Cruise One/Cruises Inc. Agents Get New Overrides

A new override program designed to motivate the 1,000 plus CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. agents was announced at the CruiseOne and Cruises Inc Annual Conference by senior vice president and general manager Dwain Wall. As part of the override program, franchise owners and agents who sell the companies’ “Preferred Partners” will now benefit from bonus commission incentives. 

In order to be eligible for participation in the new override program, agents must have worked with CruiseOne or Cruises Inc. for one year and meet other criteria, Wall said.  Bonus commissions are based on year-over-year sales increases for “Preferred Partners” and will be paid to agents in an annual lump sum.

The company estimates that the first round of participating agents will earn an average annual bonus commission of 1.5 percent, based on their total sales of those companies in the “Preferred Partners” network.  Those agents will be paid at the end of 2009. 

Wall made the announcement at the start to the companies’ joint annual National Conference.  Both firms are  part of World Travel Holdings (WTH). The Conference was held aboard Carnival’s Pride.

 “Through our affiliation with WTH, we are fortunate to enjoy extremely close, profitable relationships with the world’s leading travel companies,” said Wall. “This revolutionary program – unrivaled in the industry – is our way of rewarding agents for supporting those partners who most proactively support us.  In the end, everyone wins, from our agents to our most loyal partners.”

“We feel that this program could not have come at a better time,” said Wall.  “We are confident that by creating a unique new source of revenue for our agents, we will help ensure their profitability and success.”

CruiseOne, a top cruise travel franchise, was founded in 1992 and currently has more than 550 locations.  Cruises Inc., the original cruise travel host agency, was founded in 1982 and currently has nearly 500 independent contractors. 

The national Conference includes a variety of workshops and supplier briefings.

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