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    skynoor
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    hi
    i am looking to open a travel agency but i don’t know how i can get cheap fares to sell and how do i claim the comission from the airline or cruze?
    doi have to approach the airlines one by one or what do i have to do?
    hope someone can help

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    Melinda B
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    skynoor, post: 37086 wrote:
    hi
    i am looking to open a travel agency but i don’t know how i can get cheap fares to sell and how do i claim the comission from the airline or cruze?
    doi have to approach the airlines one by one or what do i have to do?
    hope someone can help
    Have you worked in the travel industry at all? Before opening your own agency I would suggest working in a Travel Agency to get a feel for it and find out how they work.

    From your post you don’t sound as if you’re all that familiar with the structure and procedures of this industry.

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    skynoor
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    i have 5 years airline experience
    i have worked at major airports like Dubai and Sydney
    i have worked for airlines like Emirates , Virgin , Etihad and Thai
    i have good information but the one thing i lak on is where do the travel agents get the special fares and how does the commission work and paid?
    i have its % of the ticket sales but need more info

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    Farid Zaki
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    I suggest you start by speaking to Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) http://www.afta.com.au/.

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    Jake@EmroyPrint
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    Perhaps look at opening a franchise? I do believe flight centre offers franchises – Franchises normally provide training, information and all you need regarding contacts in the industry.

    – Jake

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    DiscoverCroatiaHolidays
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    The easiest way is to apply for an account with a consolidator such as AirTickets http://www.airtickets.com.au/. They organise everything for you, all you have to do is install a GDS such as Amadeus and off you go! Although you do need to get a Travel Agent’s licence first via the Travel Compensation Fund http://www.tcf.org.au

    Good luck.

    Regards,

    Nicole

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