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Moving to aid travel agency subscribers, Worldspan recently
teamed with Norway-based Net Trans Services to offer an end-to-end
commission service for hotel bookings designed to speed and more
efficiently track commission revenues and reconciliations.
Commissions are processed for both IATA- and TID-approved
locations, and no additional software or hardware is required. Once
an agency establishes an Active Commission account with Net Trans,
Worldspan will automatically provide hotel booking information from
PNRs through a special interface routing to the Active Commission
system for tracking and reconciliation.
Hotel reservations booked worldwide via Worldspan, including
itinerary changes, are collected by Active Commission and processed
early in the month following hotel checkout dates.
Once commissions are collected, the agency receives consolidated
payments through a bank transfer deposited by Net Trans into the
agency’s designated bank account, in the agency’s currency of
choice. Agencies are able to check commission tracking status in
real time through a password-protected Web site.
“Agencies using Active Commission benefit in several ways,
including faster receipt of commission payments, reduced
transaction charges from banks, improved efficiency on hotel
payment procedures and lower administration and accounting costs
all of which improve agency profitability through increased revenue
and reduced costs,” said Kathy Fitzpatrick, Worldspan vice
president of Hospitality and Destination Services.
The Active Commission service is available immediately with a
special introductory offer enabling travel agencies to use the
service at no charge from now until June 2006.