For Travel Agent Appreciation Day on 05MAY, AmaWaterways has announced Advance FAM rates on 25 select sailings in Europe embarking OCT through DEC 2021. Travel advisors can now reserve their seven-night AmaWaterways river cruise more than five months prior to their departure, and with a new “Sail With Me” incentive, advisors are also able to earn back the cost of their stateroom by making three new FIT bookings on the same sailing. New client bookings under the “Sail With Me” bonus offer must be made 01MAY-31MAY, 2021.
“This year’s Travel Advisor Appreciation Day comes at what we believe is the beginning of a strong rebound in international travel and our travel partners are ready to take advantage of this demand. By opening up Advance FAM rates and dates five months in advance, we hope to encourage new advisors to experience the AmaWaterways difference as well as allow our loyal travel partners to re-connect with their AmaFamily on board,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.
“There is no better way to build confidence and trust than for travel advisors to invite their valued clients to sail along with them and we are thrilled to refund the FAM cost if they are able to bring along three full paying staterooms!”
AmaWaterways notes that over the past year, the company’s sales and marketing teams has worked to support travel advisor partners by creating and executing over 3,000 webinars and virtual cruise nights, creation of new digital content and social media marketing toolkits, and a personalization enhancement that places the travel advisor’s contact information in guests’ emails.
“As the only U.S. based river cruise line with successful operating experience during 2020, this incentive is our way of encouraging travel advisors and their clients to re-discover the world with a trusted partner. We deeply value our long-standing, close-working relationship with the travel advisor community and we look forward to welcoming them, and their clients, back on board very soon,” added Gary Murphy, co-owner and senior vice president, sales of AmaWaterways.
Travel advisors who wish to take advantage of the Advance FAM rates and “Sail With Me” incentive must register on AmaWaterways Travel Advisor Portal and submit their Advance FAM application.
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