I’ve been recently talking a lot about having a retreat on a cruise ship, and how usually that involves an educational component. But what if you don’t want to teach anything? What if you want to just sail with some of your best clients, or team members, just to get away, connect, and recharge? And this is something I would call a joint venture cruise.
1. What is a joint venture cruise?
A cruise where you sail with your community to connect while traveling the world, but with no official program involved. You can sail all across the world, and you’re not limited by meeting space options, like a traditional cruise retreat is, so you have more small ship options, also.
2. What would be in it for me?
Well first, you’re going to look like a bad@$$ to your clients/community because there are not that many people who are currently travelling together with them. This helps increase the long-term brand loyalty, especially if you do annual trips, and can bring new people into your world, when others start inviting friends or family members to go with them. So in the short term, you can get a sense of personal fulfillment both directly and indirectly, and long term, there can be financial benefits to you and your business.
3. Are there any perks?
There are, and they can be tailored to exactly what you want or need. Perks can include financial, travel, and content benefits, and more. Perks can be just for you, or they can be also be for your group. This is something we would work together on to see what your goals of this cruise would be and then we can start narrowing down some of these perks.
Rita m. Perez is a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors and the cruise lines international association, in addition to being an independent affiliate of nexion travel group. She is a FL Seller of Travel TI54156