Travel Planners International Reviews

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Host Agency Details

Affiliations:
Ensemble
2015 Sales:
$100 million+
Host Type:
Host Only
Accepting:
Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
Members Of:
ARC, ARTA, ASTA, CLIA, IATA, NACTA, OSSN, PATH, TPOC
# of Contractors:
1000+
GDS:
Amadeus, Apollo, Sabre, Worldspan

About Travel Planners International

ABOUT TRAVEL PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL

Travel Planners International is a marketing and support agency for new and experienced travel professionals. Travel agents partner with Travel Planners International for their profit-generating marketing programs, consumer connect options, negotiation power, small-business training events and time-saving back-office support. Being an advocate for the travel industry as a whole, Travel Planners International educates and connects consumers directly to their collection of specialized travel agents and preferred industry suppliers through their interactive consumer-facing website, strong social media presence, direct consumer marketing, as well as their collaborative ventures with complementary industry associations and consortia.

Agents or suppliers who wish to partner with Travel Planners International, or travelers looking for a specialized agent to help build and book the perfect dream getaway, please visit www.TravelPlannersInternational.com.

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Travel Planners International Reviews

136 Reviews for “Travel Planners International”

  1. Effie Walthall
    May 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm #
    22 / 24 found this review helpful.
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    I previously worked for a brick and mortar for 16 years. I have been with TPI for almost 3 years. It was the best business decision I ever made. TPI cares about their agents and truly wants to see them succeed. They support their agents in all aspects of your business including accounting, business development (helping you grow your business through free e-marketing, post cards and mailers). They offer extensive training to keep you up to date on what’s new in the industry through webinars and Live Stream.They are a five star host agency. Once I signed on I never looked back. It’s one big happy family.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  2. Betty Varela
    May 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm #
    7 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    In simple words as an agent I will describe Travel Planner International as: Supportive, Resourceful and Engaging.

    Supportive, because since I joined the TPI family in 2009 I have experienced first hand their commitment to fully support us with cutting edge technology, marketing tools and subject matter experts available to us to improve and further develop our businesses.

    Resourceful, because the knowledge and training shared by the main office support team makes a difference. They LISTEN to our feedback and take ACTION to provide the relevant training to fill any gaps while we concentrate in what we do best Sell Travel.

    Engaging, because thru the years you get to interact with other agents, suppliers and office team members as you are part of the family. You are not just a number, you are part of the team. It is refreshing to be part of a network group that genuinely enjoys equal treatment and camaraderie among peers and recognize the value of sharing their experiences in the industry with others.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  3. Marc Burgess
    May 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm #
    8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    I was with my previous host for 7 years. They started out great but as time went on we started losing the ability to sell certain vendors, commissions were being paid late and I felt like I was trapped on an island.

    In the short time I’ve been with TPI, I’ve made more money, been given more educational opportunities and have gotten more marketing help then all of my years combined in the travel industry. They really do care and I feel like I am part of a loving family!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  4. Brenda Van Cleef
    May 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I have never regretted one day of joining Travel Planners International. They give me all the back office that I could need and much more. Having been selected by them to be a T.E.A.M Ambassador has given me the opportunity to spread the word on TPI and help other interested agents and prospects informed.

    If you can not find answers to your questions, they are only a phone call away. Everyone at the main office are special and helpful.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  5. Sharon Campbell Little
    May 17, 2016 at 5:15 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    Having been with another host agency who was simply not providing the support and service that my business required, I joined Travel Planners over 3 years ago and have never looked back.
    I own a multi million $ agency. My business has thrived since joining TPI and with the great commission levels I earn along with innovative education, networking opportunities and support both locally and from all the head office team, I cannot imagine running my business without being a part of Travel Planners International family.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  6. Rachel Morrison
    May 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I have been extremely pleased with my experience with TPI. I worked for over 12 years with a very prominent cruise retailer however chose to open my agency with TPI based on their reasonable monthly fees. It was absolutely the best decision I could have made. The owners and staff at TPI are so helpful and personally engaging. I have already attended tradeshows and other industry venues that were not available to me previously. Thank you TPI for making my independent business dreams come true!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  7. Shannel Alexander
    May 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI since 2013 and have officially fell in love with them. Everyone in the office is very knowledgeable and friendly. If they do not know the answer, they will ensure to find it for you. They offer some great tools to help each agent operate as their own company. I was able to brand my own agency along with TPI’s help. Also, they offer a lot of free webinars and educational seminars to help improve the your own company. I couldn’t imagine having a different host agency. The best part they offer competitive commission tier. Even 70% for no monthly free so it’s great to use as a trial.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  8. Kristen Buckshire
    May 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    TPI is a fantastic host agency and really invests it’s time and resources into us as agents. For those new to the industry I strongly recommend patterning with TPI as learning the business can be overwhelming at first. TPI takes a lot of the backend work off our plates so we can focus on selling travel and working with the vendors. TPI has worked hard to develop their vendor relationships which is a huge advantage to us as agents. They provide valuable training and continuing education resources. One of the things I really enjoy is the local TEAM meetings as many of own home based agencies this allows us to partner with other local agents. The support and partnership I have experienced through TPI so far has been wonderful and I cannot image going through the process of opening my own agency without them.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  9. Kim D
    May 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I’ve been with TPI since 2011, and I have been extremely happy ever since. Their support and customer service are outstanding! They also offer a live chat feature that is so convenient and helpful. TPI offers Insight Training, which is amazing for anyone who is just starting out with them (new or seasoned agents), or even as a refresher for long time TPIers. They offer many different events throughout the year, such as local quarterly T.E.A.M. meetings, live webcasts with suppliers, Insight Training at their home office, as well as their own annual event, now called TPI Rocks. I highly recommend TPI as your host.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  10. Linda Lopez
    May 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Making the move to join TPI 3 years ago was one of the best decisions for my small business. They offer so many resources to help you grow. They are always accessible via chat, phone, a Facebook private page etc. I find its like being part of a family who supports you 100% because if you are successful so are they. Another big plus is they are so technically advanced, offer continuous learning opportunities for their agents and have a large list of preferred trusted suppliers. For anyone considering a host agency, do not think twice about TPI. You will not be sorry and you will be part of a great family who has your back.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  11. Endless Love Travel
    May 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm #
    30 / 30 found this review helpful.
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    Hello,

    If you’ve reached this site I imagine that you’re looking for a new host agency. You’re going to find a wide array of opinions here just as you would with your client reviews on the same hotel. The most important thing is to identify the kind of relation and amenities necessary and imperative to your business and find the best host fit.

