There really has never been a better time to start selling cruise. With 28 ocean vessels and at least 19 new river ships set to launch next year alone, and UK ocean passenger numbers expected to exceed two million (250,000 for river), the cruise sector is booming like no other.
The TTG New to Cruise Festival is all about providing you with the tools you need to capitalise on this growth. From listening to the agents who went from “zero to hero” in cruise sales to lessons on how you can tailor-make bespoke cruise-and-stay packages to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
We’ll also be hearing from cruise line chiefs about their top tips for selling cruise, alongside advice from cruise industry body Clia.
And that’s not all. The trade fair, featuring 20 cruise lines and suppliers, offers the perfect opportunity for you to learn about the unique offering from each brand.
Meanwhile, Cruise Connect in the afternoon, featuring our Platinum and Gold partners, will give you the chance to discover even more about these companies – and provide you with the expertise to start selling them.
Because we want to ensure you have everything you need to sell cruise, we’ve also produced this handy guide for you to take home. It contains information about each of the exhibitors here today with key details including a summary of each supplier, itineraries for 2019 and who their typical client is.
The TTG New to Cruise Festival will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to sell cruise. It’s designed to be informative, instructive and inspirational – I hope you find it to be all this and more. Happy selling!
Sophie Griffiths is editor of TTG