ShoreTrips, Vacation.com’s newest preferred supplier, will connect Vacation.com member agents to more than 3,000 commissionable shore excursions through 2,000 tour operators.
“Our members voiced a strong desire to have options for generating additional revenues to their bottom line, and ShoreTrips certainly provides that capability,” noted Steve Tracas, Vacation.com’s president and CEO. “ShoreTrips was recommended by a number of our members for Preferred Supplier status due to their exceptional service level, price and product quality. Similar to third party insurance, third party shore excursions offer members significant revenue opportunities as payment for their hard work and expertise.”
Vacation.com members can earn 10 percent commissions when they book FIT or groups on more than 3,000 shore excursions and port activities ShoreTrips provides through reputable tour operators in the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Europe and South America.
Another reason Vacation.com added ShoreTrips to its Preferred Supplier roster was due to its pro-travel agent philosophy. The company employs the ShoreTrips Famous Referral System, an industry-unique method that protects an agent’s commission when referred clients book with ShoreTrips directly.
“Last year ShoreTrips sent out more than $1,000,000 in commission checks to agents,” added Tracas. “That is a major commitment for a small company, and that’s why we are very pleased to bring them into the Vacation.com family.”
ShoreTrips said it prides itself on attracting top-quality tour operators. They personally meet each applicant, examine their equipment, hold their insurance and build a relationship before bringing the operator on board. All ShoreTrips operators are held to strict performance guidelines, and they guarantee to return clients to the ship on time.