Travel Agents

ATTN AGENTS: Get festive with the 12k’s of Christmas incentive!

Just in case you need another reason to love Christmas, Qantas Holidays and Associated Brands have launched a festive new agent reward program!

giphy (1)

For the first three weeks of December, bookings made across brands including Qantas Holidays, Sunlover Holidays, Viva! Holidays, Territory Discoveries, ReadyRooms, Insider Journeys, Asia Escape Holidays and Rail Tickets are eligible to earn mega Trip Dollar$ with a total giveaway of $12K on offer.

To be in the running agents just need to deposit a new booking that departs before June 30th, 2019.

$500 in Trip Dollar$ will be awarded each week and in each state group to the agents who make the most number of bookings and also to the agents who book the most revenue across bookings made in the qualifying period (December 2nd to December 22nd).

Top number of bookings and top revenue in each state group will be awarded $300 Trip Dollar$, second place will receive $150 and third place $50.

12Ks_OF_XMAS_pic

To make winning a little bit easier, and meet the surge in demand for last minute holiday bookings in December and January, allocations have been refreshed and expanded across key destination in Australia, Hawaii, Bali, Fiji, Singapore and Thailand.

Combined with the new last-minute availability feed from Priceline into ReadyRooms with discounts of up to 65 per cent, your bookings will practically be selling themselves.

“We’re seeing a lot of last-minute enquiry for popular destinations for December and January bookings and the good news is we have increased our allocations to meet the demand,” Qantas Holiday’s head of Wholesale sales, Steve Brady said.

“Along with our last-minute Priceline feed, we have all bases covered. And every new sale will count towards this incentive!”

The group of Wholesale brands recently released two key upgrades to ReadyRooms with an additional content feed sourced from Priceline, owner of Booking.com.

This new feed provides a dedicated inventory of discounted and distressed product with discounts of up to 65 per cent off full price and an average discount of 30 per cent.

The feed also provides a substantial range of additional hotels, additional inventory and additional rate types.

An advanced admin dashboard has also been released in ReadyRooms that gives managers more control.

The ability to Name Your Own Price (NYOP) is proving to be one of the most popular features in the system. With managers having the ability to set rules on how they manage NYOP at an agency level by setting a NYOP level or setting limits on the minimum or maximum NYOP allowed.

Managers also now have the ability to give access to consultants in their agency to see all bookings.

For more details on the $12k of Christmas Incentive go here.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Tourism

Big Fat Aloha Friday Wrap

This is our very last Aloha Friday wrap of the year! From rodeos to resort openings to making poke, find all your Hawaii news right here.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

Welcome to the second last agent wrap of the year! Don’t expect anything amazing next week – we’ll be too busy singing Christmas carols to do any work.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Give yourself as a gift this Christmas

Don’t have any money this Christmas? Give yourself as a gift! And yes, by that we mean literally wrap yourself up as a present. What’s more festive than that?

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Flavour of the week

Welcome to a very festive edition of Flavour of the Week! Why is it festive, you ask? We wore a Santa hat while writing it and think it really comes out in the text.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

“We are never settled, always looking to challenge the status quo”: Excite Holidays

by Lauren Croft

We chatted with Australian Travel Awards Wholesaler of the Year winners, Excite Holidays about their favourite type of cheese and how to kill it on the d-floor. Oh, and winning the award.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

These are Australia’s most Instagrammed locations

Our most Instagrammed location has been our pocket since our lock screen broke. After a while, we got tired of deleting the pictures and now try to pass them off as arty.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas nixes staff volunteer problem after union outcry

The airline said the program will now only include 50 senior managers and executives after being accused of “grinch behaviour”.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tripadvisor names top 10 foodie experiences worldwide

Because what’s a Friday without a story filled with pictures of delicious food from your pals at Travel Weekly?

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Air France to welcome its first female CEO

This is a huge win for the airline industry, considering only 12 out of 286 IATA airlines are run by women.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

ATTN AGENTS: Royal Caribbean launches its biggest incentive yet!

Just when you thought all the exciting end of year incentives were over, RCL has gone and blown our expectations launching their biggest consultant incentive yet.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

The off-the-grid cabins every city-slicker is dying to book

by Melina Gouveia

Ditch the commitments, heed the call of the wild, and cure your nature deficient disorder with these swanky cabins.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Let’s make Poke! Hawaiian Airlines’ industry guests join Chef Lee Anne Wong in Sydney

Hawaiian Airlines hosted a fun promotion at the Sydney Cooking School recently inviting guests including key travel industry partners to meet Hawaiian Airlines Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong

Share

CommentComments