Curacao Travel Agent Appreciation

Travel agents can expect to save big on vacations in Curaçao this year as incentive packages designed to thank them for their support and to encourage those unfamiliar with the island to visit are unveiled. “Travel agents are extremely important to our success,” commented Jim Hepple, executive director of the Curaçao Tourist Board. “These special rates and packages are our way of expressing our appreciation for their efforts.”

The following incentives are being offered to travel agents for travel to Curaçao throughout the month of September. All hotel rates listed are for a four day/three night stay, based on double occupancy unless otherwise indicated. All rates are subject to availability, tax and resort fees.

American Airlines
American Airlines is offering travel agents a special $149 fare plus tax and security for agents with a valid IATAN card from any main US gateway to Curaçao. Call toll free and refer to Star File Carib Fam 04.

Complimentary Island Tour
Curacao invites travel agents to enjoy a free island tour. There is no better way to get a feel for the island than with a guided tour from a local tourist board representative. Simply fax requests on agency letterhead to 954-723-7949 with name, agency, hotel, arrival and departure dates.

Avila Beach Hotel
The Avila Beach Hotel, unique in its history and architecture, features 100 rooms and eight suites with ocean or lush tropical garden views. At the heart of The Avila is an 18th century mansion, which used to be the house of the Governor of Curaçao. The Avila Beach Hotel is offering travel agents three nights in a La Belle Alliance Deluxe Room for $270 and $90 for each additional night. For additional information visit www.avilahotel.com and for reservations call 800-747-8162.

Breezes Curacao Resort & Casino
Set on almost 1,500 feet of white sand beach, Breezes Curacao offers travel agents a special low rate of $225, and $75 for each additional night. Enjoy this all-inclusive SuperClubs Resort and partake in its land and water sports, live entertainment and unlimited food and beverage. Call 888-267-2623, ext 5623 for reservations.

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
A fantastic hotel experience in an exotic destination, Curacao Marriott offers a three night rate of $357 and additional nights for $119 each. Just 15 minutes from Hato International Airport, this Marriott Resort has an ideal beachfront location on Piscadera Bay with outstanding dining and activities. Call 800-223-6388 for reservations.

Floris Suite Hotel
The Floris Suite Hotel, a boutique 72-suite resort designed by Jan des Bouvries, offers European charm and luxurious surroundings. A short walk will find you La Plage Hooks Hut, the hotel’s private beach where guests can relax on sand, snorkel, dine or take a swim. The Floris Suite Hotel is offering a $149 rate with additional nights at $49. For more information, log on to www.florissuitehotel.com and call 800-781-1011 for reservations.

Habitat Curaçao
Habitat Curaçao, a beachfront resort located on the Southwest coast of Curaçao invites travel agents to stay for only $231. Additional nights are $77, with a seven night maximum. Additionally, agents receive a 25% spa discount and 10% dive discount. Call 305-438-4222 or email fam@maduro.com for reservations.

Hilton Curaçao
The Hilton Curacao, with two private beaches, casino and 196 rooms offers travel agents a special rate of $180 including daily breakfast, with additional nights for just $60. During the month of September, agents also receive a free upgrade to a deluxe ocean view room. For reservations, email reservations.curacao@hilton.com

Holiday Beach Hotel & Casino
Located at beautiful Coconut beach on the west coast of Curaçao, the Holiday Beach Hotel & Casino is the only beachfront hotel on the island within walking distance of the world famous shops of historic Willemstad. Travel agents can enjoy this resort for three nights at a rate of $172.50 and $57.50 for each additional night. Call 800-444-5244 for reservations and visit www.hol-beach.com for more information.

Hotel Kura Hulanda
Hotel Kura Hulanda is a 67-room luxurious resort located within an 8-block village/complex. The village features a state-of-the-art conference center, a world-renown anthropological museum, the Museum Kura Hulanda and the Jacob Gelt Dekker Institute. The resort is offering a discounted rate of $225, and $75 for each additional night. Call 877-264-3106 for reservations (agents must provide their IATA numbers in order to book). Visit www.kurahulanda.com for more information.

Howard Johnson Curacao Plaza Hotel
Located in the heart of Willemstad on the Otrabanda side, Curacao’s newest hotel features 50 rooms offering comfort and convenience. Visitors will find themselves walking distance from numerous downtown attractions including shopping, museums, casinos, nightlife and dining. Travel agent rates for a standard room is $157.50 for three nights, and $52.50 for each additional night (includes breakfast). For more information on this hotel visit www.hojo-curacao.com and call 800-221-5333 for reservations.

Lions Dive and Beach Resort
Lions Dive and Beach Resort is “the natural place to stay” and takes extra care in preserving the environment. The resort offers guests a private beach and free access into the Sea Aquarium Underwater Park. Travel agents can stay for $240 with rates for additional nights at $80. Reservations can be made at 866-546-6734.

Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
Offering unique apartment and villa style accommodations, Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort provides comfort and value with a rate of $225 for three nights for single or double occupancy. Visit www.janthielresort.com for additional information and call 800-221-5333 for reservations.

Pagapgayo Beach Resort
At Papagayo Beach Resort, for just $225, travel agents can enjoy a private villa, charmingly decorated and furnished by the famous Dutch architect Mr. Jan des Bouvries. Each villa has a living room with wraparound porch, fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Additional room nights are $75.
Call 800-652-2962 for reservations and visit www.papagayobeachresort.com for additional information.

Sea Aquarium Resort, Curaçao
The Sea Aquarium Resort Curaçao, located adjacent to the Sea Aquarium attraction, features 28 villas and a private beach. Guests at the Sea Aquarium Resort may watch dolphin performances from the resort’s beach. For the three night stay, special travel agent rates start at $150 for deluxe accommodations; $300 for a one-bedroom suite and $450 for a two bedroom villa. Reservations can be made at 800-221-8090.

Sunset Waters Beach Resort
Travel professionals and their companions are invited to experience Sunset Waters Beach Resort at just $180 for three nights, all-inclusive, in an oceanfront superior room. The resort features 70 guest rooms, most offering panoramic ocean views and private terraces. A myriad of activities are also available to guests including use of the water sports fleet, swimming pool complete with a swim-up bar, snorkeling, diving, golf, tennis, hiking, exploration of national parks, casino and a colorful city for exploration. For reservations and information call 1-866-5-SUNSET or visit the website at www.sunsetwaters.com

Located just two and one half hours from Miami, Curaçao is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is perfectly situated just outside of the hurricane belt. This tropical island boasts an eclectic mix of history and culture, which has served to create a Caribbean experience like no other. Also known for its eco-tourism and pristine diving conditions, Curaçao attracts the adventure traveler as well as those looking to unwind and enjoy its perfect climate. Visitors to Curaçao will enjoy the more than 30 white sand beaches, 18-hole championship golf course, amazing dolphin interaction program, casinos and much more. American Airlines, Air Jamaica and Dutch Caribbean Airlines (formerly Air ALM) all offer flights into Curaçao. For more information on Curaçao or to receive a free destination DVD contact 1-800-3-CURACAO (1-800-328-7222) or visit www.curacao-tourism.com

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