Vacation.com has partnered with The Travel Zone to offer members access to the Agent RC platform at an exclusive Vacation.com member rate.
Agent RC is an affordable web-based portal that provides host agencies with the ability to support and communicate effectively with their networks of outside and in-house agents. The web-based portal is designed to allow travel agencies of any size to recruit, manage, and support an outside agent network. The point & click application can easily be integrated and customized to allow staff, outside agents, clients and suppliers to collaborate and communicate.
“With the growing number of members getting into the host agency business within our Vacation.com network, we searched for a platform to facilitate communication and booking transactions between host agencies and their outside agent networks or independent contractors,” said Steve Tracas, president and CEO of Vacation.com. “There is a reason why the majority of the top host agencies in the country are members of Vacation.com, and this is another great tool to add to our existing suite of tools available to them,” he added.
“We created this partnership with Vacation.com because of the excellent benefits they offer existing or new host agencies. Our platform combined with the Vacation.com membership offers the perfect blend of technology, support and marketing tools for any sized host agency looking to recruit and build an outside sales network,” said Bill Almonte, president and CEO of The Travel Zone.
Upon opening the Agent RC platform, users are able to view a “dashboard” style homepage which displays a complete 360 degree view of their entire business and activity including sales, commissions, tasks, notes, leads, clients, bookings, communications and industry alerts.
The entire platform is fully customizable. Host agencies can easily integrate any content, document, hyperlink, GDS or third party reservation tool into their portal.
The integrated Booking Manager is an advanced trip manager system within the platform that allows home-based agents to easily create customized Web pages for each booking, as well as update and create a full color trip quote and invoice for each client. Proposals can easily be sent via e-mail to the clients and payments can be managed within the tracking and management system.