Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) April 07, 2011
Historically, it has been difficult for travel agents to promote rental properties to their clients due to a lack of promotional material they could work with. Travel Rental Network is offering travel agents a solution to this problem by offering travel agent versions of its listings, which include all photos and a description of the property, but do not contain the owner or manager’s contact information. This means that in addition to only listing homeowners and property management companies that want to work with travel agents on commission on their website, TravelRentalNetwork.com (http://www.travelrentalnetwork.com), the Montreal-based company is now also offering travel agents a means to promote these rentals while still protecting the client’s privacy and remaining the client’s sole point of contact for the booking.
“We really think this is going to help travel agents book more vacation rentals than ever before,” says COO Daniel Bakerman. “After all, one of the reasons clients request hotels more than rentals is because they know what to expect. Hotels also have beautiful brochures that clients browse at the agent’s office. Now, we’re offering vacation rentals the same exposure.”
According to Bakerman, the reaction from travel agents to this initiative has been extremely positive. “We spoke to many travel agents and ran this by them, and everyone loved it,” says Bakerman. “Not only can they better promote the property to the client, but they can also give the client marketing material to take home. This is great for the owners and management companies listed on our site as well, as now agents have every incentive and tool needed to push their rental properties.”
In order to view travel agent versions of their listings, users can visit TravelRentalNetwork.com, click on any listing, and click on the "Travel Agent Version" button at the top-right of the page. Bakerman also encourages agents to print the listing of the properties they think their travelers would be interested in so that they have promotional material on-hand for their clients to browse.
Founded in 2008, Travel Rental Network provides travelers and travel agents with a searchable database of thousands of beautiful and affordable hand-picked vacation rental properties around the world. One of the fastest growing vacation rental providers, Travel Rental Network’s staff of former travel agents, travel marketing specialists, real estate agents and property management experts pride themselves on industry-leading customer care and expertise.
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