Crystal has unveiled an enhanced rewards program for travel professionals, with added benefits 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 its 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 travelers 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.”
Travel professionals can make reservations and get more information about Crystal’s new Elite Partner Program by contacting their SBDM directly, or a Crystal specialist at 800-446-6620.
By sea, river, land or air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years.
Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 24 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA.