Trade first for Classic Collection as operator goes web-bookable

You can now access live options and pricing across the Classic Collection portfolio, with the operators first bookable website for trade partners. 

The new platform has been developed over the last 18 months, with trade trials taking place over recent weeks. 

Celebrating the launch, director of agency & sales Si Morris-Green, said: "News of our new bookable site has been well received by agents. The new functionality will save time for both agent partners and our contact centre sales team. For the first time agents booking with Classic Collection will be able to get an instant list of holiday options with live prices from our extensive portfolio of properties and destinations."

Agent partners can expect login details for the sleeker-looking and password-protected portal in the next couple of weeks, with Classic Collection estimating agents will have access no later than the end of November. 

Si concluded: "The complexity of some of our holiday itineraries and tours means that not all our product is web bookable yet, but nevertheless we believe that this is a major breakthrough for our agent partners.  We expect many agents to take advantage of our new site, particularly those booking more straightforward single centre holidays.  

"Other agents might not want to commit to booking online for their clients and may prefer to use the site for pricing-up options. This means they will be much further along the decision-making journey when they do call us. We aim to save everyone valuable time and offer an enhanced service to our mutual customers. We also hope to engage with even more agents by having a bookable site."