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How Does a Travel Agent Get Paid?

Updated April 4, 2024


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Stepping into the travel industry can feel like learning a new language, especially when it comes to understanding the financial aspects. Today, we're going to demystify the commission process for new agents at Gateway Travel, guiding you from the initial booking to the final commission disbursement.


1. Understanding Your Commission Package


The journey starts with selecting the right commission package during your Gateway Travel sign-up process. This decision should align with your personal travel business goals. For detailed information, visit our Commission Pricing Page. In this example, let's consider you've chosen the 80% commission plan.


2. Booking Your First Trip


Once registered with Gateway Travel and your commission plan set, your journey begins. Our New Agent Support Team will guide you through booking and training with top-tier suppliers. You'll have access to exclusive booking platforms for both personal and client trips. Imagine booking a group cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. This group cruise will cost your clients $1,500 per cabin. If your group is ten cabins, that's $15,000 – Congrats, you've just your first step into the world of travel sales!


3. Recording Your Booking


After securing your booking through the exclusive travel agent platform, it's time to notify Gateway Travel. You'll enter the reservation details into our CRM (Client Relationship Management) system. This system is your dashboard for tracking clients, bookings, and payments.


4. Calculating Your Commission


Commissions are typically released by suppliers to Gateway Travel within 30 days post client check-in. Group cruises are even faster! For example, with a 16% contracted commission rate from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, on a $15,000 client trip, the calculation would be:


- $15,000 Trip Total

- 16% Commission from RCCL

- $2,400 Commission Earned

- 80% Agent Commission Split

- Over $1,900 Paid to You!


5. Receiving Your Commission


Gateway Travel agents enjoy the convenience of direct deposit payments on the 15th and 29th of each month. We prioritize timely and accurate payment, reflecting our commitment to agent support.


Our Commitment to Our Agents


At Gateway Travel, serving our agents is our primary focus. We don't sell travel; we provide unparalleled support to our agents, ensuring you can thrive uniquely. With transparent operations, no hidden fees, and zero startup costs, our goal is to empower you to 'Be You' in your travel business.


Join Our Team


Ready to embark on your journey as a travel agent? Fill out our contact form for any queries or to get started today. Join our team and discover why our agents rave about us on Facebook. Experience the Gateway Travel difference!

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