The well attended SkyLink presentations in the Woodbine Banquet & Convention Hall's ballroom
wound up its annual road show in Toronto last week in a ballroom filled with
enthusiastic agent and supplier partners.
the attendance and the energy in the room, the consolidator's theme of building
on successful relationships hit the mark.
President Yuvraj Data told the audience that the key to bigger success for both
his company and its agent client comes down to effective, mutually beneficial
that means both sides need to find value in the relationship. How does Skylink
hold up its end?
industry is so dynamic that it changes every day," said Datta. “We listen to
feedback from agents to find out how we can provide you with the best tools.
And we've added tours, cruises, transfers and packages so agents can book
easier than ever to book with Skylink through its TripPro engine, now available
range of agency and airline representatives gave Datta a big round of applause
when he ended his introduction to the evening by saying, “I love all of you!"
the response from the agents I spoke to – the feeling is mutual. When I asked
what they liked best about SkyLink, the responses came very quickly: “Best
fares." “Rewards." “Easy." “Fast."
back up the anecdotal evidence. Skylink bookings increased by 26% in 2014, and
the number of agencies using the company's services was up 18%, despite the
number of IATA agency locations in Canada contracting by 6% during the year.
most important to an agent audience is the fact that Skylink paid out 33% more
in commissions in 2014. That's a number agents can definitely relate to.