America West Vacations has announced that its Internet site has reached $10 million (EUR11.35) in sales in ten months, receiving 20 million page views since it began accepting bookings on 16th June 2000, with more than 25,000 customers booking vacations.
A variety of travel planning services are available online including group travel request forms and complete, printable colour brochures. Customers can sign up for weekly e-mail notices of exclusive discounts and travel agents can register for a monthly newsletter filled with special deals and beneficial booking tips. Travel agents receive an additional one percent bonus commission (up to 15%) for booking electronically. America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company. The Leisure Company, one of the United States` largest tour operators, creating and selling vacation packages to 400,000 customers annually. The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2000 sales of $2.3 billion (EUR2.61 billion).