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 between Oct. 14 and 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.
TravelBrands’ Facebook group, YourTravelBrandsBDM, is celebrating its fifth anniversary and to commemorate the milestone, the tour operator is asking for the Canadian travel agent community to come together and help it reach a goal of having 10,000 members.
Once this goal is reached, TravelBrands will give its Facebook members a chance to win prizes.
Agents have another avenue to ask questions and for advice and receive timely responses. TravelBrands also hosts multiple dedicated contests and giveaways for Facebook group members throughout the year.