New rewards scheme to be rolled out
Tuesday 5, January 2010
Travel agents across Poland are the first in the world to benefit from a new interactive reward scheme being piloted by Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers and operator of both the Galileo and Worldspan platforms.
Agents simply register online for the new ‘Travelport Points’ scheme – earning points every time they make a GDS booking. These points can then be exchanged for a wide choice of consumer goods via the dedicated ‘Travelport Points’ website. The scheme is open to all travel agents who subscribe to one of Travelport’s GDS platforms.
Marcin Pilarski, regional manager for Travelport’s GDS business in North Eastern Europe explained: “The pilot of the Travelport Points programme has been hugely successful in Poland and the number of agents that have already registered to participate keeps growing. Travel consultants we have spoken to said it was great to be able to personally earn points so easily while doing their job.
“I think the programme has also been so well received because it’s very straightforward and there’s such a good choice of consumer goods up for grabs – from iPods to perfume. There really is something for everyone. This is very much part of Travelport’s continued and sustained investment into Eastern Europe and I’m delighted that travel agents in Poland will be the first to trial the programme.”
To make participation as easy as possible, agents keep an eye on how their points total is progressing and check what prizes are available on the ‘Travelport Points’ website. Goods are delivered by courier to ensure they arrive quickly and safely.
Early feedback from travel agents has been very positive. Piotr Stepniewski, President of the Board, eSKY, said: “We are delighted to be participating in the Travelport Points programme and believe it will further motivate employees to work efficiently.”
Georgi Popoff, owner of Lucky Flights, added: “The Travelport Points programme is a further step forward in strengthening Travelport’s position in the region. I’m convinced that this programme will serve to heighten interest amongst reservation agents of both the Worldspan and Galileo systems and also increase their efficiency. It is noticeable that Travelport is taking really serious steps to offer new services and this will pay off in the future.”
Following the successful pilot in Poland, Travelport now plans to roll out its Travelport Points programme to other countries in Europe over the coming months.
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