Expedia unveiled a Journey Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) by means of which brokers in america can entry Expedia’s world stock and earn commissions on motels, dynamic packages and actions. Expedia claims it’s the solely full-service on-line journey supplier to supply such intensive stock to journey brokers.
“Expedia is dedicated to offering probably the most complete, environment friendly and versatile service to our clients and companions,” stated Tim MacDonald, senior vp and basic supervisor for Expedia.com. “Our Journey Agent Affiliate Program has been extraordinarily profitable in Europe and Asia and we’re very excited to carry it to the journey agent neighborhood in our largest market. We acknowledge that offline brokers are a essential a part of the journey panorama and TAAP gives the right means for Expedia to work with this neighborhood.”
To turn into a member of this system, brokers can register on-line at Expedia.com by clicking on the journey agent entry hyperlink within the footer of the positioning. As a TAAP member, they may have direct entry to Expedia’s world stock and use the Expedia platform to verify the supply of lodge rooms, flights, packages and extra to make and make sure bookings in actual time. Associates can profit from the identical quick and easy website performance that Expedia clients expertise, enabling them to analysis, plan and e-book the very best journeys for his or her purchasers, whereas incomes commissions for doing so.
Expedia is waiving the one-time membership price for all brokers who enroll by June 30, 2010. Brokers who enroll earlier than that date may have an opportunity to earn an enhanced fee on tailor-made reservations departing till August 30, 2010. Starting July 2010, brokers who be part of this system can accomplish that for a one-time membership price of $50. Expedia’s Journey Agent Affiliate Program was first launched in Italy in 2002 and has since expanded to the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This system at the moment has greater than 8,000 members worldwide.
Fee ranges for TAAP are 10 % for Expedia Particular Price motels, $6 per reserving for Company Lodges, 5 % on trip packages (flight and lodge, flight and automotive rental, flight and lodge and automotive rental). There’s a minimal three-night/three-day land content material requirement. Expedia pays three % on trip packages (flight and lodge, flight and automotive rental, flight and lodge and automotive rental) which can be lower than three evening/three days land content material. It pays 10 % fee for actions. This system is open to journey brokers within the US. Expedia accepts IATA, ARC, CLIA or all 4 of the next: A letter of request an company’s letterhead declaring why the agent is looking for this direct relationship, copies of an company’s state or native enterprise licenses, federal employer ID quantity, and proof of errors and omissions insurance coverage.
Whereas Expedia claims it’s the solely on-line journey website to offer such a service to brokers, Orbitz launched its Orbitz for Brokers (www.orbitzforagents.com) program in February giving journey brokers the chance to earn commissions on lodge reservations and customised journey package deal bookings. Orbitz claims its program provides journey brokers a broad vary of lodge choices all over the world, together with promotional charges on hundreds of properties. It additionally permits journey brokers to create custom-made journey packages (flight and lodge; flight, lodge and automotive; and lodge and automotive), in addition to entry to extremely discounted charges on airline tickets, lodge rooms and automotive leases. Orbitz gives commonplace fee charges of 10 % for lodge reservations and four % for journey package deal bookings.
Expedia’s program additionally isn’t the net company’s first foray into the retail company enterprise. The corporate additionally owns its personal host journey company, Expedia CruiseShipCenters (www.cruiseshipcenters.com), which has a number of hundred associates. For extra data Expedia’s new program, name 914-630-8905 or go to: www.expediaaccess.com/us.