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Fishing Lodge Cap Cana offers Introductory Travel Agent Commission Rates and Incentive Bonus

New Dominican Republic luxury resort offers 20% commissions on bookings

Special “Dominican Debut” rates start at $99; golf packages begin at $140

CAP CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, the new luxury villa resort opening October 12 in the Dominican Republic, is offering an introductory 20% travel agent commission on all bookings.
The commission applies to bookings made by June 30, 2012, and travel completed before the end of 2012.
In addition, the property is also offering a 3-5-7 Incentive Program, which can earn agents an American Express gift card for each individual booking.
  • $25 card: 3-4 night booking
  • $50 card: 5-6 night booking
  • $100 card: 7+ night booking
All bookings for this program must be made and completed by June 30, 2012. Agents must submit a booking detail form after client travel to qualify. The form can be downloaded here or requested from Leisure Sales Director Donna Smith at
A three-night minimum stay is required to meet both commission and incentive program requirements, while neither offer is valid for group bookings of 10 rooms per night or more.
Fishing Lodge, named for the Caribbean’s largest inland marina which the resort surrounds, is located within a masterfully designed village only 10 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport. Managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, its initial opening features an array of amenities, including two themed restaurants, three bars, four pools, a 16th century-style stone wedding chapel, a state-of-the-art fitness center, boutique shops, and outdoor event spaces including a spectacular outdoor amphitheater.
The resort is offering one-time “Dominican Debut” villa rates starting at $99, and a five-night, three-round golf package beginning at $140 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Golf package rounds are played at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada Golf Club, the highest-ranked golf course in the Caribbean, and feature one forecaddie per group and transportation to and from the nearby course. Both offers are valid from October 12 through 2011 and do not include taxes, resort fee or service charge. Although Fishing Lodge is not an all-inclusive resort, package plans that include meals and beverages are available beginning at $174.50 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.
Fishing Lodge includes 299 spacious, Mediterranean-style villas with stunning marina views, designer furnishings and innovative architecture. Built on low-rise docks, they range in size from junior to three-bedroom villas, while several feature private infinity pools and swim-out access. Guests also enjoy a secluded beach, which is a delightful two-minute ride by private watercraft.
To make a reservation or for more information, visit, call 866-855-4886 or e-mail at
Fishing Lodge is owned by Corporacion Hotelera Del Mar and is the first property to open within Salamander’s Grand Resorts at Cap Cana collection. The second property, Ocean Club Cap Cana, will open in 2012 as a 92-room boutique-style hotel, romantically situated where the marina meets the Caribbean Sea.
Unlike many other Dominican destinations which are only all-inclusive, the Fishing Lodge experience is open to all guest types and stays – from family reunions to executive group retreats. Guests can also enjoy children’s activities, boat rentals, sport fishing and nautical provisioning.
Twice the size of Manhattan, Cap Cana is an ecologically pristine, 30,000-acre exclusive retreat featuring ocean, beach, cliffs and forest. In addition to hiking trails, an unsurpassed array of water-based options and a variety of nature-based activities, it has been hailed as the “World’s Greatest New Destination.” The nearby Punta Cana International Airport is served by 38 airlines offering flights from 100 cities around the world.
In addition to Punta Espada Golf Club, which is within Cap Cana’s gates and features more oceanfront holes than any other layout in the Western hemisphere, the area’s numerous other courses – designed by such luminaries as P.B. Dye and Tom Fazio – create an unrivalled golf vacation destination. Cap Cana also features another spectacular hotel just two miles from the Fishing Lodge: Sanctuary Cap Cana features a world-class spa, stunning ballroom facilities and an array of extraordinary accommodations along its pristine beach.
About Corporacion Hotelera Del Mar (CHM)
Corporacion Hotelera Del Mar (CHM) was founded by Juan Pelayo and Paco Martinez, both of whom are successful purveyors, packagers and distributors of high-quality meat products in Europe – operations that have been lauded by the Spanish government for their state-of-the-art approach to business. Headquartered in Spain, CHM owns, plans and develops luxurious hotel properties on or near some of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world. Its portfolio includes stellar properties in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, including Fishing Lodge Cap Cana and the soon-to-open, boutique-style Ocean Club hotel.
About Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio currently includes the recently renovated Innisbrook resort near Tampa, FL., host to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship every March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only six properties in North America to hold Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, a luxurious resort development on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic opening on October 1, 2011; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed resort located near Washington, D.C. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit

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