If there was one person who could truly be called an icon of the travel industry, it was Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.
TORONTO — Collette’s brand new Advanced Commission Program, launching today, offers advanced commission payments to agents.
Collette will pay a portion of the full commission amount based on type of booking, once the deposit is received.
The tour operator says it will offer three flat-rate options for earning advanced commission:
Collette will not recall the advanced commission payments if the client cancels, “to protect the hard work of the Travel Advisor community,” says the company.
The Advanced Commission Program starts today, Sept. 9, 2020, and runs until December 31, 2021. It’s applicable for all departures from May 1, 2021 and beyond.
“This means that Travel Advisors will be able to earn advanced commission on all tours in their newly released 2021-2022 Worldwide Travel Guide and the much-anticipated Oberammergau 2022 tours,” says the company.
Advanced commission payments are valid on new retail bookings only, and are not applicable for group bookings. Commission advancement amount will be deducted from remaining commissions due following travel.
Collette notes that it has collaborated with its preferred partners to develop a program that meets the immediate needs of their agents, “in order to meet and exceed the new expectations of suppliers.”
Collette gathered feedback from some of its biggest partners about the move. “This is a pivotal change, not just for Collette, who is leading it, but for the travel industry as a whole,” says Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President & Owner of Valerie Wilson Travel. “Quick action and adaptability like this is exactly what is needed to rebuild the global travel industry. I am proud Collette is supporting travel advisors at the centre of their business strategy”.
Collette says that in keeping with its ‘Sincerely Yours’ promise, the company remains committed to the success of agents and to the rebuilding of the travel industry as a whole in the wake of the pandemic.
More information including FAQs is at www.collette.com.