Travel agents can win a seven-night Mekong River cruise by becoming an AmaWaterways Specialist through the new program developed in conjunction with Travel Agent University (TAU) and Luxury Travel University (LTU).
The free online educational program offers agents who complete it the designation of "AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist." Additionally, from November 1-15, 2012, agents who successfully complete the course will be eligible to win a seven-night voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia.
“With the industry moving so quickly, AmaWaterways is constantly updating our ships, shore excursions and service to exceed our guests’ expectations,” said AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst. “Travel agents have always played a very special part in AmaWaterways success and this contest is a fun way to keep our valued partners up-to-date on the latest developments and AmaWaterways marketing tools.”
AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialists will gain in-depth knowledge of the river cruise line, including details on its intimate ships, unparalleled amenities and one-of-a-kind destinations. Other AmaWaterways advantages include:
• Family-owned and operate, travel agent-friendly river cruise line
• Generous commission rates; among the highest in the industry
• Commissions on land and air arrangements, travel insurance and extra hotel nights
• Exclusive travel agent website portal; a one-stop resource for forms, FAM applications, webinars and co-branding marketing tools
• Comprehensive marketing and sales support
AmaWaterways’ seven-night Mekong River Cruise takes passengers through the cultural heritage sites in Vietnam and Cambodia onboard the AmaLotus and the La Marguerite. Guests can choose to add the pre-cruise extension and visit the ancient Khmer empire in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Passengers will tour the temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After embarking on the cruise, travelers visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery. After disembarkation, passengers can choose a post extension in lively Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.
The 124-passenger AmaLotus and the 92-passenger La Marguerite feature spacious staterooms and suites that range 226-624 sq. ft and include sitting areas, with most featuring balconies or twin balconies. The two ships feature a main restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties, cocktail lounge, gift shop, fitness center, spa, swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck. Passengers will enjoy free-flowing wine and beer with every lunch and dinner and complimentary house brand spirits and soft drinks are also included throughout the cruise. Onboard highlights include: folklore dances, music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment. The ship also has an English-speaking staff.
TAU and LTU are designed to help travel professionals ‘learn and earn’ at their convenience, through a combination of online training courses, loyalty booking programs and various other informational and relationship-building resources. Visit TAU or LTU to become an AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist today.
For full contest details visit www.amawaterways.com/specialistincentive