By KarryOn Featured Promotion07 Nov 2017Viking Cruises has launched a Travel Agent Portal that’s basically a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the stellar ocean and river cruise line. Launched yesterday, the brand new Viking Cruises Travel Agent Portal is packed with lots of goodies that will save you precious time and ultimately help you make more bookings. We’re talking all the latest special offers, high-res images of all Viking’s river and ocean ships, and latest press releases (so you’re always up-to-date). But there are about five other reasons why you should definitely sign up today, such as… 1. WIN A FREE RIVER CRUISE IN FRANCE If you sign up to the travel agent portal by 1 December 2017 and find out for yourself just how useful it is, you’ll go into the draw to win a cruise for two on the 8-day Chateaux, Rivers and Wine cruise through the region of Bordeaux sailing on 20 October 2018. Although flights aren’t included, you’ll be selling so much Viking product after signing up to the portal that you won’t mind buying your own return airfare to Europe! 2. DOWNLOADABLE PROMO MATERIAL Besides being about to show your clients beautiful images of the ships and having access to all the latest news, agents can also download flyers, brochures and Facebook tiles through the portal to help promote Viking to their clients. To customise Viking material with their own logo and CTA, agents can choose from a wide selection of Viking marketing material, and customise these accordingly before sending out to their own database. These downloadable assets are frequently updated in the portal, making it a one-stop shop for all your promotional material needs. 3. ACCESS WEBINARS AND CONSULT A HELPFUL FAQ Throughout the year, Viking will start providing webinars to keep agents updated on Viking product, new destinations and special offers, helping them become absolute experts on the brand. The portal also includes a Client/Agent FAQ that you can turn to for quick answers – which is what any time-poor travel agent needs! 4. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GROUP BOOKINGS Did you know that when you make a river cruise booking for 10 people or more, one of the guests gets to cruise for free? The same policy applies on ocean cruise bookings when you book 16 guests or more. The Travel Agent Portal contains a simple guide that you can use that explains its group policy which will help you make those big (and ever so lucrative) bookings. 5. IT’S JUST SO EASY TO REGISTER It’s easy to register on the Viking Cruises Travel Agent Portal. All you need to do is provide your agency ARC, CLIA, IATA or TRU number, verify or update your own contact information, and voila – you’ll receive a temporary password upon submitting your application. Then simply change your password to something more personal and you’ll have successfully registered to the Viking Travel Agent Portal. Remember to do this by 1 December this year to be in the draw for the 8-day river cruise in France! So what are you waiting for? Click here for more information on the free cruise, register here for the Travel Agent Portal, and start selling more Viking Cruises product today! How important is an easy-to-use and information-packed agent portal in your day-to-day working life? Tell us what you think in the comments below… This article was brought to you by: Other stories you may like Last night at dinner: “I got screwed booking travel online” AccorHotels partners with Mardi Gras, APT’s new destination & more travel news The 2017 Avis Travel Agent Scholarship goes to… a TravelManager!