The program is open to all agents with qualifying revenue and includes tiered, incentivized levels that boost commissions and add valuable resources and free travel rewards with increased sales. New for 2018 are customized direct marketing campaigns and confirmation of free earned voyages up to 60 days prior to sailing date.
In addition to the post-sales rewards, Crystal offers a dedicated team of strategic business development managers to assist agents, and soon will introduce its online Partner Resource Center and expanded Travel Agent University.
Carmen Roig, SVP marketing and sales, expressed appreciation for the time and effort travel professionals put into growing their luxury business. She said there will be more opportunities for agents as Crystal's offerings expand.
Along with higher commissions to accompany increased sales, the Elite Partner Program qualifies agents for 'Bronze,' 'Silver,' 'Gold' or 'Diamond' Elite recognition, with Diamond-tier agents earning participation in Crystal’s annual sales gala. Top agents will have access to the Elite Partner Desk—formerly the Platinum Desk—a dedicated phone resource supported by Crystal’s most experienced specialists.
Agents also can earn direct mail marketing campaigns customized for their clientele, free voyages for two and special rates on additional Crystal travel experiences.