    ASK before you leap! Most things are incredibly transparent for the asking but it’s up to you to vocalize your needs and questions.

    TPI is my right fit. I have been with them over 9 years now. I have tried others – DISASTER – some of which are no longer in business. That should tell you something right there!

    TPI is very accessible. There is no reason not to know details on what they provide unless you simply do not poise the question.

    In my tenure with TPI, I have seen their company grow for the better.

    They have attentive, polite, on the ball staff that are available by phone, email or message. If you need help, that’s what they are there for.

    They offer a variety of commission programs so you can choose which program and monthly fee best suits your business.

    None of their programs are expensive and in return for what they provide, I’d say the agent gets a heck of a lot of bang for a very small amount of buck.

    Their staff is stable. They’ve had core staff members in place for as long as I have been with TPI and that speaks to the quality of their inner sanctum and the Gagliano brothers.

    Check their company stats!

    Consortia Memberships: Ensemble Travel Group
    Association Memberships: CLIA, IATA, IATAN, NACTA OSSN, TPOC
    Preferred Cruise Lines: Avalon, Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, Hurtigruten, MSC, Norwegian, Oceania, Princess, Regent, Royal Caribbean, Silverseas, Uniworld, Viking & Windstar.
    Preferred Tour Operators: Adventure by Disney, Apple Vacations, Brendan Tours, Brian Moore Tours, Classic Vacations, Collette Vacations, Cosmos, Globus, Educational Travel Services, Inc. Funjet, GOGO WWV, Insight Vacations, Pleasant Vacations, Sandals, SITA, Southwest Airlines Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Travel Bound, Travel Impressions, Vacation Express, Walt Disney Travel Co.
    Air Ticketing Available?: Yes
    What GDS Do You Offer?: Amadeus, Sabre and Apollo & Worldspan by Travelport
    What Accounting / CRM?: TRAMS, Client Base
    Consumer Website?: https://www.agenthub.com
    Program for New Agents?: Yes
    New Agent Training?: Yes
    Mentoring Program (s)?: Yes, by in house business development staff

    Their commission rate at the preferred level is excellent. Comm is auto deposited and I’ve never had an issue with payment being made. Have you experienced chasing payment under other umbrellas? You won’t here with TPI.

    I love that over the years I have come to know the employee in marketing or accounting and we’ve become ‘friends’. It’s not a massive call center impersonal response. They do reach out for you and try to help and support you.

    They don’t bug you or micromanage you. I LOVE that they let me ‘wear my big girl panties’ and run my business as fits my business module.

    Have a sticky situation and need the help of a supplier bdm ? They can help bridge that connection if you don’t know your bdm.

    Lastly, in the last 18 months I have referred multiple EXPERIENCED agents to TPI who signed up. ALL have been very happy with the program.

    I say contact them, talk out your needs and give them a try. You might find it’s the best thing you ever did for your business.

    Best of luck.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  12. Geraldine Ferrer
    July 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    I’ve been with TPI for the past 3 years, my experience with them have been the greatest – I would & have recommend them to many of my colleagues…They have a very good team of people.Well organized and their website Agent assistance is a great tool to have at hand…If you are looking for a great support they are an excellent option…

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  13. David Sims
    January 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm #
    19 / 20 found this review helpful.
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    TPI is a well-oiled machine! They have a top-of-the-line web site to meet every need including live-chat capabilities. Commission payments are always on time! The staff members are well-trained and are readily available to assist with any issues. The TPI Extravaganza is an awesome experience!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  14. Roger
    December 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm #
    6 / 21 found this review helpful.
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    They are pretty good so far as I am still new.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  15. Mike Webb
    May 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm #
    30 / 32 found this review helpful.
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    What a support system! With my previous host agency if I needed help with anything I might have just been guided me to where I might find the answer. Not with TPI they will stick with you to solve the problem until it is solved.

    Everyone is so nice and understanding

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  16. Oxana Salazar
    May 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm #
    21 / 22 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. They have been always on time with commission payments and offer a very convenient system of reports to track sales and clients. Booking engines can be a bit slow but are easy to navigate. The staff are very helpful and responsive. Although once I talked to the accounting department in the beginning of my work with the agency and the person on the phone showed a slight note of irritation when I was asking questions about added fees and was trying to calculate commission amounts.
    I recommend TPI to all my colleagues and am happy to have signed up with them.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  17. Nebu Kuriakose
    May 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm #
    2 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    Excellent Host Agency with a wide array of options.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  18. Sunrise2Sea Travel
    April 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm #
    15 / 15 found this review helpful.
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    I can honestly say that I truly enjoy Travel Planners International after coming from another company in which I started my independent travel agent career. I am now able to be more flexible with bookings and TPI has one of the highest commissions % in the field. I wish my point A was with this highly reputable company. However, I can start again with the knowledge that I am valued and appreciated. Great customer service and client satisfaction is the norm and the staff are really helpful in in the little things. With new updates and technological advancements, I know that TPI is postured for greater things in the future of the travel industry at-large. Job well done!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  19. MW Johnson
    April 25, 2014 at 11:40 am #
    16 / 16 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been a helpful part of the growth of my agency. I have watched their company grow in a positive direction as well over the past 5 years. They are responsive and earnest in providing agent support. Their staff always respond to every question or request for assistance to the best of their ability. Their commission sharing percentage is one of the most valued in the industry and they provide the tools and benefits necessary to the success of their independent agents. There are some issues with fees and records that I wish were different but nothing that interferes severely with my ability to do business. No one agency provides the perfect support system, since we all have different needs. Overall I find them to be one of the top hosts in the industry!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  20. Jaimelyn Womack
    April 23, 2014 at 11:32 am #
    28 / 29 found this review helpful.
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    I am new to the industry just over a year now. I got recommended to this Host agency by another agent who has used them for years. Not knowing too much about this process I went to TPI. They are very helpful and respond in a timely manner. My only complaint is the fee amount they take out for certain mishaps and the delayed commission payment. But overall they are friendly and I do trust them. They have been helpful while I have been starting my business so they work for me right now.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  21. James Preacher
    April 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm #
    2 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been great, coming from my last host, the help and support here is unmatched.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  22. Travel Planner International
    April 10, 2014 at 9:05 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    TPI is great company to work with for travel business.The TPI Team is very efficient, experienced and supportive with every aspects.
    Regards,
    Tony George

