Explora Journeys is introducing "Pioneer" status for travel advisors who have booked at least one Explora cruise for their clients during the brand's inaugural year of operation.
Pioneer status comes with an invitation for the travel advisor and one guest to join a complimentary "Educational Insider First Look" journey between July 17, 2023 and May 31, 2023. Pioneers also get access to travel advisor fares for personal travel.
Other incentives available only to Pioneers include savings for their clients:
- 10% value savings on the next five journeys booked and departing in 2023
- 5% value savings on the next five journeys booked and departing in 2024 and beyond
- €100 JEC (onboard credit) per person, maximum two per suite on the next 10 journeys (if they take advantage of the 2023 and 2024 and beyond opportunity)
"Our travel advisor community is the heart and soul of our industry, and from day one, we have been bold in creating industry-first initiatives to support not only our success but also theirs," said Chris Austin, chief sales officer of Explora Journeys. "We are sincerely grateful to our Pioneers and proud to equip them with the right tools to support the growth of their business and our mutual success."
Additionally, Explora Journeys is providing a referral benefit for Pioneers referring other travel advisors to Explora, including a bonus commission on all new bookings made by referred travel advisors in 2023.
Pioneer travel advisors will be notified of their status by Explora Journeys and can reach out to their Business Relationship Lead or Head of Sales for more information. Advisors who haven't yet sold an Explora Journeys sailing can still qualify for Pioneer status by booking a cruise for a client that departs before July 2024.