ARLINGTON, Va. – March 2, 2017 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry, is pleased to announce today that ARC MarketPlace—a website providing travel agents with commissionable goods like worldwide activities, tours, airport transfers, car rentals and passport/visa services—is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Nearly 16,000 unique travel agents have used the website in the past 10 years, up from about 270 users in 2007. ARC MarketPlace offers more than 50,000 tours and activities in approximately 1,250 cities in 177 countries.
“ARC MarketPlace has come a long way since 2007, when it launched as a small leisure booking website with 5,000 products in 450 cities,” said ARC Senior Product Manager Jennifer Briede. “With an unprecedented selection of commissionable products from a variety of trusted suppliers, ARC MarketPlace is proud to be the premier leisure booking resource for travel agencies.”
Top destinations booked through ARC Marketplace over the past decade have been Paris, Rome, London, Las Vegas, Florence, New York City, Barcelona, Venice, Oahu and San Francisco. The top tours have included “Skip the Line” at Vatican City,” Normandy D-Day battlefields and beaches, Grand Canyon helicopter sightseeing, Pompeii and Amalfi Coast day trip and the Moulin Rouge show in Paris.
ARC MarketPlace is a free resource open to all travel agents, both ARC and non-ARC accredited.
The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk.