The trade in Canada is always flush with bonus rewards opportunities for travel agents as suppliers seek to encourage bookings and to thank agents for their loyalty. Here is our monthly look at some of the offers that are currently available:
 
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection: U wants you to go on its inaugural trip. The new Uniworld brand will cater to 21- to 45-year-olds with “fun, immersive, authentic and adventurous travel experiences” when it sets sail this fall and the cruise line has launched a contest for agents to gain a spot on an Oct. 7-11 “sneak peak” preview cruise out of Paris. To enter, travel agents ages 21-45 must create and post a 30-second video to the U by Uniworld Facebook page sharing how they are going to sell U, tagging #I’mGonnaSellU to their post. Uniworld’s internal Advisory Board will vote on the final winners from entries with the most likes on Facebook. Entries will be accepted now through Aug. 15 and winners will be announced by Aug 23. For more information, visit www.ubyuniworld.com/ca/make-history-contest/.

Sunwing: Booking a Sunwing package to Mexico’s Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region in August will give agents an automatic chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to the “beautiful and relatively undiscovered” destination, along with 12% commission. The promotion is being run in partnership of the city tourist office.
 
Travelbrands: Agents booking any Holiday House FIT product until Aug. 10 will be eligible to play TravelBrands’ Tic-Tac-Know game to win Loyalty Rewards Points. All eligible players will be asked to answer three questions in a row for their chance to win up to 10,000 Loyalty Rewards Points. Any player who does not answer all questions correctly will receive 100 Loyalty Points for simply playing. Agents must be registered with and book through www.travelbrandsaccess.com to participate.
 
Goway: Agents who make three bookings to Tahiti by the end of the year with the tour operator’ IslandsEscapes team will qualify for a free trip to the South Pacific island. Twenty-five agents will receive the prize, which includes five nights accommodation in a four-star hotel and roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles. Six bookings qualify the agent to bring a companion.
 
Trafalgar: … hasn’t forgotten agents in it’s latest consumer promotion. While clients can book select 2018 itineraries at 2017 prices by Sept. 24, the tour operator is also offer agents an incentive for multiple bookings: for each five passengers booked during the promotional period, agents will earn a $100 MasterCard or Trafalgar carry-on suitcase; for 10 passengers, a Beats by Dre Headphones; and for 15 passengers, the first two incentives are combined.
 
TravelBrands: Agents booking TravelBrands on its web site travelbrandsagent.ca through Dec. 15 continue to be automatically entered for a chance to win a million Loyalty Rewards points, which can be redeemed for merchandise, travel, gift cards or be donated to multiple foundations and charities. Leading up to the grand prize, TravelBrands will also give away 100,000 Loyalty Rewards points each month. Meanwhile, every five car rentals booked through Access before June 30 will also earn every travel agent a $25 Petro Canada gift card.
 
Watch this space for regular agent incentive offerings.
 
 
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Agents can win a trip to Tahiti from Goway.

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