Since 1974, we have specialised in creating luxury hotel barge holidays on some of the most beautiful inland waterways of Europe. Over the past 4 decades, as well as building up the most extensive range of hotel barges in Europe, we have gained a unique expertise covering all aspects of the hotel barging industry; from designing and building the actual vessels, researching and creating our bespoke itineraries, to crew training, fine wine selection and choosing food suppliers.
You can rest assured that every member of European Waterways, from the top down is passionate about hotel barging, and your clients will be well looked after.
Aboard their hotel barge, your clients will glide serenely along waterways that pass through magnificent countryside; be taken on fascinating local excursions; indulge in delicious meals, fine wines and comfortable accommodation – whilst all the time being pampered by their attentive crew.
Our exclusive collection of hotel barges can accommodate between 6 and 20 passengers and are ideal for either an individual cruise with a group of like-minded people, or for those wanting a whole-barge charter for a group of family or friends.
Hotel barging is a unique experience and our Sales Team are happy to assist with any sales, commission or marketing enquiries to help you sell more European Waterways hotel barge cruises.
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Sales and Marketing Support
We have a number of sales and marketing tools available including an online brochure, an online Agents Reservation system providing 24/7 access, a Downloads area where you can access marketing material such as brochures, flyers and photographs and an agent friendly 'white label' video channel. Please see below for more information on each of these facilities
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Agents Reservations System
We have developed our own Agents Reservation System where there are a number of facilities that will make it easy for you to manage your bookings with European Waterways. You can check availability, reserve cabins, make bookings, check cruise rates, manage current and past bookings and download sales and marketing material including brochures and photographs.
If you have not already signed up to our Agents Reservation System and would like a login or you have forgotten your password, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have your login details you can access the reservations system here.
We have a number of videos hosted on YouTube and Vimeo. The videos hosted on Vimeo are agent friendly and do not include any contact details or links to our website. To see our main video please see below:
Please feel free to embed them onto your website, include them in your e-marketing material and, of course, forward them to your clients. If you have any questions or require any assistance please e-mail email@example.com. To see all of our videos please click here
Training and Presentations
We can provide product training presentations to introduce you to hotel barging. This can be either in person, online or on the telephone. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Travel Trade Events
European Waterways are very pleased to be participating in the 2014 Midi Boat Show taking place Thursday April 3rd and Friday April 4th 2014 in Capestang on the Canal du Midi. There will be five hotel barges from the European Waterways brochure programme on show: Anjodi, Enchanté, Clair de Lune, Rosa and Athos. It will be a great opportunity to see a large number of hotel barges in one place and it should be an really enjoyable social event too. More details are on the Boat Show 2014 website where you can also register to attend: http://boatshow2014.com/
Rendezvous-en-France Trade Show
For the 4th year running, European Waterways will have a stand at Rendezvous-en-France, the event that brings companies like ourselves together with tour operators and travel agents from around the world. This year’s event takes place April 1st and 2nd in Clermont-Ferrand. If you are attending, we would be delighted to meet up and you can make an appointment using the RDV online system, or just drop by our stand number X1.
WTM 2014 takes place at the ExCel London November 3rd to 6th and this year European Waterways will have its own stand – number EM2053 – situated on the central aisle in the Europe sector of the North Hall. More and more tour operators and travel agents are discovering the ‘world of hotel barging’ so we have decided to have our own facility where we can meet them. We are sure many of you will be attending the event and we look forward to seeing you there.
For the 3rd year European Waterways will be an exhibitor at PURE Life Experiences, the upmarket travel trade show. The 2014 event takes place November 6th-10th in Marrakech as usual. Our stand number will be available in the summer and we would, once again, be pleased to meet tour operators and travel agents from around the world who are looking for something unique and upscale for their sophisticated clients – the concept of luxury hotel barging.
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