Unique Travel Corp. ("UTC"), the exclusive worldwide marketing, sales and reservations representative of Sandals Resorts and its affiliates, Beaches Resorts (collectively the "Resorts"), has established the following terms and conditions ("Partnership Agreement") for our travel agent partners who wish to continue enjoying co-branding, marketing and selling status with UTC of the Resorts and their products and services.
Use of any websites or online marketing for the Resorts require our travel agent partners to strictly adhere to the following:
Resorts' Trademarks Prohibited in Sponsored Advertisements. Use of the Resorts' trademarks in any manner that may cause confusion, as determined in the sole discretion of UTC, is strictly prohibited. To the extent that you use sponsored advertisements in connection with online search engines (e.g., Google Adwords advertisements) you must strictly adhere to the requirements in Section 4, however, several requirements are highlighted below:
Your agency name or website URL must be prominently displayed;
any display of Resorts' Trademark, or anything confusingly similar thereto, is strictly prohibited.
Framing Prohibited. Any display of any of the websites of Sandals (e.g., www.sandals.co.uk) or Beaches (www.beaches.co.uk) within a frame on your website or a third party website is strictly prohibited. Such use distorts the display of the Resorts' websites and will likely lose your agency's tracking.
Travel agent partners may promote the Resorts via their website(s) and online marketing material(s) by using logos, graphics, and images supplied by us. Use of any other logos, graphics, or images of the Resorts is strictly prohibited. Additionally, Travel agent partners may post, via social media pictures which they have taken, provided they are not defamatory or disparaging in any way whatsoever. Further, travel partner agent acknowledges that the logos, graphics, and images (including without limitation, all content, text, images, media, pictures and other materials available under the ‘Images and Logos‘ link) are proprietary to or licensed by UTC, protected under copyright and other intellectual property laws, and may not be reproduced, transmitted, displayed, published or distributed in any way inconsistent with these Terms & Conditions without the express prior written consent of UTC.
Logos, graphics and images downloaded from the ‘Images and Logos’ link can only be used to promote the Resorts, and cannot be used with materials that promote anything in addition to the Resorts, The Resorts' logos shall not be used on any materials that do not also contain the travel agency's logo, which must be larger and more prominent than the Resort's logos. At no point should the use of logos, graphics or images be used in a way that may confuse consumers as to whether the travel agency is acting on behalf of the Resorts or is endorsed by the Resorts.
The Resorts' logos cannot exceed 200 pixels in width by 100 pixels in height. Although the Resorts' logos and images can be reduced in size, they cannot be cropped, enlarged or modified in any other form or fashion.
By using any of the Resorts' logos, images and graphics you agree to strictly adhere to all of the Terms and Conditions listed on the Resorts' website and you understand and agree that the Resorts undertake and accept no financial responsibility or liability to or on behalf of your agency.
Travel agents are not authorised to offer or advertise reservations or packages for the Resorts that directly or indirectly identify prices, price terms or equivalent offers other than those that UTC have authorised, or otherwise confuse the marketplace or the consumer with marketing practices using terms such as "lowest price guarantee".
As a travel agent partner you represent and warrant that you shall not:
Use, buy, bid on or register keywords that include or incorporate the (a) registered trademarks owned by Sandals Resorts, such as but not limited to Sandals®, Beaches®, WeddingMoon®, FamilyMoon®, Luxury Included®, or (b) Resorts' website addresses, such as but not limited to of www.sandals.co.uk or www.beachesresorts.co.uk or (c) individual resort property names (collectively, the "Trademarks"), or any misspelling or substantially similar or confusingly similar variation thereof, for use in any form of pay-per-click or search engine advertising (e.g, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, etc.).
display or cause to be displayed, in any context or manner, the Trademarks in any cost per click search engine advertisement.
use the Trademarks or anything confusingly similar thereto in any domain name, or register a domain name that contains the Trademarks or anything confusingly similar thereto.
without limiting the foregoing you further represent and warrant that you shall add the following list of terms as negative key words ("Phrase Match Negatives") to prevent a search engine from triggering an advertisement when a search is conducted for any of the following terms:
Travel agents agree not to use the Trademarks or anything confusingly similar thereto in the name, username, account name, profile name, screen name, or anything similar of any form of social media or social networking websites (including by example but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, or "fans of" social media pages etc.), blogging and community websites (including but not limited to BlogSpot.com, Wordpress.com, etc.), video websites (including, but not limited to YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), or any other website operated by a third party, directly or indirectly controlled or posted by the travel agency. Travel agents agree not to use the Trademarks or anything confusingly similar thereto in the name, username, account name, profile name, screen name, or anything similar of any form of social media or social networking websites (including by example but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, or "fans of" social media pages etc.), blogging and community websites (including but not limited to BlogSpot.com, Wordpress.com, etc.), video websites (including, but not limited to YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), or any other website operated by a third party, directly or indirectly controlled or posted by the travel agency.
The travel agents shall not use any social media or "fans of" social media pages or social networking websites or undertake any other activity that is likely, in UTC's sole discretion, to confuse consumers as to whether the travel agency is acting on behalf of the Resorts or is endorsed by the Resorts.
Travel agents agree to never contact a user from the Resorts' social media platforms. This includes, responding directly to comments or private messaging of users found on the Resorts' social media platforms.
Solicitation, distribution and posting of materials at the Resorts' property and on the Resorts' social media platforms is strictly prohibited.
UTC may revise and update these Terms and Conditions from time to time in UTC's sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when posted to Sandals Resorts' website. Your continued operation as a travel agent partner following the posting or notification of revised Terms and Conditions means that you accept and agree to the changes.
Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in an immediate termination of your ability to sell the Resorts' products or services. UTC further retains the right at all times to cancel, modify or terminate these Terms and Conditions or any programme, at our sole discretion, without notice.
UTC may terminate the travel agent partner's ability to sell the Resorts' products any time without cause or reason by giving written notice of termination.
The travel agent partner shall immediately cease and desist from advertising, utilising or posting all Trademarks inclusive of images and the logos associated with Sandals®, Beaches® and Beach Resorts on any and all travel agent partner website(s), social media forums, letterhead, on printed marketing and advertising materials and media in any and all forms.
The travel agent partner shall no longer utilise, advertise, market or display all awards and designations previously granted on behalf of any of the Resorts or by the chairman of the Resorts on any and all travel agent partner website(s), social media forums, letterhead, on printed marketing and advertising materials and media in any and all forms.
UTC retains the right to terminate the travel agent partner status for any violation of the Terms and Conditions contained herein.
Travel agent partner shall abide by all Anti-Spam laws with regards to any emails sent to their respective clients or any client lists. Client emails must be opt-in clients.