Agents up the ante with entertainment add-on

3 Jun 15 - 3:24PM  | Travel Agent News

Travelport has announced that the Ingresso Entertainment Tickets plugin is now accessible to travel agents via its Travelport Smartpoint.

The Ingresso Entertainment Tickets plugin, developed by the Ingresso Group, provides agents with a simple way to earn new commissions by adding theatre, attraction and sightseeing products worldwide to the travel bookings they make.

By using the plugin, agents can find and sell tickets to customers in three steps, with the option free to download from the Travelport Marketplace. The plugin also enables agents to use eNett virtual credit cards, which are less susceptible to fraud, and are more efficient.

The top features of the Ingresso Tickets plugin include:

Agents can set their own pricing and commission levels with immediate payment, no invoicing required

Competitive ticket prices across a wide selection of international events

The ability to search by airport code or general terms such as ‘New York tours’
Immediate email confirmation with no need to wait for third party bookings

Details of purchased tickets are fully integrated into passenger name records and back-office systems

This latest application development is part of Travelport’s wider strategy to deliver efficient content and functionality through its state-of-the-art point of sale tools.

Travelport now has a network of over 800 developers within its Travel Commerce Platform, and Ingresso Group’s ceo Bart van Schriek says this will up the ante for agents.

“This latest development is good news for Travelport-connected agencies worldwide as they can now tap into Ingresso’s direct connect technology which gives them access to the same tickets that the box office sells,” he said.

“The Ingresso Entertainment Tickets plugin is user-friendly, making it easy to search, filter and book tickets to various events globally and receive instant booking confirmation.”

Travelport’s director of partnership and alliances Pieter Van Der Voort said the new offering will help boost revenue building for agencies in an easy format.

“The plugin offers a real cross-sell opportunity and agents can set the price and choose the commission they charge in order to boost revenue,” he said.

“This latest announcement is part of Travelport’s strategy to invest in developing new technologies and ideas, all on an open platform that delivers expansive content and improves customer service. We are pleased that Ingresso has seen the value that Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform can bring to its business.”

Click here to see original article by Hannah Edensor 03 Jun 2015

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