HLO lifts cruise offering
HELLOWORLD executive director Cinzia Burnes has detailed the integration of the recently acquired SevenOceans/Cruise Factory businesses ( CW 16 Feb 2017) into the group’s existing Cruise Team wholesaling operations.
Speaking at the Helloworld Owner Managers Conference (OMC) on the Gold Coast last weekend, she confirmed that SevenOceans would become a preferred product for Helloworld wholesale, and effective 01 Jul agents will be able to earn Trip Dollar loyalty points for SevenOceans bookings.
All new SevenOceans bookings will also count towards the Helloworld Global Stars recognition scheme, Burnes said.
From Jul agents calling the Helloworld cruise centre will be able to select ‘1’ for cruise only to access the Cruise Team, or ‘2’ for cruise packages, which will see them put through to the experienced SevenOceans staff.
Agents who wish to offer cruise on their websites will also be able to access the extensive Cruise Factory product database and content, which Burnes said was a “tool to drive more cruise business”.
“The more you sell of Cruise Team and SevenOceans the cheaper this tool will be,” she promised, with a highly discounted rate on offer along with an “easily achieved” revenue target after which agents will get Cruise Factory content for free.