Become a Home Based Travel Agent Partners in Travel Host Agency Spotlight Interview on HomeBasedTravelAgent.com Paula Davenport Operations Manager Partners in Travel 1-800-683-9092 1-931-484-2326 (fax) A Division of ProQuest Travel Group www.PartnersinTravel.com Who owns Partners In Travel and how long have you been a host? We are part of the ProQuest Travel Group division of Travel Acquisitions Group (formerly Carlson Leisure Group) and have been a host since 2002. Travel Acquisitions Group is composed of more than 1,700 travel agency locations, along with loyalty travel fulfillment and call centers, in the United States and Canada, and serves millions of individual corporate and leisure travelers. Other powerful travel brands within TAG include All Aboard Travel, Cruise Specialists, CruiseDeals.com, SinglesCruise.com, Cruise Holidays, Travel Leaders, and Results Travel. Being part of the large TAG organization allows us to provide our agents with fantastic supplier relationships and superior commission structures What sets you apart from other host agencies? We get to know all of our Partners and provide personal support to each of them. Most of our support team members have all been travel agents, so they personally know and understand the issues that travel agents face today. Partners In Travel also offers training opportunities for our agents throughout the year such as our annual convention, hosted Fam trips and ongoing webinars on a variety of topics. Another benefit that sets us apart is our ability to sell exclusive cruise package products from All Aboard Travel which encompasses special group rates on cruise, air, car, hotel and tours. Other agents are not able to sell these unique travel packages. What is your commission split program and fee structure? We offer a commission split program of 70, 80 or 90 percent, or our Partners can choose to keep 100 percent of their commission by paying an all-inclusive monthly fee. Commission Split Program Options: · 70/30% commission split- $39 a month for one agent, $10 per month for each additional agent on their contract · 80/20% commission split - $69 a month for one agent, $10 per month for each additional agent on their contract · 90/10% commission split - $139 a month for one agent, $30 per month for each additional agent on their contract · 100% Commission Program - $299 a month for one agent; $50 per month for each additional agent on their contract We charge a one time initial set up fee of $149 when an agent joins our commission split program and a one time initial set up fee of $349 when an agent joins our 100% program. What services do agents receive for their monthly fees? Our monthly program fees include access to all of our agent technology, support staff, continuing education programs, and of course, our tremendous buying power, top commissions and incentives. Do you assist your Partners with marketing? Yes, we provide customized flyers and four color brochures filled with our exclusive cruise and tour specials for our agents to customize and market to their clients. Through our agent education program, we also offer a variety of informational seminars focused on marketing ideas and tips. Can you describe the technology you offer your agents? We offer several robust technology programs to meet the needs of today’s productive agent. Our new proprietary reporting system, TravelConnect, manages clients, bookings, commissions, groups, financials and much more. TravelConnect allows agents to report their bookings, generate invoices and produce sales and commission tracking reports. Agents also have optional access to Revelex, an online cruise booking engine that provides real-time inventory, pricing and booking capability for major cruise lines. In addition, we provide all of our agents with their own hosted web site that they can customize to their preferences. How often do you pay commissions? We pay our Partners commissions every two weeks via direct deposit. What is Partners In Travel’s goal? Travel Partners Networking To help our Partners truly succeed at selling travel from home! We provide our agents with all of the tools and resources they need to set-up and grow their home-based travel business. Our support staff cares about each of our Partners and gets very involved in how we can help them attract new clients through continuing to offer better training, marketing support, and technology.
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