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  23. Georgia Neal
    April 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm #
    1 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Great company support!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  24. Mary B.
    March 31, 2014 at 3:28 pm #
    17 / 17 found this review helpful.
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    I previously owned and operated a travel agency as well as a contributor to Travel Trade where I interviewed agents and agencies alike so I am very, very choosy and picky when it comes to associating with a hosting program. TPI offers a big bang for the price when it comes to hosting programs. My husband and I have been affiliated with them for about four years now and can’t imagine going with any other program. There are always learning opportunities and training available. Excellent invoicing capabilities and easy sales submission. And, did I mention that commissions are paid promptly and by direct deposit? The yearly convention is also wonderful and offers training, enhanced learning opportunities, networking and lots of FUN!

    I give TPI a 5-star rating!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  25. Ken Curfman
    March 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm #
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    Great agency and tons of support!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  26. Janis Black
    March 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Travel Planners for 4 years and although I only do travel part-time, they are always wonderful to work with and so helpful. Whenever I call with questions, anyone I reach is cheerful and quick with answers to my questions. The resources, tools and training they provide are extremely valuable. It is very easy to submit a sale and I’ve never had an issue with commission payments. Love my host agency!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  27. Frank Northime
    March 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm #
    12 / 12 found this review helpful.
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    I feel that I have finished the learning stage, now I am moving on to the make income phase of my development. TPI has been there every step of the way. Thanks TPI

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  28. Robert Patterson
    March 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm #
    12 / 13 found this review helpful.
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    As a neophyte Travel agent Travel Planners International has provided me with the tools, information and training to become a successful travel agent. I have attended their annual training conference and was blown away with number and interest the suppliers brought to us. The event was extremely motivational. The agency relations department has been proactive in assuring that my new career get’s off on the right foot.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  29. Collette H
    March 17, 2014 at 9:54 am #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    Travel Planners welcomed me with open arms as an agent when I first started last year as an agent. They have been great to work with and always help me with any questions I have in a fast timely manner. Everyone who I have come in contact with the company has been great. Whenever I have needed any help, they have been there.

    If you are looking for a host agency this is the place to be. They treat their agents like family.

    Collette H.
    Liv Two Travel

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  30. Gary John Hovagimian
    March 16, 2014 at 1:05 am #
    8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    I love these guys. Wow, they make it soooo easy to input your bookings and get PAID fast $$$$. Excellent value, great support, and FUN people to deal with. in 20+ years in the Biz, they are hands down theeee best.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  31. Beverly Shattuck
    March 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    The service provided by the staff is second to none. One of the things I needed was to be able to book very last minute hotels to accommodate a corporate client. I fine fare buzz not very client friendly so short of having a GDS I can not do that. I can however book on the properties web pages and submit it for commission with TPI. A 2 step process where one is desired. Aside from that, I happy with TPI…I have been with them for a little over a year now.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  32. Nancy M Weaver
    March 14, 2014 at 6:46 pm #
    15 / 15 found this review helpful.
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    I have been an Independent Travel Professional working from my home office in New Mexico for 33 years. This is the finest Host Agency I have ever been with associated with. They are professional and provide many services needed by a Independent Contractor. Because of the volume of business their agents book the commissions are very large. The best thing I appreciate is the many Travel Organizations they are affiliated with. Because of that I am an affiliate too and can attend their meetings and activities. Travel Planners International won the 2013 most Outstanding Agency of the Ensemble Travel Consortium. I have always been treated very fairly. The quality of their independent Agents is very high as is their support staff. I am proud to be a part of this respected Host Agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  33. Dana Neal
    March 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    I am so in love with this host agency. They are agent friendly, meaning, they have THE BEST customer service. TPI answers all the questions as effectively as they can; if they don’t have the answer they get it. So glad to be with them.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  34. JANICE JENKINS
    March 14, 2014 at 8:43 am #
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    TPI INTERNATIONAL IS A WONTERFUL HOST AGENCY. THEIR FRIENDLY, HELPFUL, GREAT RESOURCES. THEY OFFER AGENTS EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO RUN THEIR HOME BASE AGENCY. I WOULD LOOK NO WHERE ELSE.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  35. Jackie Mapp
    March 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm #
    30 / 32 found this review helpful.
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    I used to love this agency, however I feel that they unnecessarily prolong payment of my commission and fabricate fees. They leave a sour taste in my mouth and I am searching for a new agency. I regret that my relationship has declined but the uneasiness continues to grow. I recommended an agent and never received the gift for that. Excuses came from accounting as to why and still even that agent has had payment issues. It is sad.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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    • TPI Customer Service Department
      March 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm #
      18 / 19 found this review helpful.

      It was a real pleasure speaking with you last Friday and I am so glad that we were able to clarify and resolve the issues that you had to everyone’s satisfaction. As we discussed, although not all the terms of the referral program had been met, Travel Planners International does want to show our appreciation for any and all referrals and are pleased to send out your referral gift card today via FedEx. You will be receiving the FedEx tracking number in a separate email very shortly.

