The Escape Plan – August 2011

2011 Precoa Incentive Travel Newsletter, August 2011

“Fun is good.”

-Dr. Seuss

When we said that Escape To Paradise – Maui would be one of the most exciting and memorable incentive travel trips we’ve ever organized, we weren’t kidding.

In this issue we’re thrilled to unveil all of our incredible excursions and activities that you’ll have a chance to experience on the exotic island of Maui. Take a look at the list and let your imagination run wild. From breathtaking helicopter rides and surfing excursions to luxurious spa treatments and serene horseback rides, there’s something for everyone on this trip. Be sure to visit the official Escape to Paradise website – escape.precoa.com – to see the complete list of excursions, including photos, and point values.

As an added bonus this month, we’re also unveiling the details our latest incentive travel contest, which is your chance to win $100! All you need is a digital camera and your best Hawaiian fashion sense, and the money could be yours!

We can’t wait to show off this amazing location to you and your guest. Escape to Paradise - Maui will be the ultimate reward for your hard work and dedication to the families you serve. Keep up the outstanding work and as they say in Hawaii, pomaika’i, a hui hou – good luck and we’ll see you soon!

show us your best hawaiian outfit and win $100!



Precoa partners Mark Hornibrook and Bret Davis show off the latest in Hawaiian tourist wear, but we think our agents can do even better!

No trip to Hawaii is complete without the finest in tropical attire and with this in mind we want to see who our best dressed agents and guests are. So grab your most eye-catching Hawaiian shirt, grass skirt, straw hat, lei, coconut shells, or whatever else you want to incorporate, take a photo, and email it to us at escape@precoa.com by the entry deadline of Sunday, Sept. 11.

We’ll pick the best of the bunch and give that agent and their guest a $100 Visa gift card to spend on anything they want! There will also be two Honorable Mention awards for our next-favorite photos – each of which will be good for a $50 Visa card.

Whether you choose to go tacky or classy, we’re looking forward to seeing how creative you can be in your photo. If history is any indication, we know we’re going to be impressed with your results.

Escape to paradise – maui excursions

Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy – Ka’anapali Beach (50,000 points)

The surf is always up in Maui. Fun, exciting, safe, and easy to learn, you’re guaranteed to surf in your first lesson. Your two-hour lesson includes 30 minutes spent on the beach, where your instructor will go over the basic fundamentals necessary to get up properly and safely on your surfboard in order to ride a wave. Then you and your surf coach hit the ocean and start catching waves. All instructors are highly qualified surfers and teachers, as well as first aid/CPR certified and lifeguard trained.

Ka’anapali Kai Golf (85,000 points)

At 6,400 yards, this stunning par 70 course has a forgiving layout with subtle, undulating greens that accommodate all levels of play. Natural canals, gulches, and lava rock boundaries flank many holes on the course which is also landscaped with native flowers, Norfolk Pines, and coconut trees that border many fairways. Recently renovated by Hawaii's most prolific golf course architect, Robin Nelson, the Ka'anapali Kai Course is perfect for both the beginning and avid golfer.

Spa

Located on-site at the Sheraton Maui Resort, the expansive Spa at Black Rock features indoor and outdoor secluded relaxation areas and seven luxurious treatment rooms. Special blends of oils and lotions from Absolutely Natural take the forefront in the treatments to amass a truly creative and inspiring experience. These essences encompass the rich history of Hawaii as coconut, kukui nut, maile, and orchid blend to create a truly aromatic journey.

  • Black Rock Massage (85,000 points)
    This custom treatment combines a wide array of massage techniques to heal whatever your ailment. Allow yourself to float away as your therapist tailors to your individual needs. (50 minutes)
  • Hawaiian “Lomi-Lomi” Massage (85,000 points)
    Beautifully flowing, long massage strokes will induce deep relaxation. (50 minutes)
  • Prenatal (Hapai) Massage (85,000 points)
    Our prenatal cushion will help you to relax in comfort as your therapist massages away tired feet and legs, as well as lower back tension. (50 minutes)
  • Refreshing Facial (85,000 points)
    Invigorating vitamin C, anti-oxygenating berries, soothing cucumber and healing aloe will have your skin refreshed with a healthy glow. Hydration and nourishment is essential at all ages and this facial is great for everyone. (50 minutes)
  • Mani/Pedi Combo (55,000 points)
    Relax as your therapist puts you into a tropical abyss with a warm mango hand and arm massage. Your hands will look as good as you feel after this delightful experience. This tropical blend will leave your feet as soft as the skin you were born with.

Ka'anapali Skyline Adventure (90,000 points)

High above Maui's Ka'anapali Beach, amidst the verdant valleys of Mount Kahalawai, an incomparable adventure awaits. This land, steeped in legend, with panoramic views, plunging cliffs, and lush valleys plays host to a zipline adventure unlike any other in the world. The adventure contains eight amazing ziplines which allow you to soar high above streams and waterfalls.

