CheapCaribbean.com's 15 percent commission offer to agents
Offering its "wholehearted" support to the travel agent community, CheapCaribbean.com has launched a new programme paying 15 percent commission to the agents. (2/1/2007)
The company says all travel agents who register at CheapCaribbean.com before April 1, 2007 "will receive 15 percent commission on the base price of all bookings they make on the site starting from their very first booking ... for life." Whether the agent books a land-only stay or a travel package that includes air, CheapCaribbean.com will pay the agent 15 percent of the base booking cost - every time they book.
"While most online travel companies refuse to pay more than 10-12 percent commission and restrict commissions to the land-only portion of the booking, CheapCaribbean.com is investing wholeheartedly in the travel agent community," said Caribbean Jim Hobbs, founder and president, CheapCaribbean.com.
According to the company, agents do not have to maintain any production goals or meet any criteria to maintain their 15 percent commission level. Travel agents are responsible for approximately three percent of all sales currently booked on CheapCaribbean.com, a number that Caribbean Jim wants to triple over the next few months.
"While traditional tour operators and online travel companies are either reducing commissions or eliminating them all together, we feel strongly that travel agents should be rewarded for their efforts," Caribbean Jim said. "We have the most competitive pricing in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Mexico. Agents should be able to take advantage of our deals, which can´t be found anywhere else and now come with an unbeatable 15 percent commission."
To participate in the programme, agents must register at CheapCaribbean.com using their CLIA, IATA, or ASTA registration number.