Brightline -- the Florida train service connecting downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach -- has launched a program for travel advisors that pays 20% commission on tickets and its train-to-port packages for cruise passengers.

Brightline, which will soon be renamed Virgin Trains, has established a booking portal giving travel professionals access to the lowest published fares, the ability to manage reservations and self-service ticket changes and monthly reports from an account manager.

The advisor program also supports the company's train-to-port packages, which lets cruise passengers park their car, check in and check their luggage at Brightline stations before boarding ships in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. The packages include Lyft ride credits and a mimosa onboard the train.  

Brightline, which began service in 2018, is the only privately owned, operated and maintained rail system in the U.S. in more than 100 years. Construction to connect the South Florida route with Orlando is underway, with service expected to begin in 2022.

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