      If you have any further questions, or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us

      TPI Customer Service Department

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  36. Katherine Brooks
    March 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been the cornerstone of the building in my brand. Still in my infancy stages with the travel portion, TPI is impeccable in everything they represent for the home-based agent when it pertains to travel.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  37. Jacqualyne Nichols
    March 11, 2014 at 10:28 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I enjoy being a new agent with Travel Planners International. I have been here less than a year and they give you so many resources to work with. They make sure you start your business properly – Marketing, Training, Webinars, forms and live chat for you to ask questions on the spot. I’m so excited to be apart of this agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  38. Maria Siebert
    March 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Travel Planners International less than a year and must say that everyone has been wonderful to work with. Everything that is stated is true. They really do take care of you so you can make the most out of your business!!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  39. Tina Jocktane
    March 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    TPI is an excellent host agency. I was with another agency prior to TPI, and I can appreciate TPI who is well known, well respected, and competent in the travel industry. Their staff goes the extra mile for agents, and are always willing to help. Additionally, TPI offers their agents a variety of tools to help them build their business and make themselves more visible and professional.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  40. Imani Travel Agency
    March 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm #
    6 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    after I was searching for the best Host agency for almost 3 months
    now I am happy for what I finally found.
    I advise every one who is looking for host agency to start making income,just save the time ,stop searching ,just Contact Travel Planners International 800-730-6392, http://www.travelplannersinternational.com

    you will get what you are looking for.I try it,it is the best

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  41. Charles Bosik
    March 7, 2014 at 9:55 pm #
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    TPI is the best host agency. They bend over backwards to help and I really appreciate it!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  42. Christina Erickson-Hoffman
    March 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm #
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    I’ve been with a couple of different host agencies and as a home based agent I can honestly say this has been the best experience yet! TPI was easy to sign on with and there is always someone available if I need help. They have great technology and a fair price which is important as a small business owner. You can’t go wrong with TPI. Highly recommend.
    Christina Erickson-Hoffman
    The Travel Concierge out of Kansas City

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  43. Wendy Dall
    March 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I have switched to TPI after being with another host that took a much higher commission split. It was painful changing hosts but I am so glad that I did!
    I have found the support staff wonderful and responsive. Even though I am in Chicagoland I do feel part of the TPI family! Payments always on time, great commission alert notification, easy accounting and direct deposit!
    What I like most about TPI is that is not a seller of travel it is only host agency so we the agents are the clients. They are not competing with us but are finding ways to help us become more successful.
    I can highly recommend TPI for agents looking to build their own brand and niche.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  44. Mark and Angela Chambliss
    March 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm #
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    TPI is a very organized and responsible host agency. They are very responsive to my needs and concerns. They are open and online when I need them and I am confident that my questions will be resolved by a specialist in the area of my concern promptly. The training and, events and benefits are exceptional. I have been an agent for 10 years and the last 3 with TPI. The commission pay structure is one of the highest in the industry so my work is earning me 90% of what I bring in. That is great!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  45. Patrick Ermis
    March 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm #
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    Wonderful host agency. Nothing but good things to say.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  46. Virgilia Rainey
    March 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm #
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    I have been with TPI for 4 years and I can say no one is perfect, but they are great to work with.

    They are there when you need them and they leave you alone not like some host agencies I know call you to see how much you are making for them.

    I like the commission structure they have great affiliates and great employees for your assistance.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  47. Judy Bowen Gill
    February 28, 2014 at 10:22 am #
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    I have been in the cruise industry for more than 25 years in several capacities. I started out selling cruises with two of the largest pioneer cruise discount agencies; South Florida Cruises and Goldcoast! After working for approximately a dozen or so years in their storefront agencies I decided to try working from home with a host agency. I have changed host agencies through the years but happily finally found the best one; Travel Planners International, where I continue all these years later.

    In between all of this I have also been at sea for more than a year of my life having been on 65 cruises and even worked on The S/S Independence cruise ship in Hawaii for one rotation, as well as working in administrative posisitions in agencies, a cruise line and a host franchise agency. So I feel I know the cruise business pretty well! Top that off with the fact that I have lived in 5 of the major cruise port cities of the world, (Ft. Lauderdale, Miami area, Tampa area, St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Island and Honolulu, Hawaii,) it has enabled me to inspect as many ships has I have sailed.

    After having been with several host agencies, including the infamous JOYSTAR where I lost the largest group commission of my career just after they filed for bankruptcy, I thankfully found Travel Planners International. What a refreshing class act to find a host that is knowledgable, has clout and offers ongoing education, GREAT customer service and reasonable plans. Don’t hesitate to go with the best… TPI!

    Judy Bowen Gill – TheCruiseGenie

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  48. OLUSESAN ILORI
    February 27, 2014 at 9:58 am #
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    TPI has changed my life. I started with them a little over a year ago, and the difference is clear.
    From training to their customer service to accounting and finally, my income.
    They are professional and curtious.
    I have convinced four of my friends to start home based agency with the TPI

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  49. Judy Lanier
    February 25, 2014 at 8:32 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    Wonderful people to work with.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  50. Jeffrey Zeidman
    February 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm #
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    I love TPI, they are friendly and very helpful! Love attending their annual conference to network with other TPI agents and learn more about the industry and how to improve my business.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  51. Carol Briggs
    February 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm #
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    I have been affiliated with TPI for 14 years and they exemplify the hightest level of professionalisn and support. They are patient and understanding in helping to resolve issues. They are constantly updating to help make our job as home based agents easier.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  52. larry clark
    February 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm #
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    I have been with TPI over 10 years and have nothing but great things to say! TPI makes it easy to submit bookings for tracking ,as well as great support from the management team. Also they pay commissions 2x a month – I have never had a problem

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  53. Virgie Pedroza
    February 22, 2014 at 3:37 am #
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    I have been with TPI since 2010. After being with 2 other host agency’s, I have to say TPI is by far the best host agency. They have the best tools available for agents to be a success in this business. I am quite pleased with TPI. If anyone is looking for a host agency I would strongly suggest they look at TPI. Best host agency, I’ve worked with.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  54. Selina Perryman
    February 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm #
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    I love travel, so I embarked on getting certified as a travel agent. When a friend suggested that I try using a Host Agency, I scurried about and did a lot of research. For each level of my expectation that ranged from guidance to education to supplier relationships, TPI hit #1! I was afraid at first, but TPI’s provision of excellent support, superb customer service, and lots of opportunities to learn calmed me and made me feel comfortable and empowered to grow my business. Thanks TPI!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  55. Aniko Czobor CTC
    February 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    Having been in the industry for almost 40 years, when I started my business 8 years ago, my background was International Lead Agent at a large agency. Coming from the CORPORATE Travel World, TPI made the transition into leisure travel smooth and comfortable. There is not one person at TPI who has not been helpful, I have everything I need to serve my clients. I tried Nexion as well, never giving up my membership with TPI, for about two years, but found that I prefer Travel Partners international, and never made a booking through Nexion. I find the TPI system much more convenient and smooth, and I feel like I am part of a family with TPI..

