Travel 2 has introduced a mini brochure dedicated to cruise itineraries.
The 44-page brochure has been created in response to a 31 per cent increase in cruise revenue this year for the operator, and the number of cruise passengers rising by 15 per cent for the trade-only specialist.
Featuring 20 worldwide itineraries and offers across 17 different cruise lines, Travel 2 hopes the new brochure will prove a handy reference guide for agents looking to help their clients expand their holiday horizons for 2018 and beyond.
Stand out destinations for the operator’s cruise programme this year include Australasia, which has experienced 36 per cent year-on-year growth, and South America, which is up 86 per cent.
Thanks to its combination of ocean and river cruise holidays, Europe has also performed strongly, with a 34 per cent increase in 2017.
The mini brochure will land with travel agents from mid-December and be promoted until the end of March 2018.
To encourage agents to embrace the new selling tool, Travel 2’s ‘Every Day’s a Pay Day’ incentive is also continuing, with agents getting the chance to earn up to £200 per booking – including all cruises in the new mini brochure – on their T2 Rewards card throughout January and February.
Highlights of the new bespoke cruise and tour itineraries featuring in the Cruise Plus mini brochure include:
The 17-night Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and the Antarctic Frozen Continent sailing with Hurtigruten
New for 2018, this itinerary combines South American touring elements in Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls with expedition cruising to Antarctica. Prices start from £5,749 per person.
The 18-night Luxury South America & Machu Picchu Pursuit with Azamara Club Cruises
The cruise and stay itinerary includes luxury touring elements and a train journey on the iconic Belmond train – The Hiram Bingham. Prices start from £4,899 per person.
The 19-night Sri Lanka & Indian Ocean Delights with Fred. Olsen Cruises
This is a brand new itinerary for Cruise Plus with five nights of touring in Sri Lanka combined with an Indian Ocean Cruise. Prices start from £3,199 per person.