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Explora Journeys unveils "Pioneers" rewards program for travel advisors

  • Cruises
  •   05-23-2023  8:59 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Explora Journeys unveils "Pioneers" rewards program for travel advisors
(Explora Journeys)
Pax Global Media

Explora Journeys, MSC Group's new luxury brand, has announced its new Pioneers status for travel advisors. 

Pioneers recognizes and rewards travel advisors who have embraced the Explora Journeys brand from the start and have booked at least one journey for their discerning clients during the brand's inaugural year of operation.

The Pioneers status 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. 

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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.

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"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.”

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

In recognition of their partnership, Pioneers can now take advantage of a range of tools to make them even more valuable to their clients.

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For their clients, Pioneers can offer the following incentives:

  • 10 per cent value savings on the next five journeys booked and departing in 2023.
  • And five per cent value savings on the next five journeys booked and departing in 2024 and beyond.  
  • Plus €100 ($146 CAD) JEC per person, maximum two per suite can be applied – a gift from the travel advisor on the next 5 x 2 (10) journeys (if they take full advantage of the 2023 and 2024 and beyond opportunity). Combinable with other promotions, Explora early booking pay in full benefit, solo fares and combo value savings *see terms and conditions.

Also worth noting: commissions of up to 18 per cent, no NCFs, rolling commission payments, and up to 10 per cent commission paid on add-ons are just a few of the benefits the company offers.

Travel advisors will be notified of their Pioneer status and should reach out to their business relationship lead and head of sales for more information.

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