RENTALO.COM, WORLDWIDE LODGING SERVICE ENGINE, INTRODUCES AFFILIATES PROGRAM FOR AGENTS TO EARN INCENTIVE COMMISSIONS
AGENTS REGISTERED ON SITE CAN EARN INCENTIVE COMMISSIONS FOR EVERY INQUIRY RECEIVED AND UP TO 20% IN COMMISSIONS FROM RENTAL PROPERTIES
MIAMI, Aug. 23 – Rentalo.com, one of the fastest-growing internet directories
for vacation rentals offering quick access to close to 100,000 rental homes,
villas, apartments, hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in 15,000 locations
in the U.S. and around the world, is offering an affiliates program to travel
agents that allows them to earn incentive commissions for every inquiry submitted.
Through its pilot affiliates program, Rentalo provides agents with an incentive
program for sales and a revenue generating opportunity.
By taking advantage of the web site’s pilot program, agents can receive incentive commissions for every public inquiry submitted by any agent in the firm and, at that same time, get up to 20% commission on bookings from selected property owners advertising on Rentalo. Other travel related e-commerce web sites -- travel guides, tourist information sites, lodging directories, vacation rental sites and search engines or web portals -- can also use Rentalo’s pilot affiliate program and increase revenues on their site by simply referring visitors to Rentalo using a tracking code.
Rentalo’s state-of-the-art tracking system allows the web site to keep account of the number of visitors received from each affiliate, and also tracks the number of accommodation inquiries generated by visitors referred by affiliate sites. At Rentalo, vacation and business travelers submit inquiries if they are interested in a specific destination or specific property listing. The pilot affiliates program will track the number of public inquiries generated by travel agents or e-commerce visitors referred by its affiliates and will pay a referral fee consisting of $1 per public inquiry submitted.
Travel agents can get started today. Those already registered on the site only need to contact Rentalo to register their tracking e-mail address or domain. Agents who want to register on Rentalo.com for the first time can do so by clicking on the web address and then on the heading for travel agents. After contacting Rentalo, the agent creates the links to his or her site by using its affiliate tracking code. Rentalo’s engine will immediately start tracking the number of public inquiries submitted. Rentalo will generate traffic reports and process commissions check ($10 minimum) on a monthly basis.
Rentalo’s fully automated free inquiry service provides an efficient
and affordable way to find vacation properties from Orlando to Las Vegas, from
London to Singapore and from Vancouver to Buenos Aires or Johannesburg.
In just a few years, Rentalo.com has become the leading internet site for vacation and business travel rentals, currently registering five million page views per month. Its fully automated, free inquiry service makes it a very attractive site for web browsers with little time. Rentalo’s unique property locater service selects the properties that match the browser’s criteria and notifies them instantly of the request.
Travel agents use Rentalo.com to find and book hotels, condos, villas, houses and other rentals for their clients. Rentalo allows agents to submit a “general” inquiry to a destination based on a given lodging criteria. The criteria are met with offers from vacation properties - houses, villas, condos, apartments – and from hotels and B&B’s within the desired area.
Rentalo’s growing inventory of vacation properties (mostly individually managed by their owners) complements the listings available to most travel agents via GDS systems or terminals that focus mainly on hotels and motels. Once travel agents establish a free account on Rentalo.com, they can view the commission information offered by the properties in the Rentalo inventory. Agent commissions range from 5% to 20%.
Rentalo gives agents the opportunity to contact several property owners directly, saving on referral fees. Agents can also receive a complimentary newsletter with the latest travel news and site updates. Agents can join Rentalo’s agent network in about 30 seconds, the time it takes to sign in and start taking advantage of the benefits in contacting properties that meet clients’ needs. The only requirement for agent membership in the network is an active industry certification such as IATA, CLIA and ARC. There is no charge to agents to use the site because Rentalo.com subscribers – the owners of the vacation properties – benefit from the inquiries generated by the agents.
The properties in Rentalo.com’s directory range far and wide and encompass all prices from budget to luxury. On Rentalo.com, once the browser selects the rental or rentals of interest, he or she can e-mail the owner or manager directly and get a quick confirmation of their booking request, or, if they prefer, they can ask Rentalo.com to do the research, submit the criteria – destination, type of rental, dates, price range, etc. – and replies will start to arrive by e-mail in a few hours.
Rentalo has an extensive inventory of domestic rentals in the U.S and abroad. Click on www.rentalo.com for the Orlando Kissimmee area and there are 334 properties from which to choose. The inventory is just as extensive internationally. In Mexico, the choices are everywhere throughout the country. In Puerto Vallarta alone, Rentalo.com lists more than 100 properties. In Europe, Rentalo’s directory lists more than 500 London hotels, apartments and B&Bs, while it has some 800 listings in Paris.
Founded in 1995 by Alfredo Purrinos, a former NASA engineer, Rentalo, a division of Hi Q Telecom Inc., is located in Miami Lakes, Florida. Agents can register on Rentalo by visiting www.rentalo.com or they can call Rentalo’s toll-fee number 1-877-710-5914 and speak to a customer service representative by pressing option 3.
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