Revealed! Silversea shares latest travel booking information
We at Karryon HQ are busy keeping up with the constant stream of travel updates like this latest news that tourists can return to our shores this month. What we love just as much is hearing concrete proof that travel is not only back, but back enough that changes in the way people travel become evident.
An increase in “experience accumulation” travel
In case your travel memory is buried in 2019, Silversea Cruises offers ultra-luxury all-inclusive cruises to over 900 destinations. They are renowned for their intimate luxury cruise ships, culinary excellence and innovative spirit.
As traveler confidence and bookings return, Silversea reveals their innovative approach to combo cruises is a perfect match for the change they’ve seen in their travel bookings: the stacking of experiences.
Before the pandemic, multiple trips a year were not unheard of; now, the “accumulation of experiences” is fashionable. This is when travelers want more experiences in a single trip. Why take two trips (and two rounds of PCR tests and paperwork) when you can make a great one?
Silversea Combo Cruises allow passengers to choose from 125 twin cruises on all seven continents. This allows them to sail effortlessly for longer – 14 to 45 days, in fact.
Combo cruises are aimed at the new traveler who accumulates experiences in more ways than one. Matching cruises is also attractive as Silversea offers an attractive offer – up to 20% off for every booking! Whether your client is planning a relaxing Mediterranean getaway or a spectacular sail through Scandinavia, Iceland or the Arctic, or an awe-inspiring South American cruise, it’s a big savings.
An increase in revenge spending
During our border closures, some Australians have shifted their travel savings to home renovations and pop-up caravans. However, Silversea noted that many Australians appear to have continued to save the same amount of their wages while waiting for borders to open. Known as “revenge spending,” this phenomenon relates to the spending sprees that occur after restrictions are lifted – in this case, post-pandemic restrictions.
Revenge travel spending means travelers have more money saved and are ready to splurge on longer trips, more immersive trips, and create more life-saving memories.
Silversea Sales Director Steve Richards commented: “Our booking statistics show a 69% increase in customers booking extended cruise itineraries, such as Combined cruises and Great Travels for 2022 and 2023. This is compared to the same period in 2019, when combined cruises and major voyages accounted for 6% of our total bookings; it is now 16%. We believe this is because customers have been waiting so long to travel – some will be three years – that they want to vacation longer and make up for lost time.
Voyage Bonus: Get USD 1,000 Shipboard Credit
Silversea not only offers savings of up to 20% on their combo cruises, but when booked in February 2022, guests also receive up to $1,000 onboard credit per suite! That’s $1,000 to spend on premium beverages, spa experiences, specialty dining, premium shore excursions and more.
Agents: Combo cruises are a win-win
You’ll be pleased to know that Silversea’s combo cruises are the easiest way to cater to your customers’ new experiences and avenge their travel spend. With Silversea, everything is carefully managed under one booking, ensuring less work for you, their trusted travel agent. And by everything, they mean round-trip airfare, transfers, pre- and post-cruise hotels, and all shore excursions!
From an agent perspective, these emerging travel trends are extremely healthy. From the agents’ perspective, these changes in travel habits are extremely healthy. Silversea’s Steve Richards said: “This 69% increase in extended voyages (compared to 2019) has great benefits for both customers and travel agents, as there are discounted options for combined cruises. . Increasing booking value provides more much-needed commissions to our valued business partners. »
This is no small leap: agents earn an average of $2,500 in commissions per booking, with some agents earning $5,000 from a single Silversea booking!
Explore 125 Silversea Combo Cruises
As traveler confidence soars, update your knowledge of the 125 cruise matchmaking options offered in the digital brochure dedicated to the Silversea Combo Cruise. If these Silversea trends are any indication, revenge spending and experience hoarding are here to stay. Plus, with February’s bonus offer of US$1,000 onboard credit, Silversea’s luxury suites will book up fast.
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