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  56. Elizabeth Terrill
    February 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm #
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    I have been very pleased with the level of organization and professionalism at TPI. The customer service is also top notch and includes a very helpful instant chat option. I am a beginning agent and have been impressed with the support I have received. No question is off limits, which is helpful when you are just starting out and are concerned about sounding stupid. The only thing keeping me from rating a full 5 stars is the small document fee that I have to pay to have documents mailed to me that the supplier can only send to the host agency by law. This has only been an issue with Disney reservations, as they regularly send the clients paper documents. Once you have your own IATA number, however, the supplier can send the documents directly to you. I imagine other host agencies have a comparable fee.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  57. Joe Sculler
    February 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm #
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    TPI provides excellent support in many areas. They are readily available with knowledgeable staff.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  58. JUDY TORRES
    February 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    I’ve been with TPI for over a year. What I love most about TPI is the innovative, professional and helpful systems in place and staff. The accounting system in place is amazing and I’m always paid on time… Whenever I have a question “A Chat” to the office via the internet provides a quick response. Overall my short time with TPI has been a great experience… I would give them a 9 out of 10 and that’s only because, my time with them has been short. Thank you TPI.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  59. Mary Lou Gonzalez
    February 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm #
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    I am still excited that I became part of this aggressive, winning team of Travel Planners. The staff is strong and solid and I look forward to many more years with this organization.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  60. Ildiko Varga
    February 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    With 36 years Travel Industry experience – I am totally impressed with the Professionalism, state of the art technology, ease of operation and TPI’s ability to make us, IC s feel that we belong. TPI is always there to improve our knowledge, sources of higher profits. All this while staying very friendly, down to earth and approachable.
    I only have one question ( to myself) Why did I not join them sooner ????

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  61. Elaina Salerno
    February 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm #
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    I am so glad I found TPI.

    I had been with a couple of other hosts that were less than helpful, though they touted themselves as being A-1 when it came to hands-on training and attention to teaching you the ropes when I started almost 4.5 years ago. I basically had to learn the hard way about many things relative to the travel business.

    TPI has really helped a lot, and I love their professionalism in doing so, rather than become impatient because you didn’t know something.

    I really shopped for a host. I liked what I saw with TPI, and highly recommend them for your journey in travel. It is a fun business when you find one that is attentive and nice too!

    Elaina Salerno
    Travel & Cruises NOW

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  62. Shannon Stone-Winding
    February 16, 2014 at 8:38 am #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    Our team has been with Travel Planners for over 4 years now. This is our 3rd host agency and we really did our homework before choosing our 3rd and last host agency.

    The training that we have received with TPI has been top-notch and the agency events with vendors has been outstanding! Since joining TPI, we have never looked back and have been able to focus on growing our business.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  63. Barbara Walton
    February 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm #
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    I began my travel career with a host agency that focus was to build a team in order to be successful. After a year with that host and the constant drive by my team leader to recruit, I sought other avenues in which to feed my desire to be in the travel industry. After 6 years with TPI I have never looked back, because they offer more to enhance your travel business. They are well respected and just being a part of their hosted team give you creditability as being a true agent of the industry.

    Thank you TPI for offering training, marketing and the tools to be successful.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  64. Genevia Gano
    February 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI over 9 years and have nothing but great things to say! over the years the agency has grown and moved with the times. we have excellent accounting system in place, easy to submit bookings for tracking,as well as great support from the management team.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  65. Lori Gardner
    February 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm #
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    I have been with Travel Planners for nearly 10 years now. In this time I have had a wonderful experience. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. The services provided by TPI are fantastic. The ongoing training offered is outstanding. I highly recommend any travel professional, novice or seasoned, to join TPI.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  66. Angela Jean Richards
    February 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm #
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    The outstanding reason for selecting TPI…was the ability to master all the courses with a coach always giving me positive feedback. My continuing
    education continues month after month with webinars from the list of preferred suppliers so I am constantly learning which enables me to meet my clients needs.

    Whenever I have a question, the employees are responsive and answer all my questions….which as a beginner is so supportive. I am looking forward to their trade show in Oct. and ship tours to further enhance my knowledge which I believe contributes to being a travel consultant with a personal touch…TPI supports me, and I am proud to be part of their family.

    Angela

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  67. Victor M Sterling
    February 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm #
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    I was the best move we ever made! We started the business with one of those “card mills agencies” (rude awakening!) Then we decided to try Travel Planners (skeptically). After a very detailed phone conversation, explanation on compensation plan,we moved on. We are very grateful customers service, suppliers list, and general support. You are the best!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  68. April L. Brown
    February 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm #
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    I love TPI because they are so people-oriented, always gracious in assisting, full of great ideas and eager for you to succeed. They also keep you updated on the most recent travel industry changes, as well as offering classes for continuing education. TPI is economical yet gives you ALL that you need to be the best Independent Travel Professional you can be!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  69. Jason Smith Sr
    February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    Hi: My name is Jason Smith Sr. I use to be a travel agent but stopped for a few years to be a Corporate Trainer. But I’m glad I found out about TPI. I believe it is the right fit for me. Sol Melendez has been and still is; a tremendous help to me and I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of helping people with their travel, vacation, and other booking needs, while at the same time getting to the point where I won’t have to work for anyone else but me. :)TPI has shown me they are there to offer all the support we will ever need and that means a lot to me. I hope we all become financially independent through TPI and enjoy the perks that come along with it. Have a great time everyone selling travel.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  70. A. Louise Foggia
    February 14, 2014 at 10:49 am #
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    I have been in the Travel Industry for over 35 years and have watched this industry change. In October I made the move to Travel Planners Intl. and haven’t looked back since. Why it took me so long, I don’t know. I am 52 years old, and I love the freedom it give me. Also, When I made the decision to become a host agent with TPI, I really didn’t have clients beating down my door. All of those years I spent working in this industry was spent handled incentive group travel.

