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MIAMI — Carnival is strengthening its commitment to its travel agent distribution channel with commission paid on wedding packages, including “accelerated earning opportunities” for the 2018 Wave Season.
Commissions on wedding sales made during the accelerated earning period will be paid on April 16, 2018. Ongoing commissions will follow Carnival’s standard monthly commission payment process.
Commission tiers for wedding packages will be based on wedding package sales made Jan. 1 – March 31, 2018.
Agents will also earn accelerated commissions on wedding packages during Wave Season. Commission tiers for agents during the Jan. 1 – March 31, 2018 Wave Season period are:
After March 31, agencies reaching Silver, Gold and Platinum booking tiers will earn ongoing commissions at the following levels:
Agents who do not book wedding packages prior to March 31, 2018 will qualify for the silver level commission tier for the remainder of the year.
“While onboard wedding celebrations offer travel agents an excellent opportunity to build multigenerational group business, they also take an extra effort to organize,” said Carnival’s Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez.
“We wanted to be sure that agents know we value the added work that goes into these sales by offering commission on them moving forward.”
Carnival Cruise Line recently introduced new wedding package options featuring shipboard weddings on embarkation day; while a ship is docked in a port of call; or at sea, as well as beautiful shoreside settings at select destinations.
Packages include the Intimate Ceremony, Grand Ceremony and the Carnival Classic, which features additional customized selections for wedding amenities and reception menus. Couples can add-on specific entertainment and photography options.
Agents may participate in the accelerated and ongoing wedding commission program and learn more about the new wedding package program by visiting GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent web site, or by calling Carnival’s wedding department at (800) 933-4968.