CCRA Adds Commissionable Airfare to Booking Engine

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CCRA Travel Commerce Network has launched commissionable and private airfares on its booking engine, allowing travel advisors to use the platform to book and earn commission on hotels, rental cars and flights for their clients. 

CCRA says that it launched in 2018, after which it has continued to add features based on feedback from its agency partners. The company says it is launching commissionable air after its research showed that comparing fares across sources in order to get the best price for clients was time consuming for travel advisors, that tracking down commissions was a struggle, and that sometimes commission payouts were too low to be worth the effort. CCRA partnered with airfare consolidator Sky Bird Travel & Tours on the new feature. 

When looking for flights, the platform performs a search across every GDS, CCRA says, allowing travel advisors to make bookings in real time with over 90 partner airlines. The addition of private fares, which are also sometimes referred to as net or wholesale fares, travel advisors will be able to set their own hidden markups and compare them against commission rates. Private fares make up over 80 percent of TripSet's flight inventory, the company said. Travel advisors can also add agent service fees to any domestic or international flight, regardless of fare type. 

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TripSet Air additionally allows travel advisors to change or cancel a reservation, add a meal request, or include a TSA Pre-check numbers all directly from the booking portal, CCRA said. As well, PNRs and past bookings can also be viewed from the account.

Commission payments are processed weekly. Optionally, a travel advisor can route commissions to their bank account by signing up for EFT (electronic funds transfer).

TripSet Air also offers 24/7 multi-language support from on-call agents via phone and email, CCRA says.

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