PHOTO: A sunlit Carnival Sunshine steaming to her next port-of-call. (photo courtesy of Carnival Corporation & plc)
During the month of September, Carnival Cruise Line will give travel agents the opportunity to earn greater commission percentages on bookings with its “AMP Up Commission Challenge.”
From September 1 to September 30, 2017, agents will be able to raise the rate up to 15 percent by reaching reservation objectives set by the line.
“We appreciate how hard travel agents work to meet booking goals and with this promotion they’ll enjoy the added incentive of reaching a heightened commission level with just a bit of added help from us,” said Carnival’s Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez, in a press release.
“This is the perfect opportunity for agents to give themselves a greater challenge as we approach the end of the year all while earning more than they normally would for reaching the goals set with the promotion.”
It’s all part of Carnival’s “Travel Agents Rock” program. Agents can register for the promotion on August 1-18, 2017 on GoCCL.com.
The commission percentage per booking breakdown during the period is as follows:
—15% Commission: 21 Bookings
—14% Commission: 15 Bookings
—13% Commission: 10 Bookings
—12% Commission: 6 Bookings
—11% Commission: 4 Bookings
All new active, fully deposited individual reservations and berthed group cabins will automatically tally towards the “AMP Up Commission Challenge” goal. The count and commission level will be shared via email summary at the promotion’s end, if applicable. Agencies in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada earning from 10-14 percent currently are eligible to participate.
TravelPulse had the chance to further interview Perez about the challenge:
Travel Pulse: What prompted the latest travel agency promotion?
Adolfo Perez: We hear a lot from agents about how important it is to add ways for agents to earn more by selling Carnival, so we’re always working on new ideas to respond to that feedback.
The ‘Challenge’ came about as a fun format to give travel partners a way to earn more commission. We hope agencies and their teams really get excited about some of the booking goals and we look forward to seeing the results.
TP: Can this challenge also be combined with the new commissions available on future cruise credits?
AP: Yes, the commission on future cruise credits is an ongoing program that we announced last month, and any bookings made under that program will definitely count toward the AMP Up Commission Challenge so long as they meet the timing and deposit requirements.
TP: Do you see any recent demographic changes among reservations made one way or the other? Millennials vs. boomers, for instance?
AP: Carnival Cruise Line is having a very strong year across all demographics. Cruising, in general, has found favor with many age groups, including millennials, since it offers such a great vacation value and brings people together for new experiences. People attracted to Carnival tend to come from all age groups and their commonality is a desire to have fun and be themselves.
For more information about the “AMP Up Commission Challenge,” travel agents can visit GoCCL.com. There, a promotion webinar is available to view as well as a full listing of its terms and conditions.
Carnival Cruise Line’s travel agent initiatives can also be followed by visiting its trade Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CarnivalTrade), utilizing the hashtags #thelist, #weareyourbiggestfans and #travelagentsrock.
This post first appeared on TravelPulse.