Costa Cruises will visit 10 states and the Federal District between May and June to showcase its new products and services in South America and worldwide to more than 1,000 travel agents in the country’s capitals.
DT EDITION with agencies
After more than two years of shutdown due to the pandemic, Costa Cruises between the months of May and June, a series of roadshows and on-site actions will be held throughout Brazil. Until the end of June, there will be visits, presentations and qualifying events for more than 1,000 travel agencies in more than 30 Brazilian cities, strengthening the company’s involvement in the market.
According to Ruy Ribeiro, Commercial Director of Costa Cruises, the roadshow is a format that agencies have been waiting for a long time and essential for them to understand the products, services and novelties that Costa has implemented in recent times. “We have spent more than two years in virtual meetings and now our executives are ready to meet the current needs of each regional market in loco,” he emphasized in an official message emailed to the editors of the DIARY.
According to the official note, the roadshows will have the strong presence of the Costa team in Brazil. Dario Rustico, Costa Cruises’ Executive President for South and Central America, will be present at some of these times, along with Ruy Ribeiro and the company’s commercial team.
During roadshows and visits, agents know all the details of the three ships that will make the 2022/2023 season in South America† especially on the Costa Firenze, which will make its debut as the largest ship of the Italian company to come to South America.
According to Costa Cruises’ press release, tourism professionals will also be able to learn more about the company’s international offerings, segmented products such as MICE, Weddings and special Grand Cruise and Round the World trips, in addition to the new fare model, Costa Drink Packages and the follow Can unprecedented program of super commissioning for travel agencies.
O follow C aims to increase agency commissions through a program of monthly sales targets open to all agencies nationwide that already sell the company’s international itineraries and cruises in South America, regardless of size. Segui C lasts for 3 months and can guarantee travel agents an additional commission of up to 5%.
The super commission is applied to the maritime rate on individual reservations made at the rates My Cruise e Premium on sale for the 2022/2023 season in South America. Passengers in groups are not counted.
Roadshows and visit schedule
Costa’s roadshows are starting in the interior of the state of São Paulo, with initiatives in the cities of Ribeirão Preto, Araraquara, Jaboticabal, Marília, Campinas and in the Vale do Paraíba region. Meetings will be held throughout May in the Santa Catarina destinations of Florianópolis, Balneário Camboriú, Blumenau, in addition to visits to Vitória (ES) and towns in Greater Porto Alegre (RS).
In June, the roadshows head to the Midwest, in the cities of Brasília (DF), Goiânia (GO), Campo Grande (MS) and Cuiabá (MT); for Rio de Janeiro and for the states of Paraná and Minas Gerais. In Paraná, the events will take place in the cities of Curitiba, Cascavel, Maringá, Londrina and the surrounding area; in Minas, Costa will carry out special actions in Belo Horizonte, Divinópolis, Juiz de Fora and Uberlândia.
New Affinity Group Campaign
From this month of May, Costa Cruises will also launch a new sales initiative that offers special conditions for travel agents to embark their customers for cruises aboard the ships Costa Firenze, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fortuna, which will be in South America. season 2022/2023.
When Affinity Groups join 10 cabins or more at the Premium rate, 50% of which is in double lodging, Agencies will earn an additional 4% commission, will be upgraded, and reserve a Balcony Cabin at the price of Outside Stateroom and with the My Drinks and My Drinks Plus at different prices. These benefits are valid for closed affinity groups until July 1, 2022.
South America season 2022/2023
With 2,100 cabins, 135 thousand tons and a design inspired by the city of Florence, the Costa Florence combines a range of solutions specially designed for families and couples. Among them: a water park with three water slides and an adventure park, where guests can hang over the sea between bridges and platforms. There is also the Solemio spa overlooking the sea, four pools and hot tubs, a mini golf course, a casino, 13 restaurants and seven bars.
all the ship Costa Fabulous will create the routes dedicated to the Rio da Prata region, with Santos and Itajaí (SC) as embarkation ports. Between December 2022 and April 2023, the ship will make seven-night voyages, visiting Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), and three, four and five-night mini-cruises, visiting the tourist towns of Balneário Camboriú, Ilha Grande and Beautiful Island. . The ship has 1,508 staterooms, a spa with sauna and treatment rooms, nine pools and whirlpools, six restaurants, 12 bars, a theater, waterslide, casino, sports field and the Squok Club for children.
Departing in Rio de Janeiro, the Costa Fortuna will have eight night cruises. The routes go through Búzios, Ilhabela, Ilha Grande, but also through Buenos Aires and Montevideo. On December 31, 2022, the ship will dock on Copacabana Beach for the New Year’s fireworks show. With 1,358 cabins, Costa Fortuna has a casino, disco, theater, five restaurants, ten bars and nine pools and whirlpools.
Costa cruises for the 2022/2023 season in South America can be purchased on the credit card through the portal in up to 12 interest-free installments Cost Extra exclusively for travel agencies.
For more information, visit the website of Coastal cruises.