Modified Commissions from Carnival

For the first time in 10 years, Carnival Cruise Lines will be modifying its U.S. travel agent commission tiers for new bookings made as of Jan. 1, 2013 By: Kelly Rosenfeld

For the first time in 10 years, Carnival Cruise Lines will be modifying its U.S. travel agent commission tiers for new bookings made as of Jan. 1, 2013. The modification will not impact business sold during 2012 for 2013 or 2014 sailings.

With these modifications, commission tiers will be more in line with the current marketplace, as well as reflect Carnival’s 50 percent capacity growth over the past 10 years. In order to simplify the structure, the basis on which commission percentages are determined for each travel agency will also be modified — commission percentages will continue to be based on volume instead of revenue and will be based on net cabin volume in 2013 as opposed to the current seven-day equivalent volume structure.

Agents can find more information on Carnival’s compensation modification at GoCCL.com. www.carnival.com; www.goccl.com

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