    Now I do both, but on my own terms. I have built a wonderful client base and am still doing groups. Its been 3 months since I started and I am thrilled with my sales and with the partnership with TPI. They are always there for you. Outstanding service and training opportunities. There accounting system makes your life so easy, and believe me, I don’t like that part of my job. With TPI, they have taken those fears away from me!

    Make the move. You won’t regret it! Give TPI a chance to help change your life.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  71. Phyore Montgomery
    February 14, 2014 at 10:18 am #
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    Good Morning! I just want to say that I LOVE this company!!! Everyone is professional and helpful. All my questions and concerns are answered in a matter of minutes. When I need help or guidance, they are Johnny-on-the-spot with the solutions. I have been with them for close to four years now and I have no complaints whatsoever. Thanks Travel Planner’s!!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  72. Susan Fullerton
    February 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I started with YTB International in 2007. I was very unhappy with them and in 2010 started looking for a new Host Agency. I found Travel Planners, International and started with them July 2010. They are wonderful to work with and give the Agents all the backup they need. The TPI “family” is awesome. When you run into a problem the are there to help you out. They have put on some fantastic trade shows and also have classes to inform us what TPI has available to the Agents. They are truly a dynamite Host company. Their Marketing department is wonderful. They produce fliers that are professional and very classy looking for a phenomenal price. They are always offering educational webinars for the Agents to educate us and learn our products. Their relationship the the vendors is great and they have a great repoire with all of them. They pay the commissions to the Agents in a timely manner twice a month and the percentage that the Agents can earn is top of the line. I have recommended several Agents to come with TPI and they have all been very happy with them. Overall, they are the BEST!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  73. Elsie Sanders
    February 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm #
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    TPI is my second host agency. I left my previous host agency because I had to constantly monitor commissions due to me and most often, I did not receive what I had earned. By contrast, TPI has an automated system, so that once I input the sale and commissions, I am notified when the supplier pays and again when the commission is deposited in my account. I love this system.

    Another feature that I find extremely helpful is the on-line chat system. Whenever, I have a question, I can get a response by connecting to the appropriate department, and usually I am chatting with support staff within a minute–this is even more efficient than having a live telephone conversation.

    In 2 years I have had no problems. I have had support and training. Everyone on staff is extremely helpful.

    I will continue to recommend TPI to other travel agents.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  74. Heck Team
    February 13, 2014 at 6:42 pm #
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    Just started with TPI and so far the staff has been excellent at handling all the “rookie” errors I seem to be making! The system is easy. I was bombarded with several trips all at once so never booking with them before it’s a learning experience and I’m glad they are willing to listen to all the questions!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  75. Kirsten
    February 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm #
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    TPI does a great job as a host agency. Their customer service is excellent and staff is a pleasure to work with. Their ongoing training makes it easy to stay informed and everything is very straightforward. I look forward to many years as an agent here.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  76. Donna Maresh
    February 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm #
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    After 36+ years working in the oil & gas industry, I elected to retire. I love to travel, so decided to become a home-based agent. A friend recommended TPI. I completed my training in Dec. 2013, so am relatively new, but TPI’s customer service has been GREAT! I like that they have ongoing training and the technology seems to be first class. I am looking forward to many successful years with TPI as my host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  77. Toby Vandemark
    February 13, 2014 at 10:52 am #
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    I have been with TPI for a few years now and tried 2 others before this. There is no comparison. Can’t say enough about how great these guys are! Always available to help, great programs, reasonable prices, super preferred suppliers, warm and friendly staff. If you are looking for a host, this is the way to go. And if you are new to the business, they have great educational opportunities as well – and an annual conference/trade show that can’t be beat!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  78. Tamra White
    February 13, 2014 at 10:13 am #
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    I have found my host agency TPI to be most helpful. when I have needed help they have been there to guide me through it. they are always courteous and are quick to answer. you can find a wealth of information to grow your business with TPI. I highly recommend this host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  79. Victoria Oldfield
    February 13, 2014 at 9:27 am #
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    They give me the best support and help me with anything I need.
    The agents are very knowledgeable and always friendly.
    A first class operation! I would highly recommend them.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  80. Anita English
    February 13, 2014 at 9:15 am #
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    I joined Travel Planners International because I was so impressed with the teamwork approach. When you attend one of the Extravaganza Conventions you quickly feel a part of the family. Even as an experienced travel agent I have taken advantage of the educational opportunities and yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Thank you TPI

