Vacation.com has announced that 10 of its headquarters staff members will visit 100 member agencies within 100 miles of Vacation.com’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The move comes just weeks after the company reported the launch of its “Immersion Day” training events, in which Vacation.com executive leadership and staff with individual agency owners and/or managers to help them understand and use Vaction.com programs.
The new in-person visits will take place April 24-25, 2013. Staff will educate agents on an exclusive promotion and encourage agents to book clients on upcoming Royal Caribbean International cruises – including aboard the revitalized Grandeur of the Seas, which is sailing exclusively out of Baltimore, MD.
“This is a unique opportunity for us to visit many of our member agencies in a very short time. We want to help them increase their sales by targeting specific clientele interested in an exceptional cruise vacation, and selecting sailings from a close-in homeport on the beautifully- refurbished Grandeur of the Seas could do just that,” said Vacation.com Vice President, Sales, Karin Viera. “There’s something to be said for meeting with our agents face-to-face. We found this to be the perfect opportunity to spend time in our members’ offices, while also promoting a great product with one of our valued supplier partners.”
The exclusive promotion offers a $100 cash reward for agents who book four new Royal Caribbean cruise vacations through May 15, 2013, for any 5-night or longer sailings in April, May or June 2013. Clients must be booked in ocean view or higher category staterooms. Additionally, Royal Caribbean is offering agents specialty dining for two and a $100 onboard credit on any 5-night or longer cruise they book departing August 1-November 30, 2013. Vacation.com is also offering agents $5 per booking on any Royal Caribbean cruise out of Baltimore booked using Vacation.com’s new CruisePRO cruise booking tool.
This marks the first time Vaction.com has taken to the road to promote an offer, the company reports.