Venture Ashore has launched a new trade portal, which includes a white-label affiliate website that agents can customise, and a bigger product range.
The company is expanding its product to provide experiences for in-city travellers, as well as its key market of cruise travellers looking for shore excursions.
Web enhancements allow agents to make quicker bookings and collect customer tour vouchers from their portal as soon as the reservation is confirmed with the vendor. Previously, agents had to wait for Venture Ashore to send the vouchers two to three weeks before the travel date.
Affiliate links are now assigned to every user account, that are easily redeemed by the agent in the portal and shared with their customers, providing commission attributed back to the agent who shared the link.
2024 and 2025 itineraries are now live and bookable.
Director of Sales Kirsty Bachelor said: “Travel agents are now able to search and book excursions by destination, which enables agents the opportunity to sell experiences for both pre and post cruise. For the first time, agents can now offer bookings for land-based customers, providing great extra earning opportunities.
“We’ve taken onboard feedback from travel agents to improve the user experience, even from fixing the load time of the portal was raised and implemented in the launch of the new website and agent portal.
“We encourage feedback from agents on the new website and will continue to make enhancements, where necessary. We are confident these improvements will benefit travel agents for the better and encourage them to sell more of Venture Ashore’s products.”
Venture Ashore offers guests a back-to-ship guarantee, don’t port – don’t pay security, flexible payment options and high-quality experiences, including a curated selection of immersive, proprietary tours through its exclusive Essential Collection.
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