I'm working (part time) as home based travel agent in Switzerland and as my business is growing, I'm now looking for a host agency or any other ways to have wholesale/suppliers prices (for flights, transfers and hotels) in order to increase my commissions.
I already wrote to many host agencies in the US, but I didn't find one who would like to cooperate with me as I don't live in the US. Will they accept if I have an adress in the US, like for example one on http://www.oneusaaddress.com ?
If someone could help me, I'll very very happy...
Hi Vin we are looking for partners we can work with here in Uganda see www.tours2uganda.manifo.com
...sent you a message ...
I can get you direct contacts with Hotelbeds (hotels and transfers wordlwide), Medhotels (hotels and vacation packages), Jumbo (hotels in vacation destinations), and aerticket.de (air tickets).
I can also give you contacts for people in Boscolo, DOTW, STWholesalers, Transhotel, Gateway.BE (aggregator) etc. All are bed banks and can give you wholesale rates. You can start now and open up immediately your own account with bed bank aggregator HotelsPro.com
I do not want to post the contacts in the open forum, so add my contact and I will send you a private message. Of course you can contact them direct but if you know whom to contact you will get faster reply.
Good thing with all these wholesalers is that you can buy at wholesale rate and sell at your own price, also you can pay direct to the suppliers if you want. The suppliers are listed only on the vouchers so they remain transparent to your customers.
They all work with XML so you could integrate them all into your website (rates, availability, instant confirmations), but it will be a huge undertaking development-wise.
If you want to work with US suppliers and host agencies, your best bet is to get CLIA number and have address in USA for example via Transexpress. Also get a VOIP phone number in the same city, for example from Callcentric. Then get EIN# (employer identification number - tax number) from U.S. IRS for your business (you can get one as a foreign business for U.S. tax purposes) and you will be all set.
Thanks a lot for your answer, that's exactly what I'm looking for... I'll contact you in a very short future !
I sent you couple of private messages with contacts for hotel contracting, flights and car rentals. I hope you find what you need. My advise to you is to start with Hotelbeds, because they have hotels, transfers, excursions, tickets, etc. and with hotelspro to get immediate access to their booking system. Also start working with Aerticket for flights.
With most of the contacts it's best you say you are a tour operator, not a travel agent, it's just it's easier to make contracts with them if you say you are a tour operator.
I would also like assistance with regards to the contacts that you shared with Laurent. We are expanding and need to have the best nett rates to offer competitive rates to our clients.
Do you still need a host agency.I am in Africa.
How you manage to open the agency? Can i have your advice?
Hi George is there any way you could pass that information to me. Is email the only way of being in contact with you
hi George i would like to get the direct contacts, Im a start-up Travel Agent in melbourne
I need some help so sent you the friend request on SFBO .kindly provide me with your contact info or skype name to discuss further
Please inbox me the info
we are a new born travel agency in Morocco,we are looking for cooperators in the whole world ,and we are planning to be very flexible with the prices in order to start our business and gain clients confidence.
I hope this offer would be in your best interest.
You can contact us from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org