CCRA Expands Its International Air Program

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New CCRA Preferred Partner, Air Promotion Group USA, Adds 15 Commissionable Air Carriers To CCRA’s Air Partner Network For Travel Agent Bookings

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We are thrilled that 49 international air carriers are now offering competitive commissions for bookings made by registered CCRA travel agencies through our CCRA AirSelect Central booking engine

CCRA - a global hub for travel technology, marketing, accreditation and education – this week announced the expansion of CCRA’s Air Partner Network by welcoming 15 new international air carriers affiliated with Air Promotion Group USA Inc. (APG-USA), CCRA’s newest Preferred Partner. Now a total of 49 CCRA preferred international airline partners offer top-tier commissions for bookings made by CCRA registered travel agents and agencies, including independent and non-GDS agencies, through the CCRA AirSelect Central web-based booking engine.

“CCRA is delighted to welcome our newest preferred partner, Air Promotion Group USA, and its 15 affiliated airlines that are now enrolled in our CCRA Air Partner Network,” said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA. “Since we unveiled our Air Partner Network earlier this year, we have received tremendous interest and excitement from international air carriers looking to connect with the growing CCRA travel agent community. We are now thrilled that 49 international air carriers are offering competitive commissions for bookings made by registered CCRA travel agencies through our CCRA AirSelect Central booking engine.”

Steve Pello, CCRA’s Vice President of Supplier Relations added, “As we continue to grow our Air Partner Network by forming new preferred partner relationships with leading airlines around the world, we are able to offer travel agencies new and exciting opportunities to earn additional revenue by booking commissionable air travel across the globe. Through our new partnership with APG-USA, we look forward to keeping the CCRA travel agent community informed of their latest affiliated airline news, special offers and commissionable incentives for travel agents.”

“On behalf of the ARC accredited airlines represented by the Air Promotion Group USA, we are proud to partner with CCRA’s AirSelect Central program,” said Shreyas Nanavati, Chief Marketing Officer for APG USA Inc. “I personally thank Steve Pello for his leadership in spearheading this relationship. In the coming months we look forward to adding more airlines and providing CCRA agents the opportunity to earn additional revenue when booking via AirSelect Central.”

The 15 new APG affiliated airlines enrolled in the CCRA Air Partner Network all operate outside the borders of the U.S. and offer regional service in and around their home base country. The following 15 international air carriers may now be booked by CCRA registered travel agents through the CCRA AirSelect Central booking engine:

1.    Air Botswana
2.    Aircalin
3.    Air Seychelles
4.    Arkia Airlines
5.    Avior Airlines
6.    Hong Kong Airlines
7.    Maya Island Air
8.    Oman Airlines
9.    Precision Airlines
10.    Proflight Airlines
11.    Royal Brunei Airlines
12.    Santa Barbara Airlines
13.    Tunisair
14.    Utair
15.    Xiamen Airlines

About CCRA AirSelect Central:

Through the CCRA AirSelect Central booking engine, travel agencies can book domestic and international airlines with auto-ticketing available 24/7, and receive commissions of up to 25 percent for qualifying reservations from CCRA preferred international airline partners. Agencies will then receive 80 percent of the total air commissions earned. AirSelect Central also allows travel agencies to add their own service fee at the time of purchase. Once bookings have been made, CCRA will handle the ticket fulfillment and will reconcile air carrier commission payments and service fees to travel agencies, which will be paid every other week. Travel agencies may access online reporting at anytime to receive up-to-date information on commissions and service fees owed, tickets issued, traveler information, and confirmed or cancelled bookings.

The CCRA AirSelect Central booking engine is available to qualified travel agencies and travel agents who are members of OSSN, TRUE, ARC, CLIA or IATA. There is no annual registration fee to use the new online booking portal for travel agents who meet CCRA’s registration criteria. For a complete list of the air carriers currently enrolled in the CCRA Air Travel Network and to register or obtain more information, travel agents may visit: http://www.ccra.com/asc

ABOUT CCRA

Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Commerce Network is a global hub for travel technology, marketing, accreditation and education. For more than four decades, CCRA has connected travel professionals and suppliers with the products and services they need to drive revenue, relationships and brand recognition in the travel marketplace. The company is comprised of the CCRA Call Center Solutions, CCRA Global Business Development, CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions, and CCRA Air Partner Solutions. In 2014, CCRA acquired the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN) and Travel Retail Universal Enumeration, Inc. (TRUE) with the goal of furthering the company’s global expansion initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.ccra.com.

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