Besides the benefits of being able to contact our highly experienced staff with whatever needs you have, we are also able
to give our independent contractors access to state-of-the-art technology, much of which our competition simply does not
have access to or charges you a ton of money for.
Invoicing & Database
All of our independent contractors, regardless of production level, can have remote access to our invoicing and
client-management system. This means that you are able to enter your bookings from your home office, creating your
own personal database of your clients. One of the best things about our invoicing system is that it's web-based, which means that you can access it from your own computer without the hassle of downloading any software. Plus, our database
is very secure, located in a state-of-the-art remote facility, and is backed-up on a daily basis.
What does all of this mean? That you don't have to worry about losing your (and your clients') reservation information!
This highly recommended option is available at a very minimal cost; please contact us for details.
Another option is for you to submit your reservations to us electronically, through the "agents only" section of this site.
By choosing that option you will not have electronic access to your reservations but will not incur any costs related to
invoicing your clients. This method involves our support staff invoicing your clients for you.
Custom Web Sites
We are able to create a unique, one-of-a-kind, web site for your business. From basic one-page sites, with your contact
information and a few specials, to much larger sites with online booking engines. This special service is available at an
additional cost, which depends on how unique and custom you want your site to be. We can even set up your hosting and e-mail
services, if you have no experience in doing either.
All of these costs come to our independent contractors at a much lower price than you'd typically find by hiring a company
to do this for you, as our independent contractors benefit from us not having to outsource such projects.
Many travel agencies still require that you mail or fax them all of your reservation information. If that is your comfort
level we're fine with that. However, those that are more e-savvy are able to access our "agents only" site, whereby you can
do a number of things electronically. This includes commission requests, reservation submissions, as well as accessing a
number of frequently needed resources online (rather than having to request them over and over again).
Free E-mail Address
Another perk of being an independent contractor of our agency is that, should you want one, we'll provide you with a
@americandiscountcruises.com e-mail address with tons of storage space. This allows you to conduct your business
via e-mail using a professional, efficient and cost-effective (free!) method.