All North American Hotels with the Travel Agency Commission
Settlement (TACS) Service
|BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - April 20, 2006 -- Hilton Hotels Corporation,
a worldwide leader in business and leisure hospitality, announced today
that it will offer exceptional Travel Agency Commission Processing and
an online resource for agencies and hotels to track their incoming and
outgoing commissions and process future meeting planner commissions, at
www.tacsnet.com. Initially, all hotels
in the United States and Canada will be part of these new services. Hilton
also is exploring ways to implement these new services to its hotels located
outside of North America.
"We feel confident that these enhancements will engender loyalty and preference for the Hilton Family of Hotels among agents, and deliver cost-saving benefits to our hotels. These enhancements are possible due to the Hilton proprietary OnQ Property Management System and a new centralized distribution services technology platform utilized by over 2,400 Hilton hotels," said Mark Shindala, senior director distribution services for the Hilton Family of Hotels.
Without any membership fees, all agents will receive "preferred status," and be able to take advantage of many new features including:
The new TACS website (www.tacsnet.com) is user-friendly and has a built-in instruction demo for easy access to commission information. Commission payments and reporting, in 41 payment currencies, are consolidated by agency, decreasing the number of commission payments to each agency. The TACS website may also be accessed thru the new Hilton Travel Agent Portal .
The new program will feature electronic reconciliation services so that agent inquires are resolved and paid even faster than in the past.
Participating Hilton Family hotels will have more advanced reporting tools than ever before to enable them to speed commission payment into the hands of the agent. Hotels will be able to access summary and detailed file information, invoice summaries, and detailed commission information by using the invoice number, confirmation number, check number or statement number. In addition to web friendly tools and Excel-, CSV-, or PDF-downloadable formats, hotels will be able to create ad-hoc reports. These tools will allow the hotels to save time researching travel inquiries and concentrate on Hilton Family guest experience.
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