Over 150 franchisees and company workforce members loved “a really magical expertise” aboard Virgin Voyage’s Valiant Woman on a seven-night Seminar at Sea (18th – twenty fifth June) – the one occasion of its form within the business and the second within the pioneering sequence.
Designed to speed up the gross sales of The Journey Franchise’s “Cruise Mastery members, the Seminar at Sea is in contrast to some other by way of its dimension and immersive expertise. It contains 4 days of intensive teaching together with business and product information, social media coaching, in addition to private and enterprise improvement. The super-sized group additionally loved the distinctiveness of a Virgin Voyages expertise.
In consequence, franchisees have been producing enquiries by sharing their new ardour for the model. “Gross sales and enquiries have been coming in thick and quick since we obtained again”, says Paul Harrison, co-founder of The Journey Franchise and its consumer-facing vacation agency Not Simply Journey. “We anticipate this to be our busiest week ever promoting Virgin Cruises, wanting set to be probably our greatest week for cruise as a complete”.
“That is what the profitable method to success seems like,” says Paul Harrison, “Virgin Voyages has pulled out all of the stops for us. Each single certainly one of our franchisees are raving in regards to the ship and its distinctive supply. Preconceptions that this kind of cruise isn’t for them have been blown away. You may see the proof of this not solely of their social media posts, but in addition within the bookings they’ve made earlier than they’ve even obtained off the ship.”
Co-founder Steve Witt mentioned: “The coaching our members have obtained has been laser-focused on growing their cruise enterprise by product information, social media expertise, mindset and enterprise technique. Coaching additionally contains classes by TV presenters, introduced onboard to assist upskill our workforce with wide selection of non-public improvement and confidence-boosting expertise”
Our Cruise Mastery Programme grows and grows, and Seminar at Sea is a pinnacle occasion. Our funding in our franchisees is critical.”
Witt continues: “Virgin Voyages has surpassed our expectations as hosts by way of their unbelievable service, meals, social occasions and generosity. Our brokers now know that on a Virgin Voyages cruise you can also make the vacation what you need it to be – it may be a soothing health and wellbeing retreat, an unbelievable multi-centre journey with high quality eating, or a social social gathering that’s inclusive to all ages. Franchisees are making bookings onboard as they’re utilizing the abilities we’ve taught them, in addition to demonstrating their new ardour for the Virgin model.”
SJ Walker, Director of Gross sales at Virgin Voyages says: “We’re completely thrilled that so many individuals have been capable of benefit from the Seminar at Sea onboard Valiant Woman within the Mediterranean. There’s no higher approach to have the ability to promote a product than experiencing it first-hand and this occasion has been an unbelievable success. We’re actually proud that we’ve curated a casually luxurious adult-only cruise expertise and that we’ve been capable of showcase it to such a big group of passionate journey brokers. They’ve cherished having fun with so many shocking and pleasant moments onboard the place every part is inclusive – be it speciality eating, wifi, health courses, suggestions, leisure, occasions and actions. With our fourth ship on the way in which afterward this yr, now we have vital progress ambitions and see Not Simply Journey and The Journey Franchise enjoying a giant a part of that purpose contemplating their very own progress plans. As a key commerce companion, our relationship has been strengthened, however that is just the start.”
Witt concludes: “Now we have created a profitable method that leads to vital gross sales success for completely everybody concerned.”