MIAMI (January 19, 2011) – Carnival Cruise Lines has named six “Funtastic” travel partners of the year for 2010. This new awards program replaces Carnival’s previous “Partner of the Year” program in an effort to better recognize top partners from each sales region, as well as a top strategic partner.
“Funtastic” partners are selected from each of Carnival’s four U.S. sales territories, one from Canada and one from its group of strategic partners. Selections are made based on year-over-year growth, improvement in key performance metrics, and overall partnership strength. Carnival’s team of business development managers submit nominations, which are then narrowed to six winners by the company’s sales leadership team.
The six “Funtastic” partners for 2010 include:
· The Cruise Corner in Simpsonville, S.C. (Southeastern Region)
· Mann Cruise and Travel in Charlotte, N.C. (Northeastern Region)
· Bluegreen Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind. (Central Region)
· Prestige Travel & Cruises in Las Vegas, Nev. (Western Region)
· We Make People Happy Vacations in Delray Beach, Fla. (Strategic Partner)
· itravel2000.com in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada).
“We congratulate our ‘Funtastic’ travel partners on the many accomplishments they’ve achieved throughout the past year and thank them for their tremendous support,” said Joni Rein, vice president of worldwide sales for Carnival Cruise Lines. “These partners exemplify the reason why so many of us chose to work in the travel industry – to have fun, be successful and help people realize their vacation dreams. We’re inspired by their partnership and by the many valued travel partners we work with every day.”
Each “Funtastic” travel partner is awarded with a commemorative crystal plaque as well as a celebratory dinner.
Travel partners may find additional information on Carnival at GoCCL.com. The travel agent portal, which launched in mid-2010, features new-and-improved booking functions, intuitive research functions as well as training resources and comprehensive product information.
Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.