FAQ

At Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC, we want you informed so you can be confident in your choice to join our team. So, we wanted to share some of our most frequently asked questions.

How long does it take to get started?

First, you need to complete our Online Application. From there we will contact you for a phone interview. Once you are approved and you have completed your start-up documents and paid your sign-up fee, we will set you up in our system within 48 hours. We as well will set up your private Welcome Call to answer any other questions and work out the first steps to creating a successful travel business.

What do I need to provide?

You will need to provide a dedicated work area, computer along with reliable internet access and phone. Along with the supplies you need to run your business.

How and where do I get customers?

We provide the training and resources to show you how to develop your own clientele. As Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC will at times advertise to bring in leads, which we share with our agents. However, you cannot rely on those leads to build your business.

Do I have to work a set number of hours per week?

No, you are not an employee. A travel agent is an independent contractor, set hours convenient for them. Remember this is your business.

What kind of support does Luxury Travel by Wanda offer to help you succeed in your business?

We realize that most individuals joining our company have little, and in some cases, no experience in the travel industry. For that reason, all our systems, procedures, training and support have been designed with that in mind. At any time, our dedicated team is standing by to assist you with any questions.

How much money can I make as a travel agent?

Building a travel business requires hard work and time, but it can be very rewarding and profitable. Many agents make enough to take their family on vacation and other agents working their business full time make 6 of 7 figures. In the end, you will get what you put into the business. The sky is the limit.

How do I get paid?

This job is 100% commission based. Our suppliers pay Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC a commission once your clients have traveled. As an agent, you split those commissions with us to cover the overhead costs of us managing the business.

When do you pay commissions?

Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC's goal is to provide agents timely payment of travel commissions. If you have earned commissions that month, we direct deposit the funds into your account on the 1st of each month. Most suppliers pay commission to us once your clients have traveled. Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC compiles commissions and generates a statement that is emailed to you.

Are there any additional costs that I will incur other than my Start-Up and Yearly fees?

We realize that many new agents join our company to earn additional income, so we don't want you to spend any more than is necessary. As such, we have designed our system to include everything you need to start and run your business. Additionally, all our online training is included in our program at no additional cost. However, you will be responsible for the everyday costs of running and marketing your own business.

Is Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC a member of any professional organizations?

If you are flexible on your dates and destinations, you can travel at very affordable rates. As well, you will have access to Travel Agent rates with certain suppliers. All personal travel booked using Luxury Travel by Wanda's Industry numbers must be approved. You will need to meet our 3:1 ratio to book your personal travel.

How do I get prices and make reservations?

Once you are on board with us, we will get you set up with our various suppliers. As well, you will be able to create your own login credentials with suppliers once you are approved. We encourage you to establish relationships with travel suppliers. Once you are registered you will have access to suppliers travel agent-only websites where you can research prices, specials, and promotions. Many of these suppliers allow you to book your clients travel directly through their websites. In addition, you will have access to many third-party booking engines, which offer multiple suppliers.

Can I sell airline tickets?

Yes, you can sell airline tickets as a travel agent. However, airlines do not pay commission. However, for International, Business and First-Class air there are opportunities to make commission through our air consolidators. We suggest you charge a small service fee on all airline tickets. You can add a service fee of $25, $50, $100 or whatever the market will bear to the price of your client's ticket. This applies to both domestic and international air travel.

Will I be able to compete with online travel companies?

Yes, you will. Our agents have access to everything that any other agent or company have, plus much more. We encourage our agents to sell personal service and expert guidance we provide our clients. Also, many of our travel suppliers will price match those Internet travel companies.

Is Luxury Travel by Wanda like one of those MLM companies?

Absolutely not! Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC is a full-service host travel agency dedicated to training and developing our network of professional travel agents.

Can I get discounts on my own travel?

If you are flexible on your dates and destinations, you can travel at very affordable rates. As well, you will have access to Travel Agent rates with certain suppliers. All personal travel booked using Luxury Travel by Wanda's Industry numbers must be approved. You will need to meet our 3:1 ratio to book your personal travel.

Do I receive an ID card from Luxury Travel by Wanda LLC?

We DO NOT issue ìtravel agentî ID card because travel suppliers do not recognize these cards. Instead, we work closely with each agent to help them obtain their IATAN and CLIA ID cards. These are the ONLY truly recognized ID cards in the industry. Keep in mind that an ID card is not necessary to sell travel as a travel agent.

How do I get an IATA card?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) card is a true identifying marker of a producing travel agent. To be eligible to receive an IATA identification card, you must meet certain criteria. You must be paid a minimum of $5,000 in earned commissions within a 12-month period to be added to Luxury Travel by Wanda's IATA list. Once you meet this requirement you can contact us to help you get approved for this great perk. You then must maintain earning a minimum of $5,000 in earned commissions each year to continue to qualify for the travel agent ID.

How do I get a CLIA card?

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) is another industry identifier for agencies. To qualify for a CLIA membership and the EMBARC ID you must: be an agent in good standing, be an active agent for a minimum of 6 months and have earned $5,000 in paid commissions.

What are FAM trips and are they available to me?

A supplier for the purpose of agent training usually sponsors FAM or familiarization trips. A FAM trip allows you to tour popular resorts and visit destinations at a special agent reduced rate. These trips often help our agents increase their sales because after they have visited a resort or destination, they are able to share their firsthand experience with their clients. However, you will need to meet certain goals to be approved for these trips. In order to receive some discounts and participate in certain FAMs, you need to have either a CLIA or IATAN identification card.