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  81. Kevin Strassburg
    February 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm #
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    I have been with TPI for over six years. I have been very happy with the service and support I receive from them. I would recommend to anyone looking for a host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  82. Gerry Ash
    February 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm #
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    I researched a list of 50 top host agencies before choosing TPI over 6 years ago. I still find Travel Planners International to offer the best package for myself and my 3 sub-agents.
    They are large enough to be able to assist us with any type of travel packages with competitive pricing, but still very personable like you would expect from a smaller company.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  83. Terry Hiemenz
    February 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm #
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    Travel Planners has hosted me for the past 8 years – first as a sub agent and then as my own agent. I am home based and have found Travel Planners to be everything I had hoped it and needed it to be. When I was just starting out there was always someone to answer my ‘dumb’ questions and to guide me in making my bookings. As I have become more experienced I have found there educational options to be quite helpful.
    A special shoutout to Cassandra–I may have given up if not for you. However, the entire team at Travel Planners is quite profesional and didecated to serving us!!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  84. Natalie Bradford
    February 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm #
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    I have been with TPI for several years and am very happy with their services! The agency continues to improve it’s systems and technology. They have an excellent accounting system in place, easy to submit bookings for tracking. They offer a very comprehensive website for agents. They offer an excellent commission program and pay commissions on time. They offer a whole variety of wholesalers and will work to add a company they don’t have. They have great customer service. 5 star agency for sure!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  85. Brenda Ajay
    February 12, 2014 at 11:21 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I made the decision to work from home after spending the past 15 years as a stay-at-home mom. I was apprehensive about taking on this challenge because I did not have any experience in the travel industry. After much research, I decided to use TPI as my host agency. They provided me with all the training and support I needed to guide me towards achieving my goal. There is always someone available at TPI to answer my questions and I really feel like part of their team. TPI’s web site is very user friendly and they offer plenty of sales and marketing tools to help build your business. They have a variety of compensation plans to choose from allowing you the freedom to choose a level that is both affordable and profitable. I would recommend TPI as a host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  86. Antoinette Pender
    February 12, 2014 at 9:59 am #
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    I love having Travel Planners International as my host agency. They offer so many FREE resources and tools to educate you and help you succeed in the travel industry. TPI is the best host agency there is!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  87. Jimmi
    February 12, 2014 at 8:31 am #
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    Great people and very easy to use!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  88. ALICIA MCVEAN
    February 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm #
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    I have been with TPI for 3 years and it has been a great experience. I have worked in a store front, as a outside agent and for another host agency before coming to TPI and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience working for TPI. My business has tripled since making the change to TPI. I feel more confident having such a great support system. Anytime I need anything or have a question I can always call or click on my chat button in my back office and someone at TPI is there ready and willing to help me how ever they can. I definitely recommend TPI to anyone looking to sell travel and love doing it! TPI is the place you ought to be! So load up and move over and be trouble free!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  89. Tara Hall
    February 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm #
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    Less than a year ago, I decided to fulfill my dream of becoming a travel agent. I did my research on the many different host agencies, and kept coming back to Travel Planner’s International. Before signing up with TPI, I talked A LOT with Sol, who was very patient, kind, and understanding. She really put my mind at ease and answered all my questions. I was SO excited to sign up with TPI and I’ve never regretted that decision. In this first year as a travel agent, I’ve learned a ton and the training TPI offers is fabulous! I’ve had a lot of questions as I’ve learned and the TPI staff has been there with me every step of the way, no matter how ridiculous my question may be. Fantastic staff!! I’m thrilled to be a part of the TPI team and love what I do! Thanks, TPI for helping me fulfill a lifelong dream!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  90. Michael Will
    February 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm #
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    While not new to traveling and living abroad for most of my life, I’m new to the Travel Agency part.

    I took my time in researching all the various one’s out there, and while TPI doesn’t have ALL the glamor and glitzy products, they offer a lot of options that were important to me and what the promise is what they delivered. That’s key. Within the past year, they have continually chosen to expand and upgrade their systems, showing that you are not just signing up to a stagnate host. There is a lot to travel, and I feel supported by TPI 100%. I have a lot to learn still, and hope to keep on expanding.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  91. Shanobra Howard
    February 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm #
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    I love Travel Planners International, they have been my host for about the last five years and before them, I went through a few of them. TPI resources are great, their web site and supplier list are easy to navigate. I receive timely payments. If I have an issue, I get a quick solution when I call or email them.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  92. Monique Benoit, The Travel & Cultures Company
    February 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm #
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    Being relatively new in the industry I wanted a host agency that could offer support, a user friendly website, easy submission for bookings, quick payments and a good commission split. I found it at TPI. With TPI I also was able to secure a 90% commission whereas most host company’s were offering 70% or lower to less experienced agents.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  93. Marie Elise Isabelle Choiniere
    February 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm #
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    I transferred to TPI a year ago from another host agency at the invitation of a friend and I am so thrilled that I did!

    TPI offers superlative Customer Service; they respond quickly to any questions I have and they make sure they resolve issues promptly.

    Because of their reputation in the industry and the relationships they have developed within the Travel Industry, we benefit from great commissions and awesome training for all components of travel.

    Since I became a TPI agent, my travel business has soared. I could not have done this without TPI’s constant support and dedication. If you are serious about being a Travel Professional, TPI is the Host Agency to join!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  94. Joan Lovell
    February 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm #
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    I have been with TPI for over 1 year. I have been in business for over 20 years. I started with Uniglobe and then switched to Vacation.com. I find TPI to top both of these when it comes to commissions, ease of usage and assistance. Their staff is always helpful no matter what the questions, big or small. They also listen to the agents suggestions and ideas…how refreshing! The others focus their concentration on promoting their products and services. TPI solves many of my challenges in helping me reduce and control costs and their relationship with vendors is great. Bottom line – I am saving money and increasing my commission levels, so it’s a win-win for me!I am so glad I joined TPI!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  95. Sharon Halsey
    February 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm #
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    As a new agent with TPI, I’ve had so many questions and have needed help with registering, accessing vendors, accounting, etc. the have always been right there and so very willing to help me with anything. They have always been so understanding and eager to help me get off to a good start. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I chose Travel Planners International as my host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  96. Sheri Gioquinto
    February 11, 2014 at 2:53 pm #
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    I have worked in a travel agency since 2001. In November 2013 I joined TPI and began working for myself. I now work at all hours of the day and I like that almost any question I have on how to do something on their site is answered through webinars and the available training that they have. They also are prompt in answering emails. I like that they offered me a website and helped me get it up and running quickly. I love being an independent agent with TPI and I am looking forward to a long relationship with them!
    Other things I like about this company is the commission structure and the point and click Amadeus booking engine.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  97. Cheryl Taylor
    February 11, 2014 at 1:59 pm #
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    I have been with TPI for 2 years and I have been very pleased. They are true professionals and make my business look professional. Knowledgeable and courteous when you call them for help. They get high commissions from suppliers and great exclusives deals. The marketing assistance is superb. Some of it is even free.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  98. Sabine Crysler
    February 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm #
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    A few years ago I had researched host agencies after having managed travel agencies and starting my own agency, and Travel Planners International was the most comprehensive and transparent host agency on the market.

    The transition and set-up was smooth and effortless, and it has been smooth sailing ever since.

    Their staff is professional and in the true sense of the word you are in a partnership with them.

    At no time do you feel as if you are just one of their clients, their continuous support and technology updates keep you ahead of the ever changing times.

    I refer TPI on to all agents and agency owners as a viable business model to go with to survive in the travel industry today.

    Thank You to TPI and their staff, I am better equipped and a much happier travel agency.

