As you chart your path in the ever-evolving travel industry, you may find yourself at a crossroads where the question arises: “Is it the right time to grow my team?”
In your pursuit of the ideal host agency, these questions will serve as your compass. Each facet you explore reveals valuable insights, allowing you to make an informed decision that propels your career to new heights.
Ultimately, the decision between working with a host agency or starting your own travel agency depends on your goals, resources, and preferences. Consider advantages and challenges, and choose the path that aligns best with the vision you have for your travel agency business.
By understanding your clients’ different personalities, preferences, and travel styles, you can tailor your services to create personalized and unforgettable experiences.
By strategically using various platforms and embracing innovative marketing strategies, travel agents can break through the noise and effectively market their services.
Building your network as a travel agent is essential for success in today’s competitive landscape. Establishing strong relationships with suppliers, vendors, host agencies, and consortiums like Virtuoso can provide you with a wealth of resources, insider knowledge, and exclusive offers for your clients.
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.
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. Just added, the IATA MemberPerks program provides cardholders with daily savings at over 300,000 merchants across North America.
To be eligible, you must be registered with IATAN under PTN’s IATA number 45769253, working a minimum of 20 hours per week and earning 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.
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.
Once you’ve registered, submit a support ticket to let us know, and we will approve your registration.
If you are a Careers on Vacation student or graduate, completed a similar training course, or are an experienced agent, you may be eligible for an alternate membership plan without access to the Travel Professionals Training Kit.
Please select the option that best describes you for more information.