Enhanced Benefits to
TRAVELSAVERS and NEST Members
(June 6, 2016) – Carnival
Cruise Line has entered into a new partnership with TRAVELSAVERS, an
international marketing organization with 2,500 independently owned,
full-service travel agencies in more than 35 countries around the world, and
NEST (Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel), the industry's first and only
marketing group exclusively for home-based travel agents.
part of the agreement, travel partners belonging to TRAVELSAVERS and NEST will receive
specialized training from Carnival
Cruise Line, tailored marketing support, custom benefits in the line's
travel agent rewards program, enhanced commissions and dedicated support from
Carnival's sales team. Nicole Mazza,
NEST'S Chief Marketing Officer, will also join Carnival's Executive Forum
group, which supports the line in developing key trade strategies.
"We are proud to partner with the thousands of highly-respected travel agents
who belong to the trusted TRAVELSAVERS and NEST brands and look forward to
working with them on developing sales and marketing plans to increase their
Carnival sales," said Carnival's Vice President of Sales and Trade Marketing
Vice President of Field Sales Mike Julius added, "This agreement marks an
important step in strengthening our relationships with travel agent consortia
and is a direct result of our ‘Onboard with You' trade support platform. We
can't wait to begin working with TRAVELSAVERS and NEST agents on expanding their Carnival business."
are excited to welcome Carnival as a preferred partner – the current leadership
team has demonstrated a renewed commitment and dedication to the industry,"
said TRAVELSAVERS and NEST'S Chief
Marketing Officer, Nicole Mazza. "Our team looks forward to
building a strong and mutually beneficial program together."
About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:
CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 25
ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican
Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The company recently introduced the
133,500-ton Carnival Vista, which debuted in Europe May 1, 2016, and has an
as-yet-unnamed sister vessel scheduled to enter service in 2018.
Owned by American Marketing Group, Inc., TRAVELSAVERS is an
international travel marketing organization with a retail chain of more than
2,500 independently owned full service travel agencies in over 35 countries
that together generate more than $22 billion in annual travel sales.
Headquartered in Oyster Bay, New York, TRAVELSAVERS offers a comprehensive
range of products and support services to help its licensed agencies maximize
sales though a select group of suppliers – and stand out as travel leaders in
their local communities. The marketing company also features a unique exclusive
territory system based on populations of 50,000, so agents maintain control
over clients and prospective leads in their exclusive area. Travel
professionals interested in learning more about joining TRAVELSAVERS can visit http://sales.travelsavers.com
The Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST), is the
industry's first and only marketing group exclusively for home-based travel
agents. The company focuses entirely on helping home-based travel agents
achieve greater success financially, professionally and personally by
championing solutions and opportunities just for them. From supplier
negotiations to marketing, education to networking, and a complete portfolio of
technology solutions, NEST delivers what home-based agents need, when they need
it. NEST also supports the changing needs of suppliers, helping them to
effectively reach the rapidly growing, home-based distribution channel to
train, motivate, cultivate and compensate them. For more information