Every savvy travel agent knows that when it comes to chasing those large commission cheques, group travel – be it social groups, weddings or MICE business groups – is the key to success. That’s why Oasis Hotels and Resorts make it easy for you to help plan an unforgettable event in paradise for your client.
Located in Cancun, Oasis’ all-inclusive resorts feature stunning settings overlooking the Caribbean Sea, elegant and comfortable guestrooms, top-rated international dining choices, revitalizing spa treatments and amazing entertainment to surprise and delight — enough to satisfy the most demanding group. Alternatively, when your client’s event requires a downtown location, Oasis’ city hotels provide the perfect option when you don’t need an all-inclusive plan.
Oasis’ Groups Team will arrange everything to help your client host a successful and memorable event: accommodation, meeting space, organized meals and catering, transportation, meet and greet services, entertainment, hospitality services, sightseeing tours and activities. So whether they’re planning a social gathering, a big wedding or a business conference, the Oasis team will help bring your client’s ideas to life.
All sorts of groups go to Oasis Hotels & Resorts to reconnect and rejuvenate. The lush beauty of these all-inclusive resorts serves as an unforgettable backdrop to a fun shared experience. Whether it’s a family reunion, meeting up with friends your client hasn’t seen for a while, or a bonding experience with a new association, every group member will find something to enjoy.
And those clever people at Oasis have been working together with Canadian tour operators to make sure you can make the very most of your social group sales.
“Oasis Hotels has given all of the Canadian tour operators a very competitive “Free Adult” promotion for groups of 10 adults or more,” explained Pam Bassett, Oasis Hotels & Resorts Canadian business development manager in Toronto. “Every sixth adult stays for free during low season, and every eighth adult stays for free during high season.”
Bassett also explained that there are also some very enticing incentives for bookings of 10 rooms or more that are sure to help you close the sale: “For those larger groups of 10 rooms or more (or 20-plus guests), we offer private group check-in, one free room upgrade to the next room category, a complimentary welcome or farewell cocktail reception and up to 20% discount on spa services.”
This resort complex at the Grand Oasis Cancun and the Pyramid at Grand Oasis is a world-class meeting destination that features gorgeous outdoor venues and 10 conference halls – including the enormous Oasis Arena.
From a musical extravaganza in the Oasis Arena to a black-tie dinner in a tropical garden or an elegant cocktail party on a white-sand beach – there’s an ideal setting for any groups ranging from 24 to 2,500 people.
Alternatively, at the Oasis Palm and Grand Oasis Palm, there’s a great selection of outdoor venues to choose from, as well as the Grand Salon Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 400 guests. It also has two suite-like breakout rooms, making it the perfect solution for business meetings that require a combination of privacy and togetherness.
Your clients can also take their meetings to new heights with outdoor meal set-ups, or wrap up business with a well-earned cocktail party, dinner or honours banquet on the poolside terrace, white-sand beach or on board a pirate ship cruise.
If your clients wants a more urban setting, check out OH! Cancun The Urban Oasis and Smart Cancun by Oasis. Located on one of the main avenues, this location is close to all the city hot spots and the beaches. It also offers a beautiful pool terrace, so it’s easy to organize business lunches, poolside dinners, parties and award ceremonies.
And there are plenty on enticing incentives like free rooms, room upgrades, private group check-ins and spa discounts available to help you close the sale.
“MICE planners earn commission with the tour operator, but they also have the added benefit of our Bonus Cash rewards program at www.oasisconnect.ca,” said Bassett. “They can register up to five rooms for added commission.”
Oasis Hotels & Resorts has destination weddings for every couple and budget, whether it’s a legal or symbolic ceremony, a simple exchange of vows or a lavish party with family and friends. The Wedding Team will make everything simple for your client, and their personal bi-lingual on-site wedding planner will take care of every detail in resort.
“A variety of fully customizable wedding packages are available, including the complimentary O Ceremony package,” added Bassett. “Whether it’s a beach, a pool or an indoor wedding, the Oasis Wedding Team can assist with all of your clients’ wedding needs.
“Wedding groups booked through any Canadian tour operator receive the same “Free Adult” promotion and Social Groups incentives. Our Bonus Cash program is a nice added benefit here as well.”