By KARRYON @karryontravel31 Jan 2018What will help you, the Travel Agent, sell more Club Med all-inclusive stays? The resort brand asked the question, you answered and they listened. A whole new Club Med is in town and it’s all thanks to the 500 Australian and New Zealand Agents who asked for more deals, details and gifts. The all-inclusive hotelier revealed a range of changes to its 2018/19 season, which it says were made based on feedback from consultants. Madeleine Clow, General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, said the role of the Travel Agent is “more important than ever” to the business and introducing desired changes would show the brand’s commitment to consultants, while strengthening their relationship. “We’re extremely excited for Travel Agents to receive the new brochure as part of our ongoing commitment to the trade.” Madeleine Clow, Club Med General Manager for Australia & New Zealand So, what’s new at Club Med for Agents? Agent-friendly brochure Inside the new 2018/19 brochure, consultants will find agent-friendly explanations of Club Med’s premium all-inclusive packages and their resorts. This was introduced to make it easier for consultants to digest the information and sell it to their clients. There’s also been an increase in detail on the all-inclusive package, family services and experiences in each resort, plus the addition of new resorts such as Japan’s Club Med Tomamu, France’s Club Med Grand Massif Samoens Morillon, and Italy’s Club Med Cefalu Sicily. Click here for view the brochure online, or click here to order a hard copy. Updated imagery Club Med has snapped a whole lot of new pics that consultants can share with their clients, including updated images of renovated resorts such as the Club Med Bintan Island in Indonesia. Complimenting new images are the updated maps and grids, highlighted must-try experiences, and a snapshot of well-know/’influential’ guests who have visited to entice agents clients even further. Extra assistance The dedicated Club Med Travel Agent Portal provides additional support to Travel Agents with resources and sales tools created specifically with Agents in mind. Such tools are also backed by the experienced and dedicated Club Med sale team across the country that provides ongoing agent assistance and communication on news, events and offers. Speaking of offers, more rewards Club Med rewards Agent performance by incentivising sales through the Great Agent Loyalty Program and offering generous Travel Agent rates, plus invests in Club Med In-Store Boutique (ISB) concept to bring Club Med to life in travel agencies to assist with further sales. Normally a 50 percent off, Club Med is also offering an additional 10 percent off (60 percent discount) for last minute Agent travel to Bali, giving agents the opportunity to experience the offering first-hand and share the product with their families. Early booking deals After a record number of clients who pre-registered interest for 2018/19 holidays, Club Med officially opened sales last week, giving travellers a chance to score amazing deals with the Early Bird Offer, and experience Club Med’s brand new, and newly renovated, resorts in prime beachfront or beautiful mountaintop locations around the world. The opening of sales marks the beginning of Club Med’s infamous Early Bird Offer – up to 30% off and the best offer on a Club Med holiday guaranteed! Check out the sales tools here! READ: All-inclusive resort is opening a resort in Canada READ: 5 ways family holidays are made easier with this travel brand What are your thoughts on the changes? Other stories you may like SELLING OPPORTUNITY: Travel Agent says he’s making big bucks from Africa GOING SOUTH: Come on Agents, here’s your last chance to WIN a trip to PERU! NOT A DRILL: Contiki’s Rock Around the World incentive… BEGINS!