For the third year in a row, Carnival Cruise Line is bringing back its popular AMP Up Commission Challenge just in time for the 2020 Wave Season.
Agents can now register to earn higher commissions of 11% to 15% based on the number of bookings they make between Jan. 1 and March 30, 2020.
To participate in the program, travel agencies must register during the opt-in period by Nov. 30. Once registered and confirmed for the AMP Up Commission Challenge, participants who make 20 to 125 bookings during the three-month booking period will qualify for higher commission levels on sales for the rest of the year, from April 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.
“Feedback from partners who participated in the AMP Up Commission Challenge the past two years has been overwhelmingly positive because it gives them an opportunity to boost their income,” said Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s senior vice-president global sales and trade marketing. “The beauty of this program is that after ‘amping up’ sales during Wave season, they’ll increase their commission level for the rest of the year. Any program that helps our travel partners earn more is a win-win, and, at Carnival, we remain committed to all travel advisors so they can keep succeeding.”
To participate, an agency owner or authorized representative completes a simple registration form on GoCCL.com.
Qualifying agencies will receive an enrolment confirmation email by Dec. 6.
New bookings that are fully deposited or paid in full between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2020, count toward the goal, with the exception of free cabins, reduced agent fares or full-ship charters. Agencies that currently qualify for 10% to 14% commissions are eligible to participate.
Here are the commission levels and required sales thresholds: 15% commission, 125 bookings; 14% commission, 88 bookings; 13% commission, 63 bookings; 12% commission, 38 bookings; 11% commission, 20 bookings.
Sunwing has launched a “Vacation Better” campaign and is inviting travel agents to share their knowledge with fellow Canadians for a chance to win prizes.
Through March 30, 2020, agents can submit their best Vacation Better tips for a chance to win the “tip of the month award” and receive 100,000 STAR Agent Reward Points which convert to cash. Winners will be announced on the Sunwing Agents Facebook page at the start of each month. Tips can highlight everything from the best new resorts to visit, which destinations to choose, what to pack, and much more.
Deana Murphy, vice-president of Retail Sales for Sunwing, encouraged agents to participate, “Travel agents help their clients Vacation Better every single day. They are the travel experts that know all the best tips and tricks and have a wealth of destination knowledge that vacationers can benefit from when planning their tropical escape. We want to reward the agents who share their expertise with us by giving them a chance to win points and be featured on social media in our exciting Vacation Better campaign.”
All tips can be submitted at https://app.viralsweep.com/sweeps/full/19b421-58548&framed=1. Agents may also submit their tips in person by completing a ballot which will be collected by Sunwing representatives at trade shows, conferences and events during the contest period.
The boutique hotel, Locale, Grand Cayman, is offering travel agents a special fam rate to visit.
Agents exploring the island for future client visits can feel the vibe and enjoy a stay at Locale for US$95 per night through Dec. 20.
Locale, Grand Cayman, located in the Seven Mile Beach corridor, opened earlier this year offering 42 rooms and an alluring, millennial-friendly vibe.
Agents and their families will enjoy Locale’s spacious guest rooms outfitted for a relaxing stay for both work and play, a picturesque pool deck and Locale’s on-site dining at Bonfire.
Travel agents looking to take advantage of this special rate of US$95 per night should contact [email protected] or call 1-866-345-7829.