Media Room

Aqua Hospitality Debuts New Website for Travel Agents

Introduces Q University with Agent Certification and Hotel Stays

Honolulu, Hawaii – July 9, 2013 -Aqua Hospitality is launching a brand new website for travel agents, www.AquaTravelAgent.com. The new site is part of the company’s recent rebranding efforts and utilizes leading-edge capabilities to help travel agents navigate through Aqua’s diverse collection of properties. Aqua’s new Q University “QU,” an innovative travel agent certification course, is also a key component of the site.

“Travel agents are an important link to our customers and we want to help them be as informed and up-to-date as possible about our hotel group,” said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We’ve designed the website to be an easy and interactive tool for agents, so they can stay current with hotel information and ultimately best match Aqua properties to their customers’ needs.”

Produced by Aqua’s dynamic online marketing team, led by Corporate Director Lisa Bankston, the dedicated site offers agents a number of useful tools. One highlight is the new Q University, an online course that allows agents to learn about the company’s three hotel brands, key selling points, target markets and Hawaii destination information. All agents who pass the course are certified as an Aqua Agent Q and entered in a quarterly drawing to win hotel stays. Travel agents can also access exclusive promotions, such as Booking Bonuses and Q Rewards, a loyalty program formerly known as the Lifestyle Specialist program that enables agents to earn free hotel stays for their bookings. The site features hotel and destination information, as well as a complete library of travel agent resources.

The new travel agent website is part of Aqua Hospitality’s recent restructuring of its 23 properties into three distinctive hotel brands. The hotel brands enable Aqua to offer a range of accommodations to suit any budget and include:
Monogram Hotel Collection- for those seeking highly personalized experiences
Aqua Hotels & Resorts- for guests seeking stylish accommodations, service and excellent value
Lite Hotels- for economy-minded travelers that appreciate the fundamentals

About Aqua Hospitality®
Aqua Hospitality is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. The company provides full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations, as well as revenue management to maximize profitability. Currently representing 23 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island, Aqua offers lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more information on the company, individual hotels, and its three brands – Monogram Hotel Collection, Aqua Hotels and Resorts and Lite Hotels – visit www.aquahospitality.com or call 1-808-943-9291.

###