Travel agents were notified this afternoon that all the brands of Carnival Corp would cease paying them commission on air add-ons. That's not as big of bombshell as it would seem at first, because fewer and fewer bookings now include air. Ironically, by making this change, the goal is to increase air sales.
The new policy is effective October 15 and applies to all agents in North America, and all Carnival brands: Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa, Cunard, Holland America, Princess and Seabourn.
Details were in today's edition of Cruise News Daily.