To help agents sell more independent travel all year long, Avanti Destinations has launched “Go365”, an informational and marketing campaign including specially negotiated prices on European winter itineraries and bonus travel agent commissions for off-season bookings to Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Avanti sells exclusively through travel agents.
“The vast majority of American travelers visit Europe during the warmer months,” said Harry Dalgaard, Avanti’s president and founder, in a written release. “We want to help agents point out to their clients that there are many excellent reasons to see Europe in the cooler months – fewer crowds, shorter lines at museums, lower air and hotel rates, and far more cultural events.”
Avanti’s new Go 365 e-brochure includes 27 customizable city stays and vacation packages, many designed specifically for October-March travel. A webinar on the campaign is scheduled for Thursday, July 20.
Agents can earn an early booking bonus commission of $100 for each booking of at least $2,500 made by August 31, 2017, for travel between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. For each booking of $1,500 or more made between September 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018, for travel between October 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, the Go 365 bonus commission is $50.
Avanti’s six regional sales directors located around the U.S. will provide agents with a flyer describing the Go 365 campaign and the bonus commissions.
Off-Season Customizable Vacations
Some of the 27 featured off-season vacations (land-only) in the Go 365 e-brochure, which can all be customized to add more nights, activities, transfers or destinations, include:
London City Break – 5 days/4 nights at a 4-star hotel with Oyster Card and London Illuminations Tour. Starts at $499 per person, double occupancy.
Rome City Break – 5 days/4 nights at a 4-star Superior hotel, with private arrival and departure transfers, private city tour and one 3-course dinner. From $855.
Switzerland Winter Wonderland – 5 days/4 nights in Lucerne and Interlaken, includes horse-drawn sleigh ride, Jungfraunoch excursion, night sledding and fondue dinner. From $1,425.
Rovaniemi (Finland) Santa Claus Safari & Dog Sledding – 4 days/3 nights from $1,069.
Tromso (Norway) Northern Lights Tour & Snowmobile Safari – 4 days/3 nights from $1,289.
Costa Rica: Rainforest, Volcano & Beach – 9 days/8 nights in San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, and Guanacaste. Includes all ground transfers, canopy tour, boat tour in Tortuguero and daily breakfast. From $1,795.
Ultimate Peru – 9 days/8 nights in Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Puno, private tour Machu Picchu, tours in Lima, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Uros and Taquile Islands, daily breakfast. From $3,225.
(New) Thailand Escapes – 9 days, 8 nights in Bangkok at 5-star 137 Pillars Suites & Residences and in Phuket at 5-star The Slate. Includes two private tours in Bangkok, Phi Phi Islands tour, Hong by Starlight tour, daily breakfast. From $2,535.
(New) Beauty of Bali – 8 days, 7 nights in Ubud (inland) and Seminyak (beach), including private arrival & departure transfers in each city, 2 private sightseeing tours (Ubud), private Indonesian cooking class, private Uluwatu traditional dance and dinner tour, daily breakfast. From $1,999.