Small-ship cruise line Ponant said it has upgraded its website for travel agents and is offering them a bonus commission of $100 for every online booking that uses the new site through Dec. 31.
Ponant said agents should notice a major change. They will be able to book any cruise directly online using dynamic deck plans.
The system allows agents to check prices and availability and select a room with a click on the ship’s plan. They can also reserve pre- and post-cruise hotels, transfers and packages independently.
“This site is designed to give agents greater autonomy and save them time, including an option to confirm, the aim being to increase online reservations via this dedicated platform,” said Herve Bellaiche, Ponant's sales and marketing director.
The French cruise line, which recently shortened its name from Compagnie du Ponant, said agents should visit the new portal for details about the bonus commission.