Booking.com has launched a test pilot of a new portal for travel agents.
The portal, called Booking.com for Travel Agents, allows industry professionals to manage accommodation reservations for their clients via the online booking site.
It is an extension of the company’s existing Affiliate Partner Programme and leverages technology and infrastructure being developed for Booking.com for Business.
Travel Agents who join the platform will be eligible for similar partner benefits as all Booking.com affiliate partners.
“We’ve seen increasing numbers of travel agents using Booking.com to manage bookings for their customers,” said Bryan Batista, senior director of global partnerships at Booking.com.
“We’re pleased to now offer professional travel agents a platform and a programme that has been created just for them, with the special features they need to easily book and manage reservations for their clients, as well as the choice, diversity and seamless experience that they’ve come to love and rely on from Booking.com.
“We’re excited to continue innovating the platform, and are committed to adding even more useful features and functionality for them over the coming months.”
The portal also includes a tab of customisable reports that help agents in monitor individual client bookings, and gives a breakdown of their earnings over time.
Booking.com’s inventory has more than one million accommodation options in nearly 96,000 destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide, from five-star luxury resorts to homes, apartments, villas – even igloos and treehouses.
Registered and licensed travel agents can visit http://www.booking.com/travel-advisors/index.html to find out more.