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Hi, I’m Stephanie!

Most people know me as the ultimate travel lover, but there are a few things in this industry that drive me crazy…

→ Little-to-no support or resources for solo agents 

→ Low commissions and split planning fees cutting agents’ profits

→ A million complicated steps to do a job that’s meant to be fun!

Sound familiar? Believe me; I know how it feels to be at square one and feel like you’ll never actually get the chance to make a sale. That’s why I created Pickles Travel Network: the first host agency of its kind that actually makes it simple to start and scale a travel business!

About Pickles Travel Network

Our agency is different. We give you the resources and tools to succeed, and then let you run with it to grow your business as big as you want.

With high commission rates, zero cuts of your planning fees*, and our agency’s entire network of vendors, suppliers, and affiliates at your fingertips, you’ll be amazed at what’s possible (and how quickly!) with Pickles Travel Network.

A host agency is a foundation to support independent travel contractors. They provide low start-up costs, industry credentials, accreditation, suppliers, access to educational programs, tools, administration, and agent support. 

If you have a passion for travel and willingness to grow your own business, you’re a perfect fit for Pickles Travel Network!

  • They are sour & sweet, crunchy and taste great with ice cream!
  • You have the ability to charge planning fees and keep a 100% of your fees. Unlike other host agencies that require you to include them with your commission split.*
  • Commission Tracking with Sion
  • Membership to Travefy a platform for Itineraries, Proposals, Client Management & Marketing Tools 
  • Group coaching
  • Supplier trainings
  • You choose your commission rate – 70,80,90 *unlike other travel hosts that have you hit a min sales to get higher commission rates *keep more of your profits from day one
  • Ability to brand your own agency and be your own boss

We like to break things down into three areas. Business Essentials are the core systems and software you’ll need to get your agency up and running, and these are included at no extra cost with your PTN membership. Network Perks are the optional add-ons like marketing resources and extra training that you can purchase at a discount any time if you’re a PTN member. And our personal favorite, Agent Resources are the complete (and growing!) bank of educational and training resources that we provide to you to support you in growing your travel business. These include seminars led by our Pickles Vacations team, guest experts, and recorded Q+A calls for PTN members only. Learn more about what’s included with your membership here!

No, we welcome new and experienced agents. We have all the tools you need to be successful as a travel advisor new or experienced.

Don't take our word for it. Hear from one of our members in their own words what it's like to host with us.

“Quite honestly, if I could give Pickles Travel Network more than a 5 star review I would! I am still a relatively new agent, however I started my journey as a TA with a host agency that was not supportive at all and did not care that I had no idea what I was doing. As a Type A, perfectionist – that was so difficult for me. But it led me to really researching and looking into who my second host agency would be – because I wanted that to be my final host agency.

I interviewed a few different hosts, and though they were all lovely, I was almost immediately in awe of PTN. Right away you can tell their dedication to their ICs and how much they care about your success.

Once you start with PTN you immediately feel like family! Their entire staff is so incredible and they just CARE so much. On top of that, all of their staff are TAs themselves, so when you are going to them for help/guidance they actually know what they’re talking about. When they give you their opinion/guidance/advice they are doing so from firsthand knowledge, and not knowledge from years ago – but from weeks or months ago!

Their agent portal is SO user friendly and it’s like they thought of EVERYTHING when they were building it out. Inside of the portal you are able to find so much information and resources. Something that I think is really cool about PTN and helps them stand out is that every single week (except for holidays of course) they have multiple live training sessions available for you to attend. These are a mix between training with the PTN staff to ask questions (they have an awesome New Agent Training they do regularly), training that focuses on a specific niche or area/destination, AND regular training with the suppliers that they partner with. What I also love is that if you’re unable to attend these training sessions for whatever reason you don’t have to worry. They have an impeccable upload schedule each week so if you miss a training you were hoping to attend, you’ll know exactly when it will be available to you.

And the big question – commission split. PTN provides you with the option to choose which commission split you want, and the lowest option available is 70%. I was floored when I recently learned that there are hosts who require you to start at 50%. I like that they give you the option to choose your split because it allows you to feel empowered, knowing the split you are receiving is a choice you made.

Whether you’re looking for a host for the first time or you’re looking to find a new host who will actually support you, I really believe that PTN is the perfect choice.”

Claire Dickey

Pickles Travel Network Member

Apply to join the network...

Does it sound like Pickles Travel Network is the right fit for you? Apply today to speak with our team and learn more!

IATA | CLIA Membership

PTN IATAN code: 45769253

PTN CLIA number: 00032299

When you enroll with suppliers, you must use PTN’s codes to receive a commission from us. Want to sign up for your own CLIA or IATA numbers for exclusive travel benefits? See below.

Get your own IATA/IATAN ID Card:

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The IATA/IATAN ID Card is the industry-standard credential to identify bona fide travel professionals. Key benefits include access to concessionary incentives from industry suppliers. The IATA MemberPerks program provides cardholders with daily savings at over 300,000 merchants across North America.

To be eligible, you must register with IATAN under PTN’s IATA number 45769253, work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and earn a minimum of $5,000 per annum in commissions. You’ll need to send PTN a support ticket asking for approval. Once approved, we will send you a PRIN # to allow you to register with IATAN and ask for an ID card.

Get your own CLIA EMBARK ID:

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Obtain a CLIA EMBARC ID for travel discounts and FAM (Familiarization) trips. Join CLIA as an Individual Agent Member under Pickles Travel Network CLIA #00032299.

To be eligible, you must work at least 20 hours per week and earn a minimum of $5,000 per annum in commissions. Once you’ve registered, submit a support ticket to let us know, and we will approve your registration.