has partnered with the Priceline Partner Network, a business
unit of Priceline.com, giving Avoya agents access to Priceline’s database of air, car
and hotel inventory.
Anderson, co-founder of the host agency, said agents will access the commissionable inventory via an integration with Agent Power, Avoya’s operating system that
includes booking engines and support resources.
to be completely integrated into Agent Power, which is our proprietary and
exclusive technology that the independent agencies use to run their
independent businesses,” he said.
invoices and itineraries will be Avoya-branded, Anderson said.
still have access to Avoya’s roster of other suppliers, and are free to make
bookings elsewhere, such as a GDS or supplier website.
program that’s available to them, and we think that based on the response we
had when we announced it at conference — which was a standing ovation — we
think that this will be the program of choice for air, car and hotel,” Anderson
have access to agent rates and extras, with further details to be announced
later, according to Anderson.
“I can say,
in general, they’ll have access to more than they expect,” he said.
There is no
cost associated with the integration for independent agencies.
announcement of the partnership came during the company’s annual conference
earlier this month in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
to the Priceline partnership, Avoya announced
several other initiatives during its conference, including the Agency
Marketing Platform, which is at no cost to
members. It is set to roll out in the third quarter of this year and will provide
agents with marketing capabilities like personalized email and social media.
also unveiling a new version of Agent Power. Agent Power 6 will feature a
sleeker and more responsive design for a faster experience on mobile platforms, Avoya said.