Packages
start at $299 for three nights and $399 for four nights.
For more details, call (800) 545-1300 or visit the Web site at