SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — inGroup International today announced another major milestone in its expanding business. Its travel membership club, inCruises, has just launched direct booking relationships with major cruise lines, including Carnival, Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Virgin Voyages, and more. Cruise travel is booked through inCruises’ proprietary booking engine, which will now connect directly to cruise lines rather than handling bookings through a third party. This is an important new direction for seven-year-old inCruises, the world’s fastest growing subscription travel community.
“inCruises is an innovative alternative distribution model for the cruise industry. We deliver hundreds of thousands of passengers from untapped source markets at a time when new cruisers are essential to meet the expected industry growth that 72 new ships will bring by 2027,” said Michael “Hutch” Hutchison, co-founder and co-CEO. inGroup Officer. “We have always been focused on how we add value to the cruise industry, and direct partnerships with cruise lines help us better meet their market needs and fulfill our brand promise to our members.”
inCruises is one of the only travel companies to grow during the pandemic, expanding market penetration in more than 100 countries, including Angola, Australia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Peru, l Spain, UK, Uzbekistan and many more. Company leadership is helping to educate future cruise passengers in these underserved areas for cruise travel and is seeing substantial interest and membership growth.
“We are proud to partner directly with inCruises on this exciting opportunity and to make it easier for their club members to book to cruise on our ships,” said Todd Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Sales, Norwegian Cruise Line. “With six new Prima-class ships increasing our capacity by approximately 35% by 2027, inCruises’ success in delivering cruisers for the first time is a huge plus for us.”
Each monthly Club inCruises membership payment is matched with rewards points, which amplifies members’ vacation purchasing power. In addition to cruises, rewards points can be used to book hotels and resorts through the inStays brand. Savings from Rewards Points are added to the lowest public retail price, and Rewards Points never expire. inCruises’ easy to use website supports 17 different languages to serve their global community.
inCruises Club membership is sold exclusively through Independent Partners who may earn compensation by sharing membership benefits with others. For more information, visit inCruises.
About inCruises International
inCruises is one of the largest subscription travel clubs in the world and a division of inGroup International. Since launching its flagship inCruises membership in 2016, the company has added more than one million members and partners in 200 countries. inStays was added in 2022, giving members access to nearly 200,000 cruises, hotels and resort deals. inGroup makes a measurable difference in the lives of its club members and is committed to ethically providing business ownership opportunity to its growing team of partners. Additionally, the company is committed to being a positive global corporate citizen by supporting Mercy Ships, 4Ocean, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Ukrainian Relief efforts. For more information, visit in Group and inCruises.
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