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Celestyal launches trade-focused holiday brand

Celestyal launches trade-focused holiday brand, Celestyal Cruises Lee Haslett


Celestyal has announced the launch of a dedicated trade packaging solution, in partnership with Aviate.

Celestyal Holidays will offer “unbeatable flight-inclusive packages and generous rates of commission”, according to a statement.

It will be exclusively for the UK trade, allowing agents to create tailor-made packages with regional flights, pre and post-cruise stays and any itinerary, in one simple booking protected by Aviate’s ATOL licence.

Sample packages include the seven-night Idyllic Aegean cruise packaged up with return Sky Express flights from London Heathrow to Athens, a one-night pre-cruise stay at The Alex in Piraeus and private transfers on arrival and departure.

Prices for this start from £1,400pp, based on the 7 July 2023 departure from the UK.

To celebrate the launch, agents will earn a £20 Real Greek restaurant voucher for every package booked before the end of April.

In addition, every booking made before the end of April will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2 with an overnight hotel stay in London or a fam trip place on Celestyal Journey, Celestyal’s new ship.

Celestyal ‘demonstrates commitment to UK market’

Celestyal chief commercial officer Lee Haslett said: “Travel agents love our product but they want to the ability to book Celestyal packages complete with flights and pre and post-hotel stays.

“The launch of Celestyal Holidays not only demonstrates our commitment to the UK market, but offers our agent partners exactly what they have been asking for – tailor-made packages that are simple to book, are great value for money, pay competitive commission and are fully protected.

“I’m confident that our investment in Celestyal Holidays will prove successful in helping us achieve our growth objectives in the UK while continuing to support our loyal trade partners.”

Aviate chief operations officer Jayne Bond added: “I am extremely excited about the launch of Celestyal Holidays and to bring these ATOL-bonded packages to the UK travel trade.

“We have an expert team on hand to guide travel agents through the booking process and we guarantee this solution will offer the trade an easy and efficient way to book Celestyal.”

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