In January our agents saw cruise sales skyrocket by 25 per cent compared to last year with revenue increasing 64%!
With over 17 new ships launching this year, the trend is likely to continue – so how can you get a slice of this lucrative market where commissions are higher than any other niche area of travel?
The answer lies in our incredible Cruise Mastery Programme where expert cruise gurus in our Cruise Division (called Business Development Managers) teach you everything you need to know about cruise over a 12-month period.
Invest in one of our franchises and you’ll have the option to sign up to this exceptional cruise course.
You’ll get access to our cruise website and online webinars, be invited on ship visits when in port and get the chance to be on an actual cruise where our experts will be at the helm giving you tips and advice while you enjoy a ‘working’ holiday.
Says Harrison: “Although cruise is a growing sector for all travel companies, our remarkable growth is thanks to the investment we have made in a dedicated cruise division.
“Our cruise BDMs are experienced cruise experts who are on hand to help our consultants, deliver dedicated cruise training, specialist marketing support and ensure our cruise partners provide attractive deals. The overall impact is that we’ve made it easier for our travel consultants to focus on and make cruise bookings.”
Harrison says that one of the best ways to learn about cruise is to experience cruise.
“During the last 18 months we have taken around 400 travel consultants away on cruises. We don’t know any other travel company who has made such a big commitment – and who is getting such big returns as a result.”
One of our consultants, Lynette, who is part of our Cruise Mastery Programme, said that one third of her bookings in January had been for cruise holidays. Meanwhile, another agent booked a cruise worth over £83,000.
Neither had worked in travel before they joined us.
“We are gaining a reputation for being the best in the business for teaching franchisees how to become cruise experts and take advantage of some of the biggest commissions in travel.”.
This year to help our consultants further, we have several company cruises planned with our key trade partners on Princess Cruises and Virgin Voyages.
“Franchisees will be able to experience a cruise and learn how to sell it at the same time as our cruise gurus will be onboard giving them training and advice. It’s a priceless opportunity for everyone.”