Virgin Voyages is introducing a new booking platform for travel advisors. LetsGoBook simplifies and accelerates the booking process. Virgin is also offering $100,000 USD in commission bonuses, plus a once-in-a-lifetime epic trip to Richard Branson’s Necker Island.
Last month Virgin Voyages hit a major milestone celebrating its one year anniversary of its start in operations. Delivering an exclusively adult (kids-free) sailing experience, Richard Branson’s newest travel business is marking this celebration by introducing a brilliant new booking platform called LetsGoBook. Developed with First Mates’ (travel advisors) feedback at its core, the revolutionary new tool allows advisors to book clients faster and easier.
“Our First Mates asked for a more streamlined and straightforward booking platform, and we’ve delivered,” says John Dioro, Vice President of North American Sales. “Every agent can use the link to make a booking in less than two minutes or choose to share the link with their clients. This new, easy-to-use interface saves First Mates time on the historically tedious booking process so they can dedicate more time helping their Sailors curate an unforgettable vacation aboard our ships.”
The streamlined, advisor-friendly interface offers a simpler, intuitive system that takes the friction out of the booking process. Now, First Mates can easily book their Sailors (guests) in five easy steps using VirginVoyages.com – no new system to learn, no antiquated booking engine to use. Additionally, advisors can choose to send a dedicated link to their clients via email/text or share on their social media channels, giving Sailors the opportunity to book themselves while still receiving the benefits that First Mates provide to Sailors.
Every new booking made using First Mate’s unique LetsGoBook link will be automatically connected to their account on FirstMates.com. Immediately after a booking is made, agents can instantly view and customize their client’s voyage, which includes adding authentic, locally inspired Shore Things, upgrading cabin categories, adding a Bar Tab – Virgin Voyages’ updated take on traditional drinks packages, and much more.
“Our customer happiness ratings are in the mid-90s and we are seeing rebooking rates at high as 50%, demonstrating to our First Mates that they can feel confident recommending this extraordinary experience to their clients and earning incredible perks while doing so,” said Shane Riley, Vice President of International Sales. “We want to continuously raise the status quo and do so by offering competitive 16% commissions with no NCFs, agent programs, support on-demand, educational tools, brand swag and access to key sailings.”
In line with the brand’s ‘Brilliant to do Business With’ promise, every booking still includes Virgin Voyages’ 16% commissions – no NCFs. However, to celebrate the new launch, Virgin Voyages is rewarding First Mates with a limited-time perk: a $100,000 USD booking bonus. The first 2,000 new bookings made using the LetsGoBook link will include a $50 USD (£42 GBP / $72 AUD) cash commissions bonus. Additionally, every booking gives First Mates one entry to win a seven-night trip to Necker Island, Richard Branon’s private, luxury estate in the British Virgin Islands. The go-to hideaway for A-list celebrities, this epic, once-in-a-lifetime getaway will include a stay at the 74-acre Balinese-inspired property.