May is travel agent appreciation month and tour operators, cruise lines, and accommodation companies are saying thank you with a variety of incentives, bonus commissions, and other rewards.
In alphabetical order, here are some of the offers out there.
Collette: Booking 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 secure the most 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 after the booking period for the incentive ends. (A booking is defined as a minimum of two full-paying passengers in a double room or a single passenger in a single room. Qualified bookings must be active and under deposit at 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 a free trip on the same itinerary to use for themselves for travel on any departure through March 31, 2023. (Full details at agentportal.hurtigruten.com).
Riviera River Cruises: Gift Cards, Drink Packages
Between May 2 and May 6, Riviera River Cruises is offering incentives that include gift cards for travel advisors and drink packages for their clients. The incentive is available for a booking in any cabin or suite, including cabins with no single supplements and cabins on solo traveler departures. Only group bookings are excluded. The drinks package for clients offers a selection of beverages served during lunch and dinner in the main and stern restaurants.
Virgin Voyages: Weekly Giveaways
For the month of May, Virgin Voyages is offering travel advisors (or “First Mates” as the line calls them) weekly giveaways on SeaCiety, Virgin’s exclusive Facebook community for advisors. Every week, advisors will have the opportunity to win VV swag with winners announced each Thursday.
Villas of Distinction: Bonus Commission
Travel advisors who book their clients with Villas of Distinction between May 2 and 7, for travel between now and December 31, 2023 can earn a bonus commission of up to $1,500. Offer valid for new bookings only and is based on the base villa cost, excluding security deposit. Minimum booking value of $10,000 applies.