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Cruise From Barcelona With Air? Click. Done.

The Encore online booking tool really is one‑stop shopping

When it comes to online booking tools, achieving simplicity is no simple task.

That’s why TravelBrands Vice-President Cruises Nathalie Tanious is so enthusiastic about the Encore Cruises Online Booking Tool. The interface is incredibly easy to use and intuitive, mainly because there’s a whole lot of technology under the hood – technology designed to make a cruise seller’s life easier and more profitable.

“It’s one of the most comprehensive tools in the business but it’s very easy to use,” says Tanious. “You input the port of embarkation, dates and cruise line and all the fare codes come up correctly. Current cruise line promotions are displayed as well as our own ‘Only at Encore’ promotions that add more value for you and your client.”

There’s a whole lot of technology under the hood – technology designed to make a cruise seller’s life easier and more profitable.

“When you want to book air, it gets even better,” Tanious continues. “The process is seamless, with the tool suggesting flights that work with embarkation and debarkation times. The fares are all nets so you add your own margin and your clients are good to go.”

Some of the key features of the Encore Online booking tool:

  • Get instant pricing and inventory on 12 different cruise lines, including 2 river lines
  • Compare pricing on up to 4 sailings at a time – you can even mix & match lines
  • Book Intair and Network flights at the same time as your cruise
  • View and select ‘Only at Encore’ promotions
  • Book up to 4 different reservations at a time
  • Hold staterooms on option or apply payment at time of booking
  • View itineraries, deck plans and category descriptions
  • Add special occasions, pre- and post-hotels, and transfers at time of booking
  • Contact the Encore web support team at any time during or after the booking
  • Earn LOYALTY points when you book online
  • You can even use the tool to book your own cruise vacation using LOYALTY points!

“It’s all there for you in the booking engine,” says Tanious. “You don’t need to call, you don’t need to go to the cruise line, and you can search air and know right away what your options are.”

It’s no secret that fact has a real impact on agent compensation.

It’s no secret that cruise lines are facing pricing challenges in the most competitive cruise areas like the Caribbean. And it’s no secret that fact has a real impact on agent compensation. So the key is to be able to satisfy the needs of those clients as quickly and efficiently as possible, while boosting compensation through air, transfers and pre- and post- hotels.

“Mainstream cruises are made easy with this booking tool,” says Tanious. “That means agents have more time to spend on more lucrative trips, like cruise tours which they can assemble in one place with the various TravelBrands companies. Encore offers a wonderful blend of technology and people. When you’re booking a standard cruise it can all be done online, in no time. For anything else, our knowledgeable staff are there for you.”

COMMENTS

Encore Cruises
October 07, 2014 at 16:07

Hi Louise, The Barcelona Cruise + Air is an example of what you can book with our Online Booking Tool. However, we do have a Package with Royal Caribbean from Barcelona: https://images.thomascookgroup.ca/ECE/promos/main-banner/CA-F5776-EC-RCI-MediterraneeOuest%2009-09-14.pdf

Louise
October 07, 2014 at 15:55

Is there a different price for a companion

Louise
October 02, 2014 at 16:11

More info about this cruise to Barcelona. Thank you


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