Another year is nearly at its close, and vacationers continue to approach travel with the same unwavering intensity for “revenge” as the Count of Monte Cristo. The pent-up desire to take more trips—together or solo—and new experiences brought on by the pandemic shows no signs of stopping in 2024.
That is not to say, however, that growth comes without challenges. Ever mindful of the needs of travel advisors, ALG Vacations® has launched its ALGV Gives You More in ’24 promotion to provide a jumpstart on peak season bookings—and new opportunities for strategic expansion.
Advisors who are seeing a drop in their Cancun business (one of the first destinations travelers headed to during the pandemic and now facing fatigue) can entice travelers back with the best deals of the year. Hotel discounts are topping 70%—with clients who pay in full receiving even greater deals—while ALGV’s popular Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights, departing from major gateways across the U.S., now come with $200 in instant savings for travel through 12/15/24.
Recent additions to the area like Riu Palace Kukulkan and new-to-ALGV properties such as Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun and the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya make the classic Cancun all-inclusive beach vacation even more enticing. For the sustainably minded or been-there, done-that traveler, Mazatlán and Grand Cayman both serve as excellent alternatives. They’re as charming as the big names, with far fewer visitors, and, for a limited time, extra value, thanks to a $100 air credit when booking an air & hotel package for stays 3 nights or longer.
Agencies specializing, or wanting to grow, in the group travel segment will certainly find options aplenty across Mexico and the Caribbean, two long-time favorites for their affordability, flight availability, and easy personalization. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts are offering up to $1,000 in credit toward tours, upgrades, and other perks for groups booked through the ALGV brands by 12/31/23— and they're not the only ones! A new resort, opening in spring 2024, Dreams® Estrella del Mar Mazatlán Golf and Spa Resort, is also offering up to $1,000 in group credit for all ages that wish to experience this Pearl of the Pacific Coast. These deals are both combinable with the ALGV Gives You More in ’24 sale for savings couples of any budget bracket will welcome.
Of course, we can’t talk about ALG Vacations without mentioning their unprecedented expansion throughout Europe. It’s been an area of exceptional interest, and increasing sales, for advisors as more travelers take more days off to travel farther from home.
London, Paris, and Rome—all trending locales for ALGV—have benefited from new tour options through Viator, while opportunity destinations such as Corfu, Greece (a less-crowded alternative to Mykonos and Santorini) and Bulgaria now feature new hotel, tour, and transportation offerings. The brand’s expanded Travelogue brochure content and Destination: Europe guides, available for free download via ALGV360°, are helping those less experienced with the region share carefully curated recommendations with their customers.
Yet perhaps there is no destination more important to strategize sales in than Hawaii. After the tragic wildfires that tore through Maui earlier this year, the Islands are still recovering, and in great need of advisors’ support. Look for ongoing savings to boost interest, and remember to ask your customers to travel with malama, or respectful care.
No matter how high the value a deal may offer, it’s nothing without sales support. ALG Vacations understands this and has revved up its services just in time for peak season. The comprehensive ALGVPro certification program continues to add modules on destinations, suppliers, and VAX VacationAccess tips. Marketing toolkits on ALGV360° free up time for closing sales while making it easier to gain new leads, and new click-to-chat, click-to-email, and click-to-call functionality on the revamped ALGVacations.com provide quick access to reservations specialists post-booking.
Wherever your clients are heading in 2024, it’s clear ALGV wants to help you get them there—and turn next year into a record year for travel advisors.
From The Sponsor
ALG Vacations® has been partnering with travel advisors for more than 50 years. Through initiatives like their Plan with a Pro campaign, which champions booking through a travel professional, and the WAVES® Rewards Program, offering points for all online reservations, ALGV places advisor success at the forefront of their business.
Allowing that expertise to shine, ALGV’s themed and demand-driven promotions each month provide travel advisors with exceptional deals to gain leads and close sales, ensuring consumers Plan with a Pro. To view the latest collection of sales and spotlight savings, visit ALGVacations.com/promos.