Crystal has unveiled an enhanced rewards program for travel professionals, with added benefits – including increased commissions – for top agents selling the line’s Ocean, River and Yacht Expedition experiences.
The Elite Partner Program is open to all agents with qualifying revenue and includes tiered incentivized levels that increase commissions and add valuable resources and complimentary travel rewards with increased sales. New for 2018 are customized direct marketing campaigns and confirmation of complimentary earned voyages up to 60 days prior to voyage departure date for qualifying agents.
In addition to the post-sales rewards, Crystal offers a dedicated team of Strategic Business Development Managers (SBDMs) to assist agents as they aim to grow their luxury business, and will soon introduce an online Partner Resource Center and expanded Travel Agent University to support agents in serving their clientele.
“We sincerely appreciate the valuable time and effort that travel professionals put into developing and growing their luxury business, and have designed the Elite Partner Program to reward these efforts, and provide them with the necessary tools to help them do so,” says Carmen Roig, senior vice-president of marketing and sales. “We are delighted to present our partners with more opportunities to grow their Crystal portfolios, as Crystal’s own offerings expand and give travellers more options to fulfill their travel wishes.”
Along with increased commissions to accompany increased sales, the Elite Partner Program qualifies agents for “Bronze,” “Silver,” “Gold” or “Diamond” Elite recognition, with Diamond tier agents earning participation in Crystal’s annual sales gala celebration. Top agents will also have access to the Elite Partner Desk – formerly the Platinum Desk – a dedicated phone resource supported by Crystal’s most experienced specialists. Agents can also earn direct mail marketing campaigns customized for their clientele, complimentary voyages for two and special rates on additional Crystal travel experiences.
“Beyond the well-earned reward of a pampered holiday travel aboard Crystal’s elegant ocean and river ships and yacht, we relish the opportunity for our travel partners to experience the celebrated luxury of the Crystal brand, and the intangible details that distinguish us from the industry,” says Roig. “Travel agents are our best ambassadors to our guests, and we value their discerning support and loyalty.”