Virgin Voyages—Richard Branson’s upscale, adults-only cruise line—is all about the wow factor, and their latest announcement is no exception. Say hello to their new streamlined, advisor-friendly booking platform: LetsGoBook! Created taking their First Mates’ (aka travel advisors) requests in mind, this is so easy peasy you will be able to book your clients in five simple steps.
But wait, there’s more! In true Virgin style, Virgin Voyages is flashing $100,000 USD in commission bonuses for the first 2,000 new bookings made using LetsGoBook and every booking gives First Mates one entry to win a seven-night trip to Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the BVIs.
Every new booking you make using First Mate’s unique LetsGoBook link will be automatically connected to your account on FirstMates.com. Immediately after a booking is made, you can instantly view and customize your client’s voyage, which includes adding cool excursions—Shore Things—, upgrading cabin categories, adding a Bar Tab—Virgin Voyages’ updated take on traditional drinks packages—, and so much more.
“Our First Mates asked for a more streamlined and straightforward booking platform, and we’ve delivered,” says John Dioro, vp of North American sales, in a press statement. “Every agent can use the link to make a booking in less than two minutes or choose to share the link with their clients. This new, easy-to-use interface saves First Mates time on the historically tedious booking process so they can dedicate more time helping their Sailors curate an unforgettable vacation aboard our ships.”
And, according to the press statement, there’s no doubt travel advisors—First Mates—will be able to make bank by booking Virgin Voyages.
“Our customer happiness ratings are in the mid-90s and we are seeing rebooking rates at high as 50%, demonstrating to our First Mates that they can feel confident recommending this extraordinary experience to their clients and earning incredible perks while doing so,” said Shane Riley, vp of international sales, in a press statement. “We want to continuously raise the status quo and do so by offering competitive 16% commissions with no NCFs, agent programs, support on-demand, educational tools, brand swag and access to key sailings.”
For more information on the booking platform, visit firstmates.com.
For more information on cruises, visit virginvoyages.com.