What Should Cruise Agents Do to Increase Revenue in 2015?

By: Susan Young As cruise sellers look ahead to Wave Season and taking advantage of new cruise products in 2015, Travel Agent asked several trade and cruise executives what agents should do 2015 to ensure success and increased revenue. Much of their advice goes back to the basics of being a proactive, professional agent. Here’s a sampling of their feedback. Become a Product Expert Product knowledge is absolutely imperative, believes John Lovell, president of Vacation.com: “To ensure their cruise business revenue increases in the coming year, agents definitely need to…

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Top 7 cruises for beer lovers

With the skyrocketing popularity of craft beers, it was only a matter of time before the cruise industry jumped on to this trend. Whether you crave a hop infused IPA or creamy stout, there’s no better place to appreciate  your favorite brew than on the open seas. These cruises have special presentations, onboard tastings and excursions to local breweries.  We’ll drink to that. Here are top cruises for beer lovers. 1. Crystal Cruise: Microbrew-themed adventure After offering cocktail courses and wine pairings, Crystal Cruise is offering a new culinary adventure for…

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