Scuba Dive at Black Rock Ka’anapali Beach (65,000 points)

Located at the northern-most part of Ka’anapali Beach at the Sheraton Maui, this dive is suitable for both experienced and first-time divers with an easy entry and exit, and depths ranging to 35 feet. Many species of fish frequent the area along with turtles and moray eel species. Occasionally one may spot an eagle ray passing by. Experience the remarkable undersea world of Maui just a short walk from your hotel room.

Horseback Adventure (65,000 points)

Check out a different side of Maui with this scenic horseback adventure. The West Maui Journey ride takes you through a region called “Maile Pai” – meaning “fast growing vine” – visiting rolling hills and lush tropical valleys along the way. This easy-going, 90-minute journey is recommended for all riding levels.

Kahoma Ranch Tour, ATV & Waterslide Experience (65,000 points)

Enjoy an exciting ride in your own ATV (Polaris Ranger) through cattle pastures on private dirt roads and trails. You’ll experience the West Maui Mountains with breathtaking views of Lahaina and a short hike will take you to the cliff lookout, where you’ll have a spectacular view of Kahoma Valley. Following an off-road drive up the mountain, cool off with a refreshing dip into a fresh water reservoir after going down a thrilling mountain water slide.

Deep Sea Fishing (115,000 points)

Reel in the big one during this four-hour morning trip! With the help of the experienced charter boat captain this is your chance to be the envy of all your friends back home by catching a real Hawaiian game fish, including Mahi Mahi, Ono, Ahi, and even the legendary Pacific Marlin. Sport fishing in Hawaii is the ultimate in fishing. Don’t miss out on this adventure!

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour (180,000 points)

Relatively few people, even locals, know of the grand and awesome beauty carved into the mountain that is West Maui. This flight will take you through the Iao Valley, past magnificent rain forest and towering valley walls which lace the entire mountain. From your aerial vantage point you’ll see one hidden valley after the next separated by knife-edged ridges and mist-shrouded peaks. Waterfalls cascade from towering cliffs into the streams running along the rainforest floor. This tour is heart-thumping beauty from start to finish.

who’s qualified for escape to paradise - MAUI?

We’ve just begun the second half of our 2011 incentive qualifying period and the list of qualifiers for Escape To Paradise - Maui has grown to 13 all-star agents. We had three more – Rodney Davidson, Samuel Gray, and Stephanie Hermann – reach the elite 1 million-point mark last month. We’d like to extend a BIG congratulations – or Ho'omaika'i 'ana as they say in Hawaii – to our July qualifiers!

The qualifying list looks like it’s about to explode in the coming months with a large group of agents poised to punch their tickets to Maui. As of August 1, there were seven agents knocking on the door with 900,000+ points, 12 more over the 800,000 mark, and 11 others surging past 700,000 points. Overall, there are an amazing 68 Precoa agents currently on pace to qualify for Escape to Paradise and we want to see every one of them in Maui!

Escape To Paradise-Maui Qualifiers (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Jill Breunig
  • Paul Brooks
  • Rodney Davidson
  • John Fabry
  • Samuel Gray
  • Agavni Grigorian
  • Stephanie Hermann
  • Tammy Hopper
  • Brian Kennebeck
  • Cheryl Marshall
  • Dan Parriott
  • Christopher Teel
  • Adam Vogel

Award Points Needed to Qualify:

Counselors must earn a minimum of 1,000,000 points to qualify for the trip. Additional points can be used for room upgrades, extra nights, excursions, etc. Perk Points carried over from previous years can be used for upgrades and excursions once the counselors or manager has already qualified based on 2011 sales.

(Visit escape.precoa.com to get all the details on how you can qualify for Escape to Paradise)

sheraton maui resort & spa room rates:

  • Garden View Room – 1,000,000 points
  • Ocean View Room – 1,200,000 points
  • Junior Suite (ocean view) – 2,000,000 points
  • Ocean Suite (ocean view) – 2,600,000 points

Excursion/activity prices:

  • Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy –50,000 points
  • Ka’anapali Golf Course – 125,000 points
  • Spa at Black Rock Massages (Black Rock, Lomi-Lomi, Prenatal) – 85,000 points
  • Spa at Black Rock Facial – 85,000 points
  • Spa at Black Rock Mani/Pedi Combo – 55,000 points
  • Ka’anapali Skyline Adventure – 90,000 points
  • Scuba Dive at Black Rock – 65,000 points
  • Horseback Adventure – 65,000 points
  • Kahoma Ranch Tour, ATV, and Waterslide Experience – 65,000 points
  • Deep Sea Fishing – 115,000 points
  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour – 180,000 points