AmaWaterways kicked off Travel Advisor Appreciation Month last week, using a dedicated ‘Webinar Wednesday’ to announce exclusive sales perks and initiatives.
The river cruise line says it wants to “thank travel advisors for their unwavering dedication and support” over its 20-year history. The incentives include free sailings, ‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ reward cruises, new ‘Seminar on the River’ dates and gift cards.
Throughout the month of May, travel advisors can earn a $20 gift card for each new 2022 FIT booking and earn a reward cruise when they confirm three FIT bookings made between October 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 for 2022 sailings.
AmaWaterways will also give away complimentary river cruises with round-trip business class airfare to two lucky travel advisors who attend its popular Webinar Wednesday series during the month of May.
“AmaWaterways expresses appreciation to our travel advisor partners all year long, but the month of May is a special time for our teams to share even more love by offering these additional rewards and incentives,” said Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president.
“As 97% of our sales come from our travel advisors, we also like to use this opportunity to encourage even more travellers to utilize travel advisors by sharing on our social media channels the incredible value they bring to their clients.”
‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ Details
In what it calls an effort to provide travel advisor partners with the opportunity to enjoy a much-deserved getaway, AmaWaterways unveiled a new ‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ incentive, giving travel advisors who book three eligible sailings the opportunity to choose a complimentary 7-night river cruise for two from 20 AmaWaterways departures in 2022.
Also announced were five new Seminar on the River dates including a July 31, 2022 Danube cruise on board AmaMagna. These special cruises will be hosted by AmaWaterways’ dedicated sales team with onboard sessions providing in-depth product knowledge and key sales tips to help travel advisors boost their business.
“Throughout the past two years, especially, travel advisors have demonstrated an incredible resiliency, professionalism and deep passion for their profession, along with their commitment to their clients’ wellbeing,” said Pinelo. “We are deeply honoured to recognize their hard work and celebrate their loyalty to AmaWaterways with these special offers and rewards.”
To apply for gift cards, a free cruise with the ‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ incentive or a Seminar on the River cruise, travel advisors are asked to submit the forms found on AmaWaterways’ Travel Advisor Portal.