Passport Online Inc. has added Ski.com to its supplier list of major cruise, tour, destination and hotel suppliers. Passport Online supplier partners and travel agents who have Passport Online’s NexCite or VacationPort now have access to all content provided to Passport from Ski.com. Ski.com offers customized packages to more than 100 resorts and 1,500 properties in North America, Europe and South America.
“Working closely with the travel agent community has been an integral part of Ski.com’s business for the entire 40-year history of our company,” said Michael Cleary, Ski.com vice president of sales and business development. “By partnering with Passport Online, we now offer another way to help travel agents merchandise their ski product offerings. Our partnership also makes it easier than ever for agents to access the travel industry’s largest inventory of mountain lodging and ancillary products while earning commission.”
Selling Ski.com is a profitable equation for agents with complete commission-earning package components, Ski.com says. By booking a ski or snowboard vacation with Ski.com, agents earn commission on components such as equipment rental, lift tickets, lodging , ground transportation (limousine, shuttle, rental car), travel insurance, some flights and some ski school programs.
The Passport Online content marketing system enables agents to add leisure travel product information and pricing to their consumer websites and email programs. Agents can select to feature products, like Ski.com, in their online marketing efforts.
“Adding all this ski content to our travel agents websites simply makes them more valuable to their customers. That is our whole goal,” said Greg Kott, president and CEO of Passport Online Inc. “We are here to provide all internet marketing solutions necessary for travel agents to serve their customers in the digital world. We know most of the sales will be closed on the phone or in person, but we also know more and more of the shopping starts online. We are so pleased to add Ski.com to our growing portfolio of more than 80 of the industry’s top suppliers.”
Passport Online's key products are VacationPort and NexCite. Passport Online also offers complete e-mail design and delivery services that integrate with the VacationPort and NexCite systems.