The Escape Plan — June 2011

2011 Precoa Incentive Travel Newsletter, June 2011

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
-Robert Collier

Believe it or not, we’re almost midway through the 2011 incentive travel qualifying period. You’ve been working hard over the past five months and all of us here in the Portland home office will be rooting you on over the next seven months to keep it going and earn your well-deserved Escape to Paradise!

You and your guest will enjoy some of Maui’s most luxurious accommodations during your stay (April 25-30) at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. In this issue of The Escape Plan, we’ll tell you all about the stunning rooms available and break down the point requirements for each.

If you haven’t already, be sure watch the video on the official Escape to Paradise website – escape.precoa.com – to take a virtual tour of the Sheraton Maui. You can also find floor plans and additional photos of the rooms at www.sheraton-maui.com.

escape.precoa.com will be your most valuable resource for all the latest about the incentive travel trip throughout the coming year. Bookmark this page and check back often to get the most recent news, information, and updates for Escape to Paradise 2011 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. You’ll also find other great content like staff features and entertainment guides, as well as updates on point requirements, activity schedules, and registration as the trip draws closer.

We think Escape to Paradise 2011 could be the best incentive trip we’ve ever organized and can’t wait to show off this amazing location to you and your guest. As they say in Hawaii, pomaika’i, a hui hou – good luck and we’ll see you soon!

Founder’s Notes

By Mark Hornibrook
Precoa Founder and Co-Owner

Each incentive travel trip I’ve had the good fortune of attending reminds me of how special our Precoa family is. Having the chance to visit with so many of you last month at Secrets truly felt like a family homecoming and I was inspired by your passion to help families.

That feeling of camaraderie and our shared joy of serving families is what makes our incentive trips so unique and meaningful…and, of course, we also have a lot of fun in some of the most beautiful and exciting settings in the world.

Our team is hard at work producing the commemorative DVDs of Escape to Secrets, which we expect to send out next month. You all gave our video crew hours and hours of great footage, and based on the clips I’ve seen, I think you’re really going to enjoy this gift celebrating an amazing experience.

As great as Secrets was, I’m very excited for our next trip – Escape to Paradise – April 25-30 at the Sheraton Maui Resort. We’ve got some wonderful events and excursions planned for our group that we’ll be announcing shortly and just wait until you see this location in Maui – it’s absolutely incredible.

The summer has traditionally been one of our most productive periods as a company and I know you all are eager to take advantage of the warm weather and meet with more families. I want to wish you all the best and remind you to let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you.

Good luck and I hope to see you all at Escape to Paradise Maui!

Who’s qualified for escape to paradise?

We’re just five months in to 2011 and we’ve already had three superstar agents – Tammy Hopper, Christopher Teel, and Jill Breunig – punch their ticket to Maui by surpassing the 1 million-point mark. This is truly an awesome achievement!

The qualifying list will only get bigger in the coming months though as five other agents are over 900,000 points and another eight have surpassed the 700,000 mark. Overall, there are 58 Precoa agents currently on pace to qualify for Escape to Paradise.

We can’t wait to see next month’s numbers when we officially hit the midpoint…good luck everyone!

LUXURIOUS LODGING At The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

By Alfredo Moreno
Precoa Travel Writer

Even on the busiest, most action-packed vacations, the perfect hotel room can often be what makes the experience truly memorable. Your room is your official vacation headquarters and where your first and last experience of each day takes place. Having the right accommodations can be one of the keys to your vacation success.

Thankfully, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa boasts some of the island’s most luxurious lodging. From the garden view rooms to the ocean view suites, you’ll find yourself surrounded by first class amenities.

Imagine waking up each morning in a tropical island paradise, putting on a plush cotton robe and sipping fresh brewed Hawaiian coffee on your own private lanai (balcony/patio) as you gaze out at the palm trees swaying under bright blue skies and listen to ocean waves breaking in the distance.

Guests in the garden view rooms will experience the peaceful scenery of the resort’s tropical gardens or majestic West Maui Mountains and Kaanapali Golf Course. With an upgrade to the ocean view rooms, guests will gain views of the beautiful Kaanapali shoreline and the resort’s natural lagoon pool. Both rooms feature island-inspired décor, rich wood furnishings, a wide-screen flat panel television, high-speed internet, refrigerator, full bath amenities, and private lanai.

And for the elite guest, the Sheraton Maui’s Junior and Ocean Suites offer breathtaking views and the some of the most spacious rooms available on the property at more than 665 square feet each. All the modern conveniences of home are provided in the midst of an island paradise with separate living and dining areas, including a wet bar, plush sofa and armchair, widescreen plasma television and Bose sound system, along with premium bathroom amenities. Distinguished guests that opt for the premier upgrade to the Ocean Suite gain even more room to relax, including a stunning, 30-foot curved lanai that looks out toward the Pacific Ocean.

No matter what accommodations you choose, you’ll experience unmatched luxury, convenience, and relaxation at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

Escape to Paradise 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

escape to secrets feedback

We want to thank all of you who joined us on our most recent incentive travel trip – Escape to Secrets – and made it one of the most successful events we’ve put on.

How do we know the trip was such a success? You all took the time to tell us so in the Escape to Secrets survey, responding with an outstanding 97.9% overall satisfaction rating!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey and provided us with valuable feedback. We appreciate all the compliments as well as the notes for ways we can improve your experience. We will continue to strive toward 100 percent satisfaction as we award you for all your hard work and service during the year with an unforgettable vacation.

Here are some of our favorite comments from the surveys we received:

“This could definitely be the benchmark by which other trips are measured.”

“I really appreciated the way Mark and Bret went out of their way to welcome us. You two are the BEST!”

“This may have been the best trip yet. Secrets was terrific and the staff and setting made it a trip to remember.”

“Absolutely loved it! Can we repeat and three-peat?”

“For us it was the perfect balance of excursions and relaxation. This was the first year I’ve included the spa and I really enjoyed it!”

“It was beyond what I was expecting. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the next one.”

“The planning and execution were flawless. It was so well organized. We loved the opportunity of getting to know the leaders of the company. Thank you very much.”

“You do a wonderful job. Keep up the hard work and looking forward to seeing you in Hawaii.”

“The planning and coordinating from start to finish were first class, non-stress, enjoyable, and appreciated. Thanks ever so much for the hard work and attention to detail.”

Congrats To Our Survey Winners!

We’re pleased to announce that Ginger Paul of Bismark, N.D. and Norma Hatt of Linden, Mich. were the lucky winners of our drawing for a $100 Visa gift card just for filling out the Escape to Secrets survey. Stay tuned for more ways to win as we work toward to Escape to Paradise 2011 in Maui!

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.

Click here to get all the details on how you can qualify for Escape to Paradise.