CCL teams up with Sig­na­ture Travel

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CAR­NI­VAL Cruise Line has en­tered a multi-year pre­ferred sup­plier part­ner­ship with Sig­na­ture Travel Net­work (STN).

The US-based net­work in­cludes more than 200 mem­ber agen­cies with re­tail lo­ca­tions in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Aus­tralia, NZ, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Part­ner­ship ben­e­fits for the agen­cies will kick off on 01 Oct with a “Sig­na­ture Wel­come” pro­gram led by the cruise line and of­fer­ing train­ing and sup­port.

Car­ni­val joins its sis­ter brands Princess Cruises, Hol­land America Line, Cu­nard, and Se­abourn, which were al­ready part of the World’s Lead­ing Cruise Lines pre­ferred sup­plier team with STN.

“Our ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship and sales team are fully ded­i­cated to grow­ing our re­la­tion­ship with Sig­na­ture Travel Net­work and lev­er­ag­ing the strength of both or­gan­i­sa­tions to de­liver an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence for tens of thou­sands of trav­ellers each year,” said Adolfo Perez, vp of sales and trade mar­ket­ing for Car­ni­val Cruise Line.

“Sig­na­ture’s own­ers and agents are widely re­spected for be­ing highly skilled and knowl­edge­able travel ex­perts and we’re thrilled to be­gin this pre­ferred re­la­tion­ship so that we can work to­gether on grow­ing their over­all busi­ness and in­creas­ing their Car­ni­val sales,” he added.

STN pres­i­dent and ceo Alex Sharpe said the com­pany of­fered a mem­bers first, ser­vice­ori­ented cul­ture; strong and sup­port­ive re­la­tion­ships with pre­ferred part­ners and ac­cess to cus­tomis­able, turnkey tools.

Mag­el­lan Travel Group last week an­nounced a part­ner­ship with the net­work.

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