Travel agents are wary of takeover of Dollar Thrifty

05/9/2010 | Travel Weekly

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group pays some of the highest commissions in the industry to travel agents. An acquisition by Avis Budget Group of Hertz Global Holdings, therefore, is likely to result in reduced commissions to agents. "If they change policies and pricing structure, everybody loses," said Susan Tanzman, owner of Martin's Travel and Tours. "A travel agent can really be at a disadvantage if they mess with the pricing structure of Dollar."

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