Vacation.com® is reporting rapid growth in the number of member agents participating as concierge hosts in the company’s Vacation Vignettes cruise program.
In the last year, the number of member agents applying to host a Vacation Vignettes departure has more than doubled to more than 200. Vacation Vignettes’ 2010 schedule features 160 departures on preferred cruise suppliers to destinations worldwide. Through the first six months of 2010, the number of passengers on these hosted sailings has grown 54% from 2009’s total.
Vacation Vignettes are uniquely-packaged escorted sailings offered only through Vacation.com member agencies. Each voyage includes the services of a concierge host, a private cocktail reception and an exclusive shore event on itineraries from Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises.
“Clients love to feel special, and that is exactly what Vacation Vignettes does. The extra luxuries—provided at no extra charge—make them feel like V.I.P.’s on their vacation,” said Christine James, Vacation.com’s vice president Canada. “Having members act as the hosts truly makes this program fantastic since they provide their invaluable travel expertise and cruising experience.”