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MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line’s new online game for travel agents kicks off today and runs through Feb. 28.
The Carnival Word Search Contest picks up on the momentum of Wave Season and aims to keep agents up to date on Carnival’s ships and itineraries.
To take part, agents who visit Facebook.com/carnivaltrade can play along and find three ship- or port-related terms in a word-search puzzle.
Each time participants find a word, a fun fact pops up with relevant information. Completing the three-word challenge automatically enters the agent in an instant daily giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card, as well as the drawing for the grand prize — a three-day cruise on Carnival Panorama, sailing out of Long Beach, CA on Dec. 11.
The more often agents visit and play, the more chances they have to win.
“We’ve been releasing a steady stream of news about our ships and itineraries lately, so we came up with an easy, interactive and rewarding way to help our travel partners stay informed,” says Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Marketing. “There’s a lot of buzz about Carnival in the agent community, and the new Word Search Contest not only offers great prize incentives, but it’s a fun way for agents to gain the knowledge they need to successfully sell Carnival.”
The grand prize includes airfare, one hotel night and US$200 for travel expenses for one travel agent.
Agents can visit GoCCL.com and Perez’s Facebook page for details on how to play. The Carnival Word Search Contest is open to travel advisors throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, excluding Quebec.