10 offers and incentives you need to know about

By Lisa James
03/02/2022
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After months of uncertainty, agent incentives, special offers and promotions are starting to come in thick and fast – it’s hard keeping up with them all.

It’s all about rewards at the moment, with Travel Gossip launching its own Big Agent Rewards programme recently, in addition to the following 10 offers we don’t want you to miss out on…

#1 Corendon Airlines’ extended booking campaign

First up, Corendon Airlines has extended its summer 2022 early booking campaign until 28 February.

Discounts of up to 20% are available on all flights purchased to travel between 1 April and the 31 October 2022.

An additional 10% discount will be applied to all return ticket bookings.

Corendon is offering 45 flights and 16 different routes, including regional departures from  Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Gatwick to Antalya and Dalaman, plus Gatwick and Manchester flights to Bodrum, Crete and Rhodes.

Register for the incentive scheme at: uksales@corendon-airlines.com

#2 PLAY’s introductory Stansted-NY prices

Meanwhile, PLAY, the low-cost Icelandic airline, is offering an introductory price of £159 on its just-launched Stansted to New York Stewart International route.

The first flight departs on 10 June, tickets are now on sale, with the introductory offer available until midnight 7 February.

#3 Windstar’s windfall

Agents making new-to-Windstar Cruises bookings can earn an additional £100 per booking on top of their usual commission throughout February, made up of £80 cash and a £20 voucher of the agent’s choice.

Windstar Cruises has also extended its Travel Assurance Booking Policy until 30 June this year.

#4 Canadian Affair’s February incentives

Canadian Affair is offering £50-£100pp off all package holidays; upgrades on Rocky Mountaineer’s premium GoldLeaf service on bookings with up to £1,000 off per couple, plus Love2Shop vouchers for agents making package bookings. All incentives are valid throughout February.

Marketing Manager Nick Talbot said the company wants to reward agents who are ‘vital advocates and ambassadors for the Canadian Affair brand in the consumer travel marketplace’.

#5 Win an Ocean Florida getaway – promotion extended

Sunshine State specialist Ocean Florida, which launched to the trade last year, has extended its ‘win a 12-night Florida holiday’ promotion for UK agent partners throughout February.

The giveaway includes flights, villa, car hire, and Ocean Explorer tickets for up to four people.

Every booking made to the US will provide one entry – and if the booking includes a villa, they will receive two entries.

Sign up here if you haven’t already.

#6 Classic Package Holidays’ flash sale extended

Classic flash sale

Classic Package Holidays has extended its flash sale until midnight on Monday 7 February.

The sale, which offers £100 off the total cost of all bookings made online, was due to close on 31 January, but unprecedented demand from agent partners has seen the operator prolong the special discount for a further week.

Agency Sales and Marketing Director Si Morris-Green said the company saw ‘tremendous support from our trade partners on the first weekend of our flash sale’.  

Holiday giveaways include 30 places on a plane to a mystery destination for an agent and a travelling companion of their choice, and 12 personal holidays for two courtesy of Sol Hotels by Melia and Iberostar. Incentives run until 28 February.

#7 CroisiEurope’s agent Sales Challenge

CroisiEurope has put its worldwide programme of 2023 river, canal and ocean itineraries on sale and is offering early booking discounts on most 2023 itineraries of up to 15%.

New for 2023 is a unique hotel barge cruise from the Petite Seine to the Yonne. Single supplements have been waived on departures in March and April.

The line has launched the CroisiEurope Sales Challenge, running until the end of this year, giving all travel agents in the UK the chance to earn points which can be exchanged for trips, ranging from a two-night hotel break in the UK to a safari-cruise in Southern Africa.

Register for the CroisiEurope Sales Challenge here.

#8 Omega’s blooming marvellous break

Credit: Historic Royal Palaces

Agents can now sell a new option from Omega Breaks that includes the chance to see one of London’s most famous landmarks as it’s never been seen before – in full bloom.

To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from June to September this year the Tower of London is filling its moat with wild flowers to create an amazing treat for the senses.

Omega Breaks is offering one-night coach breaks from £139pp.

#9 Fred. Holidays Rail Journeys’ luxury package

Fred. Holidays Rail Journeys has launched a Vintage Trains of Switzerland Luxury package which offers a unique and lavish way to experience Switzerland.

This seven-day holiday combines five-star luxury accommodation and two nostalgic rail journeys on the Glacier Pullman Express and the Golden Pass with first class rail travel throughout.

Departures are on 23 June and 14 July 2022 with prices from £3,699pp.

#10 Riviera Travel’s programme, including solo traveller offers

Riviera Travel’s Africa and Middle East 2023 tour programme is now available to book. 14 itineraries with a total of 101 departures are on offer, including options exclusively for solo travellers.

A 16-day South Africa tour, including a full-day safari in Kruger National Park; a guided visit of the Zulu War battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift; the opportunity to explore the legendary Cape of Good Hope; and a scenic drive through Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). A choice of 19 departures are available from £2,199.

Six South Africa tours exclusively for solo travellers are also on offer from £3,399pp.

Plus…

For more rewards, sign up to Travel Gossip’s new Big Agent Rewards programme. More details here.

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