Careers on Vacation Students and Graduates

Everything you need to grow your dream travel business, all in one place.

Congratulations, as a Careers on Vacation student or recent graduate, you are in great hands to launch & supersize your Travel Agent Career. As a preferred host of COV, we work hand in hand to help you achieve the best results possible as you begin your journey in the travel industry. Here is how Careers on Vacation and Pickles Travel Network work together so you can achieve maximum results.

By selecting PTN as your host, we work hand in hand with the COV team to provide a smooth onboarding process into the industry. Upon selecting us as your host, you will receive your agent log-on and access to our hosting portal. Then you will work with the COV team for your new agent education, business setup, and earning the coveted COV Certification. While you will have access to our portal for key elements needed for your training and selling of travel, your primary point of contact in your initial 12 weeks will be the Careers on Vacation team. This will help you stay laser-focused on your learning, reduce overwhelm, and help escalate your setup process. As you approach your graduation, we will be there to support you in transitioning out of COV and into our hosting community, where you will continue to blossom and grow.

Top-rated VacationCRM and Travefy platforms included.

Pre-approved enrollment and discounts to travel and marketing resources.

Expert-led trainings and recommended resources in the PTN agent portal.

Why choose Pickles Travel Network as your host?

  • PTN is the preferred host for Careers on Vacation students and graduates because of our collaborative efforts to provide the most supportive training and onboarding of travel agents in the industry.  

 

  • Discounted Start-up amount: $249 (COV Students get an exclusive discount of almost 70% off our $799 start-up amount.)

 

  • VacationCRM (Customer Relationship Management System) is included in your monthly amount.

 

  • Travefy is included in your monthly amount.

 

  • You can charge Travel Agent planning fees & keep 100% of those fees.* (Other hosts often prohibit fees, or they will keep a percentage)

 

  • You can develop and create your own logo, branding, and messaging for your new business. 

 

  • You can select your earning potential; we do not require prior sales to be able to earn more commission. Earn 70%, 80%, or even 90% on all your sales. See monthly plans for more info.**

 

  • Access to exclusive training events. Careers on Vacation provides exclusive training events for us periodically that you will love for your future growth. 

“The benefits of being part of pickles vacations has no measure. From having a network of support , access to resources to assist in your own personal success to the freedom and flexibility of making it work with your home life. It has been rewarding.”

Jill Palmer

“Pickles Vacations and Pickles Travel Network has provided me with amazing support for my own travel business. The vendors we have are absolutely fantastic and they allow me to make my clients’ trips incredible. Thanks Stephanie and Pickles!”

Eliseo Rangel

“At Pickles Vacations we are like a family. We are eager to share our expertise and support one another as we recognize that each individual’s success makes the brand stronger. Plus it is nice knowing you always have someone in your corner!”

Allison Hall-Smith

How it works: Current COV Students

Learn how Careers on Vacation & Pickles Travel Network will work together to support you:

Your first 12 weeks:

To best support you, your Careers on Vacation will handle all your training and coaching in your initial 12 weeks as you earn your industry-recognized certification. During this time, your COV coach will work with you on developing your custom learning plan, and your COV coach will be your main point of contact during this time. While training with COV, we will do a few key functions behind the scenes to support you. We will grant you access to our hosting portal and provide you access to our travel suppliers so you can begin booking travel. Towards the end of your training, you can attend a Pickles Travel Network orientation to support your transition.

Weeks 13+:

Upon graduating from the supportive Careers on Vacation environment, you will receive a warm welcome to the Pickles Travel Network. Here you will now have access to our ongoing support as your host, bonus training, resources, and network perks that will continue to aid you and support your growth in the industry.

Or see more of what’s included below…

Business Essentials

Start selling and earning commission instantly with Membership Database (CRM) access, itinerary planning platform, your own website, and our trusted list of suppliers.

Business Essentials are included at no extra cost with your Pickles Travel Network membership. Expand a feature to learn more about it.

Manage your trips, sales, commissions like a true travel professional!

($50 monthly value)

Vacation CRM is an all-in-one platform to automate and manage your clients and commissions. Stay on top of your payments, view your clients’ current and upcoming trips at a glance, trigger automated reminders, and create simple summary reports of your earnings to be paid.

Run the business side of your travel business with ease!

($39 monthly value)

Travefy streamlines your travel planning and makes your client experience smoother with simple itinerary management, automated quotes and proposals, and more. With this industry leading software, you can easily process credit cards for clients, create custom forms tailored to your business, and even create your own Travefy profile to attract new leads.

Consortium membership to a travel agent network with exclusive perks.

Get access to high commission rates on more than 120 suppliers, booking tools, lead generation, events + education, and more through the members-only Agent Universe portal. Travel Leaders Network is a database for travelers to discover agents by destination and specialty, which means clients will be finding YOU!

