Collette Vacations Releases its Land/Cruise Programs for 201106/23/2010 - Product manager offers insight on why travel agents should be selling this travel category.
Collette Vacations, a global leader of world travel that offers escorted vacation experiences on all 7 continents, including Europe and Asia tours, unveils its 5 land/cruise programs for 2011 available for sale now. Manny Paulo, product manager of Greece/Turkey/Egypt/Jordan/Scandinavia/Russia, reports that cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. “Cruising has experienced 10 - 15% growth year over year,” says Paulo, “and a cruise that also combines a land tour is a great opportunity for new business and additional revenue for our agent partners.”
Other selling features of land/cruise tours include choice of destinations (including exotic), duration, ships utilized, cabin categories and prices that cater to all market segments. The leisurely pace and opportunity to unpack for 3, 4, 7 or 9 nights appeal to today’s vacationer.
“With all meals included on board, as well as nightly entertainment and amenities like casinos and wellness centers, these tours offer the service and value that travelers are looking for,” says Paulo. “Combined with an in-depth exploration of the destination by land, Collette’s itineraries represent the best of both cruising and escorted.”
The land/cruise programs available from Collette along with ship information are: Russian River Cruise, featuring a 9-night cruise aboard M/S Maxim Litvinov Starting at $1849* land only.
Splendors of the Nile, featuring a 4-night cruise aboard Mirage 1 Starting at $1699* land only
Journey through Jordan & Egypt , featuring a 3-night cruise aboard Mirage 1 Starting at $3399* land only
Greece: Cruising Greece & Turkey, featuring a 7-night cruise aboard Cristal Ship Starting at $2299* land only.
Cruising the Best of Scandinavia, featuring a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise aboard the Costa Atlantica
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over 90 years, Collette’s team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams - offering 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents - from China to Italy. Tours range from small group tours, educational travel, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.
*Prices are per person, land only, double occupancy. Does not include airfare.