Expanding into the golf arena, Alpha Voyages will host a “Hole in One Challenge” with the winner receiving a $10,000 Sandals vacation. Alpha Voyages just returned from a Golf Pro FAM trip in Great Exuma, Bahamas hosted by Sandals Resorts and then in May traveling to Sandals newest highest luxury resort, La Source in Grenada.
Alpha Voyages Travel Agency celebrates 26 years in 2014. The agency is the highest performance agency with the Sandals/Beaches resort in the northern Shenandoah Valley. The first of April, owner, Mary June Williams (“MJ”), attended a five day/four night Golf Pro FAM Tour at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas. This Golf Pro FAM Tour is being hosted for travel agents and golf pros from Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. The resort is home for a Greg Norman Championship Course. Sandals Emerald Bay is located on Grand Exuma in the Bahamas. Williams will also be stopping at Sandals Royal Bohamian in Nassau to inspect the new River suites.
“I wanted to branch out of the bridal market into the golf market. Sandals has wonderful golf courses in Jamaica, St Lucia, and Exuma. When golfers are facing a winter as we had this year, a wonderful option the golf pros can offer are group tours in the Caribbean,” said Williams. “Green fees are complimentary at Sandals.
Emerald Bay, Great Exuma – Bahamas
Emerald Bay in Grand Exuma appeals to the luxury client who wants isolation, fabulous diving, and superb service. “One can walk around Emerald Bay and feel like you are alone. There are no big crowds or loud noises, “ said Nancy Craun, Alpha Voyages marketing director.
Representing Alpha Voyages, Craun attended an Awards banquet for Sandals top performing US travel agencies this past December. The ceremony was at the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos. “One of our treats was to see the new Beaches’s Key West Village. “I could not believe how well Sandals captured the aura of Key West. The small two story Floridian cottages with balconies are a sharp contrast to the Italian and Caribbean Villages there at the resort,” said Craun. Sandals also flew us to the Bahamas to inspect the new room categories at Sandals Emerald Bay with a brunch held on the Golf Course.
This April 27th, Alpha Voyages will host a “Hole in One Challenge” for golfers at the new Destination – BLUE RIDGE wedding and travel destination show in Front Royal, Virginia. The challenge will take place at the Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course. Brides, Grooms, Dads, Granddads, and anyone who plays golf can register for a tee time or compete in the Putt, Putt game to qualify. The winner will be awarded a $10,000 vacation at any Sandals resort of their choice based on availability. Any golfer playing the course that day will have the opportunity to hit a 160 Yard Par 3 on the 18th Hole for the win. “We are also selecting 50 other participants who will be driven to the 18th hole to take their hit.” Register today!
La Source – Grenada
In May, Williams will fly to the highest luxurious resort in the Sandals collection, the new ‘La Source’ in Grenada. This is the first opportunity for travel agents to be brought to the island and see the Sandals highest luxury resort.
“Congratulations on your hard working first quarter. I view you as a significant contributor to the Sandals and Beaches business in VA and would love to have you join our Southeast Sales Team VIP FAM in May,” said Luke Majewski, Business Development Manager, Unique Vacations Inc of Sandals Resorts.
Adam Stuart, CEO of Sandals said, “La Source is the epitome of Sandals innovation. Over 1600 square feet with the bathroom matching the size of the bedroom, the resort has three freshwater pools and two river pools. The resource will boast the first India restaurant opens to accommodate the increasing international tourists and the first Butch Stuart Steakhouse matching the quality of leading steak houses in New York City.”
“This is the first opportunity given to travel agents to see the new property purchased in August 2013,” said Williams. “I feel honored to be traveling with agents from cities much larger than Winchester. The air travel to Grenada is not good. La Source has over 225 rooms to fill. It is going to be interesting to watch how Sandals addresses the travel issue. It will not surprise me that they do not buy an airline.”
Williams is delighted to have another Sandals island where there is a spectacular high end property. “I can hardly wait to put my toes into the pink sand. It usually takes me four times seeing a property to truly know the property. Sandals has over a forty-eight percent return rate so having more islands for my clients to explore makes my work with Sandals all the more worthwhile financially. Besides there is something to be said to having to travel to a warm beautiful island even if it is for business!” said Williams.
Contact ‘MJ’ Williams, owner of Alpha Voyages at 540-662-6279 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. MJ is a Preferred Sandals Agent, a Master Cruise Counselor. Alpha Voyages is an IATAN recognized agency. The agency is located in Winchester, Virginia serving a sixty mile radius of the Shenandoah Valley.