Pre- and post-cruise city stays qualify for extra commission from Avanti. // © 2015 Thinkstock
From Feb. 2 through May 31, 2015, travel agents can earn an additional 1 percent commission on any Avanti Destinations product or itinerary, including pre- and post-cruise city stays and transfers. Avanti Destinations sells customized FIT vacations in Europe and Latin American, and its standard commission rate is 10 percent. To qualify for the bonus commission, bookings must be made online or via email.
“Because many travel agents have come to rely on speaking with our knowledgeable reservation agents to make their bookings, they may not be aware that over 90 percent of Avanti’s product line is easily booked online with our Pro Fit booking engine,” said Harry Dalgaard, president and founder of Avanti. “By using the website themselves and eliminating extended hold times during the busiest season, agents can earn extra commission and save valuable time.”
Agents can also save time by sending booking requests via email beginning Feb. 2. A reservation agent will respond within 24 hours with a priced itinerary. To assist agents in providing the necessary data to book or provide a quote, a sample informational template will be available on the company’s website.