The Travel Zone Introduces New Host Agency Technology Platform

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Travel Zone is poised
 to unveil the travel industry's first and only enterprise-level host agency
 technology solution. Seven years of experience, knowledge and development
 have been bundled into a point-and-click system that will revolutionize the
 way agencies work with their outside sales force.
 The platform is specifically designed to work with agencies that
 already have their own ARC, IATA or CLIA number. Agencies can enhance their
 existing host program or start a brand new one. Agent RC offers a robust
 infrastructure to dramatically grow an outside sales force.
 Simply called Agent RC, the web-based hosted solution offers any-sized
 travel agency a completely turn-key system to manage a host/fulfillment
 operation, all at an affordable monthly subscription cost which the agency
 can then resell for a profit. It will provide the core infrastructure for
 any successful host program while providing the agency with a truly
 360-degree view of their outside agent network.
 "The entire industry is moving towards the host agency model and we
 believe that Agent RC is exactly the right solution at the right time,"
 said Bill Almonte, The Travel Zone's founder and CEO. "Our team developed a
 system that offers robust and scalable functionality for the largest host
 agencies while still offering a user-friendly interface for even the
 smallest travel companies to utilize."
 The beauty of Agent RC is in its flexibility. It is entirely adaptable
 to any host program and agencies can also customize the entire application
 with their own branding, content, booking engines and information.
 "The response has been overwhelming," said Almonte. "Even before
 actually launching the platform, we already have many of the industry's
 largest host agencies, GDS, consortiums and franchise groups beta-testing
 and making plans to migrate their entire home-based operations."
 The official launch date, set for July 30, is believed to also make
 Agent RC the first technology platform to effectively connect host
 agencies, travel agents, vendors and travelers together into a
 community-based environment.
 The centerpiece of the platform is the first collaborative booking
 manager for travel agents. With a dramatic increase in the number of
 consumers researching their own travel plans online, the integrated booking
 manager effectively allows agents to take advantage of this trend while
 positioning themselves as the expert travel consultant.
 Agents can create web-based travel planning environments which allow
 multiple travelers to login at the same time and communicate with each
 other and the travel agent in the same workspace. As the travel agent
 progresses through the trip planning process, all travelers are instantly
 notified of all new activity. "The new collaborative booking manager will
 change the way professional travel agents work with their clients," said
 Almonte.
 For more information visit http://www.thetravelzone.com or call
 561.649.0240.
 Contact:
 Bill Almonte
 The Travel Zone
 Phone: 561.649.0240 Ext 703
 Fax: 561.649.0210
 Email: bill@thetravelzone.com
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