FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's FOR TRAVEL AGENT CAMPUS TRAINING AND COURSES

 

Q. How long does it take to do the training if I'm inexperienced?

Most individuals finish their training within 7 to 10 days. But, you have up to 90 days if you need it. 

 

Q. How is the training delivered to me?
100% online and self-paced. Soft cover books are mailed to you in addition to the online version. If on a payment plan upon receiving your second payment. 

 

Q. How hard is the training?
The course is based on a high school 10th grade level.

 

Q. How do I enroll in the training courses? 
Click on the ENROLL NOW button where you will be directed to an enrollment form.

 

Q. What information is required to enroll?
To enroll, the system will ask for your name, email address, mailing address, phone, which course you desire and payment information.

 

Q. Is your payment website secure? 
Yes. HTTPS Secure. 

 

Q. Can I pay by check? 
No. We only accept money orders & credit cards.

 

Q. How will the charge appear on my credit card statement? 
The charge will show “PayPal - Travel Campus”.

 

Q. Do you offer a payment plans? 
Yes, 4 and 6 month plans.

 

Q.Do you sell my personal information to third parties? 
No.

 

Q.How long should it take me to complete the course?
Since the course is self-paced, it is all up to you on how long it will take (90 days max allowed). We have seen learners finish in 3 - 5 days with our most basic course.

 

Q. Are textbook(s) or the training in a language other than English? 
No. But we do have staff here that speak many languages. 

 

Q. What information will I receive other than the textbook(s)? 
You will receive access to our LMS - learning management system where you will find a course outline along with specific information on each chapter covered including individual chapter quizes and final exam(s).

 

Q. Why are quizzes/tests/exams required?
They are required to ensure your competency with the material. All quizes are required to move onto other chapters.

 

Q. Are all of the tests online? 
Yes. All individual chapter quizes and the final exam(s) are online.

 

Q. What determines passing grades?
80% or greater indicates proficiency in the subject matter.

 

Q. Can I retake chapter quizzes? 
Yes, as many times as needed. The questions will be different for each retake.

 

Q. How many tests do I have to take?
There are typically one per chapter quiz and one final exam for each text.

 

Q. What is on the final exam? 
There are questions taken at random from the individual chapter quizes.

 

Q. Can I retake the final exam?
Yes, as many times as needed. The questions will be different for each retake.

 

Q. What if I am not satisfied with the training course, can I get a refund? 
Yes, the terms and conditions state that you are eligible for a refund minus the retail cost of the books as long as you provide Travel Agent Campus with a cancellation notice within 3 days of registration/enrollment.

 

Q. Do I receive a certificate of completion for taking the travel training course?
Yes. But keep in mind the training program was developed for host travel agency / retail travel agency placement and it fulfills their entry requirements. Some host travel agencies / retail agencies may require other training. 

 

Q. Does this course guarantee me a job or success within the travel industry or operating my own home-based travel agency?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee success. However, the course will better prepare you for the challenges involved in starting your career and operating a home-based travel agency as there are inherent risks in doing so.

 
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FAQ's FOR TPI - TRAVEL PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL HOST / SUPPORT TRAVEL AGENCY
 
 
Q. What does TPI Host / Support Travel Agency do? 
They are experts at training and supporting travel agents that are either new to the industry or experienced independent travel agents. They provide agents ongoing educational opportunities, marketing, advertising, lead generation, negotiation power, time saving software and a free interactive travel website to promote your travel business. With their extensive knowledge and experience of the travel industry, they are able to provide their agents the absolute best tools to succeed. Their experienced staff are passionate about assisting fellow travel agents with all of their needs to become a professional travel agent.
 
Q. How much is it to get started? 
If you are an experienced travel agent $20 per month. If you are inexperienced, you will need training. That costs from $295 to $695. Depending on what type of travel agent you want to become. Most individuals finish their training within 7 to 10 days. Then $20 per month for access to the travel agent portal so you can make your travel reservations. 
 
Q. If I pay in full do I get a discount? 
Yes. Compared to our payment plans you will save an additional $100.
 
Q. How do I get started or signup? 
To get started with your training click here
 
Q. Is there someone I can talk to if I have questions about becoming a travel agent?
Yes. We are always available via Live Chat, Email and a Phone call away. 1-888-376-9861
 
Q. How long does it take to do the training if I'm inexperienced?
Most individuals finish their training within 7 to 10 days. But, you have up to 90 days if you need it. 
 
Q. Is there an instructor or someone I can talk to if i need assistance during my training?
Yes. We are always available via Live Chat, Email and a Phone call away. 1-888-376-9861
 
Q. What is the process from beginning to end?
If you are Inexperienced and New To The Business:
 
3. Receive Registration Login Email To Take The Training With Travel Agent Campus
4. Do Your Training. Average 7 to 10 Days To Finish
5. Complete Your Training
6. Receive Certificate Of Completion By Email
7. Signup With As An Approved Travel School Graduate
8. Pay Your Setup Fee and Subscribe Monthly.
9. Sell Travel and Earn Commission
10. Enjoy The Travel Benefits Of The Travel Industry
 
If you are an Experienced Travel Agent:
 
1. Call 888-376-9861
 
Q. How is the training delivered to me?
100% online and self-paced. Soft cover books are mailed to you in addition to the online version. If on a payment plan soft cover books are sent after your second payment.
 
