It’s a great time to be a travel professional! The promotions and helpful tools keep rolling in, just waiting for you to take advantage.
On the top of the list of incredible agent deals is Etihad Airways’ new Live Free for a Year promotion. The deal is this: travel agents register online and log details of Etihad Airways flight bookings they make through March 5. Points are accumulated for each booking—five points for Diamond First Class, three points for Pearl Business Class and one point for Coral Economy Class.
Each week throughout the promotional period, Etihad Airways will reward 10 iPads and 10 iPhones to randomly selected agents, regardless of how many points they’ve accumulated. And at the end of the period, agents who have earned 30 points or more will be eligible for the grand prize: living expenses covered for one full year by Etihad Airways.
For more information on the Live Free for a Year promotion, visit etihad.com/livefree.
Meanwhile, Funjet Vacations has announced its Funjet America—Land of the FREE sale, running through Feb. 23 for travel through Sept. 28. The sale provides access to travel deals for popular U.S. destinations, with perks such as free hotel nights, kids stay free, specially reduced rates, free room upgrades and car rental discounts.
To help agents increase their bookings, Funjet Vacations offers marketing tools including the Easy Emailer tool and turn-key ePostcards. And as an added bonus, agents can earn an extra 2 percent bonus commission on the hotel portion of a reservation when booking at select hotels. For more information, visit funjet.com/mybmw.
And Vacation Express is making it easier for agents to find just the right product for their clients with its new brands, VEValue and VEPremier.
VEValue offers aggressive rates for price-sensitive clients, while also saving agents the trouble of price-matching by providing access to the best package prices available. Commission rates for VEValue are set at 3 percent for air, 7 percent for land and 10 percent for land-only packages.
VEPremier, on the other hand, caters to agents who are comfortable charging a premium for their expertise and service, with commission set at 3 percent for air and 17 percent for land, or 17 percent for a land-only package. Extra perks of the VEPremier brand include the elimination of Vacation Express change fees, mailed documents at no extra charge, Freebies and Express Cash. For more information, visit vacationexpress.com.