River cruise line Lotus Cruises, which operates luxury ships on the Mekong River, has launched an incentive scheme for travel agents and tour operators, featuring the latest high-tech Apple products as rewards for bookings.
The Lotus Incentive Programme, which launches this month (September 2019) and runs until March 2020, has been designed by Lotus Cruises’ representation agency, Plateau International. The incentive gives agents and operators the chance to collect “Lotus Coins” every time they book a cabin on one of Lotus Cruises’ seven-night sailings. The coins can then be used against a choice of Apple product rewards, including the latest iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and iMacs.
Lotus Cruises’ 34-cabin RV Mekong Navigator sails a seven-night itinerary from My Tho (for Ho Chi Minh City) to Kampong Cham (for Siem Reap), or vice versa, from October 2019 – April 2020, August 2020 – May 2021 and August 2021 onwards.
Lotus Cruises’ second ship, the 34-cabin ship RV Mekong Jewel, will launch in January 2020. Selected departures in 2020 and 2021 are currently bookable and applicable to the incentive offer.
Under the incentive scheme, agents and tour operators will earn two Lotus Coins for a passenger booking a Superior, Vista or Signature Suite on either ship sailing the seven-night itinerary and three Lotus Coins for a passenger booking a Prestige or Grand Suite. Rewards range from iPhones to MacBooks with six Lotus Coins equating to an iPhone 8, eight Lotus Coins buying agents an iPhone 11 and nine Lotus Coins earning them an iMac or a MacBook Air, for example. For the full list of rewards available go to: www.lotuscruises.com/incentive.
To redeem their reward, agents and operators simply need to make the bookings, keep a record of the reference number for each booking made and then, once they have collected enough coins to redeem a reward prize, complete an incentive form online, choosing the Apple product they would most like from the range that’s available for the value of the coins they have earned.
The Lotus Incentive Programme is valid from 15 September 2019 until 15 March 2020 and includes bookings on seven-night departures from 2019 right up to 2021. Lotus Coins cannot be exchanged for cash.
Prices for Lotus Cruises’ seven-night itinerary start from US$1,619pp, based on two sharing. The price includes seven nights’ accommodation; full-board meals; wine, beer and soft drinks for lunch and dinner, champagne welcome reception, wine pairing dinner, speciality coffee and fine tea selection, daily sundowner cocktails, spirits, water onboard and during excursions; personalised aluminium water bottle for excursions; Wi-Fi in-room and public areas; a variety of onboard cultural experiences and performances, including calligraphy and crew farewell performance; the services of an English-speaking crew, expert local guides and destination resource speakers and authentic excursions with visits to communities supported by a Lotus Cruises dedicated guide.
The sales price is commissionable by agents. This price is cruise-only. International flights, pre and post-cruise hotel stays, etc, are additional.