Travel insights from Taylor Coulson, contributing editor of The Compass

5 Things to Know About Apple Vacations

The addition of Apple Vacations to the award-winning VAX VacationAccess platform is fulfilling the One ALG mission of joining forces to further support the growth and success of travel professionals. This now further positions VAX as the one platform agents need, with unmatched technology, booking functionality and additional product and agent incentives. Now that Apple Vacations is live on VAX VacationAccess, we wanted to let you in on what else they’re bringing to agents like you. Here are five things agents need to know about Apple Vacations.

  1. Back in 1998, Apple Vacations was first honored with multiple awards for continued contribution to tourism from governmental tourist boards, hotel/resort chains and prominent trade publications. Fitting in 20 years of awards is quite a feat, and a few of those you might recognize: Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, Travel Age West WAVE awards, TravAllianceMedia Travvy Awards and Recommend Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.
  2. Access to agent tools helps promote success for each travel agent. If you feel like you could brush up on your social media, Apple has some S.M.A.R.T. resources for you. This stands for Social Media Agent Resources Training and is a collection of educational and easily digestible materials and videos to help you market your agency on social media. They’ve even got a collection of shareable content like supplier images and interactive posts ready for you to use.
  3. Apple Vacations offers one of agents’ favorite rewards programs: Royalties Rewards. This allows you to earn points within each booking redeemable for merchandise, free travel for you and special incentives for your clients! A refresh on Royalties is in the works, which will allow you to convert Royalties Points to Visa card rewards.
  4. Agent incentives are updated weekly since it depends on which hotel or resort is booked. Agents can earn points per passenger and a percentage of their bonus commission or cash with select hotels. Every Hawaii booking automatically earns double Royalties Points!
  5. If your clients found a better deal elsewhere, Apple Vacations will gladly price match the competition and non-stop or direct flights! Match instantly by emailing applematch@applevac.com.

With all the excitement of Apple Vacations on VAX, it’s important to remember that you can only book Apple on VAX for travel May 1, 2019 and beyond.

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