In February, it will be worth the while of travel agents to book Costa Cruises. Its new group promotion for travel agents offers incentives and amenities on 2009-2010 Caribbean sailings and fall Europe 2009 sailings booked during the month of February. These include a guaranteed 17-percent commission, a complimentary onboard cocktail party and no group deposit required for three months.
In addition, for each Caribbean 09-10 sailing, groups will earn one tour conductor credit for every nine passengers booked and for each fall Europe 2009 sailing, groups will earn one tour conductor credit for every 15 guests booked. Agents will also be pleased that they won't have to use their "amore" points for these amenities.