After Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Line, brands under the Carnival Corp. banner, announced that they would honor travel advisor commission levels earned in 2019 through the end of 2022, another sister-brand matched the policy on Wednesday afternoon.
Seabourn announced that, in appreciation of the support and loyalty it has received from its travel advisor partners, it would also honor 2019 commission tiers through the end of 2022.
The move means that advisors who suffered from a loss of bookings in 2020 and 2021 won’t be penalized and will be able to earn at the level through the end of next year. Any bookings made this year and next will be recorded at the same level as bookings made in 2019.
“One of our top priorities at Seabourn is the continual growth and commitment to our longstanding partnership with the travel advisor community. We recognize the difficulties our industry continues to face but remain focused on a successful return to service together,” said Steve Smotrys, vice president of global sales.
“This extension is intended to help travel advisors focus on the long-term health of their business so we can all be successful once travel returns in full.”
While Seabourn had already made the decision to honor the levels through 2021, Wednesday’s news extends that another year. Advisors will next be able to jump commission levels with their bookings in 2022 for 2023.