Earn More with Wyndham!
By Jane Jamison
October 24, 2011 11:45 PM
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, with approximately 7,200 hotels worldwide. With iconic brands and hotel choices in every category from upscale to economy, the company offers not only the most lodging choices around the world but also exceptional customer service and great value.
Five Wyndham Hotel Group travel agent educational courses allow you to learn how to better serve your clients, and earn more for your bookings. You will discover the company’s broad array of hospitality products and services, as well as various accommodation alternatives and price ranges available through five of Wyndham’s world-renowned brands -- Baymont Inn & Suites, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide, Wingate by Wyndham and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
As an added incentive to complete these courses by the end of the year, a Travel Agent Academy-sponsored contest offers five travel agent graduates chosen at random the chance to earn $50 American Express Gift Cards each month in October, November and December 2011. In addition, in January 2012 there will be a Grand Prize drawing for a three-month subscription to an Agent Studio, worth $150.
To be eligible, agents must enroll and graduate from any of the five Wyndham courses between Oct. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011. You will receive one chance per course graduated for the $50 American Express Gift Card. The more courses you take, the greater your chance of winning. For full details and restrictions, go to any of the five courses at www.TravelAgentAcademy.com. Here’s a quick rundown of those courses:
Baymont Inn & Suites: In this three-chapter course, discover what sets Baymont Inn & Suites apart for both your leisure and corporate clients. Recognized as an emerging mid-scale lodging brand, Baymont Inn & Suites prides itself on listening to its guests and treating them to “Hometown Hospitality.” You will learn about the brand’s locations in more than 30 states; amenities such as free breakfast; free high-speed Internet; free accommodations for children under 17 staying with their parents, free airport shuttle service for properties near the airport; well-equipped fitness centers, with indoor and outdoor pools at some locations; and meeting rooms and facilities at most locations. You also will receive tips and resources to assist your sales with particular clients. Graduates receive automatic enrollment in the Baymont Inn & Suites Rewards program. Baymont Inn & Suites Specialists receive a $25 Gift Certificate for every five qualified Baymont Inn & Suites hotel bookings.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham: In this brief one-chapter course, you will learn how to make clients feel right at home by selling Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. Whether it’s a temporary assignment, relocating to a new area, or relaxing with family, this extended stay brand offers generous amenities. These include features such as spacious studios and one- or two-bedroom suites, free Internet, free hot breakfast buffets, free evening social hours, exercise facilities, guest laundry and more. This program is designed to help you understand the extended stay market, who the typical guests are, and the sales features that set Hawthorn Suites apart from its competitors. Graduates receive automatic enrollment in Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham’s travel agent rewards program. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Specialists receive a $25 Gift Certificate for every five qualified Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham bookings.
Ramada Worldwide: Ramada Worldwide has more than 900 hotels in 34 countries. The brand is committed to offering a range of hotels in the business and leisure destinations that are most important to your clients. You will expand your knowledge on Ramada Worldwide’s North American and international brand product tiers (in North America, those include Ramada Plaza, Ramada and Ramada Limited; outside of North America, they include Ramada Hotel & Resort, Ramada Hotel & Suites, Ramada Encore, Ramada Plaza and Ramada). You will also understand the benefits and features of each and the right markets for each brand. Following successful completion of the three-chapter course, graduates receive automatic enrollment in the Ramada Worldwide Specialist Rewards Program. Ramada Worldwide Specialists receive a $25 Gift Certificate for every five qualified Ramada Worldwide hotel bookings.
Wingate by Wyndham: All Wingate by Wyndham hotels are mid-priced and “Built for Business,” clearly establishing the brand’s core markets. Dedicated to making your clients’ stays as comfortable and productive as possible, each hotel offers a host of valuable amenities at no extra charge (items such as free Internet access, 24-hour business center, hot buffet breakfast, fitness room and whirlpool, express check-out and oversized guest rooms). Graduates receive automatic enrollment in the Wingate Rewards Program. Wingate by Wyndham Specialists receive a $25 Gift Certificate for every five qualified Wingate by Wyndham bookings.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts’ wide choice of locations and broad array of amenities, services, ambience and style make the Wyndham brand a great fit for leisure and business clients with varied budgets, tastes and priorities. In this three-chapter course, you will explore Wyndham’s brands and what sets them apart, while understanding the guests of today and tomorrow. You also will receive tips and resources to make it easy for you to sell Wyndham. Graduates have the opportunity to enter a monthly sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card.
For full details and restrictions on each individual course, visit www.TravelAgentAcademy.com.
Jane Jamison is editorial director-custom publishing for Travalliance, parent of TravelPulse.com.