Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will now pay travel agents commission on Future Cruise Credits applied to new bookings, starting July 10.
The new commission structure, which goes into effect July 10, calculates commission based on the value of the cruise prior to the application of the Future Cruise Credit. Previously, the line had calculated commission on these bookings after a Future Cruise Credit was applied. The new commission program adds incremental earning opportunities for travel agents, Carnival said.
“Our team is always listening and looking for ways to offer the best sales and service support we can to travel agents and this commission enhancement is a reflection of that goal,” said Adolfo Perez, vice president of sales and trade marketing for Carnival Cruise Line, in a written release. “We value the hard work travel agents put into booking their clients, which is why we’ve increased the commission for these types of bookings.”
The new structure comes following a series of updates to its booking policies Carnival has rolled out this year. In May the cruise line updated its Future Cruise Vacation program to allow guests and travel agents to take advantage of promotional rates up to two weeks following a guest’s cruise. Previously, the offer could only be booked onboard.
In June, Carnival Cruise Line launched the new Carnival EasyPay installment program that allows guests to pay for their cruise in three monthly installments. Travel agents can also sign up for the program to process payments on behalf of their clients.
Complete details on the new Future Cruise Credit commission structure are available on GoCCL.com.