Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, the first-ever Gourmet Inclusive international property by Nickelodeon and Karisma Hotels & Resorts, located in the Dominican Republic, recently completed a training and certification program through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to ensure its staff are prepared to welcome guests on the autism spectrum or those with sensory sensitivities.
“At Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, it’s our goal to provide an inclusive property that caters to all families including those with individuals with autism. We’re thrilled to partner with Autism Travel and IBCCES to provide our guests a safe and sensory-friendly environment that all kids, teens, and adults can enjoy. Now everyone can come together at our luxuriously playful property and savor a vacation in paradise complete with world-class culinary experiences, entertainment with favorite Nickelodeon characters, and amenities to promote quality family time,” said Kelly Poling, Senior Vice President of Marketing of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive representatives for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.
For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for licensed healthcare professionals and educators around the globe. IBCCES recognized that many families with children with special needs have limited travel options and created programs specifically for the hospitality and travel industry.
“We’re so excited to partner with an organization that is not only committed to providing the best service and accommodations to ALL guests, but one that will connect with kids of all ages and help them make lasting memories with their families. We’re committed to providing research-based training and certification to leading destinations across the globe so all families can have peace of mind when visiting new places and benefit from these experiences,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.