AirTreks, the leader in Multi-Stop International travel technology and services, today introduced a new program that lets travel agents and agencies sell complex Multi-Stop International air itineraries to clients while generating substantial revenue for themselves.
The AirTreks Travel Agent Program puts powerful Web-based tools at agents` fingertips, allowing them—for the first time—to quickly and easily create customized Multi-Stop International air itineraries for clients and get instant wholesale prices. Travel agents and agencies can then add their own mark-up and set retail prices themselves.
“This new program gives travel agents the tools they need to offer attractive and profitable Multi-Stop International air travel products to their clients,” said AirTreks President and CEO Jim Pilaar. “More and more, round-trip and point-to-point itineraries are not meeting travelers` needs. AirTreks recognizes that the future of international travel is Multi-Stop International travel.”
Many travel agencies have suffered due to declining commissions and commission caps imposed by airlines. Since the AirTreks Travel Agent Program allows agencies to set their own prices and profit margins, it can help participating travel agencies survive in the face of increasing competition from large online travel services such as Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, and Hotwire. In addition, Multi-Stop International air travel is a large and growing travel niche that the vast majority of travel agencies could not previously serve.
“The AirTreks Travel Agent Program has helped us increase our bottom line by offering attractive new products to our clients,” said Marsha Majka of Nations! Travelstores / American Express Travel Services. “This program is proving invaluable as competition from the online world continues to increase.”
Individual travel agents and travel agencies can register for the AirTreks Travel Agent Program by visiting the AirTreks.com home page (www.airtreks.com) and clicking on the Travel Agent link at the bottom of the page.
Once registered, qualified travel agents can use the AirTreks TripPlanner(TM) Web tool to create customized itineraries for clients and get instant wholesale prices with one click of their mouse. AirTreks then provides booking and fulfillment services via its staff of expert Travel Counselors. TripPlanner represents a huge technological breakthrough in the automation of Multi-Stop International airfare construction and pricing—a traditionally complex, manual and time-consuming process carried out by rate desks and international airfare experts.