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Travel agent loyalty programs

AMResorts

AMResorts' AMRewards travel agent loyalty program offers agents easier redemption of booking bonuses, sales and marketing support tools and more. The rewards program operates on a point-based system, which will automatically give agents stay certificates for complimentary nights when they qualify; branded AMRewards Visa prepaid cards for credit of booking bonuses; client gift vouchers for perks; and more. It also includes on-demand webinars from AMResorts' sales team.

Carnival Cruise Line

Agents who book at GoCCL.com via GDS can earn points for booking cruises, shore excursions, spa treatments and more as well as for a varety of nonbooking activities, such as completing various levels in the Carnival Passport learning center or attending Carnival-sponsored events. Points are redeemed in the form of electronic gift cards.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises' rewards program, launched late year, enables agents to earn  points redeemable for cash on a reloadable Mastercard gift card. Agents receive 500 points for every cruise they sell, regardless of the length of the cruise or sailing date; agents can begin redeeming points once they've earned 2,500 points.

Funjet Vacations

Funjet Vacations offers competitive commissions, the Set Your Commission margining tool in VAX VacationAccess and more. The 500 Club Agency Reward Programs gives the highest performing agencies free travel opportunities, exclusive offers and rewards trip. The Fun for Life Bonus Cash Agent Rewards Program offers agents cash rewards at hotels, destinations, carriers and more; cash rewards are automatically loaded onto a personal, reloadable Visa debit card each month. Agents can also earn a 2% bonus commission on hotel reservations when booking upgraded room categories at select hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Agents who become Norwegian Specialists automatically qualify for a free cruise for two. To become specialists, agents must earn 250,000 points at Norwegian's NCL U through regular coursework and electives as well as book and report three new cruises aboard the Getaway, Breakaway and/or Pride of America, in any combination. Once agents reach specialist status, Norwegian sends a congratulatory email and a link to available sailings.

Princess Cruises

Agents who reach the highest level in the OneSource Academy online training program, Commodore, earn a free graduation cruise. The academy gives agents access to dozens of classes about both Princess and Cunard through the OneSource Travel Agent Center portal. There are four tiers; once the fourth is completed, agents are dubbed Commodores.

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