SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2005–Jurni Network,
in conjunction with preferred cruise partners and the Cruise Lines
International Association (CLIA), today announced a 45-day marketing
campaign to encourage earlier cruise bookings and promote the cruise
industry. “The Wave Starts Now” promotion will run from September 15
through October 30.
Typically, the busiest time for bookings in the cruise industry
runs from January to March and is known as the “wave season.” The
campaign, part of Jurni Network’s efforts to bring value to both
members and preferred suppliers, provides benefits to cruise travelers
and members alike.
“Coming off of our best wave season since 2001, we are excited
about ‘The Wave Starts Now’ and look forward to achieving pre-9/11
cruise booking levels,” said Terry L. Dale, president and CEO of CLIA.
“There’s no reason cruise travelers have to book only during the
typical January to March wave season. With the targeted marketing
capabilities of Jurni Network and this great promotion, we hope to get
a head start on 2006 bookings.”
During “The Wave Starts Now” campaign, travelers who book cruises
will be offered consumer bonuses such as onboard savings booklets,
shipboard credits, savings certificates, reduced deposits, gifts and
Jurni-funded shore excursions.
Jurni members will also be eligible for benefits. In addition to a
chance to attend a Jurni-sponsored Seminar at Sea, Jurni members will
be eligible to win a seven-day cruise, attend weekly Web training
sessions on cruise offerings and sales best practices, and receive
hands-on sales training at one of Jurni’s regional conferences being
held in New York, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles during “The
Wave Starts Now” campaign.
Cruise lines participating in the promotion include: Norwegian Cruise Line -- www.ncl.com Princess Cruises -- www.princesscruises.com Royal Caribbean International -- www.royalcaribbean.com Celebrity Cruises -- www.celebrity.com SeaDream Yacht Club -- www.seadreamyachtclub.com
“This promotion supports the Jurni mission to be our members’
marketing partner by offering a variety of programs and services that
benefit their business. “The Wave Starts Now” promotion also supports
our commitment to increase the sales of our preferred suppliers,” said
Mike Baldwin, CTIE, general manager of Jurni Network. “By sponsoring
this campaign we hope to encourage cruise travelers to book early and
to extend the prime cruise selling season for member agents and
About Jurni Network
Jurni Network, a Sabre Travel Network brand, is a leisure travel
agency consortium that enables offline agencies to sell more products
from preferred travel suppliers by using sophisticated market
intelligence. This highly targeted distribution channel creates a
whole new value proposition for suppliers and optimizes earnings for
both suppliers and agencies. Additional information about Jurni
Network is available at www.jurni.com.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to
the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) enabling agents
at more than 50,000 agency locations worldwide to be travel experts.
The Sabre GDS, the first system to connect the buyers and sellers of
travel, today includes more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000
hotels, 32 car rental companies, nine cruise lines, 35 railroads and
220 tour operators. Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include
GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation
technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency
consortium that enables members to sell more products from preferred
travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.
Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and
technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about
Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
Jurni Network, Sabre Travel Network and GetThere are trademarks
and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation.
All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property
of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Sabre Holdings Corporation, Southlake
Nanci Williams, 682-605-2271
SOURCE: Jurni Network