NEW YORK -- Elegant Hotels Group created the Dream Tickets award
program for agents, who receive one point for every room night
booked at an Elegant Hotels' property. Points are redeemed for free
Seven points are required for one night at Barbados' Colony Club
and Tamarind Cove and Antigua's Trade Winds. Fourteen points are
needed for one night at the inclusive Coconut Creek, Crystal Cove
and Turtle Beach, all in Barbados. Points are valid for one person,
double occupancy. Additional guests in the room require more
Agents can redeem the points for travel year-round, except during
holiday periods. Blackout dates are Nov. 1 to 30 this year and
next, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, Feb. 1 to April 8 and Dec. 10, 2002,
to Jan. 4, 2003. Double points are awarded for specific room
categories. Program details are available in the Dream Tickets
Check Book and program kit.
The hotel group's nightly room-only rates during the holidays
start at $124 per person, double. Inclusive rates range from $284
to $337 per night.
A seven-night minimum stay is required from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4
and in February. A three-night minimum stay applies during the rest
of the year.
Other deals include:
• An Earlybird discount of $15 per person, per night (up to a
maximum of $210 for a 14-night stay) available at Colony Club,
Tamarind Cove and Trade Winds for bookings made by Feb. 28. Travel
must take place between May 1 and Sept. 30.
At Coconut Creek, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach, bookings are
valid for stays between July 1 and Sept. 30. The discount requires
a seven-night minimum stay.
• A free-night offer at Coconut Creek from Jan. 16 through March
29. Clients earn one free night on a seven-night stay, two nights
on a 10-night stay, three nights on a 14-night stay or five nights
on a 21-night stay. The discount cannot be combined with any other
discounts, including the Earlybird offer.