Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that it has appointed Beniconnect Travel Agency, a British and Spanish family-owned travel agency, based in Benidorm, as its ‘Preferred Partner’ for its trade and direct business in Spain.
The “company” Autocares Grupo Benidorm was formed by the Perez Parker family nine years ago and in 2015, will celebrate its milestone tenth anniversary. Its sister company Beniconnect Travel Agency our “preferred partner” has quickly expanded, leaders in airport transfers as well as offering its customers land-based holidays around the world, as well as a range of transport options, holiday excursions, flights, cruises and even event ticket sales.
Kate Wooldridge, International Sales Manager for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are delighted to be working with Beniconnect Travel Agency and their expert team to bring the Fred Olsen brand to both new trade partners and ‘new to Fred.’ guests.
“We believe that there is a great opportunity to raise the awareness of the Fred. Olsen cruise experience amongst the British community living in Spain, and we will be working closely with Beniconnect Travel Agency to promote the high quality and great value that a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday offers.
“We also value the fact that we will be working with a fellow family-run company, as there is a shared understanding of the importance of the ‘personal touch’ and in taking care of every aspect of the holiday experience, from start to finish.”
Christine Parker, Commercial Director of Beniconnect Travel Agency said: “This new partnership with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is an exciting move for both companies and, at Beniconnect Travel Agency, we are looking forward to the possibilities that this will bring to our business.
“We are a strong, family-driven company, with years of experience within the tourist industry. With a highly experienced team of both family members and loyal longstanding staff, this dedication shows in our record of continued success, business growth and, most importantly, customer satisfaction.”
Fred. Olsen’s four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – are ideally suited to the traditional British cruise guest, and offer a friendly and welcoming ‘country house’ atmosphere on board, where friendships are forged with fellow guests and crew alike. It is a relaxed and informal style of cruising, whilst still retaining those aspects that make a cruise such a ‘special’ form of holiday, such as dressing for the formal dinner evenings.
Fred. Olsen was delighted to be named one of the Top 3 UK cruise lines and awarded a prestigious ‘Recommended Provider’ accolade, in Which’s first-ever dedicated cruise survey in 2014. Experts at influential consumer website Cruise Critic have also voted Fred. Olsen ‘Best Value for Money’ in its ‘Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2014’, for the third consecutive year.