Travel Agents, get on your opportunity goggles because here’s a chance for you to cash in on a river cruise line’s growing success within the Australian market.

Have you heard of Riviera Travel?

YAY for those that have, and if you haven’t, it’s a UK-based business specialising in 5-star river cruises around Europe.

Nice.

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Well, the reason we tell you this is because over the last year, despite little-to-no marketing in the Australian market and a range of impressive Aussie competitors, the brand has experienced a 68 percent growth in Aussie guests.

68 percent! How?!

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Australian Sales Manager, Thomas Morgan, believes this increased attention comes from Riviera Travel’s point of differences such as fares that can be up to 50 percent lower than competitors, a range of options for solo travellers and not automatically including gratuities.

“We are clearly growing our footprint in the Australian market amongst some very strongly branded competitors but we know Australians love the way we do things differently.”

Thomas Morgan, Riviera Travel Australian Sales Manager

New business is GREAT news for the brand, but how does this benefit local Travel Agents?

Morgan said Riviera Travel is “100 percent committed” to Aussie consultants and is demonstrating this not only by offering COMMISSION but ensuring consumers can only book through Travel Agents via wholesalers Cruiseco and Cruise Traveller.

Shout out to Aussie Agents!

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Meanwhile, over the next 12 months, Riviera Travel is planning to launch three new river ships (more product for consultants to sell & earn from). Itineraries for the additional vessels can be found in the recently released 2019 program.

 

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Have you made any Riviera Travel bookings?