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FAQ's FOR TRAVEL AGENT CAMPUS TRAINING AND COURSES

 

Q. Who is Travel Agent Campus and why should I choose to become a travel agent/advisor through you?

Choose our highly sought-after Travel Agent/Advisor Certification Training. Our courses and certifications have been co-developed by the innovator of the independent home-based travel agent concept and the host/support travel agency model. 30+ years training individuals just like you through Travel Agent Campus' online training. Courses and certifications allow students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a successful Travel Advisor. Training is delivered online with a combination of paperback books over the most robust LMS - learning management system in the industry, Adobe® Captivate Prime with Free Mobile App included so you can take your training anywhere. All training is self-paced, informative, comprehensive, engaging and utilizes a blended-learning approach with textbooks, and Video Training Modules. Instructors are available throughout your training via Phone, 24/7 Live Chat, and Email.

 

Q How does this all work?

  • We help you every step of the way to become a travel agent / advisor. Just a Call, Chat or Email away.
  • You will learn it and do it all at home. Self-Paced blended online learning with textbooks.
  • Graduate and Receive your Travel Agent / Advisor Certification.
  • Join The Host / Support Travel Agency TPI (30 years in the biz) by signing up as a trained Travel Agent*. VOTED #1 HOST AGENCY by ASTA
  • 24 Hours later - Your Home-Based Travel Agency opens for business.
  • YOUR NAME HERE - An Independent Travel Agent / Advisor of TPI
  • You are granted 24/7 Access to your Web-Based Travel Agent Only Portal to do Travel Reservations*.
  • Make as much Money as you want.
  • Enjoy the Travel Benefits and Discounts.
  • Call, Live Chat or Email us for any questions. We are here to support you. 

 

Q. How long does it take to complete the training?

Most individuals finish their training within 3 to 10 days. There are courses that can be finished in 3 to 5 days. Certifications can be completed within 7 to 10 days. You do have up to 90 days to complete your entire training if needed.

 

Q. Which course or certification should I take?
The course or certification you should take are based upon your wants and your goals.

 

  • If you want to book your own personal travel and you are interested in the travel discount benefits and want to book just family/friends travel, then we suggest the "Home Based Travel Advisor Course".

 

  • If you want to book your own personal travel and you are interested in the travel discount benefits and want to book family/friends travel and sell to the general public we suggest the "Home Based Travel Advisor Certification".

 

  • If you want to book your own personal travel and you are interested in the travel discount benefits and want to book family/friends travel and sell to the general public and sell Cruises we suggest the "Home Based Travel Advisor Certification W/ Cruise Specialist Certification".

 

  • If you want to book your own personal travel and you are interested in the travel discount benefits and want to book family/friends travel and sell to the general public and desire to be a Professional Travel Advisor then we suggest you take our certification training that includes the TACt -Travel Advisor Certification Test, the Home Based Travel Advisor Certification W/ TACt. The TACt indicates to the general public and the travel industry that you have met a higher competency standard. These are designation letters (TACt) that you can put after your name on your business cards and email to signify your accomplishment. This test is the same test inside all the other training but you will need to take the same test again in front of a proctor (someone you choose at your home or public place) to make sure you don't use your books or notes. 

 

  • If you want to book your own personal travel and you are interested in the travel discount benefits and want to book family/friends travel and sell to the general public and sell Cruises and desire to be the Best-of-the-Best Professional Travel Advisor then we suggest you take our certification training that includes the TACt -Travel Advisor Certification Test and the Cruise Specialist Certification, then we suggest you take the Home Based Travel Advisor Certification W/ TACt & Cruise Specialist Certification. With this training you will be the Travel Advisor everybody wants to do business with.  

 

  • Note: All of our training courses and certifications qualifies you to to work as an independent agent for a host/support travel agency.

 

Q. How is the training delivered to me?
We will send you a welcome email with login credentials within 24 hours so you can start your training. The training is a self-paced style that is blended with internet training and paperback textbooks that are shipped. Textbooks and shipping are an additional cost.  If on a payment plan, textbooks and shipping are included and each textbook is sent on an as need basis. 

 

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 difficult is the training?
The training is based on a high school 10th grade level.

 

Q. How do I enroll / register in a training course / certification and purchase? 
Go to the Purchase Courses section of the website, then fill out the enrollemnt/registration form, then purchase your training. 

 

Q. What information is required to enroll / register?
The online form located under Purchase Course asks for your full name, email address, mailing address, phone, which training you desire, how you learned about us, which host/support travel agency referred you and your payment information.

 

Q. Is your enrollemnt/register & payment website secure? 
Yes. HTTPS Secure. 

 

Q. Can I pay by check? 
No. We only accept credit cards online, and credit cards over the phone.

 

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

 

Q. Do you offer payment plans? 
Yes, PayPal Credit with 6 months same as cash, and In-House 6 month plans are available with no credit check. Certificates of completion and travel agency hosting are not provided or available until full and final payment has been received. All learners on payment plans will receive login credentials via email within 24 hours of subscribing. Book(s) are sent on an as need basis and Priority shipping is included. 

 

Q. How do I get started or signup? 
To get started with your training go to the Purchase Courses section of the website.

 

Q.Do you sell my personal information to third parties? 
No. Please refer to our Privacy Policy.

 

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

 

Q. What information will I receive once I enroll / register and make payment? 
You will receive a welcome email for access to our LMS - learning management system where you will find module information including individual chapter quizzes and final exam(s). Textbook(s) will be mailed via USPS Priority mail based on your selection in shipping. 

 

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 competency 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 quizzes / exams do I have to take?
There are typically one per module/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 quizzes.

 

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, 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 and shipping as long as you provide Travel Agent Campus with a cancellation notice within 3 days of purchase/registration/enrollment.

 

Q. Do I receive a certificate of completion for taking the travel training?
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. Certificates of completion and travel agency hosting are not provided or available until full and final payment has been received.

 

Q. Does this training 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 training 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.

 

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. 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:
1. Decide on the course or certification you want to take.
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 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
 
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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 / advisors that are either new to the industry or experienced independent travel agents / advisors. They provide agents full support, a travel booking system, industry recognition, higher commissions/bonuses, ongoing educational opportunities, marketing, advertising, lead generation, negotiation power, time saving software and optional 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 / advisor.
 
Q. How much is it to get started? 
If you are an experienced travel agent, $20/$30/$40 per month. If you are inexperienced, you will need training from Travel Agent Campus. The costs for training are from $395 to $695 plus books/shipping. Depending on what type of travel agent you want to become. Then $20/$30/$40 per month for full support and access to the travel agent portal so you can make your travel reservations for airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and vacation / tour providers and etc. Some host/support agencies charge a signup fee.
 
Q. What do I get from the Host / Support Travel Agency 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 reservation 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. Errors & Omissions Insurance. Available website packages with integrated booking engine. 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 but work together as a team. Membership fees are only $20 to $40 per month with the host / support agency. 
 
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. 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. 

 

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 6 to 8 cabins / rooms.
 
Q. Where do I go if I don't have any experience in the travel industry? 
Travel School, Travel Agent Campus. 
 
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 6 to 8 cabins / rooms.
 
Q. Can I do everything on my laptop or tablet? 
Yes, but its best viewed on a desktop. 
 
Q. Can I do travel reservations from anywhere in the world? 
Yes, but you are required to be based from a U.S. address. You can take your laptop/device with you anywhere in the world and make travel reservations for your clients. 
 
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. Voted #1 Travel Host /Support Agency.
 
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 TPI 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.

 

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