Travel Quest has announced a new 90 percent commission plan and other enhancements to their program for independent agents. Named the TQ90, agents joining the new plan will have access to the same programs and service offered to all Travel Quest agents and will receive 90 percent commission on all bookings, including service fees.
Highlights of Travel Quest’s agent plans include Stream— a pre-paid hotel program that pays 12 percent commission and access to Travel Leaders’ direct mail marketing program, Stephanie Lee, director of operations and marketing for Travel Quest, says.
“We realized there was a significant number of agents that our program didn’t cater to – experienced agents that weren’t ready to commit to the 100 percent commission plan,” said Lee. “For the past four years, we’ve built a strong, lasting foundation for our host agency program and now we’re excited to start expanding.”
The host agency also launched a lower rate for the TQ100 plan. This enhancement allows travel agents to receive 100 percent of their commissions for $199.99 monthly, saving agents $50 month, said Lee. Travel Quest agents previously on the 100 percent plan without GDS access will be automatically dropped to the lower price of $199.99.
“Previously we included GDS access into our 100 percent plan. Our new program allows agents to customize their plan to suit the needs of the agency, and for most agents, that means cost savings,” said Lee, explaining the drop in fees.
Aligned with the Travel Leaders Franchise Group, Travel Quest currently hosts over 400 travel professionals in their network.