Scenic is to widely sell its escorted-tour products through UK agents, following recent success.
The luxury river cruise company says that the interest travel agents showed in selling its products, including Southeast Asia and Europe, as well as Scenic Eclipse ocean cruising which sets sail in August 2018, means it will now be launching all of its UK touring products to the travel trade.
Late in 2017, Scenic began the process of introducing touring through trade with new Egypt & Jordan itineraries for the first time in the UK – something it said proved popular with travel agents; with 60% of sales made through the travel trade so far.
Angela Sloan, Head of Sales UK, said: “Travel agents continue to be passionate ambassadors for Scenic, promoting and selling our river cruises, and ocean cruising on board Scenic Eclipse – ‘The World’s First Discovery Yacht’. We are very excited to be expanding into touring, first with Egypt & Jordan, and now adding Australia, New Zealand and the Americas to our ever-growing portfolio, and I am sure these will prove incredibly popular for agents.”
Scenic is offering six itineraries from the Americas, which showcase landscapes across Canada, America and South America. Guests can choose to explore Canadian wilderness and the frontier lands of Alaska, the bright lights and big cities of the United States or South America.
Scenic’s experts handcraft each itinerary and can include anything from marvelling at the ‘dancing’ horses of Paso or being treated to a Rocky Mountain roundup.
Guests will also have the opportunity to further immerse themselves in their surroundings with Scenic Enrich experiences – from helicopter flights over the Great Barrier Reef to gathering under the Tane Mahuta kauri tree and listening to stories from New Zealand’s indigenous Mãori.
For more information 0n selling, agents should contact local sales teams on [email protected].