Explora Journeys partners with Amadeus to boost agent connections

Explora Journeys has partnered with travel technology group Amadeus to help it “connect with more travel agencies and a broader audience”.

MSC’s luxury brand will feature on Amadeus Cruise Portal, which will display content including suites and deck plans, and give agents the opportunity to upsell guest experiences.

Consultants can use the portal to work in real-time from a single screen, eliminating the need to log in to different websites, which Explora hopes will save time.

Features include cruise itinerary and offer comparisons, pricing and multi-media content to inspire travellers.

Explora Journeys chief sales officer Chris Austin said: “Amadeus is one of the global travel industry’s leading distribution companies and it will further enable our travel partners to access Explora Journeys’ inventory, pricing and our rich content on a real time basis to improve further the booking experience for our growing travel advisory community.

“This announcement with such a great partner comes as we remain firmly on track for the first of our six luxury ships, Explora I, to make her maiden journey in May 2023, and when demand for luxury ocean tourism has returned to pre-pandemic levels.”

Robert Buckman, head of North America for Amadeus, said: “By forging our partnership with Explora Journeys, we’re strengthening our marketplace to help travel advisors connect their customers to real-time cruise content and offers.

“With Amadeus Cruise Portal, travel advisors gain access to Explora Journeys’ content, can inspire their travellers with rich multimedia, and finalise a booking easily through a single connection.”

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