CanJet Vacations is reminding travel agents that it pays commission on fuel and currency surcharges.
“We believe travel agents are working hard at brokering the sale on our behalf and they should be paid fairly for their efforts,” said John Kirk, VP, Sales & Marketing for CanJet Vacations.
CanJet Vacations originally included the surcharges in the base price, but was forced to change that policy in order to remain competitive on pricing with other tour operators who do not add those charges in the base price.
However, CanJet distinguished itself from the majority of other operators by paying commission on these surcharges.
“The charges are now split out of our price, but are commissionable to agents,” said Kirk.
He said that due to the shopping nature of the agency booking platforms and the online travel agency sites, the charges cannot be included in the base price or the package appears to be more expensive.
“We believe strongly in the value of the travel agent and we are happy to compensate them fully on everything except taxes,” said Kirk.
Kirk is also reminding agents CanJet Vacations has reduced prices on all of its Dec. 18-22 departures by up to $500 per couple.