Working with the Travel Industry

René Welti discussing World Tourism Forum Lucerne participants with the Skal International toast

Travel industry professionals provide a very valuable service to our clients.
We realize you have been hit as hard as we have been during this global pandemic period and welcome the opportunity to work with you.
We will gladly pay a well deserved commission for helping us provide the “right-kind-of-Swiss tour” for your clients .

Commission

We offer a 10% commission to all qualified travel agents on all public group guided tours. (Please note that the commission does not apply to pre- and post tour travel, extra hotel nights, extended rail passes, upgraded rail passes, and single supplement fees.

Commission is also not possible on self-guided tours). Also please be advised that this commission applies when you bring the client to us to make the booking.

In the event that a client has already contacted and been working with us followed then by a travel agent comes in to represent the client, we are unable to offer a commission.

We are flexible in the manner you wish to receive your 10% commission on group guided tours and recommend we forward the funds after the client’s tour ends.

Bookings

In the interest of the best pre-trip information and communication, we would also like to have your clients information so we too are in direct communication with you and your client. This way all Swiss trip information is communicated efficiently and timely.

Please have the following information available:

  • Your personal IATA number, address, and name of travel agency
  • Client’s first and last name as displayed on their passport & their passport #’s
  • Client’s date of birth (Bdate & passport # mandatory for Swiss Rail Pass issuance)
  • Client’s contact information (email address, mailling address, telephone number)
  • Where to mail the tour documents
  • The client’s room arrangement preferences (single, double, or triple occupancy?)
  • About the client’s food sensitivities/allergies, if any
  • Any medical restrictions the client may have

FAQ

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY CLIENT’S PRE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR THEIR TRIP?
The final departure information is provided to all guests approximately 3 weeks prior to departure, including details about their adventure guide and emergency contact for all accommodations.

DO YOU OFFER FAMILIARIZATION TRIPS?
ECHO Rails & Trails is proud to offer Familiarization (FAM) Trips to our Travel Advisor network. We are currently working with Switzerland Tourism on a Swiss Alps FAM with details available once Switzerland opens up to non-Swiss visitors again.
René Welti, USA Marketing at echotrails@gmail.com is available to answer your further travel industry questions and welcomes your call at your convenience.


Testimonials from travel professionals on working with Echo Trails

“Yes, Switzerland is definitely a destination to dream about and visit, with Echo Trails of course!

While Talbot Tours is used to larger groups, we had some concerns about only two clients that wanted to “go it alone”, while at the same time wanted to be cared for every step of the way.

Their experience last fall to Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt could not have been more perfect! Echo Trails experienced staff greeted them on arrival with a wonderful first night orientation, then were there for them for every transfer, hotel arrival and train connection.

Our clients also raved about the special care provided by their professional guides on the excursions and hikes. From the business end Echo Trails staff was easy to work with and provided excellent documentation for both our office and our clients.”
Talbot Tours Inc.
800 662-9933 408 879-0101
1952 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Talbot Tours & Cruises to Every Corner of the World,
Specialists in Group & Individual Travel Arrangements
“Where Price is Important and Our Service is Priceless!”


“Echo Rails and Trails offer the most unique and intimate 12 – Day Grand Swiss Alps Rail Tour on the market.

Attention to detail, authentic Swiss experiences and a comprehensive itinerary curated by Switzerland experts will exceed your expectations”!
Albert Zimmermann
A to Z Travel Planners
370 Piercy Rd, San Jose, CA 95138
Tel. 408-363-9966
Albert@AtoZtravelplanners.com
skype aztp17