To celebrate the 5th birthday of Amadeus Cruise, agents who book one or more cruises on participating cruise lines from 7 August to 1 October 2006 (inclusive) using Amadeus Cruise, will automatically be entered into a weekly prize draw to celebrate the occasion.
Cruise providers taking part in this promotion are: Complete Cruise Solutions (Cunard Line, Ocean Village Holidays, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises), Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In addition to the weekly prize draws, which include shopping vouchers and quality branded gifts, there will also be a special prize draw during the 5th week of the promotion, where 10 agents who have made 5 or more bookings on any participating cruise provider will be drawn at random to win a surprise Amadeus birthday treat for their desktop.
Elaine Seeto, Marketing Director, Amadeus UK & Ireland, said: “Amadeus Cruise - the first graphical multi-cruise line booking tool for professionals - has been a huge success since its launch in the UK in 2001. Since then, Amadeus has worked closely with cruise specialists and providers to ensure the application continues to be the UK’s leading cruise sales solution for travel professionals. Together with Complete Cruise Solutions, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, our joint cruise promotion celebrates 5 years of Amadeus Cruise in the UK and aims to reward those agents using automation to make bookings.”
Year to date, Amadeus has signed 40 new UK cruise customers, and continues to see significant growth in the volume of cruise bookings made through its unique cruise sales solution.
Amadeus Cruise allows any UK travel agent to sell cruise holidays from their desktop using the Internet, regardless of their location or GDS affiliation. With 14 cruise providers now available - some of which are only available for automated bookings via Amadeus - more agencies throughout the UK are realising the benefits of cruise sales though Amadeus Cruise.