Amadeus launch cruise giveaway

Amadeus has partnered with Carnival UK to give agents the chance to win a cruise on Ventura, P&O Cruises’ new superliner for the British market.  All Ventura bookings made by agents on Amadeus Cruise between 2nd and 30th April will be automatically entered into a draw to win a seven night cruise for two people on the ship during its inaugural season in 2008.  Ten runners up will each receive red-letter day vouchers worth £200.

Elaine Seeto, Marketing Director, Amadeus UK & Ireland, said: “Amadeus Cruise has been helping UK travel agents diversify their revenue streams and deliver great customer service since it was launched in 2001. For 6 years now, Amadeus has continued to work closely with cruise specialists and providers to ensure the application continues to be the UK’s leading sales solution for travel professionals.  This latest promotion aims to reward agents using automation to make bookings by sampling P&O’s latest luxury superliner first-hand.”

Amadeus Cruise allows any UK travel agent to sell cruise holidays from their desktop using the Internet, regardless of their location or GDS affiliation.  Amadeus Cruise provides real-time reservation information - enabling agents to sell cruises using up-to-date information through simple ‘point and click’ technology. The selling process is supported by an intuitive, graphical user interface which virtually eliminates the need for agents to telephone busy call centres. In 2006, Amadeus UK added convenient distance-learning workshops facilitated by expert trainers to help agents maximise the benefits of Amadeus Cruise.

With exciting new product, such as P&O’s Ventura, cruise holidays are proving increasingly popular.  That is why more agencies are realising the benefits of selling cruise holidays through proven solutions pioneered by Amadeus.

Nigel Esdale, Commercial Director, P&O Cruises, added: “Ventura is all about choice and flexibility, she landmarks a new era in contemporary cruising and will be the most family friendly cruise ship sailing from the UK.”

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For further information on this promotion or Amadeus Cruise, please contact the Online System Helpdesk on 0845 355 3055 or email Amadeus at [email protected]
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