Sunquest Includes Surcharges In Commissionable Package Pricing

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TravelBrands Executive Vice President Bryan Klompas revealed Sunquest's new pricing model which is effective immediately. The changes will result in higher commissions for travel agents. Sunquest will no longer be including non-commissionable surcharges in the total taxes of its packages. Saying that travel agents are working harder than ever, Klompas stated that the changes would result in approximately $40 additional commission per booking. 

Under the new pricing model, the fees will now be included in the base price of the package and will be fully commissionable.

The only non-commissionable portion will be the taxes and fees charged by end-suppliers such as airlines.

“We know this is a high priority item for our valued travel agency partners. We have listened to them and have made these changes accordingly.” said Frank Demarinis, CEO of TravelBrands. “We estimate that under the new pricing model, travel agents will see a commission increase of about $40 per booking for a double.”

Sunquest has prepared a detailed FAQ explaining the new pricing structure, which can be found here:

WorldTravel - September 20, 2016 @ 13:09
Dear Ted

Sunquest taxes for a January 21st departure for 7 nights is $218 and Westjet Vacations is also $218. I did not find a difference.  What I did notice was Sunwings was $505, Air Canada Vacations was $498 and Air Transats was $468. I think the real question should be why wouldn't we book with Sunquest?!    They are a supplier I know, I like and I trust.  Not to mention their support is unlike any other in the industry.  They have a sales team that is virtually almost available 24/7. I pose this question to you; when is the last time you had help at midnight from an Industry Sales team ?  I know I had help 2 nights ago from TravelBrands.   Get on board cause your missing out!

Lori - September 20, 2016 @ 12:09
pays to do some research Ted, I just booked Mexico for the spring, taxes were the same as WJV and actually got the base price cheaper!

Ted - September 20, 2016 @ 10:09
Bigger question is what are these surcharges for in the first place. Their taxes will still be higher than westjet vacations so who would book with them anyways.

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