Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
Travel Pro, a brand new hotel booking platform that was developed exclusively for home based travel agents, announced today that they intend to partner with thousands of new agents by the end of the year. In 2011, there was a massive increase in new business sales for home based travel agents. The majority of travel agents depend on a host agency to warrant their commissions, in which they must split their commission share and in some cases pay a membership fee. Travel Pro delivers the hotel booking technology and worldwide hotel inventory in which home based travel agents get their commissions paid directly to themselves. Travel Pro differentiates itself from other hotel booking sites by giving home based travel agents the ability to create a personalized web page without having to acquire the domain name themselves and by providing plenty exposure to their product via multiple social media facets at no cost to the agent. Large numbers of home based travel agents have flocked to this new site to reap the benefits. In the first month of inception, TravelPro.co partnered with over 1000 agents.
This new service allows home based travel agents to customize their personal hotel booking website to conform to their wants and likes. Agents find that this new addition to their supply chain has come at an ideal moment in time. The travel and tourism industry is set for a projected boom. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the travel and tourism industry is expected to contribute $2 trillion to the global economy. This means more business for more home based travel agents. “Home based travel agents are key components to facilitating travel planning. This influx of new business should encourage agents to remain independent, and with Travel Pro, they assume such confidence,” stated Juan Palacio, CEO of TravelPro.co. He also stated, “These agents do the work and should receive their due compensation.” A study conducted by the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) reveals that the average host/agent commission split is 74/26.
“We take into consideration the security issues concerning today’s travel agents. They want to ensure that they receive their commissions without having to track them down,” stated Curtis Majors, the Director of Business Development at Travel Pro. All hotel bookings made via a Travel Pro personal website are recorded with a unique tracking code that automatically calculates the earned commission and makes all of the booking data available instantaneously for the agent to view.
A Travel Pro agent, Kathy Vernis, explains, “I am very pleased with the functionality of my Travel Pro site. It is very easy to use, and I love the fact that I can keep track of my expected commission in real-time.”
“I never had to worry about receiving my commission checks because they were in my mail box by the 25th of every month,” stated Charles Latham, who’s been a travel agent for over 20 years.
Travel Pro is brought to fruition by Federated Travel, a company which has a strong portfolio of travel related websites, with over 15 yrs experience, and with a dedicated team that put together a product that encompasses the needs and demands in relevance to the increasing trend of web-based travel planning. For more details about the benefits of this free service go to http://travelpro.co or contact Curtis Majors at 1-866-802-7978.