Cruise.com Forms New Host Agency Division for Independent Contractors
Cruise.com has introduced a new host agency division geared towards independent contractors interested in cruise programs. The technology upgrade includes: 100 percent commission paid, advanced booking technologies across 40 different cruise lines, travel agent and consumer booking engines, agent-branded websites, and a dedicated agent extranet site, all without franchise fees. Membership fees start at $ 39 per month.
“Technology is a focal point of our program. Our technology was designed with the user in mind,” said Anthony Hamawy, president of Cruise.com. “The ease and efficiency of the system puts the products, pricing and amenities at your fingertips allowing you to focus on selling. Personalized websites are also available which allow agents to offer their services 24/7. We’re talking cutting edge technology without paying franchise fees.”
In addition, discounted rates and amenities through Cruise.com will be available to agents affiliated with the new host agency. Cruise.com has the ability to hold group space on thousands of sailings as well as negotiate many exclusive promotional rates and value adds.
Cruise.com, established in 1998, is one of the Internet’s largest cruise specialists. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of corporate travel management company Omega World Travel, Inc.