ARC Recommends GetYourGuide as Tour and Activity Supplier for Travel Agencies
Agencies Will Earn Higher Commissions on Bookings Through GetYourGuide
ARLINGTON, Va. – December 13, 2017 – Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) announced today that it recommends travel agencies use GetYourGuide—the largest online booking platform for travel activities—as an alternative to ARC MarketPlace upon its closure December 29, which ARC announced last month.
GetYourGuide provides an easy booking process for travel agents through dedicated partner links, an agency portal to track sales and commission payments, and 24-hour customer support in more than 18 languages. The company will process monthly commission payments, and does not market directly to agents’ clients.
As part of the partnership, ARC will refer agencies who have booked with ARC MarketPlace to GetYourGuide. Agents who use GetYourGuide will be able to book over 31,000 tours and activities in over 7,300 destinations worldwide. GetYourGuide will pay all agencies referred by ARC a special incentive commission on bookings completed using their platform.
“We are pleased to recommend GetYourGuide to travel agencies that rely on commissionable products as an important source of revenue,” said Doug Mangold, ARC’s vice president of product. “We will support our customers in transitioning to GetYourGuide as we believe the company will support them and respect the relationships travel agencies have with their customers.”
“GetYourGuide looks forward to providing ARC’s travel agent members a superior experience through our new partnership,” said Shane Mayer, director of business development at GetYourGuide. “Thanks to our extensive track record and unparalleled reach in the tours and attractions space, we’re ideally suited to provide the right expertise and tools to help ARC’s agents serve their clients and drive significant revenue.”
ARC MarketPlace will function as usual through December 29. Agents can call ARC’s Customer Care Center (1-855-816-8003) for more information about ARC MarketPlace’s closure. More information about GetYourGuide is available online.
The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk.
As the largest online booking platform for travel activities, GetYourGuide powers access to more than 31,000 tours, activities and attractions in upwards of 7,300 destinations around the world. From Skip-the-Line tickets to the Eiffel Tower to shark diving in Cape Town, GetYourGuide offers things to do for every traveller, both on its own site and in partnership with premier travel brands worldwide. Headquartered in Berlin, GetYourGuide employs more than 400 people across its offices in 11 countries. For additional information about GetYourGuide, please visit the company’s website at www.getyourguide.com.