TORONTO — 5Continents, an inbound tour specialist, is offering travel agents a section on its website dedicated to Le Boat and its products.
Exclusive to agents, the booking engine, available here, is password protected and features boat rentals only. Agents can visit 5Continents’ website for the password.
In business for 50 years, Le Boat offers houseboat vacations in Europe and on Canada’s Rideau Canal. Its fleet of boats has been compared to floating cottages that come with fully-equipped kitchens, private showers and bathrooms, comfortable cabins and a top-deck ‘fun deck.’ No boat licence or previous boating experience is required.
“Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal is undoubtedly the featured destination of 2021, however we also wanted to start introducing our European destinations offering perfect opportunities to travel to Europe in a “bubble when the time is right,” said David Boigné, President of 5Continents.
Boigné added that though Le Boat is an “exceptional” product, it can also be difficult for travel agents to navigate through the mandatory supplements as well as varying pricing options available to clients.
“It sells much easier when packaged with transportation to and from the base and/or with a pre- or post-stay and this is exactly what we are offering travel agents and their clients,” he added. “We are the one-stop shop making the booking experience stress-free.”
Packages are offered offline and include a higher commission. Agents can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-239-6474 for more details.
Lisa Mclean, Le Boat Sales & Marketing Manager, North America and Latin America, added: “We are extremely happy to see our products being packaged and offered to the travel agent community in a ‘ready to book’ format.”
The boating season in Europe opens as early as March 2021 and in Ontario, Canada on May 22, 2021.