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ABC-CCRA Air Program Celebrates 10-Year-Anniversary with 16-Week Travel Advisor “Win Free Air and Cash” Promotion

ABC-CCRA Air Program Celebrates 10-Year-Anniversary with 16-Week Travel Advisor “Win Free Air and Cash” Promotion

$9,500 in Cash Rewards and 19 Chances to Win International Air Tickets Showcasing Airlines Including:

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Emirates, Etihad, EVA, Fiji, Icelandair, Korean, La Compagnie, LOT Polish, Qatar, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Singapore, TAP, & WestJet —


FORT WORTH, TEXAS – February 28, 2023 – CCRA Travel Commerce Network today announced the 10-year anniversary celebration ABC-CCRA Air Program (formerly CCRA Air) with an enriching Travel Advisor Appreciation Contest Series. Starting on February 27, 2023, ABC-CCRA Air Program is presenting a 16-week “Win Free Air & Cash” promotion in collaboration with many of its distinctive international airline partners that gives advisors the opportunity to learn about each carrier and enter to win air tickets from each provider. To boost the excitement even more, CCRA International Air Division is giving away a total of $9,500 in cash rewards, $500 per winner, to further sweeten the pot!


Launched in 2013, the robust air program focuses on providing commission compensation on air travel for travel agency partners. Over the past 10 years, the number of preferred air partners has grown by 400+ percent, now covering air travel offerings to every continent.


“There is so much to celebrate during our 10th anniversary! Together with our advisors and air partners, we’ve accomplished so much over the past decade, and we are committed to continuing to make our robust air program continue to grow and be even more beneficial as we continue advancing.  It’s the dedication to and gratitude for the continued support of our agency partners that has inspired this appreciation contest series,” said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA.


About the Contest Series

Launched in coordination with many of its international air travel partners, the ABC-CCRA Air Program’s 10th Anniversary “Win Free Air & Cash” contest series features a total of 19 chances to win international air tickets, including 17 winners of international air ticket packages for two travelers each, plus $500 cash reward, and two winners of individual air ticket packages for one traveler each, plus $500 cash reward. Every four weeks of the 16-week series, ABC-CCRA Air Program will feature a select group of airline partners. Advisors will be invited to review each airline’s short brand presentation, then answer a few multiple-choice questions and pass the quiz to be entered for that airline’s prize giveaway.


The full,16-week 10th Anniversary celebration contest series is open to existing ABC-CCRA Air Program agencies based in the USA and Canada. Agency owners that are not yet part of the ABC-CCRA Air Program may register for participation by visiting and completing the “Apply Now” form. New agencies joining during the 16-week contest period that meet program requirements will be invited to have their advisors participate in the contest series too!


“It certainly is a fantastic time to join the ABC•CCRA Air Program – not only for all of the unique perks, special offers, exclusive commission opportunities, and the fact that it is FREE to use – but also because over the 16-week 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of the CCRA International Air Division’s ABC-CCRA Air Program your advisors can learn and win big with all of these international air ticket giveaways and Cash rewards too!” said Steve Pello, Vice President of CCRA International Air Division.


Benefits of ABC-CCRA Air Program
The ABC-CCRA Air Program is FREE to use for qualified ARC accredited agencies in the USA and IATA accredited BSP agencies in Canada. The robust program is not only a great fit for small agencies that have no negotiating power, but also for large TMC’s that want to earn commission on carriers with which they do not have direct agreements, and every size agency in between.


“It’s the support of our airline partners that permits us to enhance our commission percentages. The more support we receive from our agency partners, the more negotiating power we have to make booking via ABC-CCRA Air Program even more lucrative for advisors,” said Pello. “With such outstanding growth over the past 10 years, we especially want to take this milestone time to thank our agency partners for supporting us and let them know that we will continue negotiating and adding carriers to drive additional compensation to them through ABC-CCRA Air Program.”


Unique to the industry, ABC-CCRA Air Program is always FREE for agencies to use to book air and receive commissions. Additional benefits of using ABC-CCRA Air Program include:


  • ABC-CCRA Air Program has done the negotiating for participating agencies!
  • Agencies book in their GDS and ticket via their agency ARC or BSP
  • Agencies retain 100% of commissions earned
  • Agencies retain complete control over their reservations
  • Agencies retain 100% of any negotiated GDS segment fees
  • Weekly commission reconciliation via ARC or BSP
  • No minimum productivity requirements
  • 24/7 online access to ABC-CCRA Air Program
  • Support from the ABC-CCRA Air Program


Travel Advisors looking to participate in the “Win Free Air & Cash” contest series can visit for complete details. For more information about the ABC-CCRA Air Program, visit



About CCRA:

Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Commerce Network is a global hub for travel technology, marketing, accreditation, and education. For nearly fifty years, CCRA has connected travel professionals and suppliers with the products and services they need to drive revenue, relationships, and brand recognition in the travel marketplace. CCRA features a robust International Air Division, 24/7 Call-Center Division, and a comprehensive Global Leisure Divisions that includes: its host agency called CCRA Travel Advisor Global Network (TAGN), the TRUE code platform for individual agency accreditation and identification, CCRA Global Supplier Network, PowerSolutions LIVE travel advisor training and networking events, and CCRA Travel Agent StartUp (TAS) program for those new to the industry looking to become new travel advisors. For more information, visit