It’s your day today and with that come even more giveaways, bonus commissions and rewards travel partners won’t want to miss out on. Virgin Voyages wants to get you on board Resilient Lady to hang with John Diorio, Atlantis Paradise Island wants to welcome you to a Bahamian paradise, and Silversea wants to pour on the rewards for you and your clients.
During Travel Agent Appreciation Month, Virgin Voyages is showing its love and appreciation for First Mates (travel advisors) with special perks, giveaways and nation-wide activities. The cruise brand is giving away a trip on its Aussie MerMaiden sailing out of Melbourne on Resilient Lady later this year, which will be hosted by John Diorio, North American v.p. of sales.
Also up for grabs is special Virgin Voyages swag, which advisors can win by following the brand’s interactive SeaCiety page on Facebook. Throughout the month, the cruise line will also be releasing a series of videos featuring special guests. Finally, Virgin Voyages’ regional sales managers will be hosting exclusive happy hours and lunch events in various geographic markets.
Bonus Commissions for Travel Partners
For any last-minute bookings in the month of May, Atlantis Paradise Island is offering bonus commission for its valued travel agents including:
$50 per booking at The Coral at Atlantis
$75 per booking at The Royal at Atlantis
$100 per booking at The Cove at Atlantis
$100 per booking at The Reef at Atlantis
Advisors can obtain this via logging their reservations booked during this timeframe and sending them to [email protected].
Additionally, the travel advisor with the most booked revenue will be rewarded with a 4-night stay at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Silversea’s Weekly Prize Drawings, Extra Commissions & Suite Upgrades
Silversea Cruises has introduced a new incentive for Travel Partner Appreciation Month. When travel advisors make a new confirmed booking on any expedition cruise during the months of May and June, they will automatically be entered into a weekly prize draw for a chance to win a gift card. One winner will be selected for each week in May and June.
“Travel Partner Appreciation Month is a special time for us to show our appreciation and reward our travel advisor partners for their loyalty and efforts,” said Massimo Brancaleoni, Silversea’s sr. v.p. of global sales. “Though it kicks off in May, our incentives continue through June, marking our continuous appreciation for our travel partners and the important role they have played in our success for nearly three decades. This appreciation campaign focuses on our expedition cruises, which provide clients with uniquely immersive travel experiences that can lead to repeat business and, due to the higher per diem fares of our expedition voyages, enable travel advisors to earn more in commission.”
Additionally, through its kicker commission program, the cruise line is offering an extra 1 percent kicker commission on all expedition cruises, an extra 1 percent kicker commission on all new-to-brand guests, and an extra 1 percent kicker commission an all new-to-repeat guests (guests who book for a second time with Silversea through the same agency). This gives travel advisors the opportunity to increase their commission by up to two extra commission points.
Meanwhile, its limited-time Suite Upgrades promotion is for new bookings made by May 31, 2023. Available with door-to-door all-Inclusive fares on select voyages departing before May 31, 2024, the offer provides up to a two-category suite upgrade on select voyages, for selected suite categories; and a US$1,000 shipboard credit per suite (US$500 per person, limited to two guests per suite). Plus, Silversea’s door-to-door all-inclusive fares feature a refundable, reduced 15 percent deposit and price guarantee, as well as private executive transfers between home and airport, international flights and Business Class upgrades, and in-country air and hotels when required by the itinerary, as well as airport transfers and luggage handling. Guests may use their US$1,000 per suite shipboard credit for spa treatments, specialty restaurants, premium wines and spirits, optional shore excursions—including curated S.A.L.T. experiences to immerse travelers even deeper into each destination and its culture—onboard boutique purchases, laundry services, and more.
Highlight voyages among a broad selection featured in Silversea’s Suite Upgrades promotion include 16-day Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta (Oct. 2-18); 18-day Puerto Williams roundtrip (Oct. 31-Nov. 18, 2023); 7-day San Cristobal roundtrip (Jan. 6-12, 2024); 12-day Walvis Bay to Port Elizabeth (March 23-April 4, 2024); and the 14-day Reykjavik roundtrip (May 18-June 1, 2024).
For more information, visit events.silversea.com/traveladvisorappreciation.
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