Royal Caribbean rewards loyalty with bonus commission

Royal Caribbean International is re-affirming its dedication to travel agents by offering an additional two points of commission on all new 2012 bookings made between Sept. 21 and Oct. 5. Additionally, furthering its Loyal to You Always commitment, the cruise line is arming travel agents with a complimentary upgrade offer on select Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas’ sailings or short Bahamas cruises aboard Monarch of the Seas or Majesty of the Seas. “Royal Caribbean has been and continues to be dedicated to fostering the success of travel agents,”said Vicki Freed, senior vice-president of Sales, Trade Support and Services for Royal Caribbean International. “We are always developing opportunities to support the travel agent community and empowering them with the tools they need. The two additional commission points and consumer upgrade offer is another way we are helping travel agents generate more bookings, increase profits and grow their business. Nothing is more important to us.”Agents who book their clients on Monarch of the Seas or Majesty of the Seas departing October through January 2013 will be able to sell their clients an outside stateroom for the cost of an inside stateroom. Those clients interested in sailing a longer, seven-night itinerary can experience a Central Park- or Boardwalk-view balcony for the cost of an outside stateroom. These upgrade offers are applicable to new bookings only. At the time of booking, agents should ask for the UPG price program to be added to their client’s reservation. (