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Get the Stuff You Need

First of all, you’re winning at life if you are even considering becoming a travel agent. Secondly, you’re showing your smarts by choosing to partner with us because we excel at being a kickass Host Travel Agency for beginners. When you start your travel agency business with us, you start strong and supported; we don’t leave you high and dry. From day 1, you have access to incredible tools and technologies that’ll set the stage for your Rockstar performance.

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Marketing

You don’t have to fish for promotional marketing materials when you are a part of the TPI Family. Because we have stellar relationships with over 60 preferred top-tier suppliers, you have access to all of their promos and advertising goods. If you were working on your own, you might not be so lucky. We create consumer-facing emails and videos for you, so you can just grab and go.

Accounting

Whether you are a naturally-organized high-energy, person or a fly-by-the-seat of your pants go-getter, when you partner with us as your host travel agency, you get a built-in digitized assistant in the form of your very own Agent Portal. No need to keep track of five gazillion sticky notes with random information, or use third-party software to keep tabs on your billing. With us, you get all that and a bag of chips. Your Agent Portal includes a booking engine, an email marketing platform, and accounting software. Done and done, all in one place.

Community

Got a question? Need a suggestion? Looking for advice? No prob. We are a great choice as your host travel agency for beginners because we’ve got the answers 24/7, 365. Even though our home office may not be open all the time, our family of over 4,000 Rockstar agents is buzzing with activity. We’re a fun-loving group of good-looking people passionate about helping you succeed. Our exclusive Facebook group is made up of Rockstars with unprecedented years of experience ranging from three months to 35 years.

You’re Never Alone. You’re with Family.

Facebook Community

As a member of our TPI Family, you’ll have access to our exclusive private Facebook Group, just for our Rockstars. This very active forum is where you’ll get the answers to a lot of your questions, get advice, and schmooze with fellow sleep-deprived hard-working travel agents.

You’ll find segmented groups, specific to your needs and interests, so you can get the answers you want. With over 4,000 Rockstars on our Team, chances are, someone is going to be awake when you need a little help.

Facebook Live Events

You get new information EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Our Facebook Live events include daily supplier updates and announcements where you get to interact and ask questions. We host TPI talks weekly where you are kept up to date on things happening with your awesome Host Agency.

You’ll also get to interact with our weekly Cruise Inventory events and learn tips and tricks on how to get the best of cruising for your clients.

Mentor Program

Our Agent Engagement Team works with our new Rockstars for the first year, providing incredible guidance and mentorship. You’ll take part in regular meetings via screen share and phone call as you are walked through TPI’s systems and processes, as well as valuable tips on how to get your business up and running quickly and successfully.

Meetups

We offer dozens of local events and meetups around the country throughout the year, where you can physically meet some of your travel agency peers and network with suppliers.

We also hold conferences and get-together just for our Rockstars, where we celebrate how awesome you are, develop business-building strategies together, take part in high-powered agent-to-agent training, and applaud your success.

Commission Structure

Now to the part you really want to know about: money. As long as you put in the work, you’re sure to rake in the bucks no matter what commission structure you choose. It’s your business, and it’s your money. You work hard for it. Just decide which commitment level is best for you. You’re a part of our family no matter what, so you get access to the same incredible resources at all commitment levels. And don’t worry, you can always change it later on!

In It to Win It

You Keep

90%

$40/month

Noncommittal

You Keep

80%

$30/month

It's Just a Side-Hustle

You Keep

70%

$20/month

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Joining TPI has been one of the best decisions I could have made for my business.

Rockstar Success Stories

I've worked incredibly hard to get to where I am today, and it's nice to know I have a company like TPI supporting me as I continue to make my place in the travel industry.

Theresa Chu-Bermudez
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The best home-based travel agency business sets you up for success. Look into how long they’ve been in business, how their partnerships for agents work, if they offer training, how their commission split structures work, and if they provide a community for you. You don’t want to be in this industry alone.

  • When you partner with TPI as your host travel agency, you become a part of a family and we’re here to grow with you. You have access to resources, training, community support, and commission split structures to get you the most money. Also, we’re just really cool to hang out with.

  • As a Rockstar, you have access to marketing and promotional materials, an Agent Portal, local meetups, community support, and more! Our expert staff is committed to you and obsessed with your success. In fact, our travel advisors tell us that they can’t find our heart and soul from any other travel host agency.

  • A HOST agency is your partner in the travel industry. At TPI we work with over 4000+ travel agency business owners and entrepreneurs like yourself, providing you the highest commission levels with travel suppliers, relationships and training with each supplier, guidance, tools, back-office accounting support and ongoing education to run your business successfully. HOST agency’s retain a small portion of your commission to provide you this support.

  • Since you’re new to the industry, training is the first step in securing a solid foundation. With the right training, you’ll gain instant access to the proper knowledge, skills, and abilities that are crucial to your success. This is the training provider that TPI recommends Travel Agent Campus.

  • Because you are new to the industry, you’ll need to obtain Travel Industry training prior to launching your business. Initial industry training varies from $200 to $450. We have partnered with several training providers; Travel Agent Campus is our preferred provider for training.

    After you have completed training there is a small start-up with TPI, based on the commission level and term of the agreement. Call us, so we can fully explain how it works. It’s easy and painless, promise!

  • At TPI we believe that it’s your business, we’re here to guide and help you build it, so our contracts are set-up annually, but you can opt-out any month along the way.

  • IATAN requires that you first make $5k in commissions before you can apply for your personal IATAN card. We have a department to help you obtain that.

    CLIA – TPI has waived the $5k commission minimum. Agents can join or renew directly with CLIA by logging into cruising.org. They must either create their own login (if they’re completely new to CLIA) or use their existing one. Once logged in, they’ll enroll for 2019 Individual Agent Membership (not to be confused with Agency Membership) by clicking on the TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL tab and following the link provided on that page.

    The membership will be valid for the calendar year (Ex:1/1/19 to 12/31/19). The annual cost is $115, but TPI agents get a $50 discount. Yahoo! Which will bring it down to only $65. Agents will enter their credit card information on CLIA’s website as part of the enrollment process and CLIA will charge their card directly. CLIA will mail the EMBARQ ID directly to the agent to the address on their CLIA profile.

  • We do not offer live leads. We focus on training our travel agent business owners to generate their own leads via our Marketing and Business Development Teams.

  • We offer a wide array of marketing support to help you market your business. Free email marketing software, Direct mail options, Social Media tools, and consumer website choices.

  • A consumer website is not included; however, we offer several options for consumer websites or you can build your own. We leave that up to you!

  • TPI offers Dynamic Invoicing to create customizable invoices and quotes to send to your customers. This tool does not replace submitting your sales through the accounting tool.

  • TPI invests in your business through a multitude of training programs. Advocate Meetups, TPI Insight, Rock Your Travel Biz, TPI Rocks, Vacation Nights, Supplier FAMS/Trade Shows, Friends of TPI Networking Events and Open House. Call us and we can tell you more about all the ways we support you as you grow your business.

  • We do not require this to join TPI, however, we encourage you to speak with your accountant and take advantage of all the benefits that come with opening your own business.