Travel agents looking for a flexible way to book student and humanitarian fares have some good news. AFCnet, a sister company to popular consolidator CenTrav, is making the same booking engine which has made CenTrav an industry leader available now for a new class of consolidated fares. Linda Furry, the Executive Vice President of Marketing for both AFCnet and CenTrav, indicates that the segregation of student and humanitarian fares into a new niche market is a real opportunity for travel agents. “Our goal is to offer extremely competitive fares and booking flexibility via the best booking engine in the industry.” says Linda.
AFCnet’s booking engine allows agents to book the fares with specialized rules in place designed specifically for student and humanitarian travelers. Passengers must be able to display credentials at check-in that verify their status as either a student or as a traveler on a humanitarian mission. The system allows for the booking and payment to be made online. In addition, reservations can be tracked and quotes and receipts printed for agents’ clients.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, the AFCnet/CenTrav family of consolidators has been providing discounted airfares to retail travel agents since 1988. Together, the companies are partnered with over 30 major airlines to offer discounted international airfares via their booking engine and call center. The new AFCnet booking engine was developed and launched in 2004 for CenTrav to better address the needs and demands of retail travel agents. Agents universally agree the engine to be “fast and reliable” and the website allows agents to sell discounted international product and manage their bookings in a secure environment.
AFCnet offers consolidator, student, humanitarian and missionary a pricing to destinations throughout the world which include Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico & Caribbean, Middle East, South & Central America and the South Pacific.
For more information, contact AFCnet at 866-650-6111 or visit their website at http://www.afcnet.com.