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Travelport GDS and Pegasus sign agreement to Help Boost Hotel Commissions

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Travelport GDS and Pegasus Solutions, Inc. have signed an exclusive agreement to offer its Apollo and Galileo-connected travel agencies a reduced price on its commission processing services.

This agreement will enable Apollo and Galileo agents in APAC and EMEA to more easily reconcile hotel bookings and significantly improve tracking and collection of hotel commissions. The agreement was reached to help agents boost earnings from hotel commissions at a time of reduced commissions in other travel segments.

“Our research has shown that Pegasus Commission Processing is the preferred commission service for agents, and we want to make sure agents have the opportunity to take advantage of it,” said Mark S. Dubrow, president of Pegasus financial services. “This exclusive agreement with Travelport facilitates access for Apollo and Galileo-connected travel agencies at a reduced price so they can break through to the benefits we offer.”

Pegasus Commission Processing streamlines commission payments for hotels and suppliers, and facilitates collections for travel agents. Processing more than $500 million in commissions each year, Pegasus delivers agents regularly scheduled, consolidated payments in their preferred currency.

The program negotiated for Apollo and Galileo agents will transfer booking data from the GDS to Pegasus, which will then process, reconcile, consolidate and make weekly payments to agents who have signed on. 

“This agreement is a major initiative for Travelport GDS, and will greatly support our Apollo and Galileo-connected agents at a time when their commission earnings from other travel sectors are shrinking,” said Jane Lewis, senior director hospitality & car rental, EMEA & Asia Pacific for Travelport GDS. “Research we conducted recently indicated that as many as 68% of our agents indicated they would make more hotel bookings if hotels paid commissions in an agent-friendly manner. Where a hotel rate is commissionable, an agent can earn as much as $34 per booking. By making this automated Pegasus service available and affordable for our agents, we will be offering the best solution in the marketplace and really begin addressing the challenges agents face when collecting hotel commissions.”

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