Explora Journeys is introducing another group travel program: "Journey Together Gatherings," designed to expand opportunities for extended families or friend groups.
Explora says the new program expands on its existing Journey Together and Journey Together+ programs which offers benefits to travel advisors.
When booking a minimum of three/maximum of four suites, with one suite required to be an Ocean Penthouse or Ocean Residence, groups can enjoy this space together as a social hub. In addition, travellers with children can benefit from one under-18 in each suite sailing for free as well as complimentary transfers to the ship for all guests booked on the Journey Together Gathering program. Travel advisors can benefit from Explora Journeys' commission payments.
The program will be headed by newly appointed Charter and Journey Together Lead, Cindi Occhuizzo. After 30 years in the luxury travel industry including brands such as Kuoni, Disney Cruise Line, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Cindi brings her global travel and hospitality industry experience to Explora Journeys. Occhuizzo will be supported by newly appointed Journey Together and Charter Operations Expert, Vilma Moutsatsos, who brings more than 24 years’ experience to the role, with a background in managing luxury travel groups and other large-scale events.
Explora offers the trade a rolling commission program, up to 18 per cent on Journeys and 10 per cent on add-ons with commission being paid following receipt of deposits, no non-commissionable fares (NCFs) and commission paid on cancellation fees.
Journey Together and Journey Together+
Journey Together is designed for travel advisors to book small groups, extended and multi-generational families. The new offering starts with five suites and a minimum of 10 guests. Travel advisors can benefit from a complimentary host berth, commission payments and each suite reserved comes with a complimentary Journey Experience credit to use onboard.
The Journey Together+ program starts with a 10-suite, 20-guest minimum and offers travel advisors a complimentary host suite, commissions and a value fare to designed to increase their profit potential.
Full ship charter, meetings and incentive group requests can also be submitted by travel advisors and shipping brokers and are negotiated independently of the Journey Together programs. Full ship charter quotes are based upon the length of the customized journey and time of year.
For more information, visit Explora Journeys' web site.