Seabourn announces UK travel agent events

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Seabourn has announced that it will be running its Global Partner Appreciation events for the second year running.

The events, which will be held up and down the country throughout March, will be held in town and cities including Altrincham, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Glasgow.

They will be an opportunity for trade partners to meet with Seabourn’s sales team and learn about the new tools and assets made available.

Seabourn is launching the first of two expedition class ships in 2020.

“We call these ‘Partner Appreciation Events’ because they are designed to show how much we value our travel agent partners. This year we are extending the locations of our events from Bournemouth right up to Glasgow, and we’ are truly excited about sharing Seabourn’s news, immersive videos and sales tools with agents across the UK. Said Wendy Lahmich, Seabourn’s director of sales UK & Ireland “We are looking forward to meeting up with our valued partners and new-to-cruise agents who will learn more about Seabourn and enjoy a few surprises.”

The schedule is as follows:

Monday 11 March The Packhorse Inn, Moulton, Newmarket

Tuesday 12 March Hampton Manor, Birmingham (waitlist only)

The Soho Hotel, London

Wednesday 13 March Blythswood Square, Glasgow (waitlist only)
Highcliffe Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth (waitlist only)

Thursday 14 March Harbour Hotel, Bristol

Tuesday 19 March Everyman Cinema, Walton on Thames

Wednesday 17 March Everyman Cinema, Altrincham

Stoke Place, Gerrard’s Cross

“The events across the UK have had an incredible response, therefore we encourage travel advisors to book their place at their selected event as soon as possible. Travel advisors may register by emailing salessupport@seabourn.co.uk,” added Lamich.

Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of global marketing and sales, added: “Our travel advisor partners have long been invaluable to Seabourn, and we want to continue to support their growth and success.

“This 2nd annual Global Partner Appreciation Event offers our teams the opportunity to share stories, news and promotions with our partners so that they are up-to-date and armed with the latest information on Seabourn to share with their clients. Above all, the event is a great way for us to thank our partners and show them that our appreciation for their support, commitment and advocacy grows stronger every year and will continue into the future.”

As part of the Global Partner Appreciation event Seabourn is offering a nearly month-long promotion with a number of benefits on select Seabourn sailings, including:

  • Complimentary Veranda for Ocean View or two or three Veranda Suite category upgrades
  • Up to £800 shipboard credit per suite (Penthouse or Premium suites only)
  • Bonus commission of £200 for booking a Penthouse Suite and £375 for a Premium Suite.
  • A chance to win one of two ultra-luxury cruises for two people during the event.
  • Travel advisors can earn additional rewards when they visit the newly relaunched Seabourn
  • Academy training programme and become a graduate.
  • Enhanced group amenities during the event to help secure more business.
Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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