Agent Issues CCRA tweaks agent membership structure By Jamie Biesiada / February 05, 2016 Share 1 -- CCRA Travel Commerce Network has instituted a new membership structure for 2016, making changes in how many agents an agency at each membership level can have. CCRA offers several memberships based on the size of the agency: CCRA Associate Agent Membership ($150 new, $100 to renew), CCRA Associate Agency Membership ($200 new, $150 to renew) and CCRA Accredited Travel Agency Membership ($300 new, $240 to renew).The membership levels are associated with legacy membership levels offered by the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN), which CCRA acquired in 2014. Last year, CCRA announced it would fully integrate OSSN into CCRA. OSSN members were transitioned to CCRA’s new membership structures over the past few months.The Travel Retailer Universal Enumeration (TRUE) code, the agent ID booking system developed by OSSN, remains in place at the highest membership level.In 2016, an agency with up to three agents can enroll in the Associate Agency membership level. Previously, only two-agent agencies were eligible for the category. This was formerly the OSSN Couples or Agency Membership.At the CCRA Accredited Travel Agency membership level, which includes a unique TRUE code, up to five agents are permitted per membership; this was previously limited to three agents and formerly called the OSSN Agency Membership + TRUE.The CCRA Associate Agent membership for a single travel agent was formerly the OSSN Independent Agent Membership.Margie Jordan All membership fees went down by a few dollars, according to CCRA.Margie Jordan, vice president of membership services, said the company is growing. “CCRA currently has 80 active chapters throughout the U.S. And that number is expected to grow in 2016,” she said.In addition to the membership opportunities, CCRA said it has relaunched its website, CCRA.com. The company also said it will launch its new hotel booking platform — StaySelect, which will replace the existing CCRATravel.com portal — by the end of the first quarter of 2016. CCRATravel.com, available for use by all CCRA agents, currently has 13,119 users. The new booking platform will offer an improved user interface.