The Cayuga Gratitude Giveaway

Inspired by tributes to the hard work and sacrifice of Essential Workers, we wanted to do something positive for our friends in travel and shine the light on some of the heroes of the tourism industry.

The Travel Advisors, Destination Specialists and members of their team who have worked especially hard this year, often for nothing in return, who have remained dedicated to serving their clients and keeping the dream of travel alive.  Particularly at this moment, those in the travel and tourism space are the ones who deserve and need a vacation.

All of us at the Cayuga Collection want to say: ‘Muchas Gracias”.

So we created the “The Cayuga Gratitude Giveaway” a simple way to spread positivity and give the lucky winner something to look forward to. Members of the travel trade (DMCs, Tour Operators, Wholesale Partners, and Travel Advisors) are invited to nominate individuals on the front lines of travel – specifically Travel Advisors, Trip Designers and members of their team –  for a chance to win an exceptional Costa Rican escape with their family or loved one, courtesy of The Cayuga Collection

This view is reserved for that very special “Hero of the Travel Trade”

We developed two itineraries that the winner can choose between – one for families and one for adults – featuring the top suites at our hotels and lodges, exceptional meals, private experiences with our naturalist guides, spa treatments to soothe away months of stress and special surprises. 

Click here to see the itineraries.


So who will you nominate? Your accounting partner who kept it all straight despite months of confusion and change? Your top producing Advisor? Or someone new to the industry who was just starting to build their business?  We want to hear your stories and reward a deserving someone with a much-needed trip. Click the link below to access the nomination form and submit your entry today! 


Link to Nomination Form.

A big thank you to all Travel Advisors and their support teams for their support of the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges during the past months.


Who is eligible for nomination? Travel advisors, Trip Designers, and members of their team which can include marketing, product managers & accounting. (The giveaway is for specialists outside of Costa Rica who work directly with the travelers they plan trips for. So if you are a DMC or Wholesale Partner, you can’t win. But you are welcome to nominate someone! See below.
Who can submit a nomination?
 DMCs, tour operators, other travel advisors. This is a way to say thank you and acknowledge your peers and best advisor partners. 

What are the requirements for nomination? To nominate an advisor, complete THIS BRIEF FORM including the nominee’s name, email, travel agency, any affiliation & a few sentences describing why you have nominated them.  
What is included in the trip? All accommodations, transportation within Costa Rica, a selection of our top private experiences in each destination, multiple meals, and more. Please review the detailed Cayuga Gratitude Giveaway Itinerary options for complete details on inclusions. International airfare, some meals, and any experiences not noted in the itinerary are an additional expense.

What is the timing of this?  Nominations will be accepted through August 15th, 2020. A panel of our local staff will select our top 5 nominees on August 17.  Members of the travel industry will have the opportunity to vote on our tip 5 finalists until September 15th. The trip winner will be announced on September 30th, 2020.

Winners must redeem their trip & travel between October 1, 2020, and December 20, 2021. Blackout Dates apply (President’s Week, & Festive Season.)

Is there any catch? You can’t nominate yourself – this is about shining the spotlight on another peer in your industry and paying the goodwill forward.  You may nominate more than one person, but multiple duplicate nominations will only be counted once. The winner of the Cayuga Gratitude Giveaway will be asked to share their experience on social media and write a short trip review to be used in our various marketing channels.

If you’ve nominated someone, thank you! Help us spread the word. Share your nomination on Social Media using #cayugagratitudegiveaway and be sure to tag us at @cayugacollection on Instagram & Facebook. 

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we’ll plant a tree for each nomination that we receive.


Access the Nomination Form here.

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