Regent Naming Contest Offers A Cruise On Its Newest Ship

by Cheryl Rosen
Regent Naming Contest Offers A Cruise On Its Newest Ship

Regent Seven Seas Explorer.


Toronto
—Regent Seven Seas Cruises is calling upon travel advisors to help it in a unique way – by naming its newest ship.

In an exclusive interview with TMR at the Travel MarketPlace show in Toronto, Regent president and CEO Jason Montague invited readers, travel agents and customers to try their hand at naming what will be the newest luxury vessel of 2020. The prize, not surprisingly, will be a free cruise likely to exceed your expectations, celebrating the christening of the new ship.

Regent is a small luxury line, and it is looking to travel agents to help it achieve more brand recognition, Montague said. “Everyone in the luxury market is looking for experiences, and the travel advisor is a huge component in that, making sure the customer is getting the luxury experience they expect.”

Today’s cruise offerings, and the passenger base for them, are so vast and broad that it takes time to match the right customer to the right product. “You don’t know exactly what they want or why they want to travel,” he noted.

The best travel advisors know how to do the basics very well: “They listen and they follow up with questions so they truly understand what the passenger wants to accomplish.”

Travel advisors trying to break into the luxury space should focus on the fact that “the luxury experience starts with the very first phone call and doesn’t end until the customer gets home,” Montague said. “The key is to have a partner who understands that.”

  1
  0
Tip of the Day

Something could happen to any of us, the loved ones we travel with, or in this case, to the magnificent marvels put up by those who came before us. So we must travel as far and as often as time and money allow.


Stefanie Katz, The Travel Superhero

Daily Top List

Five Good Reasons to Tell Your Clients About Loyalty Programs

1. Saves money for your clients.

2. Saves time for your corporate clients.

3. Gets all sorts of perks for your clients.

4. Offers enhanced reporting to corporate clients.

5. Provides better service and better client relationships.

Source: TMR.

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=b75eceda-865f-e911-b4aa-782bcb66a2f2

5 Good Reasons to Tell Your Clients About Travel Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs, also known as frequent buyer programs, have been around for a long time. But you might be surprised to know that many travelers don’t know about them. Here are five good reasons for travel advisors to spread the word to their customers, both leisure and corporate travelers.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Cruise Lines Awaiting New Cuba Rules, Making No Changes to Current Itineraries
Cruise Lines Awaiting New Cuba Rules, Making No Changes to Current Itineraries

With travel to Cuba up in the air, cruise lines like Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and more are awaiting word on apparent new regulations.

Carnival Cruise Line Returning to Antigua
Carnival Cruise Line Returning to Antigua

After Carnival Corp. reached an agreement with the government of Antigua, its cruise lines are set to return to the island as a port of call for Caribbean itineraries.

Even with Progress Already Made, There’s Still Room for Cruise Industry to Grow
Even with Progress Already Made, There’s Still Room for Cruise Industry to Grow

New players coming into the industry, like Virgin Voyages and Ritz Carlton-Yacht Collection, are raising the bar, forcing legacy players to adapt and change, lifting the industry higher.

Federal Court to Decide on Blocking Carnival Ships from U.S. Ports on June 24
Federal Court to Decide on Blocking Carnival Ships from U.S. Ports on June 24

Carnival Corp. and all its brands will continue to operate its normal cruise schedule.

Tauck Planning Three Itineraries and a New Ship for Douro Debut
Tauck Planning Three Itineraries and a New Ship for Douro Debut

The ship’s capacity could have reached 112 guests, but the line purposely limited it to 84 guests to ensure the highest levels of care and service.

Scenic Eclipse Still on Track for August Debut
Scenic Eclipse Still on Track for August Debut

With 228 guests, the vessel will sail exploration itineraries, including cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards & Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Tropics and Exotics 2020 -2021 Collection