By Sponsored Stories30 Nov 2018Rewards by Viking is a new program that sees travel agents pocket spending money for online shopping sprees when booking a bon voyage with one of the world’s most awarded cruise lines.Listen up agents, Viking Cruises has an announcement to make and you’re set to benefit big from this nugget of news.The company that’s changing the way Aussie travellers embark on waterborne adventures – we’re talking both river and ocean cruising here, with Viking now boasting some of the most stylish vessels on the water – is launching a shiny new rewards program.Rewards by Viking will bring big bonuses to travel agents, in addition to the usual commission, with points that can be spent at an online store granted every time a booking is made.Did you get that? It’s a new program that grants gifts in addition to the typical commissions.And the best thing, you choose what you get with everything from BOSE headphones and retro SMEG appliances to Calvin Klein scents to RM Williams boots potentially lining the shelves of this virtual department store.The first step to starting this shopping spree is registering for a Rewards by Viking account with those signing up before December 31 grabbing $25 worth of welcome points as a base to start building the online budget. REGISTER NOW Viking Cruises is celebrating the launch of the innovative rewards scheme by kicking off its “12 days of Christmas” promotion which sees travel professionals granted extra points for snagging a selection of significant one-day-only offers.The creative campaign starts on December 3, wraps up on December 18, and will see agents rewarded extra points – some days it’s $50, other days its $100 – when they nail down a dynamite deal for customers.To give you an idea of the discounts bobbing around during the sale, on December 11 there will be a free two-night extension in Athens for those making reservations on Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land.On December 7 there’s the opportunity to save $2400 per couple when locking in Baltic Jewels & the Midnight Sun and on December 13 it’s a complimentary beverage package for those embarking on South America & Chilean Fjords.And on each occasion, the booking agent will see $50 worth of bonus points deposited into their virtual Rewards by Viking wallet.That’s a great arrangement when considering Viking is the only cruise line with no non-commissionable fees which means agents get commissions on all aspects of the booking.If you have clients looking for a fresh way to set sail with one of the world’s most awarded cruise lines, head over to the website and sign up for a Rewards by Viking account then see where the “12 days of Christmas” promotion takes them and you. VIEW OFFERS Quick! Register by 31 December and receive $25 worth of bonus points! READ: AGENTS LOVE VIKINGS: 8 reasons why this cruise love affair is ragingREAD: THE ULTIMATE WORLD CRUISE: Viking launch world’s longest EVER cruiseAgents, are you excited for Rewards by Viking this Christmas?Written by Sarah Nicholson, KARRYON contributorThis article is brought to you by: Other stories you may likeACCESSIBLE TRAVEL: How Travel Agents can best help travellers with disabilitiesAGENTS or ADVISORS: What do travel consultants want to be called?ONLINE v PHONE: How do Travel Advisors want to communicate with suppliers?