represents Carnival's latest expansion of travel agency consortia relations
(Sept. 27, 2018)
— Carnival Cruise Line has signed a preferred supplier agreement with WESTA,
the Western Association of Travel Agents consortium. The new partnership will
become effective Jan. 1, 2019, and will offer a focused program with Carnival
business development managers engaging with WESTA members to define shared strategies
and marketing plans, and initiate Carnival brand and product training.
Cruise Line joins Carnival Corporation sister brands Holland America Line and
Princess Cruises on WESTA's roster of preferred suppliers.
am excited to welcome Carnival Cruise Lines' back into WESTA's preferred
supplier program," said Mike Estill, chief operating officer for Western
Association of Travel Agencies. "Given their increasingly strong presence on
the West Coast and our member agency footprint, the partnership is a natural
fit. And with the new Carnival Panorama being delivered in our backyard later
this year, this is the perfect time to engage our clients with Carnival's
improved and expanded offerings for West Coast clients."
agreement with WESTA represents Carnival's continued commitment to growing and
deepening its trade industry relationships," said Adolfo Perez, senior vice
president of sales and trade relations for Carnival Cruise Line. "WESTA is a
proven leader offering a more personal experience, targeted supplier networks
and phenomenal support for its members. Becoming a WESTA preferred supplier
enables us to tap into our mutual expertise and grow our West Coast cruise
business. We look forward to building a relationship with WESTA member agencies."
agreement is Carnival's latest move to expand its presence on the U.S. West
Coast. Earlier this year the line unveiled a reimagined terminal facility at
Long Beach, California, and announced that its third Vista-class ship, Carnival
Panorama, would be the first new Carnival ship introduced on the West Coast in
decades. The line also is expanding shoreside facilities at Ensenada, Mexico,
to enhance its Pacific Coast destination offerings.
in the late 1970s, the Western Association of Travel Agencies is a member-owned
and -governed marketing cooperative whose programs are designed to support
retail travel companies located on the U.S. West Coast. WESTA seeks to increase
revenues for its membership through a broad spectrum of programs in partnership
with a select group of travel suppliers that target the same geographic market.
learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. For reservations, contact any
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is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating
three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific
Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships
scheduled for delivery – the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama set to debut in 2019
and two as-yet-unnamed 180,000-ton ships in 2020 and 2022.
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