Carnival to Kick Off Wave Season With Bonus Commission Program

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Carnival Cruise Line is leading off Wave Season 2018 with a new commission incentive for travel agents.

Expanding on September’s “AMP UP Commission Challenge,” Carnival’s new 2018 “AMP UP Commission Program” will offer travel agencies the ability to increase their commission rate up to 15 percent based on active deposited bookings made from January 1 – March 31, 2018. Qualifying agents who reach booking goals during this window will earn increased commissions on new bookings made April 1 – December 31, 2018.

“The biggest difference from what we did in September is the range of the program,” Adolfo Perez, vice president of sales and trade marketing at Carnival, tells Travel Agent. “It’s much broader and richer.”


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Perez notes that, while the September promotion encompassed bookings made during that month, the 2018 program will allow bookings made during the first quarter to boost an agents’ commission level through the end of the year.

To qualify, travel agents must first register and submit a marketing plan on the AMP Up Commission Program registration site detailing how they intend to meeting their commission goal. Once approved, travel agents can then meet the following booking goals to reach different commission thresholds:

  • 15 percent commission: 125 bookings
  • 14 percent commission: 88 bookings
  • 13 percent commission: 63 bookings
  • 12 percent commission: 38 bookings
  • 11 percent commission: 20 bookings

During the January 1 – March 31, 2018, booking period, all new active, fully deposited individual bookings and all berthed group cabins will automatically count toward the booking goal. At the end of the booking period, travel agencies will receive an email summary of their goal achievements and increased commission level for April 1 – December 31, 2018. Then, new FIT and group bookings made from April 1 – December 31, 2018, will be eligible for the increased commission level. Additionally, all berthed group cabins made during this period will earn the commission established at the time of the group booking.

Travel agencies in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada currently earning commissions from 10 – 14 percent are eligible to register for the new program.

Visit to sign up and learn more.

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