Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will now award a complimentary cruise to travel agents who complete all six levels of its Carnival Passport sales and marketing training initiative.
Travel agents may select a sailing from the line’s Seminar at Sea program, which provides agents an opportunity to experience the Carnival product first-hand while learning about a variety of topics such as product enhancements, social media strategies and sales and marketing techniques.
The line is also significantly increasing the amount of credits agents may earn for completing tutorials within Carnival Passport. Effective immediately, agents will earn 50 credits for completing tutorials of 30 minutes or less and 100 credits for completing tutorials greater than 30 minutes. Previously, agents earned 10 and 20 credits, respectively, for completing these tutorials.
Carnival Passport is the line’s training portal that houses all of Carnival’s educational activities in one area within GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent Internet portal. With Carnival Passport, agents may select learning activities that best suit their particular educational needs while earning credits along the way. Travel professionals can earn credits within Carnival Passport by participating in tutorials, webinars, trade shows, seminars at sea and more.
In addition, Carnival Passport also includes Carnival Adventures, the line’s social learning game for travel agents.
After completing various levels within Carnival Passport, agents will be issued credits, which they can convert into points applicable to the line’s Travel Agent Rewards Program. Additional features and benefits of Carnival Passport include a menu highlighting live and upcoming events, a video library and an educational catalog that references all of the offerings within the site.
Credit increases will be applied in Carnival Passport automatically. Agents who are registered in Carnival Passport will see their amount of total credits earned increase for all tutorials previously completed. Carnival will be making these credit adjustments in early November.