Bedsonline, has announced the extension of its +3% commission campaign for agents throughout the firm’s extensive global network, after a highly successful 2018.
Following substantial year-on-year increases in sales volumes of up to 80% in some countries and an overwhelmingly positive reaction from customers, Bedsonline has decided to extend the promotion until the end of January.
The campaign originally began on 17th December to celebrate the holiday period and was intended to finish on New Year’s Eve, but was initially extended until 17 January due to unanticipated and enormous popularity.
The promotion is open to all travel agents worldwide that work with Bedsonline on a commissionable basis. These eligible agents will receive an extra 3% commission, on top of their regular commission, for all accommodation bookings made via the Bedsonline website for any date on any destination worldwide.
Alistair Rodger, retail travel agents director at Hotelbeds, said: “In the last week there has been a significant jump in bookings – in some cases as high as 80% – in markets that were closed for the Christmas period, such as Spain, and only reopened in the second week of January.
“As such markets do not have the same peak booking period that agents in northern Europe see immediately following Christmas, we have now become convinced of the genuine popularity of this initiative and felt duty bound to continue it until the end of January.
“All new bookings have to take place on the new Bedsonline website”
“Additionally, I´m very pleased to confirm that this promotion has prompted the last remaining travel agents from our legacy brands – TravelBound, TravelCube and GTA – to move over to the Bedsonline platform during the last few weeks.
In nearly all of our markets we will shut down booking capabilities at the end of January. So ensuring that all agents from TravelBound, TravelCube and GTA have smoothly transitioned onto the new Bedsonline platform is essential for us. Old bookings will be modifiable, of course, but all new bookings have to take place on the new Bedsonline website.
Rodgers ended his comments: “We’re almost complete now, but for those few agents who have not yet made the change, contact your account manager and they´ll explain how get the incentive available for the first three bookings.”