CCRA Targets Small, Independent Agencies

CCRA Travel Solutions is targetting small agencies and home-based agents with its newly enhanced hotel booking portal. The new features will provide real-time rates and availability at over 160,000 hotels worldwide and the ability to select from five different rate categories, which are made available on one single search. Agents also can earn up to 15 percent commission on an extensive inventory of hotel rooms around the world. CCRA reconciles bookings made through and pays commissions earned on a weekly basis.

"We are now pleased to offer these smaller agencies many of the same tools and competitive rates that larger agencies have access to, helping them compete more effectively in the marketplace and earn more commission, while at the same time ensuring that their clients receive some of the best real-time hotel rates available," said Mai Meyaart, vice president and managing director of CCRA Travel Solutions.

The five rate categories include CCRA negotiated rates; GDS rates; Internet discounted rates; net rates and the new 15 percent Enhanced Commission rate. Additionally, many CCRA travel suppliers provide agents with preferred rates and exclusive promotions that are only available for bookings made on

In addition to the new 15 percent Commission/Express program, CCRA offers its Net Rate Markup booking feature that allows agents to set their own, marked-up, commission on non-refundable net rates. Agents can mark up this rate to whatever the market will bear, but no more than 100 percent of the net price.

CCRA Travel Solutions' hotel booking portal is available for all certified travel agents who have valid travel ID, such as TRUE, IATA, CLIA or TIDS. programs were designed as an alternative for qualified agents who do not have access to the GDS, but wish to book competitive rates for their clients at no additional cost. Registration for is free for agents with a valid travel ID.