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Booking.com jump in bed with Travel Agents

Kate Webster

Travel agents can now say Booking.yeah thanks to new pilot platform of Booking.com for travel agents.

Announced today, Booking.com for Travel Agents provides travel industry professionals with a bespoke set of tools and reports to book and manage accommodation reservations for their clients with ease.

Booking.com for Travel Agents is an extension of the company’s existing Affiliate Partner Programme and leverages technology and infrastructure being developed for Booking.com for Business.

Travel agents who join the platform will be eligible for similar partner benefits as all Booking.com affiliate partners.

Booking.com Senior Director of Global Partnerships Bryan Batista said that numbers of travel agents using Booking.com to manage bookings for their customers has been increasing.

“We’re pleased to now offer professional travel agents a platform and a programme that has been created just for them, with the special features they need to easily book and manage reservations for their clients, as well as the choice, diversity and seamless experience that they’ve come to love and rely on from Booking.com. We’re excited to continue innovating the platform, and are committed to adding even more useful features and functionality for them over the coming months.”

For more information and to start the simple sign up process, registered and licensed travel agents can visit http://www.booking.com/travel-advisors/index.html.

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