Independent by Liberty Travel Changes Travel Agent Commissions

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Six months after its launch, Independent by Liberty Travel (ILT) says it has changed its commission structure. Commissions earned by ILT agents are no longer production based, and all agents will earn a 90 percent commission split on all bookings in the Platinum Range, regardless of their membership level. The move comes as the brand nears its six-month mark since launch, during which time it has enrolled close to 250 members, according to a statement by the company.

The new commission structure now spans three split levels, ranging from 70 percent to 90 percent. The 70 percent and 80 percent commission splits are determined by agents based on the tiered monthly membership level that they choose, replacing the current production-based commission splits. Additionally, all ILT member agents can earn a 90 percent commission split on all bookings in the Platinum Range, regardless of their membership level.

Other changes: as of August 1, there is no longer an annual membership fee. ILT agents can now choose their desired membership level with fees starting from $29 a month. The selected membership level dictates the abovementioned commission split tiers. New members will have a one-time enrollment fee of $199. There is a flexible contract with a 30-day cancelation option.

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ILT is also expanding its Platinum Range of products to over 120 properties throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Mexico. The range has also been simplified to include entire brands, rather than just individual properties.

Finally, ILT is rolling out a new logo that incorporates a bird, which the company says is reflective of the free spirit of an independent travel agent. ILT agents can display the new logo on their business cards, marketing materials and related collateral.

Liberty Travel parent company Flight Center Travel Group launched the new home-based travel agent brand this past February. ILT agents gain access to all of Flight Center Travel Group’s hotel, air, cruise and tour partners, as well as tech support, marketing collateral, sales and operational support, financial services, and more.

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