Delta Vacations has announced new program enhancements for travel agents, including the ability to request a price match guarantee for their clients by telephone. Forms are no longer required and agents can expect an immediate determination on their price guarantee requests. To make a request by phone, travel agents should make a reservation and then call 1-800-231-2090 within 24 hours of booking. The price guarantee program is good for any of Delta Vacations’ more than 4,000 hotel and resort locations worldwide for the same vacation with one of its competitors.
Upgrades have also been made to WorldAgent Direct, Delta Vacations’ travel agent booking portal. To create more transparency and help eliminate potential surprises for their clients, travel agents can now easily see all estimated taxes and fees for rental cars included in vacation package bookings. The taxes and fees are also listed in client travel documents.
Another enhancement within WorldAgent Direct, travel agents can now sort and filter hotels within a destination. This improved functionality saves time and allows travel agents to easily refine property search for their clients.
Previously, Delta Vacations had added an interactive route map to World Agent Direct. The web-based reference tool provides travel agents with easy access to detailed route and schedule information for all Delta Vacations origins and destinations across the globe.
For Delta Vacations' affiliate program, travel agents will now have their agency name and contact number displayed on all pages of Delta Vacations’ consumer site when accessed through a link from their agency website. As members of the affiliate program, agents earn full commission and full credit on all consumer travel booked through their site.
Delta Vacations is also offering its travel agent partners an exclusive agent-only promotional code. Now through Dec. 31, travel agents can save their clients up to $275 per qualified booking to any of more than 250 world-class destinations. Agents can also earn an additional $25 in bonus commission for qualified bookings to Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii. The travel window for this promotion is Dec. 15 through April 30, 2014. The promotional code is TAONLY275.
Delta Vacations also added new routes to the Caribbean from New England recently. The new Saturday summer service from Boston to Nassau, Bahamas; and from Boston to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands is aboard Delta Air Lines. The flights are available for booking now, for travel beginning March 8, 2014.