Melia Hotels International launched Melia Pro, a new portal for travel agents that features a booking engine, guaranteed Melia.com rates and up to 16% commission.

Melia had an agent portal prior to this launch, but it lacked the booking features and the availability of all Melia rates.

The portal also houses Melia Pro Rewards, a new agent loyalty program that offers exclusive rates and benefits.

The new rewards program replaces Mas Amigos. All current Mas Amigos member points will automatically transfer to the new program once agents complete the registration process at www.meliapro.com.

A key benefit in the portal is a net rate option, which enables agents to collect gross payments from clients with a net remittance, allowing agents to collect immediate commissions.

Agents can maximize points by booking through the new portal.

"We have enhanced travel agent benefits and have added new forms of point redemption, making it easier and more efficient for agents to earn and redeem points. Members will benefit from exclusive rates at all properties for personal travel, including a 25% discount on any available rate," a spokesperson said.

Later this year, Melia Pro will launch a development and e-learning tool featuring the company's seven brands: Gran Melia; Melia Hotels & Resorts; Paradisus Resorts; ME by Melia; Innside by Melia; Tryp by Wyndham; and Sol Hotels.

Melia has about 365 hotels worldwide, including 11 in Mexico and eight in the Caribbean.

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