Last updated: 10:22 PM ET, Thu December 20 2012

Club Med Sets Policy to Stop Rebating of Commissions

Features & Advice | Club Med | Claudette Covey | December 20, 2012

Club Med is cracking down on rebating, saying in a prepared statement that “rebating of commissions is a disservice to the travel agent profession.” The company said that no travel agency or company may advertise or promote to the general public Club Med vacations online, in print or by any other means at a price below Club Med's published pricesunless specifically authorized by Club Med. For the purposes of this policy, Club Med's published vacation prices are defined as those which appear on Club Med's website.

When making a payment using a client’s credit card, travel agents will be required to charge the gross amount according to the payment policies for deposit and/or final payment. Club Med will not accept short payments on a reservation using a client’s credit card. Travel agents who are paying by agency check may continue to pay Club Med the amount due net of commission. Under no circumstance will a travel agent’s personal credit card be accepted to pay for the client’s travel.

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