Last updated: 04:18 PM ET, Wed October 30 2013

Amtrak Cuts Commission on All but AAA and Vacation.com

Car Rental & Rail | Amtrak | James Ruggia | September 30, 2013

Beginning Nov. 1, only AAA travel agencies and Vacation.com agents will be paid base commission by Amtrak. The rail line today issued a statement saying, “Amtrak is restructuring its sales commission policy to match changes in the market, demand and sales priority. Travel agents continue to play an integral role in the growth of Amtrak passenger rail service.”

AAA and Vacation.com are operating under previously negotiated contracts and as of now will not be impacted by the decision and thus are National Account Partner Travel Agencies (NAPTA). Under the new rules, reservations made on Amtrak.com are not eligible for commission.

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