Home Based Agents - Program Benefits
Choose The Program That Fits Your Needs
Whether you’re an experienced travel agent, an agency owner interested in reducing overhead or someone looking to learn the business, we have a program for you.
Eliminate Unnecessary Overhead
Attention agency owners! You didn’t get in the travel business to do ARC reports, pay rent and deal with unproductive employees. Now you can move your travel business home, retain your clients and top producers, affiliate with us and increase your profitability.
Maximize Your Time With Clients
It’s true, you don’t make money in travel until you actually sell something. By affiliating with MTravel.com you can spend more time consulting with your clients and building your business. It all results in increased loyalty and repeat business from happy clients. Our program offers you complete control over the entire sales process with your clients.
Capitalize On Our Success
Montrose Travel is a Top 5 Host Agency and a Top 50 Travel Company nationwide. With MTravel.com, you can take advantage of the programs, supplier relationships, experienced staff and business philosophies that have made us successful. Our reputation in the industry and financial stability are unsurpassed.
Your Own Identity
As a home-based travel agent or agency, you retain your own identity with your customers and are considered a “self-employed” independent contractor for tax purposes.
Secure Client List
Because you are an independent contractor, your client list is your property and will not be used or sold. You control your list and your marketing.
Share in all upfront leisure supplier commission overrides. Some companies share commissions based on a 10% base commission, not us. You will enjoy a full complement of preferred suppliers offering commissions up to 18%.
Affordable and Inclusive
We offer full support to home-based travel agents and our program is one of the most affordable, inclusive programs available today. We’ve bundled the services you need most and made them available at one low annual price, rather than nickel-and-diming you monthly. Optional add-ons are available should you desire them.
Expand your business by recruiting your own sales force of independent contractors. Your agents will have access to most of the same tools you have, including a private-labeled consumer website. We pay you on their bookings. You pay them.
Our technology tools are unparalleled in the home-based agent industry. From our Private Labeled Consumer Website to our comprehensive Agent Connex Support Site, from our proprietary dynamic packaging tool (to customize your own air, car, and/or hotel packages) to the various tools provided for customer trip research and marketing, you won’t find another host with all we have to offer.
Your Own Private Labeled Consumer Website
Included in your annual fee is a complete private labeled consumer website that includes our online booking capabilities tracked back to you for commission payment. We encourage you to register your own domain and point this site to your unique domain. Now you can compete with the top Internet sites.
Advance Your Travel Education
Take your education as far as you want to go. We provide the most extensive library of online content and training links available. In addition, you can participate in 3 weekly teleconferences on a variety of topics developed to help you maximize profits and increase your product knowledge. Our agents are invited to attend our Annual Training Conference. For those in need of basic industry training, we offer a complete online Travel School with courses on all the key industry topics (additional cost). You’ll also be eligible to go on “fams” (familiarization trips designed to educate you on specific destinations and products).
Because of our size and buying power, we have negotiated many of our preferred supplier arrangements directly with our key suppliers. In addition, we supplement these suppliers with our membership in Ensemble Travel, a leisure travel consortium. Montrose Travel is one of the largest members of Ensemble Travel.
Group Expertise and Support
Take advantage of our expertise in finding, negotiating and executing all types of group travel, from leisure groups to meetings and incentives. You may use all the complimentary travel earned (or allow it to drop to the bottom line as profit) and can build in an additional mark-up to increase your profitability. Our special Group Section on the Agent Connex support site provides a tremendous amount of information… from prospecting to supplier negotiations and escorting!
Extensive Blocked Cruise Space
Each year, Montrose Travel blocks and deposits hundreds of special sailings for you to sell into. We work with a variety of preferred cruise lines and offer price reductions and/or value-added amenities to you for your FIT and group clients that they normally wouldn’t have access to. This product will give you the competitive edge that you need to close cruise sales.
Our exclusive, negotiated commission levels for both airlines and leisure suppliers will help offset the horrendous profit loss caused by the airlines.
The majority of our airline partners and leisure suppliers provide certain programs and commissions that enable us to earn more per transaction than the average travel agency. We have proven we can beat internet pricing for both airline tickets and cruises
Proven Corporate Travel Management Program:
Our program is designed to compete with the mega agencies and, when we’ve gone head to head, we have emerged victorious. Now you can be confident making any new corporate account presentation. All of the tools and programs available to our corporate customers will be made available to you.
Destination Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways
Consider a specialty in destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic travel and capitalize on of our years of experience. This is one way to differentiate yourself from your competition.
Our special contracts and fares are available to help you retain clients by saving them money and maximize your own profits.
Our leisure, group and corporate marketing tools include a complete self-help marketing support toolkit including downloadable documents, flyers and promotional pieces and highly targeted customer blast email capabilities and presentations. Our goal is to guide and assist you where necessary to drive a successful business.
Full support includes commission tracking and payments, client and supplier payment processing, ARC processing, address verification for online bookings, and credit card merchant processing.
Galileo (Apollo) is available to experienced agents for an additional monthly cost. No long term contracts. Training options are provided. (Note: the online booking engine included in your annual fee is backed by Galileo).
Save On Your Personal Travel
Book your personal travel and earn commissions. Take advantage of industry benefits extended to agents such as cruising for $35/day or up to 50% off hotels. Through Montrose Travel, you can apply for your CLIA card and once you earn at least $5000 in annual commissions, you may apply for an IATAN card.
Just because you maintain your own home-based office doesn’t mean you’re not a part of our family. Each year we offer opportunities to recognize our successful travel partners including our coveted President’s Club for top producers selling over $100,000 in total commissions.
Once you’ve experienced our program and get to know us, we’re confident you’ll be more than satisfied. As such, financial incentives are available to you for simply referring others to us.
We offer unlimited toll-free phone support and online support. Dedicated personnel within specific departments are standing by to assist you when you need help.