Overview of incentives and bonuses

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May is Travel Agent Appreciation Month and tour operators, cruise lines and accommodation companies are thanking you with a variety of incentives, bonus commissions and other rewards.

In alphabetical order, here are some of the offers available.

Atlas Ocean Voyages: bonus commission
Throughout the month of May, travel advisors can earn a $500 bonus for any new reservations made on World Navigator made in May for travel between June 2022 and November 2022. To claim the bonus, you must mention the word “appreciation” at the time of booking.

Carnival Cruise Line: Personal Travel Discount
Through the end of May, Carnival is offering travel advisors the ability to book personal cruise vacations for departures through September 30, 2022 at a discounted price. All US and European based ships are included in the promotion. To book your personal vacation, use the rate code “PFA” on GoCCL.com. This offer cannot be shared with non-travellers.

Collette: Reservation incentive
During the month of May, travel advisors can earn a $50 “Travel Advisor Appreciation Booking Incentive” by securing two or more new bookings for travel in 2022. The top three advisors who earn the more bookings in May will also earn more: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place. These incentives will be calculated and paid within 30 days of the end of the reservation period for the incentive. (A reservation is defined as a minimum of two full paying passengers in a double room or one passenger in a single room. Eligible reservations must be active and in deposit at the time of calculation and all payments are payable per agent. )

Hurtigruten Expeditions: Galapagos Incentive
Any travel advisor booking three of Hurtigruten’s nine-day Galapagos adventures this year for travel in 2022 will receive one free trip on the same itinerary to use for themselves on any departure through March 31, 2023. (Full details at agentportal.hurtigruten.com).

Lindblad Expeditions: raffle entries
For every new Lindblad Expeditions booking confirmed during the month of May, Travel Advisors will receive entry into a raffle to win one of three prizes. The grand prize is a trip for two in an SU category suite to Galapagos on any 2022/23 “Wild Galapagos Escape” cruise aboard National Geographic II. Advisors can receive bonus entry for signing up for 360° Expedition, the company’s online travel counselor training program. The first prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and the second prize winner will receive a $250 gift card.

Riviera River Cruises: Gift Cards, Beverage Packages
Between May 2 and May 6, Riviera River Cruises is offering incentives including gift cards for travel advisors and beverage packages for their customers. The incentive is available for booking in any cabin or suite, including cabins with no single supplement and cabins on solo traveler departures. Only group reservations are excluded. The Guest Beverage Package offers a selection of beverages served at lunch and dinner in the main and rear restaurants.

Silversea Cruises: Bonus Commission, Reduced Cruise Fare
Throughout the month of May, travel advisors can earn a bonus commission of US$200 (CA$250) per booking on any trip in 2022. Bookings must be made in May for travel in 2022 To be eligible, Advisors must visit My.Silversea.com, select Marketing Central and click on the “Trade Incentive” tab to access and complete the Travel Advisor Appreciation Bonus form.

Plus, travel advisors can take advantage of discounted cruise fares, as low as $150 per person, per day, on select 2022 Alaska and Northern Europe cruises. Reservations must be made by May 31, 2022 and Advisors must be registered on My.Silversea.com. For a list of eligible crossings, advisers can go to https://events.silversea.com/traveladvisorappreciation.

Virgin Voyages: Weekly Giveaways
For the month of May, Virgin Voyages is giving travel advisors (or “First Mates” as the line calls them) weekly giveaways on SeaCiety, Virgin’s exclusive Facebook community for advisors. Each week, Advisors will have the opportunity to win VV Giveaways with winners announced each Thursday.

Villas of Distinction: Bonus Commission
Travel agents who book their clients with Villas of Distinction between May 2 and May 7 for travel by December 31, 2023 can earn a bonus commission of up to $1,500. Offer valid for new bookings only and based on base villa cost excluding security deposit. A minimum reservation value of $10,000 applies.

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