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O.A.R.S. Announces Enhanced Commission Structure Including Travel Agent Commissions on Coveted Grand Canyon Rafting Adventures

ANGELS CAMP, CA, Oct. 15, 2013 – Veteran river outfitter and nature-based adventure travel company O.A.R.S. announces that it will begin paying new higher commission rates on select tours as well as commissions to travel agencies and top-producing travel advisors on bookings placed for O.A.R.S Grand Canyon rafting trips.

“In this day and age, people who lead excessively busy lives need more than ever to take time to disconnect. We believe there’s no better way to restore balance in one’s life than to take a river trip through the Grand Canyon and professional travel advisors are an ideal resource for the time-challenged” said Steve Markle, Director of Sales & Marketing for the O.A.R.S. Family of Companies. “Although we’ve always paid commissions on most of our trips, our Grand Canyon adventures are by far our most popular and trips tend to sell out more than a year in advance. Now, travel advisors who are keeping an eye out for their clients and thinking ahead to spring/fall 2014 or even 2015 can secure preferred travel dates and earn a commission when doing so.” Markle says he sees this as a “win win win for everyone!”

The revised commission rate for 5- to 18-day Grand Canyon trips ranges from 5 to 10 percent, depending upon the section of canyon. O.A.R.S. also pays a 10 percent commission on all other domestic and international adventures and has just announced a 5 percent override (15% total) commission for scheduled departures on Utah’s Colorado River through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park and on Idaho’s Main Salmon River and Gorges of the Lower Salmon River.

Since 1969 when the company began, more than 500,000 guests have trusted O.A.R.S. to take them to exotic locations worldwide. Of these, 70 percent return for multiple trips or are referred by a friend. Over the years the company has gained a reputation for top-notch, well-maintained equipment, experienced and personable guides, the best guide-to-guest ratio in the business (1:4) and for riverside culinary experiences that are elevated to gourmet—often with regional wine, beer, cheese and even chocolate pairings.

“Our knowledgeable team of adventure consultants is available to help you select the perfect experience for your clients, and for most of the year they can be reached seven days a week,” Markle notes.

For more information, availability, reservations and a copy of the 2014 O.A.R.S. Adventures catalog call 209-736-4677 or 800-346-6277, email info@oars.com, or visit: http://www.oars.com/.

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
O.A.R.S. Companies Inc.,
PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222