Amadeus has signed up 60 hotel brands around the world to its Worldwide Commission Manager (WCM) and launched the solution in France following a successful international pilot. Over 20,000 hotel properties in Amadeus have subscribed to this initiative and the solution is today available to all 4,400 travel agencies in France.
“Our travel agencies are telling us that hotel commissions are a key source of revenue for them and at the same time administratively challenging to keep track of,” said Jean De Durfort, Head of Hotel distribution, Amadeus, “We have launched WCM to give our agencies visibility on the status of the commission owed to them across the range of hotels they work with from just one tool. Participating hotels benefit from the transparency they are willing to provide and that becomes a sales argument for their hotel and travel agencies benefit from having a single view of the commissions owed to them.”
Amadeus Worldwide Commission Manager (WCM) makes it easier for travel agencies to track hotel commissions by offering travel agents a web-based single point of information on hotel bookings and the status of commission payments.
WCM tracks the progress of payments resulting from fulfilled active hotel reservations, regardless of the commission payment system used by each hotel. The tool has no technological set-up costs, maintenance or fees and provides a reliable overview of the commission payment process for all hotels on Amadeus’ GDS.
“We chose to be part of the Amadeus Worldwide Commission Manager program to really show the travel agents that we are willing to be completely transparent and communicate openly in terms of commission payment. This has enabled us to build a positive image of our hotel chain,” said Catherine Agier, Director, International Sales, Accor.
Hotel brands that have signed up to the Worldwide Commissions Manager include:
abba hotels, AC Hotels, Acc Nifos Hotels, Adagio Hotels, All Seasons, ATAHotel, ATEL Hotels Network, Barceló Hotel and Resorts, Bonsai Hotels, Campanile, Châteaux et Hôtels de France, Classic International Hotels, Columbus Reservation Services, Concorde Hotels & Resrots, Derag Hotel&Living, Domina Hotel Group, Exclusive Hotels Collection, Golden Tulip, Grange Hotels, Graves|Hotels.Resorts, hotel.de, Hotusa Hotels, ibis hotels, Inter-Hotel, Keytel, Kyriad Prestige, Logis de France, Luxury Lifestyle Hotels and Resorts, Luxury Resorts and Hotels, ME, Melia, Mercure, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Novotel Hotels, Otedis Hotels, Pacific International, Paradisus Resorts, Premiere Classe, Quality Reservations, reconline|CRS, Ringhotels, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sofitel Hotels, Sol Hoteles, Sol Meliá, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Suite Hotel, Supranational Hotels, The Leading Hotels of the World, Thistle Hotels, Top International Hotels, Town&Country Hotels Group, TravelClick, TRYP Hoteles, UniVisit and WORLDHOTELS.