Just like our Pickles Vacations agents, we want to equip you with the trainings, tools, and resources you’ll need to succeed as a travel agent. As a PTN agent, you’ll get free access to all of our scheduled training and education events.

Learn more about our philosophy and agent support here.

We’ve got you covered.

Plan trips confidently knowing you’re covered with a $1M errors & omissions insurance policy through Pickles Travel Network.

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.

With a Pickles Travel Network membership, you’ll get the ability to obtain a CLIA EMBARC ID for travel discounts and FAM (Familiarization) trips.

…and more!

Network Perks

Premier pricing and special offers to our network of preferred partners, including marketing content, design software, promotional items, and travel planning resources.

Network Perks are optional add-on services and softwares that our members can access at special prices with our affiliate and referral links.

5% off Wanderlust Social membership plans!

Everything you need to market travel, all in one place! Get access to destination-specific resources to promote your business. Wanderlust Social membership includes image banks for popular travel destinations, social media captions, email blasts, blog posts, sample trip itineraries, planning lists, attraction maps, and more! We’ve partnered with Wanderlust Social to get our agents an exclusive 5% discount you can’t find anywhere else. Consider your marketing checked off your to-do list!

Get 10% off Travel Industry Solutions as a PTN member! As a TIS member, you’ll have access to the private library of scripts, tools, checklists, guidance, and strategies. Plus, you’ll gain access to marketing tools and the travel industry’s only warrantied legal contracts for travel agency owners and independent travel advisors, such as client terms and conditions, waivers, independent subagent, group leader, and influencer agreements, and more.

14-day free trial plus one month free!

Find the perfect resort match for your clients in a fraction of the time. We’ve done all the research for you and compiled it into a searchable database, allowing you to search for restaurant and room types, activities, and the entire Caribbean at one time!

$40 account credit!

Small business banking with online banking and mobile apps, easy transfers, no hidden fees, FDIC insurance, refunded ATM fees, and more exclusive perks. NOVO is simpler to use and reliable, and it’s yours to get started with $40 in your account!

30-day free email marketing trial!

MailerLite is an easy-to-use and effective email marketing. Segment your audience, run promotions, create automations, and integrate email marketing into your lead funnels with a 30-day free trial.

Get 50% off your Flodesk subscription with our exclusive code! Flodesk is an easy-to-use email marketing platform with beautiful templates and automated workflows to level up your marketing.

Get a 14 day free trial to our recommended social media management platform, EClincher

15% off Movavi video editor platform

Get a $25 credit to Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is the personal style fashion service for men and women for all your Vacation and Business attire.

…and more!

Agent Resources

Members-only tools and trainings in your Pickles Travel Network Portal to make your travel business a success from the start.

Agent Resources are available for free as long as you maintain your Pickles Travel Network membership. Expand a resource to learn more about it.

Make social media management easy by using platforms designed to save time without sacrificing ROI measurement.

Save time and streamline your client workflow with automated scheduling, appointment reminders, calendar management, and event syncing. Our recommended tool has free and affordable premium options for enhanced scheduling and booking systems for travel agents.

Make invoicing easy by creating a business account through online payment systems and apps. Our recommended tools allow for easy transfers that make it easier for you and the person paying you to quickly make financial transactions.

Simplify your postal management with online virtual mailboxes that allow you to manage mail and packages on the go directly from your phone.

Streamline the way you connect with clients by using video platforms or professional services that allow you to make and recieve calls without giving out your personal phone number.

Host all your links in one place with this easily customizable landing page to direct visitors to a variety of quick resources. Store any links you want to be found quickly and easily all in one place.

Find a way to look professional by using online resources to connect with affordable freelance designers or learn to design quick graphics yourself through our recommended resources.

Market your business by applying your brand and logos to promotional merchandise to build brand recognition and credibility.

Our go-to way to easily find flight deals, sent directly to your inbox.

…and more!

Our vendors + affiliates

Sometimes, it’s all about who you know.

The travel industry is all about relationships. That’s why we make the connections for you and partner with industry leaders to give you reliable, modern, and user-friendly resources to run your travel business with ease. When you become an agent with Pickles Travel Network, you’ll get automatic access to VacationCRM, Travefy, and more affiliates through your exclusive member portal. We can’t wait to see you in the network!

Join the network, Careers on Vacation student or graduate!

All plans require a $249 one-time investment (exclusive COV student + Graduate pricing)

Monthly

Yearly (best value!)

  • 70%

    Commission

    $59 Monthly

    80%

    Commission

    $69 Monthly

    90%

    Commission

    $79 Monthly

  • 70%

    Commission

    $708 $649 Yearly

    80%

    Commission

    $828 $759 Yearly

    90%

    Commission

    $948 $869 Yearly

*Charging fees are prohibited in some states; it is your responsibility to check for your state. 

**Not yet available for residents in the states of California, Washington, or Hawaii.

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:

IATA IATAN Logo

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.

Get your own CLIA EMBARK ID:

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.

Alternate Plans

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.