RedAwning.com announced that it has introduced a new reservations platform for travel agents and tour operators to book vacation rentals. TravelProRentals.com by RedAwning is a onestop reservation portal for travel professionals to browse, search, and view vacation homes, condos and apartments around the world; get realtime quotes and availability; and to book instantly for their clients by credit card. Agents can store credit cards securely, track bookings and payments in one place, and choose to earn net or commissionable rates for bookings.
In addition, the new portal provides features for personalized, white-labeled client service. Agents will be able to market selected homes professionally to their clients by creating agency-branded emails, printouts and brochures, and they will be able to save, store and keep properties with notes in client-specific or property folders for efficient service and proactive business development.
The travel industry has seen a surge in the popularity of vacation rentals as an accommodation choice in recent years and it is now estimated to be at least an $85 billion dollar industry worldwide. But the lack of a B2B ecosystem for vacation rentals has limited vacation rental bookings to a fraction of their potential.
TravelProRentals.com by RedAwning seeks to become the leading B2B supplier of vacation rental inventory to travel professionals worldwide says RedAwning Chief Business Development Officer and TravelProRentals.com cofounder, Rick Haggart. “Tour Operators and Travel Agencies have generated billions in hotel bookings due to a mature B2B ecosystem of hotel suppliers and platforms, and now TravelProRentals.com enables travel professionals to market and book vacation rentals in a way that supports their existing business models and booking processes.”
RedAwning CEO Tim Choate agrees. “TravelProRentals.com by RedAwning empowers travel agents to be more nimble and professional than ever before in this booming sector. By giving agents instant access to a huge inventory of vacation rentals they can trust, we enable them to take advantage of the vacation rental trend and substantially grow their businesses.”
The original TravelProRentals.com was acquired by RedAwning along with PerfectPlaces.com in April 2015. Initially serving a s a custom B2B product for tour operators working on net rates, it has since been adapted to include commissionable bookings for travel agents, and it now hosts all RedAwning.com inventory on the platform.
TravelProRentals.com by RedAwning will give agents and tour operators the ability to book vacation homes instantly with a credit card, with standardized terms and cancellation policies. In addition, there are no security deposits, a $3000 damage waiver is included, and businesses and end-user customers alike can receive 24×7 customer support by email, chat or
“The new reservation platform is going to be a welcome tool for the leisure travel market and a great source of extra income for the travel agent industry,” says New York travel agent Frank Borrelli CTC, past chair of the Travel and Tourism program at John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Borelli has been in the travel business for over forty years and is already an active
user of TravelProRentals by RedAwning which he calls “excellent” and “a snap to use.” “It’s also good to know that you have 24×7 support if needed.”
TravelProRentals.com by RedAwning is free to use, but requires registration and is only available to approved travel professionals. It can be accessed at TravelProRentals.com. Travel professionals can choose net rates or earn a 10% commission from the rental fee, payable by RedAwning after each guest’s stay.