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.
“I have been traveling the world since I was young, falling in love with a cruise that I took with my family! I really love being a Luxury Travel Advisor for Pickles Vacations because it allows me to share my love of travel with others!”
“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!”
“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!”
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.
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.
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Business Essentials are included at no extra cost with your Pickles Travel Network membership. Expand a feature to learn more about it.
As an affiliate of Pickles Travel Network, you will be a Virtuoso Luxury Travel Advisor with access to high-quality leads and access to Virtuoso members-only benefits.
Virtuoso is the leading global luxury travel network. It is a family comprised of the best luxury travel agencies and elite partners in the world. Supporting more than 20,000 travel agents, this network is built on trust, collaboration, and sincere friendship. Virtuoso offers benefits designed to up-level your business with top-notch training, marketing resources, technology, high-rated events, your own website, and networking gigs around the world.
$50/month FREE with Pickles Travel Network
Manage your trips, sales, and commissions like a true travel professional!
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.
$39/month FREE with Pickles Travel Network
Run the business side of your travel business with ease!
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.
The International Airlines Travel Agent (Network) 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.
As a member, you’ll also get the ability to obtain a CLIA EMBARC ID for travel discounts and FAM (Familiarization) trips.
If you’re eligible for these credentials based on each association’s standards, Pickles Travel Network will provide you with an access key to register for your cards.
Get access to our calendar of live training sessions, ask questions, and replay your favorite sessions in our library of recorded training videos. Live training sessions and replay videos include suppliers, vendors, marketing experts, platform specialists, travel industry experts, and more.
Explore our database of resources for travel agents including industry news sources, networking groups, Seller of Travel and insurance documentation, guides filled with travel tips, and more. Plus, easily grab logos and text you might need to include on your website without spending hours browsing.
If you need extra support in a certain area, book a private coaching session with one of our approved Pickles Travel Network coaches who specializes in your area of interest. These hour-long appointments are available for a one-time fee and can help you scale your business quickly.
Enjoy premier pricing and special offers to our network of preferred partners, including marketing content, design software, promotional items, and travel planning resources.
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!
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**Agents are responsible for checking state laws before charging planning fees.
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.