Carnival Cruise Line To Pay Commission On Wedding Packages
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agent commission on wedding package sales effective 1JAN. Commission tiers for wedding packages will be based on wedding package sales made 1JAN-31MAR, 2018. Additionally, travel agents will earn accelerated commissions on wedding packages during this Wave Season booking period.
Commission tiers for travel agents during the 1JAN-31MAR, 2018 Wave Season period are:
Silver (1-10 Weddings): $200 per wedding
Gold (11-35 Weddings): $225 per wedding
Platinum (35 + Weddings): $300 per wedding
After March 31, agencies reaching Silver, Gold and Platinum booking tiers will earn ongoing commissions at the following levels:
Silver: $150 per wedding
Gold: $170 per wedding
Platinum: $200 per wedding
Agents who do not book wedding packages prior to 31MAR will qualify for the silver level commission tier for the remainder of the year.
“While onboard wedding celebrations offer travel agents an excellent opportunity to build multigenerational group business, they also take an extra effort to organize,” said Carnival’s VP of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez.
“We wanted to be sure that agents know we value the added work that goes into these sales by offering commission on them moving forward.”
CCL offers tailored wedding packages to meet a variety of styles, sizes and budgets. The line recently introduced new wedding package options featuring shipboard weddings on embarkation day; while a ship is docked in a port of call; or at sea -- as well as shoreside settings at select destinations.
Packages include the Intimate Ceremony, Grand Ceremony and the Carnival Classic, which features additional customized selections for wedding amenities and reception menus. Guests may also add on specific entertainment and photography options.
Travel agents can participate in the accelerated and ongoing wedding commission program and learn more about the new wedding package program by visiting GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent web site, or by calling Carnival’s wedding department at (800) 933-4968.
Commissions on wedding sales made during the accelerated earning period will be paid on 16APR. Ongoing commissions will follow Carnival’s standard monthly commission payment process.
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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.