Commission Recovery Players Evolve, And ECS Pivots

By | May 20, 2015

Hotels pay tremendous amounts of money to travel agencies and some corporate travel departments on commissionable room rates. The standard is 10 percent. Depending on contractual arrangements, travel management companies may pass all or part of those commissions to corporate clients. Or, they may keep them and charge customers lower transaction fees. Some even waive fees if their hotel revenues are robust enough.

That all makes the process sound simple, but getting hotels to pay commissions can be a huge pain. Helping TMCs and ARC-accredited Corporate Travel Departments with it is a cottage industry in itself. During the past . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them into Northstar Travel Media’s BTN Group. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.