Classic Custom Vacations Launches New Online Agent Booking Engine

Classic Custom Vacations(R) today announced the launch of its new agent booking engine, available now at http://www.classicforagents.com/.
Classic’s online booking engine allows travel agents to easily book
customized, luxury vacations 24 hours a day to all of Classic’s
destinations: Hawaii; the Caribbean; Mexico; America, and Europe.
Beginning today, agents who book clients to any of Classic’s luxurious
vacation destinations will benefit from a series of incentives while their
clients enjoy the luxury of a Classic vacation.

INCENTIVES FOR AGENTS AND RESERVATIONISTS

Agents who book a Classic vacation via Classic for Agents between now and
the end of August will earn an additional one percent commission above the
base commission. Plus every agent will earn a 50 STAR point bonus for
their first five completed online bookings*.

“Our agents have been booking vacations on the site on a test basis for
several weeks and have been very pleased with the results,” said Carrie
Wallace of MoonRings Travel. “Once again, Classic has developed a tool
that allows our agents to better serve their clients by providing us with
the first-class service that is a hallmark of Classic’s customer promise.”

CLASSIC ONLINE BOOKING

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Built exclusively for travel agents, Classic Online Booking is intuitive
and easy to use, featuring extremely comprehensive content and superior
flexibility. The system is designed to help travel agents coordinate
simple or detailed vacations, from one hotel and one flight to multiple
destinations, hotels, car rental and tours and attractions.

Classic Online Booking includes the following features:—Hotel, Car, Air
and Activities: Agents are able to build complete vacations for clients
and choose from all of Classic’s hotels, air, car rentals and activities
that best suit their needs. The tool allows agents to create the vacation
from any starting point, whether hotel, air, car or activities.—
Inventory: Agents are able to view and price 90 percent of Classic’s
inventory online, including rooms in every category and one-of-a-kind
offerings such as bungalows and presidential suites. Additionally, Classic
offers more than 300 tours and activities for an unforgettable vacation
experience. Some exclusive options require that agents call Classic to
complete the booking process. - Virtual Fam Trips: Agents can choose the
hotel to best suit their clients’ needs by viewing property photos and
virtual tours and by reading detailed descriptions of a variety of room
categories at each hotel. - Changes, Payments: Before initial payment is
made, agents are able to amend or make payments online to any Classic
itinerary whether booked on or offline.—Commission Tracking: The site
tracks agents’ commissions throughout the booking process, highlighting
the percentage and amount of each commissionable portion of the trip.—
Planning Fee: Classic for Agents allows agencies to easily add a planning
fee to clients’ invoices for professional services provided. -
Pre-registration: Agents can use the site to pre-register their clients
for hotel and car reservations so that they can be treated as the VIPs
they are.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON CLASSIC FOR AGENTS

In addition to online booking, agents will find promotions, incentives and
marketing services on http://www.classicforagents.com/. The promotions and
incentives include a wealth of information on offers from both Classic and
Classic vendors. These include Classic Exclusive Offers (CEOs), incentive
opportunities such as Classic’s Special Travel Agent Rewards (STAR)
program and general promotions and incentives available when purchasing
travel through Classic. Marketing services available on the site include
the ability to order brochures as well as view and utilize marketing
materials.

“At Classic, we recognize the importance of helping travel agents compete
in today’s marketplace,” said Bob Hohman, president of Classic Custom
Vacations. “This online booking engine was designed to help travel agents
work more effectively by allowing them to view, create, and change
bookings against live inventory 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”


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