LAUNCH: The U.S. division of
Globus, which includes Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Brennan
Vacations, launched a Web site for home-based agents (www.globusathome.com) and plans to invest an
unprecedented amount of resources into the segment, according to a
spokeswoman. The site will sell Globus and Cosmos brand escorted
tours and Monograms hosted vacations; currently, Brennan Vacations
will not be sold on the site. The company also is providing the
home-based segment a dedicated phone line and customized marketing
CAN sign up at the site to
become enrolled in the companys home-based agent network. The base
commission rate is 10% but moves to the next bracket after just two
vacations sold. The rate increases to 13% with sales over $7,500.
As an introductory offer, Globus is awarding a $25 MasterCard Gift
Card for every booking made and deposited on the Web site between
Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.
MAKEOVER CONTEST is making its
way to home-based travel agents -- and to their home-based offices.
Royal Caribbean International said its Extreme Home Office Makeover
contest will give six winners -- one from each of Royal Caribbeans
sales regions -- a complete makeover of their home offices. The
winners each will get $1,000 towards a new office. Royal Caribbean
said experts -- including teams from the lines new building and
fleet operations department -- will help create attractive and
functional spaces. Agents should send photos of their current home
setup and a one-paragraph pitch on how a new office would help them
sell more Royal Caribbean product, to [email protected] or by mail to Royal
Caribbeans corporate headquarters, attention Chris DeSouza.
Applications will be accepted through November.
Cruise Value Center
6 Edgeboro Road
East Brunswick, N.J. 08816
Phone: (800) 231-7447
Annual sales: $70 million
Number of agent members: 150
Cost to join: none
Monthly fees: $25
Industry affiliations: Nacta, Iatan, CLIA, ASTA,
Commission split: based on volume
from Oceania Cruises, Rail Europe and REZ Connect will make
presentations at the Central N.J. OSSN chapter meeting Nov. 9, 6:30
p.m., at Dennys Restaurant, Rt. 18, East Brunswick, N.J. The cost
to members and nonmembers is $5 for beverage only, $12 for dinner
and beverage. RSVP by e-mail to [email protected]
or call (732) 251-1775.
FAM OF THE
Departure: Dec. 27 from New York to Casablanca via Royal
Length: Nine nights.
Sponsor: Oussaden Tours, New York.
Cost: $2,295 per person, double. Includes
roundtrip air, accommodations, most meals, sightseeing and
Trip: Visits Altbenhaddou, Erfoud, Essaouira, Fez,
Ifrane, Marrakesh, Ourzazate, Rabat, Volubilis and Zagora.
Noteworthy: Single supplement $750; companion rates available.
Contact: (800) 206-5049 or e-mail [email protected].
CORRECTION: The Web site
for the Kimpton Hotels Group is www.kimptonhotels.com. An incorrect Web site appeared
in the Nov. 1 Home-based Agents E-letter.