September 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Afflebach, Advertising Manager, 407-583-5236
Southwest Airlines Vacations’ Agent LUV Program:
The Best for You and Your Clients
ORLANDO, Fla. — Southwest Airlines Vacations is pleased to announce our Agent LUV Program,
This multi-faceted engagement program is in support of our overall Travel Agency growth program and our commitment to our valuable agency partners.
Vice President and General Manager, Rich Basen stated, “Southwest Airlines Vacations is committed to our professional travel partners. We realize the value of the agency community. We believe that these enhancements will reward our loyal agents and assist in the overall growth of our agency base.”
Southwest Airlines Vacations offers a unique travel product including the best fares, service, and selection. Together with our upgraded agency tool-kit, which provides comprehensive marketing solutions, we solidify our already strong commitment to the success of our loyal travel partners.
Director of Marketing, Flavia Light stated, ““Southwest Airlines Vacations is dedicated to providing creative marketing solutions to not only support our partner Travel Agencies but to also facilitate long-term growth. The Agency community is a key element of our overall vision for the future and we are committed to providing the tools to ensure growth and our Agent partners’ success.”
Southwest Airlines Vacations Benefits to Travel Agents Through the Agent LUV Program Include:
· Exclusive Access to Southwest Airlines bulk fares and 5% Air Commission on all classes of service: Travel Agents will be able to find commissionable seats on all Southwest Airlines flights, greatly opening up the booking and earning potential. This, combined with the 10% commission on the land portion gives us an extremely attractive and competitive commission structure.
· We are the Las Vegas Specialists: With the most domestic flights into Las Vegas, no matter your Clients’ origin, chances are we have you covered! And our outrageous service doesn’t stop there. We are proud to offer a comprehensive program including flights, hotel, transfers, excursions, and shows. Southwest Airlines Vacations offers Travel Agents a one-stop shopping experience for their Clients traveling to Las Vegas.
· Enhanced Commission on Disney Products: Southwest Airlines Vacations is pleased to offer 10% Commission on Select Multi-Day Tickets and Dining Plans at both the Walt Disney World® Resort and the DISNEYLAND® Resort. Plus, we are the only operator offering commissionable Southwest Airlines flights in conjunction with your Disney Packages.
· Set Your Own Commission Option: We offer Agents the flexibility to easily set commission on top of the base amount of earned commission for bookings made via our award-winning reservations platform, VAX VacationAccess.
· Exclusive Travel Agent Only Promotions and Incentives:. We value our partnerships with our Agents and regularly offer exclusive travel-agent only promotions. These special promotions are not available for consumers who book direct. We want to showcase the value of our Agents and give tangible benefits to consumers booking through a Travel Agency. Additionally, we know how hard Travel Agents work, and love to reward our agents with amazing booking incentives including free trips, generous cash rewards, and other incredible prizes.
· Lowest Price Promise: If the price of an identical Southwest Airlines Vacations package drops, we issue a travel credit to the clients for future bookings made through the booking agency. This gives Travel Agents an immediate edge to receive their clients’ next booking.
· 24-Hour Customer Service and local in-destination services: Southwest Airlines Vacations 24-hour customer service ensures that your clients will always have access to travel assistance, no matter what the time of day. Agents can relax knowing that their clients are taken care of throughout their travels.
· No Hidden Charges: Taxes and Airport Fees are included in the initial package price, so there are no surprises at checkout.
· Optional Trip Cancellation Waiver: No Penalties For Cancellations up to 2 Hours Prior to Scheduled Flight Time plus when clients cancel, Travel Agents still get paid!
· Access to a wide-range of hotel properties: Budget-friendly to deluxe, we have you covered. We offer more than 24,000 properties on over 65 destinations. Every Southwest Airlines City is a Southwest Vacations Destination. So no matter your clients’ needs, we have the product to support you.
· Comprehensive Marketing Solutions: Our one click access to a wide variety of Marketing Collateral gives agents more powerful tools and flexibility to grow sales through customizable Marketing Materials.
· Award-winning Booking Engine: VAX VacationAccess® Worldwide is the largest leisure travel distribution company bringing together leisure travel agents and travel suppliers in one online marketplace.
- Bags Fly Free: A savings of up to $120 roundtrip! And not just bags—skis and golf clubs also fly free. (First and second checked bag. Weight and size limits apply)
About Southwest Airlines Vacations
Southwest Airlines Vacations offers vacation packages to more than 80 destinations with flight service available from every scheduled Southwest Airlines departure city. Customize your vacation package to include flight, hotel, car rentals, show tickets, attraction passes, and more. Southwest Airlines Vacations is located in Orlando and operated by The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC). TMTC is a member of the USTOA $1 Million Traveler's Assistance Program and ASTA TOP.
For more information, agents can log on to VAX at vaxvacationaccess.com/wnv or contact our Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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