Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017
TravelBound, the leading supplier of fully independent travel (FIT) to destinations around the globe, is offering special savings on pre-and post-cruise stays in some of the most popular cruise ports around the world now through March during Wave Season.
Travel agents can help clients take advantage of savings in select ports while earning an additional 3% commission for European bookings, including destinations in both Western and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia (including Iceland); 2% more for bookings in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and 1% bonus commission for bookings in the Americas, including Canada and the Caribbean.
“TravelBound’s Wave Season offers help travel agents increase earning potential with savings on hotels for pre- and post-cruise stays in top ports for their clients. Agents always earn commission on the full package booked, tours and transfers included, and the same is true of our bonus commission through January,” said President James Phillips.
“Additionally, we’re launching a two-part ‘WAVEinar’ education series to provide agents insights and sales tips to make the most of Wave Season for their clients,” Phillips continued.
Part one of the “How to Book the Perfect Pre- and Post-Cruise Package” WAVEinar will be held Tuesday, January 24 at 3 p.m. EST and will discuss choosing the right hotel for a client’s port of choice. The first presenter will be Alejandro DeJesus, virtual account manager at TravelBound.
Now through March, TravelBound’s Wave Season campaign will feature values and special offers on different major cruise ports each week. Beginning this week, travel agents will find special savings for hotels in Rome, Venice, Miami and New York such as 20% off a stay of two or more nights at Rome’s Residenza Antica hotel, and 15% off stays through 2017 at Venice’s Continental situated in the heart of Cannaregio.
Also available are offers in two of the largest cruise ports stateside including 25% off four nights at the waterfront Intercontinental Miami and 20% off stays from April through August 31, 2017 at the Riu Plaza New York Times Square.
Upcoming weeks will include ports such as Barcelona, Athens and Ft. Lauderdale.
TravelBound also provides travel agents with sightseeing recommendations to enhance their clients’ pre- and post-stay experience. Sample sightseeing activities include Walks of Italy’s Cook, Dine and Drink in Rome with a local chef where clients will spend an evening learning how to make pasta in the comfort of the chef’s rooftop studio; and the Everglades Airboat Tour and Biscayne Sightseeing Cruise during which clients will visit the Everglades National Park and get up close views of alligators, turtles, lush vegetation, and more.