4 Reasons to Use Centrav
Sometimes succeeding as a travel agent can seem rather daunting. How can you find your clients the best airfare without spending endless hours searching? The answer is simple: Centrav. With our superior online booking engine, we help you navigate the world of international travel in less time, with better results, at any time you choose.
We put our experience to work for you, so you can put your best foot forward with your clients. Not only do we want you to achieve success selling airfare–we want you to succeed in all areas as a travel agent. Here’s what Centrav can offer:
Access to thousands of airfares
Through centrav.com you can search through thousands of private and published fares to get exactly what you need for your client. Our powerful booking tools allow you to build itineraries and refine your search by date, time, airline, and much more!
What is a private fare?
A private fare, also known as a consolidator fare, net fare, or bulk fare, is a specially discounted fare contracted between an airline and a consolidator. You can’t find them by doing a search online. You can’t even get them by going to an airline directly. Only a qualified travel agent or travel advisor can access these fares through an airline consolidator.
What is a published fare?
Published fares are available for immediate purchase through any vendor. They are called published fares because the prices are published, or visible to the public. They generally increase in price as you approach the departure date due to advanced purchase requirements. If no discounted, private fares are available for your clients, there are still a few tricks you can use to help them get the best, published rate possible. Encouraging flexibility is one of the best ways to help your client save on their airfare — regardless of the fare type!
Easy, user-friendly interface
If you’ve ever used a GDS (Global Distribution System), you know they are anything but user-friendly! Centrav offers you the itinerary-building power of a GDS without the steep learning curve. And the best part, our booking engine makes you look good! From your Centrav account, you can send a quote and an invoice all with your own logo on it. We’ve built our booking engine specifically with travel advisors in mind. Got questions? Our team of friendly support staff is here to help by phone or by chat.
Ability to make money on every ticket
If you don’t offer airfare in your vacation packages, you run the risk of losing your clients to a travel advisor who offers a full service. So why do travel advisors often opt to let travelers figure this out on their own? There are two main hesitations. Travel advisors hesitate to sell airfare because they don’t understand it, or because they don’t think it’s worth their time. With Centrav, you can leave all the complexities of debit memos and schedule changes up to our staff! Simply select your itinerary, add your markup and sell!
Fast, free training
We’ve created a huge library of tools and resources to help you better understand how to book and manage your client’s airfare. All of this is available for free on our Centrav Knowledge Base. Here you can find tutorials on everything from booking and managing reservations to making payments.