Looking for a second job? Debating the possibility of having your own business while still keeping your "day job"? Looking for unlimited earnings? Love to travel? Consider becoming a travel agent.
Days Off Travel is currently looking for independent contractors.
If you have a desire to work as a travel agent, are
motivated, and a quick learner consider joining our team.
Following is a brief synopsis of our affiliate program. For detailed information
please order a manual
What qualifications do I need?
Why have independent contractors?
The Big Question: what will I make?
When do I get paid?
Year End Bonus
Support & Training
Online (Internet) Booking
For Your Clients
Program Details Chart
|Job Description||You will work as a travel agent from your home, functioning as an independent contractor - an affiliate of Days Off Travel. As an independent contractor, you would be responsible for your federal, state and social security taxes. You will be issued a 1099 at the end of the year for all commissions earned.|
|Qualifications||If you excel in customer service, are able to talk to
people, are friendly, helpful, a quick learner, and are motivated you have all the qualifications
you'll need to get started. Previous travel and/or sales experience will greatly benefit you.
You will need to purchase your own Errors & Ommissions (E&O) Insurance Policy. We require that you have a
$1,000,000 (one million) policy. This best protects you and your clients. Details on E&O insurance
can be found in the manual.
We're often asked, "Other host agencies add their ICs to their E&O policy. Why don't you?"
Imagine you have 4 people and 1 cake to feed all four. If one person decides they want 2 pieces then there are only 2 pieces left for the other 3 people. The same is true for a $1,000,000 E&O policy . Letís say an agency has 10 employees and 30 independent contractors and a E&O $1,000,000 policy, theoretically this would allow for each person to have a claim against the policy of $25,000.
But if Agent Bill's clientsí expenses were more and they are awarded punitive damage so that Bill makes a claim against the policy say for $300,000, leaving only $700,000 left to cover the other 39 people. This means the other 39 people now are only covered for $17,948.72 for the rest of the year. So that $1,000,000 policy the other host is offering truly isnít a $1,000,000 policy IF someone else needs to make a claim against it.
|Why have independent contractors?||Days Off Travel has independent contractors to allow
you an opportunity to start a home based business as a primary or secondary source of income. Many agencies won't hire
newly trained agents, our affiliate program provides an opportunity for these travel agents to utilize their training and skills.
Is a home based business for you? Are you a sales professional looking for unlimited earning potential? A mom or dad wanting to work from home? Retiree who isn't quite ready to retire? Looking for a career change but still want the safety of your "day job"? Have planned your own trips and had fun doing so? Consider starting your own home based travel agency. Our program allows you to start a home based business with minimal start up fees.
Newly trained agents who have graduated from travel schools or who have taken classes at their local community college are finding that the job market is a Catch 22 situation: you can't get a job if you don't have the experience. You can't get experience without a job. Our Affiliate program gives you the opportunity to use your training to gain the skills and experience necessary to either continue as a successful home based agent (the current and future wave) or for those who seek the comfort of working in an office, to qualify for entry level positions.
|The Big Question: what will I make?||We pay up to 100% commission including overrides and bonuses on all sales of
cruises, adventure travel, tours, vacation packages, hotel bookings and car reservations. Your commission level will depend on
your experience and the program you select. To see if you qualify for 100% commission, see below.
And to sweeten the pot, each month we offer bonus commission in addition to any supplier bonus commission offerings.
Supplier bonus commission is paid 100% to the selling agent. Plus, we also offer the opportunity to earn free cruises based on sales. These cruises are
positive space cruises not travel agent reduced rate cruises where you have little advance notice. The more
you sell, the more money you make and the more opportunities you have to travel for free
No sales quotas for Newbies. Sell as little or as much as you like - we make no demands on how much you need to sell. However, we are in the business of selling travel and expect that you are as well. As an affiliate of Days Off Travel the expectation is that you will be selling travel. If you are merely looking to obtain discounted or free travel for yourself we are not the host agency for you.
|When do I get paid?||Commissions are paid every two weeks. You will get paid after your client has returned from their travel.|
|Year End Bonus||At the end of every 12 months we pay you 1% bonus commission based on your overall net (base) sales, something no other host agency offers. Essentially you will be making an additional 1% commission not including any additional agency bonus commission.|
|Free Travel||FAMs (travel agent familiarization trips) are a
helpful sales too. As such we have a generous fam policy: there are no restrictions on the
number of fams that an affiliate can take provided that they are actively selling. You may take
as many fams or as few fams as you would like.
