CCRA Travel Solutions reports the launch of a new Air Partner Solutions division. Air Partner Solutions expands CCRA’s current product offerings to include negotiated airline contracts offering top tier commissions to CCRA’s travel agent partners through the new CCRA AirSelect program.
To lead the new division, CCRA has named Steve Pello and Terri Robinson to executive slots.
“CCRA’s AirSelect product is the first phase of our new Air Partner Solutions division, and has been created to provide increased profitability opportunities and forge new relationships between leading international air suppliers and our valued travel agency partners,” said Dic Marxen, president and CEO of CCRA Travel Solutions.
Steve Pello was named vice president of Air Partner Solutions. He brings extensive management, airline sales and marketing and business development experience to CCRA. In his new position, Pello will develop AirSelect business opportunities and build strategic relationships with new CCRA Preferred Airline Partners.
Terri Robinson was named manager of CCRA Air Partner Solutions.In her new position, Robinson will manage relationships with affiliated CCRA travel agencies and will lead the day-to-day administration of the AirSelect program.
CCRA’s AirSelect program allows international airline suppliers to increase their branding, visibility, and revenues by providing a single point of contact to educate and influence CCRA’s expansive U.S. travel agency distribution channel, CCRA said.
CCRA’s preferred airline suppliers can gain access to high yielding, premium revenue tickets as well as the opportunity to market their existing products, new products and services, plus launch new international destinations to CCRA travel agency partners and their customers.
CCRA’s Air Partner Solutions division also offers a variety of marketing opportunities for international air carriers to reach qualified U.S. corporate travel agencies, hard-to-reach virtual agencies as well as the large corporate agencies that are part of CCRA’s after hours and emergency call center, CCRA said.