With a system like IAVRA, agents are instantly given the tools and assurances that make it easy to offer vetted vacation rentals efficiently and cost effectively, all while making great commissions.
Worldwide (PRWEB UK) 7 May 2013
The International Association of Villa Rental Agents (http://www.iavra.com) has just made it even easier for agents to take advantage of the vacation rental boom with the introduction of its free-for-life account. With vacation rentals becoming the fastest growing accommodation choice for travellers worldwide, travel providers are missing a trick if they don’t jump on the bandwagon and start offering alternative catered and self-catered accommodation options such as villas, chalets, lodges, cottages and apartments to their clients. And with IAVRA, agents can be assured that they are providing vetted, competitively priced, professionally managed properties.
As Partner JC Moquette explains: “We understand that unlike hotels the vacation rental market is unregulated, fragmented and for many agents it is unchartered territory. And yet travellers are increasingly looking for alternative accommodation options, so it is a market that agents should tap into. Travellers rely on travel professionals for their expert knowledge, their access to varied product, better deals, and the speed and convenience they provide. With a system like IAVRA, agents are instantly given the tools and assurances that make it easy to offer vetted vacation rentals efficiently and cost effectively, all while making great commissions.”
Moquette continues: “Formerly travel planners ourselves, we knew firsthand the amazing financial return to be made from adding vacation rentals to our product offering. But investing in a new product that hasn’t been tried and tested can be daunting, especially for the risk-averse.” IAVRA’s new no-cost account gives all travel professionals an opportunity to try out vacation rentals with no financial commitment. Moreover, unlike with other vacation rental platforms, IAVRA agents still keep the full guaranteed minimum 10% commission and work directly with the property agents. With IAVRA’s new free account agents who only receive a couple of vacation rental requests a year as well as those who have yet to offer vacation rentals to their clients have the flexibility and access to make money from the $100 billion global vacation rental market in an easy, professional and cost effective way.
IAVRA is committed to constantly improving the vacation rental process for travel professionals and providing a standardized platform that is comprehensive, trade-friendly, and most important, facilitates business. The free account will give the occasional to moderate user immediate access to do searches, send out branded brochures and service their requests with ease. For more active users, IAVRA’s premium accounts offer the extra tools and functionality to help agents generate leads, secure bookings, establish relationships with suppliers, and ultimately make vacation rentals a core offering.
The IAVRA portfolio is growing, with new properties to suit all budgets added daily. In March alone, 3*-5*properties across Mexico, France, Italy, UK, Greece and Portugal went live on the site. A number of new site features will be announced in the coming months.
IAVRA is a b2b vacation rental platform for the travel trade, connecting the top international travel agents with the best property management companies worldwide. The unique, closed platform gives subscribers access to 4,000+ rental properties in 52 countries. Site features and tools help to differentiate it from your typical listing site: agent branded e-brochures and property selection charts, guaranteed minimum 10% commission on every property, and marketing tools to help agents promote vacation rentals to their clients. IAVRA makes the process easy for travel agents and property agents, allowing them to network internationally and directly on a trusted platform. IAVRA does not take a commission on bookings made through the site.
As a special introductory offer, signup now and have upgraded access to a premium account for a limited time.
For more information about IAVRA, or to schedule an interview with one of the partners, please email info(at)iavra(dot)com, visit http://www.iavra.com, or call 02073516636.