Cruising has been the fastest growing segment of the travel industry for the last 25 years and is still growing! Since you will own a travel agency, you will be able to participate in this growing industry by selling cruises and cruising yourself at travel agent rates.
We are a preferred agency of the leading cruise lines. You can earn up to 16% commission. Whether you sell one cabin to a couple or one hundred cabins to a group you can earn substantial amounts through the sale of cruises.u Sell to individuals and look for repeat business and word-of-mouth advertising
u Encourage an individual to organize a group cruise of friends, families, club or church members, etc., and sell 5, 10, 20 cabins or more. The group leader can earn free berthsu Organize your own group cruise and go along as the group leader. You can block space for your group with no obligation and then sell from your block of cabins
u Sell a corporation on the idea of holding a company meeting/convention on a cruise ship. Cruise ships are set up to handle such meetings with large meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, reception areas, catered private parties, etc.
You will learn all about cruises and cruise selling during the start-up indoctrination we provide for you when you start your own agency. We provide additional training and the opportunity to inspect several cruise ships during our week-end seminars in cruise seminars. Since we are members of CLIA, Cruise Line Industry Association, you may take advanced courses leading to the designation of CLIA Certified Cruise Counselor.
As a travel agency owner, you will be able to take advantage of reduced cruise fares for yourself and your family. You may cruise for as little as $35 per day - a tremendous bargain considering that your cabin, all meals, shipboard entertainment and use of all the ships facilities are included. To qualify, you must possess the CLIA ID card.
Selling cruises is one of the most exciting and profitable things you will do when you open your travel agency. Several cruise store franchises are available with start-up fees of as much as $20,000. With your own full-service agency, you will have all the advantages the cruise store franchisees have and will be able to sell all the other travel products as well, and for a substantially lower start-up fee.