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In an ongoing effort to familiarize Canadian travel agents with how and why to offer the Melia Cuba brand and properties to their clients, this 16-part weekly series aims to introduce you to different facets of the Melia experience.  From interviews with General Managers, wedding coordinators and brides, to hands-on sales tips and information from BDMs and your Canadian wedding planning specialist, we invite you to meet our Meila Cuba family. Our aim is to help you feel both connected to our product and, most importantly, comfortable with the experience and service that we will offer time and time again to your valued clients.

 


 

Your guide to destination weddings with Melia Cuba

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When searching for the perfect hotel for your group bookings, keep Meliá Hotels International in mind. With four brands and 27 resorts throughout various cities in Cuba, there’s sure to be one to fit your client’s vacation or meeting requirements.

Find out more >>

 


 

What you need to know about Paradisus Varadero's Family Concierge program

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The Family Concierge program is now available with Melia Cuba at the Paradisus Varadero. So what do you need to know to close the sale? We speak with Gina Mallamo for more information and sales tips.

Find out what she had to say >>

 


 

Reasons I chose Melia Varadero for my destination wedding

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CT Magazine's Jenn Larsen got married at the Melia Varadero last January with 45 of her friends and family in attendance and has compiled top five reasons she and her husband chose a destination wedding in Cuba.

Here's what she had to say >>

 


 

How to sell Melia Cuba as the ultimate family vacation

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The Family Concierge program is not new to Paradisus, but it is new to Melia Cuba and the Paradisus Varadero. Here's the sales insight you need to seize the opportunity and grow your sales.

Read on for more>>

 


 

Meet Paradisus Rio De Oro's Sales Manager Sarah Jeisy Melo

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What has made Paradisus Rio De Oro the top choice for couples and romance in Cuba and how does Sales Manager Sarah Jeisy Melo recommend travel agents position the property against its competitors? 

Read on to find out>>

 


 

Need to know: Group & event bookings with Melia Cuba

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What can agents expect when booking an event or conference group at a Melia Cuba property? What are examples of some of the special interest groups Melia hosts? What amenities are available that may appeal to different groups?

Find out more >>

 


 

Melia Cuba Weddings team offers information on planning & legalizing a wedding in Cuba

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Melia Cuba's Weddings team in Canada offer information on their wedding planning process as well as legal requirements. 

Find out what they had to say >>

 


 

Melia Cuba Weddings team offers selling & qualifying tips

Melia Cuba wedding

Who is the client, what can they expect and how can you find the right Melia Cuba property for them?

Find out what they have to say >>

 


 

TTAND's Coreen Doucet shares her Melia Cuba sales tips

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Coreen Doucett from The Travel Agent Next Door shares her sales insights about Melia Cuba product.

Find out what he had to say >>

 


 

Meet Gippsy López Reyes, sales manager at Melia Cayo Coco

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What's the most unique request Gippsy López Reyes, sales manager at Melia Cayo Coco, has received from a guest and how did she help accomodate? Read this and more on her sales tips.

Find out what she has to say>>

 


 

Melia Cuba's YHI Spa experience

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We speak to Melia Cuba representatives to get more sales insight on its YHI Spa experience.

Here's what you need to know>>

 


 

Travel advisor Cheryl Green shares her sales tips for Melia Cuba

Melia Cuba

Sears travel advisor Cheryl Green is a top-seller Melia Cuba product. She shares her insight and tips here.

Find out what she has to say >> 

 


 

Meet Laurent Labal, GM, Hotel Melia Las Dunas

Melia Las Dunas

Laurent Labal, general manager of Hotel Melia Las Dunas, shares insider perspectives on this property.

Find out what he had to say >>

 


 

Why clients might choose a destination wedding in Cuba

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CT Magazine’s Jenn Hubbert got married at the Melia Varadero last January with 45 of her friends and family in attendance and has compiled top five reasons she and her husband chose a destination wedding in Cuba.

Read her reasons >>

 


 

How to sell Melia Cuba, according to Karen Lantigua

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Meet Karen Lantigua, Certified Destination Wedding Planner and Owner of www.MyWeddingAway.com.

Find out what she has to say >> 

 


 

Meet Laura Batey, top selling Melia Cuba agent

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We sat down with Laura Batey, top-selling Melia Cuba agent and owner of Flamborough Travel Plus.

Find out what she had to say >>

 


 

One-on-one with GM of Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

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We sat down with Dario Fernández, General Manager of Hotel Melia Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa and asked him about the resort

Find out what he had to say >>

 


 

Top 5: Things that surprised me during my Melia destination wedding

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CT Magazine's Jennifer Hubbert was married at Melia Varadero a few months ago. What surprised her most? Check out what she has to say so you can relay the information to your clients.

Keep reading for more>>

 


 

One-on-one with GM of Hotel Melia Jardines del Rey

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We sat down with Marcos Diaz Trujillo, General Manager of Hotel Melia Jardines del Rey, and asked him about his resort.

Find out what he had to say >>

 

 

 

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