You keep all tour conductors (TCs) earned 100%. Days Off Travel is one of the few host agencies give you the TCs. TCs are the free berths that are available when you sell the required number of cabins on a cruise or spots on a tour or vacation package for groups of individuals traveling on the same travel date. You are free to use the free berth to travel with your clients or you can keep the money value of the berth. The choice is yours.
AND as part of our generous compensation program, we offer the opportunity to earn free cruises.
|Support & Training||We provide complete support. Got a question? Need help or
suggestions? We are here for you. We have a dedicated Affiliates only
phone number for your exclusive use. We also offer free online training, monthly teleconferences,
quartely training and a year end conference.
In desperate need of marketing materials? Free marketing materials (cruise line postcards, letterhead, posters, and mailers) are available! You can even order free supplier brochures to be delivered directly to your home.
You'll be informed of specials, training and other opportunities. Supplier daily specials, seminars, FAMs and other training opportunities are emailed to you.
|Online (Internet) Booking||Why pay for a CRS such as Sabre or Apollo when you don't have to? Save yourself time and money. You will be assigned a user id and password for your exclusive use for online (internet) booking. If you have dial up or would prefer making all your bookings via telephone you are free to do so. We do not require you to use our online booking system.|
|For your clients||Want the best prices for your clients? We have group space blocked on hundreds of sailings a year. You will have complete access to booking your clients into this group space: rates are extremely competitive. Many sailings offer amenities such as a bottle of wine, shipboard credit, prepaid gratuities, and/or specialized lecture series and events.|
|Manual||We have a procedure and training manual that explains our program in
detail, complete with step by step examples of how to book a vacation and cruise, provides
tips and ideas on marketing and how to find customers. But most
importantly, the manual contains both the form you need from our office to get paid commission and
the contract for you to sign.
Once you have mailed your signed contract and a copy of the declarations page from your paid E&O insurance policy you can begin.
Your first step towards affiliation with Days Off Travel or if you'd like more information to determine if we are the right host agency for you is to purchase the manual. The manual contains contracts for all program levels, choose the program you wish to participate in and complete the contract for that program. Contracts are only available in the manual. We do not fax or email copies of our contract without purchase of a manual.
There is a $50 charge for the manual which includes priority mailing.
|More Information||To receive a manual, please send a check or money order in the amount of $50 made payable to Days Off Travel.
Credit cards are not accepted for payment of the manual. Manuals will be mailed via priority mailed
5 - 10 business days after your check has cleared. For money order payments manuals are mailed out the next
Send your check or money order to:
Please address specific questions to affiliatesatdaysofftravel.com (replace the at with @)
For questions not answered on this site, please call our affiliates line at 760-458-0524. Calls to our business line and/or toll free number regarding our independent agent program will not be returned. Questions regarded detailed information about our program is contained in our manual. Invest $35 in your future and purchase a manual.
|Program Details Chart|| Select the program that bests meets your needs. (As we hope you can tell,
we like to have fun, hence the names of our program levels.) Once you have received your manual you choose the program
level you wish to affiliate and complete the required contract. All program level contracts are included in the manual.
|I'm confused||We all are at some time or another. |
Didn't Days Off Travel used to be the No Fee host agency? What happened?
We realized that we needed to give our affiliates the resources to grow their agencies. As such we restructured our affiliate program to better enable our affiliates to succeed and make more money.
But why should I pick Days Off Travel for my host agency?
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