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Virgin Voyages has announced the expansion of its “Brilliant To Do Business With” program, raising commission for travel agents, affectionately known as First Mates, to 16 percent.

Underscoring the brand’s unparalleled commitment to its First Mate community, Virgin Voyages is unveiling this offer to enhance potential earnings for its partners. This new commission structure is not a limited-time offer, and will be available to First Mates as part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to the community which includes a policy of no NCFs, meaning that no portion of the base voyage fare is set aside, designated,
deducted, or excluded from potential earnings.

Tom McAlpin, President and CEO for Virgin Voyages, said:

“Our First Mates are a true extension of our team, and with a deep and long history of making our industry a success for so many years, we recognize how important their role is.”

“We have listened to our First Mates and they have told us what they need in order to be successful during this time. In turn, we are
investing in our relationship by increasing our commission structure to 16 percent and
honoring their role as essential pillars of the travel community.”

have told us what they need in order to be successful during this time. In turn, we are
investing in our relationship by increasing our commission structure to 16 percent and
honoring their role as essential pillars of the travel community.”

As Scarlet Lady prepares for her “soft open” period in Oct. 2020, Virgin Voyages recognizes its global team of First Mates as a critical entry point to the collective success of the brand. With the new 16 percent commission structure, First Mates will earn commission on the voyage fare, which, for future Sailors, is inclusive of dining at 20+ eateries, all gratuities, free wifi, basic beverages, and unlimited group fitness classes. This is a combined value of more than $600 per Sailor.

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In addition to the 16 percent commission structure, Virgin Voyages will also offer
the “perfect ten”, which covers an additional 10 percent commission on pre-voyage sales. This includes shore excursions, hotel, a Bar Tab, spa treatments and more. The 10 percent commission structure is paid on everything sold before Sailors voyage, with the exception of taxes and fees.

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