CCRA president Dic Marxen named industry veteran Peter E. Pincus as president of CCRA Travel Solutions’ new Global Network Division. Pincus has been in the travel industry for over 30 years. He has held positions with prominent travel agencies including American Express as well as several consortia.
Pincus founded and led Consultek, Inc., a travel management consulting company specializing in the Latin American market. Most recently, in his position with Marriott, Pincus has been responsible for providing strategic counsel to the largest travel consortia, key retail travel agencies, and industry associations.
“We are in the final stages of formalizing this new initiative, and we look forward to unveiling the details to our industry in the coming months,” Marxen said.
CCRA Travel Solutions provides business related solutions for the professional travel agent and industry supplier. CCRA provides a viable alternative for agencies, which do not have access to the GDS, through CCRATravel.com.
CCRATravel.com offers a hotel booking portal that offers agents real-time availability for up to five different rate categories on a single search at over 160,000 hotels worldwide. Agents can choose the best option for each client from GDS rates, Promotional rates, Internet rates, net rates and a new 15 percent enhanced commission rate category. An additional feature allows agents to set their own commission by adding their own mark-up to net rates.
CCRA also reconciles and pays commissions on a weekly basis for transactions made through CCRATravel.com. Agents who book net and enhanced commission rates are paid within 10 days of booking. Commissions due on consumed transactions are paid within 10 days of receipt of those commissions by CCRA Travel solutions.