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Monograms Introduces Pre-, Post-Cruise Packages

January 6, 2010 By: George Dooley

For many ocean-cruise clients, the vacation just isn’t complete without a pre- or post-stay in one of Europe’s amazing cities, notes Monograms – the independent travel arm of the Globus family of brands. To help agents simplify pre- and post-stays, Monograms is offering two-night, fully commissionable packages in 14 European cities. Commission on these packages is based on current Globus/Monograms commission levels, plus an extra five percent for air and five percent for sightseeing excursion bookings.

“We’ve leveraged Globus’ buying power to find the best pre- and post-package deals for cruisers,” said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands.  “These packages include a two-night stay in a superior first class or deluxe hotel, daily breakfast, transfers between the hotel and cruise ship and all taxes for as little as $295 per person.  And, when air is booked through Monograms, we include transfers to and from the airport.”

Monograms’ two-night packages are available to add before or after a client’s European cruise and coordinate with all departures offered by 11 major cruise lines in the following port destinations:  Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Malaga, Nice, Oslo, Rome, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Venice.

Some of the partner hotels for this program include the Crowne Plaza City Centre (Amsterdam), The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (London), the Boscolo Exedra (Nice) and the Starhotels Splendid Suisse (Venice).

“We know land and have our own operations offices as well as long-standing hotel relationships in each city allowing us to construct and operate these packages ourselves,” said Born. “And, we’re making it easy and profitable for agents to book corresponding packages.  They simply need to visit our Travel Agent Portal, select a cruise line, ship and departure date and we do the rest, including putting needed commission dollars in their pockets.”

For details or to book a Monograms’ pre- and post-cruise package, agents can visit  Click on the new “Pre/Post Cruise Packages” link under “Agent Tools.”

Monograms is part of the Globus family of brands, an award-winning, travel industry leader with more than 80 years of international travel expertise.  The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI).

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By George Dooley | January 6, 2010
To help agents simplify pre- and post-stays, Monograms is offering two-night, fully commissionable packages in 14 European cities.
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