Carnival Announces 1% Bonus Commission On New Bookings
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Carnival Cruise Line has announced a variety of enhancements to its Onboard with You pledge to travel partners, aimed to support and sustain them during this unprecedented pause in operations.
The enhancements include an additional 1% bonus commission on new retail bookings made throughGoCCL.comor other online booking tools through June 30, 2020. The line will also maintain agencies’ current 2020 commission rates for 2021, regardless of whether they meet the necessary criteria for this year.
“Now more than ever is the message of ‘Onboard with You’ so important, as we all continue to navigate these unprecedented times. We want our travel partners to know how much we value and appreciate them and that they are not in this alone,” said Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez.
“Travel advisors have always played a key role in Carnival’s success and we want to ensure that we are taking care of them and helping them to continue to grow and succeed now and in the future.”
The Onboard with You pledge also offers full commission on the value of the future cruise credits (FCC), providing agents the opportunity to earn commission on their original booking and compensating them for working to rebook their clients using their FCC.
“We understand how hard agents’ worked for the first booking and re-booking their clients using the FCC involves additional work. We want to recognize this effort and ensure that agents get commission on both bookings," Perez said.
Carnival says it has also made "significant investments" to enhance GoCCL Navigator, the line’s online booking and service tool.
Carnival adds that it remains focused on its Why Use a Travel Advisor program, its consumer-focused campaign that reinforces the value of using travel advisors and provides additional support to attract new customers.
Additional information on enhancements to Carnival’s Onboard with You pledge and training courses on how to use GoCCL Navigator features are located onGoCCL.com.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.