Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you. That’s the stance some – but not all – travel advisors are taking when it comes to embracing the return of Crystal Cruises.
The line left many advisors in the lurch with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid commissions when it went out of business in early 2022. Some believe new owner, A&K Travel Group, needs to make right by the agency community before they’ll feel comfortable supporting it. Other advisors are full steam ahead, already compiling lists of clients ready to sail as soon as the ships are back at seas.
“There aren’t enough words to describe just how ecstatic I am,” Dana Dziegiel, owner of Gypsea Travels, LLC, an independent agency in the Avoya Travel Network, told Travel Market Report. “When the ‘end of Crystal’ announcement was made in January, I was devastated. Not just for myself and my clients, but for the amazing crew that I call ‘family.’”
Source: Travel Market Report