Do airline commissions still exist? Travel services agreements - when should a client sign?

In episode 162 Steph Lee is joined by Chad Burt of Outside Agents. We’ve got some great questions from you all. Speaking of – if you have a question for Steph and her co-hosts, please submit it here for a future episode: https://hostagencyreviews.com/friday15 !


1. Do the airlines still give commissions on flights? If not, what is the benefit of an $2300 ARC #? —Anonymous

2. Hello! I have a quick question about workflows. If you have a travel services agreement, is it better to have clients sign that before or after you send quotes/proposals? I don't want to scare clients away before they see options, but I also don't want to waste my time! —Kristin R. 


RESOURCES:



https://hostagencyreviews.com/friday15 (Submit questions, sign up for reminders for the F15, along with that week's questions we'll be covering!) 


https://hostagencyreviews.com/friday15/agent-etiquette-on-fam-trips-benefits-of-the-gds-should-i-belong-to-asta (Friday 15 going over benefits of GDS system)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/what-is-gds (In-depth information on what the GDS, global distribution system, is and which travel advisors use it.)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/what-is-an-arc-number (What is an ARC number?)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agency-accreditation (A list of the different travel agent accreditation options.)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agent-commissions (All about travel agent commissions, including airline commissions.)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/what-is-a-host-agency (Explainer of what a host agency is)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/page/travel-advisor-research-reports/ (Travel agent survey data on fee charging practices: what they charge for, how much, fee structures and more.)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/how-to-qualify-clients-travel-agent (How to qualify clients and recordings of real travel advisor conversations to qualify their clients)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/free-travel-agent-forms-clients (Free travel agent forms from HAR)

https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-waivers-protect-your-travel-agency (Travel waiver forms from HAR)


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June 28, 2024
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