Agents have the chance to uplift their commissions to 15% for all online bookings made during October with Wendy Wu.
This marks a change in the operator’s commission structure as prior to October the rates have been variable.
In addition to this uplift, agents can also benefit from the company’s business class upgrades, including the current business class upgrade with Cathay Pacific (£199 per person, one way), on selected departures to China, Japan and Southeast Asia in 2018 when booked before 31 October 2017.
Agents also stand to gain as the operator is increasing the commission it pays to agents by 0.5% from January 2018 to mitigate against any credit card charges incurred by agents under the EU’s new Payment Services Directive 2.
Commenting on the overall increase in agent commissions, John Warr, global sales director, said: “Trade support is vital to Wendy Wu which is why we’re taking this move to increase commissions during October for online bookings. We want our agents to experience just how easy and quick it is to book any of our holidays, including the business upgrades, online on our dedicated agents’ website.”
Speaking further on the operator’s decision to increase commissions to offset the ban on credit card fees, Warr said: “We know that agents work in a competitive environment and so whilst the EU’s Payment Services Directive 2 is good news for consumers the impact on agents, who can no longer pass on card fees to customers, will be considerable. Agents are our livelihood and so it’s imperative that they are protected by us from this new legislation and can run their businesses profitably.”