Experienced travel agents have long used consolidators for obtaining the best possible pricing on international airline fares for their clients. However, many travel planners have little experience with consolidators and don’t know where to begin to establish the proper supplier relationships. The United States Air Consolidator Association, better known as USACA, is making it easier for travel consultants to work with its membership. USACA is an association of twelve distinguished consolidators who have joined together to provide travel agents with a better understanding of the consolidator market and the advantages to working with consolidator fares. Read on to learn more about some of USACA’s consolidators.
USACA requires that their members all have at least two years of uninterrupted service to travel agencies, but all of the current members have more than ten each. Members must have a good history of working with travel agents and must meet financial and business requirements to join. USACA “pre-vettes” its consolidator members for the travel agency community so agents can use them with confidence. These assurances provide a pathway for agents to take advantage of both commissionable and net airfares offered by USACA members. As a consequence, agents can create a very profitable revenue stream on international tickets while better servicing their clients.
USACA members are: C & H International; Centrav Inc; GTT Global; Hariworld Travel Inc; International Air Consolidators; Sky Bird Travel; and Trans Am Travel.
C & H International has been North America’s leading Airline Consolidator for over 28 years. Their contracts represent over 60 renowned international airlines, and they offer only the most competitive net and commissionable fares. They are dedicated to representing the values and maintaining the integrity of their founders, and they continuously aspire to make a positive difference in the travel industry.
Centrav Inc.’s goal is to offer competitive air fares and discounted hotels with superior service to the retail agency community. Their industry-leading website has won rave review from travel agents seeking to find the bottom line faster and easier. By providing travel agents with a quick and easy way to get the lowest possible fares and best itineraries, they help you increase profits and save money for your clients.
CTT/GTT Global is proud to represent over 70 airline contracts to destinations worldwide! In business since 1984, GTT has been recognized as the highest producing air consolidator in the U.S> with 38 offices nationwide and sales in excess of $700 Million annually.
Hariworld Travel Inc., from a modest beginning in 1968, has become one of the country’s most influential and respected consolidators. Their growth has been dramatic, but they have striven to not sacrifice the personal, dedicated, professional attention to detail that has become a trademark of Hariworld. Their start of the art proprietary booking engine eliminates tedious legwork in finding the cheapest and best prices with availability in a few seconds.
Sky Bird Travel is an industry leader in travel technology. They have over 35 years of knowledge and experience to share with their travel partners. With over 80 different airline programs, Sky Bird has the greatest variety of products to help agents increase both productivity and profitability.
International Air Consolidators offers scheduled airline service on many major U.S. and international carriers at wholesale rates. They offer discounted net fares from more than 200 U.S. departure cities to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Mexico and Latin America. IAC also offers override commissions on published fares for select carriers and destinations, as wells as first and business class fares.
Trans Am Travel is one of the largest airline ticket consolidators in the U.S, serving travel professionals for over 30 years. Their highly trained team is committed to provide seamless service to all their customers. Dealing exclusively with agents, they efficiently serve the travel community from 5 branches and a 24×7 customer support center.
Why you should use a USACA Consolidator: Using a consolidator provides your client with a better value and provides you with the ability to earn higher commissions and revenues. USACA is an association of the airline consolidator members, not travel agents, therefore any travel agent may freely and confidently look to USACA members for consolidated airline tickets.
The choice is simple. When it comes to airline consolidators, make sure you’re working with the experienced, dependable members of the United States Air Consolidator Association.
As an association dedicated to educating and working with the travel agency community, knowing USACA strives to understand how they can improve their practices is welcome news. For more information on USACA, visit their web site at www.usaca.com.