CruiseOne & Cruises Inc., a cruise travel retail network and part of World Travel Holdings, announced a new partnership with Shore Excursions Group. The Shore Excursions Group partnership will provide CruiseOne franchise owners and Cruises Inc. independent contractors an opportunity to increase sales and deliver additional services to their clients.
"The goal of partnering with Shore Excursions Group is to not only help our agents increase their earning potential, but to also provide better service and a more diverse array of offerings to cruise travelers," said Dwain Wall, senior vice president and general manager of CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. "We searched for the best partner and ultimately found that Shore Excursions Group is the leader in providing extraordinary, commissionable shore excursions to agents and consumers worldwide."
CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. agents will earn a "very competitive" commission on the sale of Shore Excursions Group products, the company said. The process of selling excursions has also been simplified, giving customers of CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. agents direct access to dedicated websites with Shore Excursions Group staff handling the rest.
Brad Miller, co-founder of Shore Excursions Group said: “We look forward to providing CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. customers with high-quality, cost-effective shore excursions that will complement the great vacation experiences their agents are planning for them”
CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. said its corporate marketing and technology teams have already begun integrating Shore Excursions Group information into each agent’s personalized consumer website, and will continue to do so moving forward as part of future marketing programs.
The company’s training and sales performance teams also plan to deliver webinars, customized training materials and online Q&A sessions to offer agents additional information on the partnership, as well as on how to most effectively market and sell excursions to their customers.