CCRA Preferred Hotel Program Plans Expansion

travel agentCCRA Travel Solutions reports that over 33,000 hotel properties from across the globe are now enrolled in the Worldwide Preferred Hotel Program by CCRA.

CCRA says that while the program continues to expand globally in 2014, it currently features hotel partners ranging from boutique properties to chains in 270 countries and 6,550 cities. 

Travel agents are provided with a worldwide selection of properties that offer competitive rates, agent commissions and special deals for their clients, CCRA says.

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The Worldwide Preferred Hotel Program by CCRA provides a platform to connect corporate, leisure and independent travel agents with a growing number of hotels that have agreed to offer preferred rates, with guaranteed commission and last room availability, virtually anywhere in the world, CCRA says.

Through CCRA’s preferred hotel program, travel agents also benefit from additional hotel partner offers that may include (but are not limited to) higher commissions, exclusive hotel amenities, last minute sales, and special deals on distressed inventory only available through CCRA, the company says.

Some of the most competitive hotel rates available in the marketplace are offered to agents through CCRA booking channels, including rates that are as much as 25 percent off the Best Available Rate a consumer may find online, CCRA says.  

Dic Marxen, president and CEO of CCRA said, “We take pride in aligning ourselves with hotels that are truly committed to the travel agent community and share in our mission of helping agents become more profitable, faster. By connecting travel professionals with like-minded suppliers, CCRA can help boost travel agent business by offering competitive rates, guaranteed commissions and exclusive deals at hotels in popular travel destinations worldwide.”

Travel agents can access the CCRA’s preferred hotel rates through all major GDS or via the CCRAtravel.com hotel booking portal. To access CCRA rates in the GDS, agents must first be linked to CCRA. Agencies that wish to “get linked” can do so  at: http://www.ccra.com/agents/getlinked.

The preferred hotel program is also available to qualified independent and home-based agents who register to use the CCRAtravel.com hotel-booking portal, at  http://www.ccratravel.com/app/register/register.aspx. CCRA says there is no fee to participate in the CCRA Preferred Hotel Program or to register for CCRAtravel.com.