Cruisingexcursions.com has increased its travel agent commission to 16% as its bookings open for summer 2015.
The rate is an extra 6% on top of its previous commission, with the new level taking effect immediately.
Agents will also receive two points for each pound spent to redeem through its Port Points loyalty scheme.
To encourage bookings the excursions company is offering 5% off for bookings made before the end of July this year for excursions between 1 April and 31 October 2015. In addition children are priced at GBP1 for Essential Collection tours.
“We are delighted with the support from the travel agents’ community and we are now on sale with 99% of the trade. We know that the quality and choicecruisingexcursions.com offers is recognised and stands alone but in order to create a level playing field with UK competition we’ve raised the commission,” said Graham Chuter, business development manager. “Thanks to the popularity of our four, five and six port packages the average agent excursion sale is now around GBP265 and with the new commission deal most agents will make more than GBP40 per booking on average, a very valuable source of income.”