Expedia TAAP is reporting increased optimism as the travel industry heads into 2021 and has extended agents’ commission tier status to support its trade partners.
Stu Udy, director retail distribution, says agents will retain the agency tier they started with in 2020, extended to the end of 2021, unless they have reached the threshold to earn a better one.
Udy says there are also reasons to feel better about trading conditions in the months ahead.
‘After many consecutive weeks of growth, TAAP had a record week recently and there is a positive sentiment going into 2021.
‘New Zealand agents booked 68 different destinations across 28 countries in November. The vast majority of that was domestic.’
Udy says the top destinations were Wellington, Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch / Canterbury, Waikato, Nelson, Hawke’s Bay, Bay of Islands and Marlborough.