Explora Journeys launches Pioneers’ status for travel advisors

Explora Journeys launches Pioneers’ status for travel advisors

GENEVA — Explora Journeys, MSC Group’s luxury lifestyle brand, has unveiled its new Pioneers status for travel advisors.

Pioneers was launched to recognize and reward travel advisors who have embraced the Explora Journeys brand from the start and have booked at least one journey for their clients during the brand’s inaugural year of operations. The maiden journey of its first luxury ship, Explora I, is scheduled to depart July 17, 2023 from Southampton, UK for a 15-night journey into the Norwegian fjords and the Arctic Circle before concluding in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The new status also offers an invitation for a travel advisor and a guest to join a complimentary Educational Insider First Look journey between July 17, 2023 and May 31, 2024, as well as access to Explora Journeys’ Travel Advisor Fares for personal travel. The brand also provides special referral benefits for engaging with other travel advisors and referring them to Explora Journeys, including a bonus commission on all new bookings made by the referred travel advisor in 2023.

“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.”

Any travel advisor who has booked at least one journey with Explora Journeys during its inaugural year of operation has automatically unlocked Pioneer status. 

For their clients, Pioneers can offer the following incentives:

  • 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 (Can$146) JEC per person, maximum two per suite can be applies – a gift from the travel advisor on the next 5×2 (10) journeys (if they take full advantage of the 2023-2024 and beyond opportunity). This is combinable with other promotions, Explora Early Booking Pay in Full Benefit, Solo fares and Combo value savings.

In addition to Pioneers status, Explora Journeys offers up to 18% commissions, no NCFs, rolling commission payments, and up to 10% commission paid on add-ons. 

For more information go to www.explorajourneys.com.

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