Why Centrav is the Best Airline Consolidator for Travel Agents
What is an airline consolidator? An airline consolidator holds contracted rates with airlines to sell seats at a discounted price. The consolidator then sells these seats to travel advisors at this lower rate. Because these fares are so competitive, a travel advisor can add a mark up to the fare while still passing along great savings to their clients.
5 reasons Centrav is the best airline consolidator for travel agents:
- Easy to use
- No airline debit memos
- No monitoring schedule changes
- Free industry education
- Published and consolidator fares
1. Easy to use
We’ve worked hard to develop a powerful, but easy-to-use booking engine so you can get your clients exactly what they need with no hassle. Our booking engine allows you the flexibility of a GDS without the complicated interface. On centrav.com you have the ability to:
- Search by airline or airline alliance
- Exclude basic economy
- Book infants online
- Sort by lowest price or by shortest flight duration
- View baggage allowance for each flight segment
- View number of itineraries offered by each airline
- Filter by departure/arrival times
- Set a maximum price
- Search for RT, OW or multi-city with our Trip Builder Tool
2. No airline debit memos (ADMs)
The risk of getting an airline debit memo (or a fee airlines charge for making a ticketing mistake) is one of the top reasons travel agents hesitate to sell airfare. The average airline debit memo will cost $289. That’ll wipe out your commission and then some! Centrav gives you complete protection again debit memos. We take care of the ticketing so all the responsibility of debit memos is off your shoulders!
3. No monitoring schedule changes
When airlines make sudden changes to their schedules or routing, it can sometimes cause tight connections or delays to your clients’ schedules. By using an airline consolidator like Centrav, you can leave the bulk of monitoring and fixing schedule changes to us.
Learn more about airline schedule changes here.
4. Free industry education
Continual education is critical to stay competitive in the travel industry. We strive to provide you with the latest knowledge and tools needed for success. Whether you’re trying to stay on top of trends, understand airline products and fares, or developing your marketing, we want to empower you. Our webinars, online tutorials and resources are always free.
5. Published and consolidator fares for every traveler
With Centrav’s easy-to-use booking engine you can find airfare options for all of your travelers. We have contracted rates with over 50 major airlines. Our private, consolidator fares are often deeply discounted, allowing you to build a substantial mark up into your price while still providing excellent savings to your travelers. If no private airfare is offered to your destination, you can offer a published fare an include a service fee.
Learn the best times to book a private vs. a published airfare here.
Why sell airfare?
If you’ve seen steady growth without selling airfare, you might be wondering if it’s worth it to sell airfare? Yes, it’s totally worth it! And Centrav makes it easy to do so. But there are two reasons why you should offer airfare on every sale.
- Selling airfare keeps your clients loyal
- Earn more on every sale
1. Selling airfare keeps your clients loyal
Your clients come to you for your expertise and for the ease of booking all travel arrangements in one place. If your traveler has to look for airfare on their own, you run the risk of losing them to a travel agent who will offer them a full service.
2. Earn more on every sale
Offering airfare allows you to provide even more value to a client you already have and make more money on each sale. Did you know the average travel agent booking on centrav.com makes $100 per ticket? This means if you sell an average of two tickets per week you can increase your income by $10,000 for the year.
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