Prizes include cruise on Mardi Gras
for winner, their nominating client and two runners-up; plus winning agent also
receives bonus $1,000 cash plus cruise commission
MIAMI (May 1, 2019) — Is your travel agent an all-around
rock star? To celebrate National Travel Advisor Day today, May 1, Carnival
Cruise Line is launching a search for the best of the best in a new contest
that supports the yearlong "Why Use a Travel Advisor" (WUATA) program dedicated
to promoting the value of travel agents. With the launch of Carnival's "Most
Trusted Travel Advisor" contest, consumers can brag why their travel advisor is
the best in the business in the quest for the title.
Not only will the winning advisor be
named Carnival's "Most Trusted Advisor," the agent and their client nominator
will be awarded a cruise on Mardi Gras — debuting in August 2020 — and
roundtrip airfare, and the agent also will receive $1,000 bonus and the
commission from their client's Mardi Gras cruise.
"Our ‘WUATA program was created to
celebrate the benefits of using a travel advisor, and there's no better way to
reinforce that sentiment than by asking clients to help us choose Carnival's
Most Trusted Travel Advisor in North America!" said Adolfo Perez, Carnival's
senior vice president of sales and trade marketing. "We know it takes hard work
and dedication from agents to make their clients' vacation dreams come true,
and we want to recognize their efforts. Carnival's ‘Most Trusted Travel
Advisor' is out there, and we can't wait to introduce him or her to the world."
To nominate a travel advisor, clients
can visit www.wuatacontest.com and submit a short story on why their travel advisor
deserves the title by recalling a time when they saved the day, made them feel
extra special or went above and beyond the call of duty. The contest is open
from May 1 through Oct. 29, 2019, and the winner will be announced at CruiseWorld
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nov. 13, 2019.
The three finalists will be selected
by a committee of judges including Ann Chamberlin, senior vice president,
membership & strategic partnerships for American Society of Travel
Advisors; Charles Sylvia, vice president, membership and trade relations, for
Cruise Lines International Association; and members of Carnival's Sales
Leadership Team. All three travel advisors will receive an all-expenses paid
two-day/one-night trip to CruiseWorld, where the grand prize winner will be
announced in front of an audience of more than 1,000 of their peers and
In addition to the title the "Most
Trusted Travel Advisor," the grand prize winner and their nominating client
each will receive a cruise for two aboard Mardi Gras, with roundtrip airfare to
the embarkation city. The newly named ‘Most Trusted Travel Advisor' also wins a
$1,000 cash prize plus commission from their client's Mardi Gras cruise. The
first and second runner-up travel advisor winners also each will receive a
cruise for two aboard Mardi Gras and roundtrip airfare to the embarkation city.
All three winners will be celebrated by the Carnival Sales Team during key
events at CruiseWorld.
Travel Advisor Day
Carnival's "Most Trusted Travel
Advisor" WUATA Contest is launching May 1 in support of National Travel Advisor
Day. The day will be celebrated throughout the industry, and travel advisors
can follow all of the events and activities at www.ASTA.org/TravelAdvisorDay and on social media with the hashtag
Aimed at helping travel professionals
attract new clients and deepen the loyalty of existing clients, Carnival's
WUATA: Why Use A Travel Advisor is a multifaceted program with special events
that bring clients and industry experts together to promote the travel advisor
community. WUATA features WUATA Parties in four cities, social media
promotions, contests, exclusive merchandise, giveaways and WUATA Word, an
innovative crowdsourced word cloud that grows throughout the year as the
movement expands. Easy-to-use tools are available on GoCCL.com to help travel
advisors spread the word to existing and potential clients.
For additional information about
Carnival Cruise Line call 1-800-327-9501 (individual) or 1-800-327-5782
(groups) or visit the line's travel advisor Internet portal, GoCCL.com. Carnival can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
also can visit Carnival's media site, Carnival-news.com or follow the line's PR department
on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
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Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK),
is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating
three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the
Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new
ships scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama set to debut in 2019, Mardi
Gras in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.