Commissions: How much can you earn?

For a detailed look at commissions and how much you can earn, please watch the tour video above

The video above goes into extensive details about what you can earn and how you get paid. It also includes lots of real examples of commission statements…

Below is a summary of the main points.

Travel consultants earn a commission from suppliers

When you sell any travel – such as a flight, holiday or cruise – you earn a commission from the travel supplier who will be providing the end experience for the customer.

The commission percentage is different for every type of holiday and every supplier pays a different percentage.

It makes the question “What will I earn?” impossible to answer precisely, as it all depends on what kind of travel you end up selling and how you approach your business.

But – to make things simple – here is an outline of how it might work.

An average booking generates 10% commission of its total value. This is based on our real average commissions over the past few years.

So, if you sell a holiday for £5000, you will create an average of £500 commission.

The 1 minute video below will quickly demonstrate how this works. 

Commissions are calculated monthly

Your commission total is calculated monthly.

You’ll get paid after the customers’ departure. So, every month, all travel commissions that are due to be paid out are calculated in a report.

That monthly total is split between us as franchisor and you as franchisee.

The amount we each get is as follows:

  • The first £1,000 of total commission is split between us 50%/50%.
  • That means we get £500 each.
  • The second £1,000 is split 60%/40% in your favour.**
  • You get £600 of that £1000.
    Between £2,000 and £3,000 is paid 70%/30% in your favour.
  • So you receive £1,400 of that £2,000.
  • And everything over £3001 is paid at 75% in your favour – this is industry leading.

*Supplier commissions are currently paid when the customer has travelled

**Please note that the ‘Lite Consultant’ Package is capped at 50% commission

You decide how much you want to earn

This isn’t a job, it’s a business. There are no guarantees.

But, if you put in the work and follow the guidance we provide, you really can make unlimited earnings.

You can make part-time, full-time or life-changing income. It’s down to you.

We have people that use their travel business to supplement income from a job or another business. For them, it’s not a full-time career but they can make extra money and get their own travel commission free.

Other people are making significantly more than £100,000 a year by diligently growing their business, getting repeat bookings and making the most of exclusive programs such as Partners In Travel.*

In fact, our top consultants bill well in excess of £2m a year in travel sales. 

That’s as much as a good-sized retail travel agent on the high street will sell in a year. 

And they’ve done it from home!

Don’t forget, we’ll teach you exactly what to do to build a great travel business that suits your goals.

Hear how Raine juggles being a mum of 4 as well as doing over £1m in sales

Get paid more depending on your payment plan

If you pay for your franchise in full or using our half now/half in six months option, you start at 60% for the first £1,000.

There is no 50/50 – so you get 60% of the first £2,000.

By choosing to pay more up front for your franchise, in effect you make more money every month.

At 75% commission this is industry leading. Not only do we give you the best training (so that you can generate the most sales) we even pay you out on the sales at the highest rate!

**Please note that the ‘Lite Consultant’ Package is capped at 50% commission

Why giving up a percentage of turnover is a mistake

Some parent travel franchises suggest that they will take around 2% percent of your turnover instead of splitting commission with you.

At first glance this may seem attractive as it looks like you receive more of the commission.

However, you could end up getting paid significantly less.

For example, a large part of flight fees are taxes (Air Passenger Duty).

This isn’t eligible for commission – but you may still have to give up 2% of the total fees for the flight as it’s in your ‘turnover’.

We can run through this in more detail as part of your application process.


*All figures quoted accurately reflect how commissions work and all commission amounts quoted are genuine. However, they are not a guarantee of success. You may earn more or less than the amounts stated. Your own effort and ability will determine your actual results. 

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