Carnival Cruise Line announced a new multi-year preferred supplier partnership with Signature Travel Network earlier this week.
Carnival joins its North American sister brands Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Cunard, and Seabourn as part of the preferred supplier team with Signature.
The news was shared with Signature agency owners at their annual meeting by Signature Travel Network President/CEO Alex Sharpe recently in Phoenix, Arizona.
Partnership benefits for Signature agencies begin October 1, kicking off with a “Signature Welcome” program led by Carnival and offering tailored training and support to its agency community.
“Our executive leadership and sales team are fully dedicated to growing our relationship with Signature Travel Network and leveraging the strength of both organizations to deliver an incredible experience for tens of thousands of travelers each year,” said Adolfo Perez, vice president of sales and trade marketing for Carnival Cruise Line.
“Signature Travel Network is known for providing its members with outstanding marketing support and technology that drives business to its members and incremental demand for their preferred suppliers’ products. Signature’s owners and agents are widely respected for being highly skilled and knowledgeable travel experts and we’re thrilled to begin this preferred relationship so that we can work together on growing their overall business and increasing their Carnival sales.”
“On behalf of the board of directors, the larger membership and the Signature staff, we look forward to working together to maximize this new partnership with Carnival,” stated Sharpe. “I believe the network’s greatest strengths are: 1) a members first, service-oriented culture; 2) strong and supportive relationships with preferred partners; 3) customizable, turnkey tools that members use in accordance to their unique business needs and goals. Our multi-year agreement with Carnival is specifically designed to build upon these incredible strengths and offer members yet another, and important, way to broaden their reach, connect with more travelers and grow their businesses.”