As OASIS celebrates a record breaking 2013 for bookings, the well-known host agency is not sitting on its success. The new Freedom booking engine makes booking cruises fast and easy. An air program using Sabre Red and the new OASIS Air + Desk was rolled out in mid-July. Agents can now book air through the GDS or call for assistance with an air booking. OASIS consistently adds value to its membership which is why it has grown by double digits year after year.
Another reason for OASIS’ skyrocketing growth is the 100% commission policy for preferred suppliers. A small processing fee is deducted and agents put the rest in their pocket. As Kelly Bergin, Vice President of OASIS says, “Agents can increase their income overnight just by joining our program”. Agents also take advantage of the high commission rates from 14 – 34%.
Bergin added that “It’s not enough to just book a client. You need to nurture and grow each client’s business and receive referrals. Only sophisticated and automatic marketing can do this. We offer print, email, relationship greetings, smart phone apps, and personalized websites to keep clients forever. “
Client organization and amenities are a big part of the OASIS program. Their CRM, Clientbase is the most powerful in the travel industry today. It is included in all plans and can help track clients and build referral business. Through membership in Signature Travel Network agents can access over a 1000 group sailings and a 750+ member hotel program. This gives agents a competitive advantage in the marketplace with onboard credits and special hotel amenities for clients.
OASIS routinely gets compliments on the support it offers agents. Pat. H., an OASIS agent says “I have been extremely pleased with every aspect of my relationship with OASIS. Their financial package is second to none. Tools such as Signature and Sabre have greatly enhanced my ability to serve my clients, and I appreciate their frequent training opportunities as well. Most important to me is the fact that their personnel always respond to my questions promptly and professionally. I could not be more satisfied with my experience with OASIS.”
Networking and training are necessities for independent travel consultants and especially those that work from a home office. The OASIS Facebook group allows agents and BDM’s to communicate on a regular basis. And the SigNet Bulletin Board is a great way to learn and return with over 5,000 agents nationwide. Boot Camp trainings around the country and the OASIS annual Sales Meeting in Las Vegas are free to attend.
An agent planning on taking their business to the next level should take a look at OASIS.