Q. How hard is the training?
The course is based on a high school 10th grade level.
 
Q. What do I get for the monthly fee of $20, $30 and $40? 
For $20 you get 70% of the commission received from your travel sales.
For $30 you get 80% of the commission received from your travel sales.
For $40 you get 90% of the commission received from your travel sales.
 
Plus; you get 24/7 access to our exclusive TPI agent portal for access (Airlines, Cruises, Hotels, Resorts, Tour Operators, Vacation Providers) to everything a travel agent needs. Ongoing educational opportunities from TPI and industry suppliers via onsite and via Live Stream. Marketing tools and support via your website and from TPI staff. Advertising in the form of email blasts, direct mail, and social media posts. Consumer Connect listing so consumers can find you. Access to TPI agent only Facebook discussion group. Pay per lead access at a reduced price. Negotiation power and higher commissions with Ensemble Travel Group. Back office accounting software to keep track of your clients and your commissions. A free interactive booking capable travel website with supplier co-branding options to promote your travel business. Errors & Omissions Insurance. Available 24/7 help desk for you and your clients.
 
Q. Are the monthly membership fees with the travel agency included in the training cost? 
No. We are separate companies. Membership fees are only $20 to $40 per month. 
 
Q. Can I become a travel agent and go on my own and how much would it cost? 
Yes, but the real question is why would you? No one to help you. You will have to set up contracts with all the suppliers. You will have to pay for your own registrations in the states that require it. You will have to have you own errors and omissions insurance. You will have to wait two years to be able to ticket airline tickets. You will have to start out with the lowest commissions with suppliers. Most will start you at 5%. We have negotiated up to 20% with certain suppliers. You will have to figure out your own marketing and advertising. I think you get the point. To get your own agency started it would cost at least $3500.00 annually.  
 
Q. Where do I go if I don't have any experience in the travel industry? 
Travel School, Travel Agent Campus. To get started with your training click here.
 
Q. Where do I go if I have experience in the travel industry?
Call 888-376-9861
 
Q. Can I just do this for discounts on my own travel? 
Yes, you can do as little as you want or as much as you want.
 
Q. Can I just do this to book my family and friends travel? 
Yes, we encourage you to help out your family and friends. You can do as little as you want or as much as you want.
 
Q. How much traveling am I allowed to do?
Unlimited flights, vacations, cruises and trips to wherever you desire.
 
Q. What's the average travel booking and how much do I make?
The average sale of a travel booking for a family of 4 is $3800. The average commission on that booking is 16%. That's $608.00 in commission and you get up to 90% of the $608.00. That's a whopping $547.20 for you. 
 
Q. If I do a group booking can I go on a cruise / tour for free?
Yes, but your group has to be large enough. You may need to book at least 8 to 10 cabins / rooms.
 
Q. Can I do everything on my laptop or tablet? 
Yes, but its best viewed on a desktop. 
 
Q. Are their long term contracts? 
No, we only ask that you give a proper 30 day notice if you decide to stop.
 
Q. Are there any quotas I need to fulfill? 
No, you can do as little as you want or as much as you want.
 
Q. How much commission can I earn on each booking I make? 
Up to 90%. But we have programs from 70% to 90%.
 
Q. How much do I have to pay each month to join TPI - Travel Agency?
$20 to $40 depending on which commission level you want. $20 for 70% commission, $30 for 80% commission, and $40 for 90% commission.
 
Q. How long has TPI been in business? 
30 years.
 
Q. What is my relationship with TPI? 
You are your own boss, an independent travel agent that sets their own schedule and runs their own business. You utilize us for support services and for access to the travel reservation systems.
 
Q. Does TPI help me get trained? 
Yes, we work with Travel Agent Campus. They will teach you everything you need to know to get started. After you are trained we do offer ongoing training. Most of which is free. 
 
Q. Does TPI help me with marketing and advertising? 
Yes, we have many tools to help you market and advertise your travel agency.
 
Q. Does TPI help me with client leads? 
Yes, we have many programs that are available to you. There are free programs to generate leads to pay per lead programs . 
 
Q. Is there someone at TPI to help when I have questions? 
Yes, we are just a chat, email or phone call away.
 
Q. Does TPI help me with client management? 
Yes, we have software and apps to help you with that.
 
Q. How much money do travel agents make? 
We have agents make anywhere from $0 to $150,000+. Keep in mind some agents are doing this as a hobby and for the travel benefits. Some agents are very serious and dedicated to making lots of money. So it really depends. Don't forget to add in the travel benefits. Google says: According a BLS report released in March 2015, “Occupational Employment and Wages—May 2014,” 2 the average wage of a travel agent is $18.14.hr or $37,730 annually. Definitely a more promising number (and a slight increase from the 2013 BLS report of $17.88/hr or $37,200/yr). Feb 3, 2016
 
Q. How do I get paid / compensated? 

Home-based agents work on commissions. You will be paid twice per month by TPI using direct deposit or by paper check. 

 

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13506 Summerport Village Pkwy

Suite 1058

Windermere, FL 34786

 

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