Celestyal launches holiday brand offering ‘generous’ commission

Greek islands and eastern Mediterranean cruise line Celestyal has launched a dedicated trade packaging platform in partnership with flights consolidator Aviate.

The cruise line will offer flight-inclusive packages and “generous” rates of commission under the new Celestyal Holidays brand, “exclusively for the UK trade”.

Celestyal Holidays enables agents to create tailor-made packages combining regional flights with pre- and post-cruise stays and any Celestyal itinerary, in a booking which is fully protected by Aviate’s Atol.

Lee Haslett, Celestyal’s chief commercial officer, said: “Travel agents love our product but they want to the ability to book Celestyal packages complete with flights and pre- and post-hotel stays.

“The launch of Celestyal Holidays not only demonstrates our commitment to the UK market, but offers our agent partners exactly what they have been asking for – tailor-made packages that are simple to book, are great value for money, pay great commission and are fully protected.

“I’m confident that our investment in Celestyal Holidays will prove successful in helping us achieve our growth objectives in the UK while continuing to support our loyal trade partners.”

To celebrate the launch, agents will earn a £20 The Real Greek restaurant voucher for every Celestyal Holidays package booked before the end of April.

In addition, every booking made before the end of April 2023 will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2 with an overnight hotel stay in London or a fam trip place on Celestyal Journey, Celestyal’s newest ship, which debuts in September.

Sample packages include a seven-night Idyllic Aegean cruise, with return Sky Express flights from Heathrow to Athens, a one-night pre-cruise stay at The Alex in Piraeus and private transfers. It costs from £1,400 departing July 7.

Celestyal’s three-night Iconic Aegean cruise, with return British Airways flights from Heathrow to Athens, a two-night pre-cruise stay at Coco-Mat Hotel in Athens, a one-night post-cruise stay at The Melia Athens and private transfers on arrival and departure costs from £800, departing November 1.

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