We're pleased to work with valued partners like Royal Caribbean in providing unmatched experiences that begin the moment you begin planning your vacation right until the time you safely return home. Thanks to our exciting, exclusive offer, we're placing even more exceptional experiences within affordable reach.
Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) February 25, 2009
Today, Travel Leaders (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates) announced an exclusive offer with Royal Caribbean International that not only features up to $200 off per stateroom, as well as reduced advance deposits and a choice of value-added amenities, but it also features Travel Leaders' own proprietary Personalized Travel Planner. These compact booklets are specifically tailored for Travel Leaders clients with their names, particular details of their cruise ships, exact itineraries, and vital information on each individual port-of-call (including sightseeing options and shopping), along with detailed maps with city highlights for each port. The Royal Caribbean International offer is available through the hundreds of participating Travel Leaders locations throughout the United States during the entire month of March.
"With all the enormous cruise values currently being offered, there has rarely been a more opportune time for our clients to book the cruise vacation they've always dreamed of, whether it's to Alaska, New England, the Caribbean, Hawaii or Europe," stated Roger E. Block, president of Travel Leaders Associates. "In addition to the enormous savings Royal Caribbean International is now providing, we're adding further benefits that are only available when booking through one of our agencies: a Personalized Travel Planner that is completely customized and tailored to each client."
Travelers who book their qualifying Royal Caribbean cruise vacations through participating Travel Leaders locations in March will receive their own Personalized Travel Planner. In addition to the specifically-tailored, detailed information and maps, the Personalized Travel Planner is neatly bound in a water-resistant package so it may be carried along throughout the journey and is customized for each individual client right down to a personal letter directly from the Travel Leaders expert booking the vacation.
The prototype for the Personalized Travel Planner was formally unveiled in August as one of the cornerstones for the new Travel Leaders brand when the Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associate locations nationally began transforming into Travel Leaders.
In addition to the enormously useful value-add that the Personalized Travel Planner provides, Block noted that Travel Leaders clients who book their Royal Caribbean cruise during March will also receive:
- Up to $200 Off Per Stateroom
- 50% Reduced Deposit - 3-5 night cruises will now require deposits of just $50 per person (normally $100); 6-9 night cruises require deposits of only $125 per person (rather than $250); and cruises of 10 nights or longer will only require deposits of $225 per person (instead of $450).
- Choice of Amenity - Select from: spa treatment, dinner for two in one of Royal Caribbean's specialty restaurants, two adventure gear packs, complimentary bottle of wine paired with cheese platter, or two value booklets with coupons for onboard activities (valued up to $425).
"Our Travel Leaders understand the desire for our clients to get the absolute most value for their discretionary dollar, especially during these challenging times," Block noted. "We're pleased to work with valued partners like Royal Caribbean in providing unmatched experiences that begin the moment you begin planning your vacation right until the time you safely return home. Thanks to our exciting, exclusive offer, we're placing even more exceptional experiences within affordable reach."
The Travel Leaders network is part of Travel Acquisitions Group, which includes The Travel Franchise Group, North America's largest travel agency franchisor. In 2009, for the thirteenth consecutive year, a brand within The Travel Franchise Group was named the top travel business franchise by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. After leading the way in travel by serving millions of travelers from coast to coast, the nearly 500 U.S.-based franchised travel agency locations formerly operating as Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates are leading travel in an exciting new direction as Travel Leaders. The new brand was selected in recognition of the instrumental leading role the travel company has forged on behalf of travelers ever since its beginnings as Ask Mr. Foster.