Trade-friendly tour operator Premier Holidays has opened its first ever online booking portal for travel agents.
Created following demand from the UK trade, it gives agents the opportunity to book holidays to the Channel Islands – and there are plans to roll it out further if it proves popular.
The new online booking enables agents to book holiday packages with accommodation and flights, or accommodation only on the islands of Jersey and Guernsey.
Agents can check prices and availability, sort results by star rating or price, look for a specific hotel, and see how much commission they are earning via a summary on the screen (which is hidden from clients). The system automatically selects the cheapest available flights, but agents can change flight times to suit their client.
Alongside this, agents are also able include added extras to their booking such as options for half board, baggage on easyJet flights, transfers, and different excursions and experiences such as afternoon tea.
Premier Holidays has created two trade videos giving a step by step guide on how to use the new system. They are available to watch on the operator’s trade website and via social media.
Dave Kneale, national sales manager at Premier Holidays, said: “Our new online system will make booking the Channel Islands with Premier Holidays even easier. The online booking is simple and quick to use, and we think it will be well received by the trade.”
Agents can earn £10 for every inclusive Channel Islands booking made online by August 31 and £5 for each online booking thereafter.