Vacation.com® has announced that the organization will be featuring 260 hosted cruises under its Vacation Vignettes program in 2011, a 62% increase over 2010. In all, member agencies will be offering more than 1,000 specialty V.com sailings.
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 Club Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises, along with the newest addition, Silversea Cruises.
“Our members have told us time and time again that these amenity-laden programs are one of the most valuable benefits of their membership, because it helps with client retention,” said Christine James, Vice President Canada, Vacation.com. “The addition of Silversea strengthens the program even more, offering yet another way for our member agents to sell luxury products to their upscale clients who desire those extra special touches.”
In the last year, the number of member agents applying to host a Vacation Vignettes departure has doubled to more than 200.
Vacation.com has also announced their updated member agency acquisition numbers for 2010 and is celebrating its most successful recruitment year to date welcoming 27 new Canadian members in Q2.