P&O Cruises has increased agent commission by one per cent and will give away an additional 100,000 Shine points during the peak booking period from December until March, 2021 as a reward for support shown by agents in 2020.
Alex Delamere-White, P&O Cruises vice president sales and marketing, said: “Nothing could have prepared us for the challenges faced this year and the cruise sector has arguably had it tougher than any other. The commission increase, which runs until March 31, is in recognition of the support we have seen from agents throughout this year as we all return to face a brighter new year sales period.”
Norwegian Cruise Line has launched NCL Air – a platform for fly-cruise bookings which is now available in the UK and Continental Europe.
NCL Air offers real-time access and current pricing to flights from across the UK and Ireland to departure ports around the world. At the same time, travel agents benefit from a simplified booking process, all while receiving a minimum 10 per cent commission on the entire flight package.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests up to £600 to spend on board or a free drinks package as part of its annual Cruise Sale.
The offer runs until February 2, 2021 and includes more than 120 cruises from 2021 and 2022.
Intrepid Travel has launched an incentive giving agents the chance to win a trip to Antarctica.
Agents can enter the Race to the Pole incentive by selling an Intrepid trip or joining one of the company’s webinars. Those who make an Antarctica booking will receive five entries into the competition.
The competition runs until February 28, 2021. The prize includes flights, transfers, pre/post departure accommodation and a single berth in a twin window cabin on Ocean Endeavour in the 2022/23 season.
AmaWaterways has launched its second training course on AmaAcademy, its online training platform, focusing on the Danube.
The course is designed to help agents increase their sales on the popular river.
Travel agents who make a reservation with a deposit within 90 days of completing the new course qualify to earn a £25 Love2shop voucher – limited to one voucher per agent
Natalie Read has been hired by SeaDream to represent the company in the UK as its sales director.
Read, who used to work for Cruise Portfolio, previously represented Crystal Cruises and Paul Gauguin. She replaces Mark Schmitt who moved to Tradewind Voyages earlier in the year.