In honour of National Travel Counselor Day (May 5) and National Travel Counselor Month, many vendors announced offers, promotions, events and more. Here is a summary:
AmaWaterways announced special Advance FAM tariffs on 25 crossings selected in Europe embarking from October to December 2021. Travel counselors can now book their seven-night AmaWaterways river cruise more than five months in advance of their departure, and with a new “Sail with meAdvisors can also recoup the cost of their cabin by making three new FIT reservations on the same sail. Reservations for new customers under the “Sail With Me” bonus offer must be made from May 1 to May 31, 2021.
Travel counselors who wish to take advantage of Advance FAM fares and the “Sail With Me” incentive must register on the AmaWaterways Travel Advisor Portal and submit their Advance FAM request. AmaAcademy graduates benefit from discounts on FAM fares and are also entitled to a bonus commission offer.
Independent travel specialist Avanti The destinations announced that any advisor who becomes a Avanti Certified Expert (ACE) by May 31 of this year will be eligible for FAM trip to London in 2022 (date to be determined). Additionally, advisors will earn a $ 25 gift card for each passenger booked through May 31, 2021 with a deposit paid on that date.
Becoming an Avanti Certified Expert (ACE) requires a passing score of 80% or higher on the ACE test, which has 40 questions that should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Advisors can review and reference the updated Avanti 101 eBook, which has all the answers. To access the test and the electronic brochure, visit book.avantidestinations.com.
There is no minimum booking to qualify for the $ 25 gift card, although the $ 400 deposit per passenger must be paid by the end of May.
By selling exclusively through travel counselors, the Portland, Oregon– a wholesale based tour operator creates bespoke independent and group trips Europe, Asia, North Africa, the Middle is, or Central and South America.
For more details on the National Travel Counselor Day offer, log on to the Avanti Travel Counselor Portal book.avantidestinations.com.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line celebrates the important role of travel counselors with a special edition of “From Adolfo LIVE’s office, “An exclusive Rewards points offer for advisors, and a new one”Rock travel agents!“Toolbox.
Travel counselors can reach out to Perez and Brand Ambassador John heald for a “From Adolfo’s Desk LIVE” webinar on the topic of travel counselors on Wednesday May 5th. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a celebration specially designed for them with a chance to win a variety of prizes, including the popular “Travel Agents Rock!” T-shirts. All advisors attending the event will also receive a special offer to book their next personal cruise with Carnival.
In addition, Carnival’s member travel counselors “Loyalty rocks!The rewards program will receive 50 bonus rewards points in honor of National Travel Counselor Day. Rewards points can be used for a variety of items, including gift cards, electronics, and household items.
Carnival has also developed a “Travel Agents Rock!” Toolkit that includes a virtual background and social media posts that agents can use in front of their customers when participating in virtual sales calls and their social media posts.
National Travel Counselor Day coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week sponsored by United States Travel Association including president of the carnival Christine duffy currently serves as president. National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the we travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals from across the country come together to celebrate the value of travel to our economy, our businesses and our personal well-being. The theme for this year is “The power of travel, “highlighting the transformative qualities that travel can have in our everyday lives. Travel counselors can download a National Travel and Tourism Week toolkit at www.ustravel.org.
A backup reminder with a link to register for the “From Adolfo’s Desk LIVE” webisode will be emailed to all travel agents registered with Carnival. For more information on Carnival Cruise Line, visit the line’s Travel Advisors web portal, GoCCL.com.
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino announced the launch of its new incentive program for travel counselors. After a tough year, the Aruba resort is encouraging frontline workers in the travel industry with free overnight stays and the opportunity to earn cash rewards at booktravelresort.com, a new website designed to provide booking tools and capabilities exclusively to travel counselors.
Travel counselors can access Renaissance Aruba’s new website with exclusive access to information and images, as well as the ability to record direct bookings for clients. (The travel advisor can book guest bookings directly, as well as through their preferred wholesaler.) In return for guest bookings, the resort offers the following incentives through their TRavel Agent Bonus Program:
- Cash Awards – Advisors will earn $ 10 for each revenue-generating night reserved for clients. The bonus is received for direct bookings, as well as for bookings made through their preferred wholesaler. Cash bonuses are issued twice a year in January and July in the form of gift cards. All reservations must be registered before guests arrive at the resort. This offer is valid for bookings from the United States only and does not include group bookings.
- Free room nights – Travel counselors will receive one free night for every seven revenue-generating nights reserved for clients. Free nights are redeemable after guests have visited the resort and remain available for up to two years.
- Free customer amenities – In addition to free nights and cash rewards, travel counselors can use their exclusive account to offer their clients a free convenience that will be received on arrival and include a personalized note in the counselor’s name.
Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort
New Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort By Best Hotels offers special all-inclusive rates for travel counselors of $ 55 per person per night, based on luxury hotel stays Tropical Garden View bedroom. Reservations must be made from May 1 to 15, 2021 for travel from September 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.
Thanks to the “Travel Advisor Day” offer, travel professionals can book up to two luxury rooms in double occupancy with a view of the tropical garden, for a maximum of four nights with rates at the promotional rate of $ 55 per person and night.
Travel counselors with families will enjoy the added value of a Serenade Punta Cana vacation as children under three stay free, while children three to 12 get 50% off the $ 55 fare. per person (maximum two children) when sharing a room with paying adults. Travel counselors with three or more children are charged 50 percent of the normal nightly rate from the third child.
Travel counselor reservations are made by sending an email to [email protected] and reference code “TADAYPROMO2021. »Travel counselors must include their valid ID number at time of booking, such as IATA, IATAN, CLIA and TRUE. Offer is subject to certain restrictions.
Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas
Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas offers a free night and nightly appreciation rates for staying at the adults-only all-inclusive resort and incentive commissions throughout the year.
During Travel Counselor Month, Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas is offering Travel Counselors a third night free when booking a personal stay May 1-31, 2021 for travel May 1-December 20, 2021. Professionals travel can book up to two rooms for their personal stays with friends and family. One free night is offered with a minimum stay of three nights.
During the promotional reservation period, all-inclusive travel advisor appreciation rates start at $ 260 per night for two people booked in an Island View room. Appreciation rates are offered for all room categories, with departure rates varying according to room category and travel dates.
Travel professionals can book their stay using TAFR via the website warwickhotels.com. A valid IATA, TRUE or CLIA number is required. Reservations from travel counselors have a flexible 72 hour cancellation policy. Offer is subject to blackout dates and availability.
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