    They receive a A+ rating from us!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  99. Steven G
    February 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm #
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    I have been hosted with TPI since 2012 and have found them to have all of the benefits I was looking for in a host agency when comparing them to the rest!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  100. Debby Summerlin
    February 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm #
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    This is my third agency and by far the best and definitely the most professional! The staff is stable, which is a BIG deal to me, the price is right, and your commissions are paid on time, which didn’t happen with the other two agencies.
    This company truly values its employees and agents and works to make it a great environment for all (with no micro-managing). Yesterday, I even received an email from the VP of Operations congratulating me on an impressive booking that I made. It was an unexpected and valued surprise to get that email.
    I have been with TPI for over three years and have NO complaints. I plan to be with them for years to come. A big thank you to the Gaglianos for the way they run their agency. I LOVE TPI!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  101. Gerald Martin
    February 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm #
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    After losing thousands of dollars in commissions at 2 former host agencies (one filed bankruptcy), I’ve been especially pleased with TPI’s prompt commission payments. I appreciate the reasonable fees and generous commission sharing plans. TPI makes it possible for me to run my business without a lot of unnecessary complications. It’s a big plus to me to receive 100% commission on my personal travel. Staff are helpful and always provide prompt, answers via their live chat services.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  102. Sara Johnson
    February 11, 2014 at 11:44 am #
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    I have been a Travel Agent for over 15 years. I decided it was time to start my own agency and TPI has given me that opportunity.

    Very easy and inexpensive to get started. No hidden fee’s – very nice when you call asking a dumb question 🙂

    LOVE TPI!!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  103. Pamela Hill
    February 11, 2014 at 11:03 am #
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    I am new in this business but TPI has given me more help then I could have thought possible. from the front line account assistance to the webinar’s they have open for me to learn from have been great. The line of business that is open for me to book travel vacations for my clients and the lead service have also worked to my advantage. I am very happy I chose TPI as my host agency!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  104. Rochelle Shaw Rey
    February 11, 2014 at 10:55 am #
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    I have been with TPI for over 10 years and could not have done business without them. Most of the travel that I do for customers is complicated and TPI is always there to help!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  105. Miss Lissette Maria Dernier, O.P.
    February 11, 2014 at 10:51 am #
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    Travel Host Reviews 2014…….

    My Host “Travel Planners International”
    Maitland, Florida
    A blessing to be an affiliate of such a wonderful, trustworthy travel host team of over 2, 500 Travel Consultants working with Travel Planners International in Florida. First, I would like to thank Travel Host Reviews, Stephanie, for all her great work in reaching out to travel consultants. Her newsletter as well as her reviews and information is a plus in our travel industry career…..My business is out of Rochester, New York. At first I wasn’t interested in a Niche but after a while I was overwhelmed. Today, my focused niche: Pilgrimages, river cruises, Disney and all inclusive vacation packages and of course to promote Pilgrimages….TPI offers and leads us to many open doors introducing us to a huge market of suppliers that have been in business over 35 years and more….Such as, SITA World Tours; Sceptre Tours; Christian Cruises ETS and much more…..
    Travel Planners International has been hosting agents since 1988, and as my Host Agency “Dominique Travel Agency”, they facilitate professional agents producing all types of travel including air; car; hotel; river cruise; Disney getaway; tour products; vacations; promotions; all inclusive travel packages etc. In 2011 sales exceeded $100 million and more….We are growing as a family….I am presently taking care of my 90 year old mother and that is a biggest blessing. TPI to me is that family and support that I prayed for and as new consultants or experienced agents we have to trust on TPI’s professional experiences. TPI offers social media and marketing support and training….Under TPI we have the best of all and how can we go wrong with such a unique support and a wonderful loving team!!! I remember asking Miss Tammy from TPI, “Tammy, do we have any local members or mentors in my area”? Well, now TPI is kicking off T.E.A.M. and I am looking forward to meeting TPI agent Rodolfo, from Rochester, NY, Together we build…we keep learning…Today, what matters is professionalism…and pleasing our clients. Nothing wrong with sharing our gifts and talents…..
    Thank you TPI

    We are members of: ARC, ARTA, CLIA, IATA, NACTA, OSSN, PATH, TPOC as we work in unity with Travel Planners International. They don’t sell the products but they are a huge support to all travel agent consultants as we strive to please our customers in their travel initiatives and plans. We take time to accommodate the best and get our clients the best prices out in the market.

    Thank you,

    Miss Lissette M Dernier, O.P.

    ::: Previous review (5/26/2013) :::
    Hello, I am new with TPI and I have to agree with Teri Hurley to the T. All was said! I love the support, help and team work that I receive. I am not alone out here! It’s called a family working together and sharing their individuals gifts, zeal and talents in the travel industry. The are a presence to us in helping all thier agents succeed as well as helping us to please our clients. Great support and time consuming! Well, they keep me busy with all they offer! Lots to learn….It was through Host Agencies Review and guidance in all her posts that I found Travel Planners International after searching for months! At the time it was truly getting confusing to me with all the Host available. But, Host Agencies Review offers important reviews and information of all the good Host out here and you make your own choosing…Soon, TPI should accomplish that next STAR..I am grateful and proud to be part of TPI…Thank you!
    Lissette Dernier

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  106. Stephanie Kindig
    February 11, 2014 at 10:38 am #
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    I have been with Travel Planners for just over a year. I am very happy with the support and sales tools. The help desk staff are superb and they go above and beyond to help out in any way they can. I have no desire to look elsewhere, Travel Planners International is the best host agency there is!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  107. Jessica Kearney
    February 11, 2014 at 10:09 am #
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    I have been with TPI for about 1 yr now and I am very pleased. There systems are streamlined and easy to use. I always receive my commissions on time and the direct deposit system is wonderful. They have always been attentive and prompt to answer all questions. A wonderful host agency!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  108. Donalyn Bratton
    February 11, 2014 at 10:08 am #
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    I have been extremely pleased with Travel Planners International after moving to them from another host agency. Their support for new agents and all agents, is outstanding. They have updated their agent website to make it very easy to submit sales, view accounting reports, etc. I earn VERY generous commissions–both the percentage I earn through TPI and the percentage paid by vendors because I am part of such a large agency. I attended their TPI Extravaganza in 2013 for the first time. Now that I have experienced it, I won’t miss it! The knowledge I gained and new vendors I met were valuable tools for my business.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  109. Korrine Johnson
    February 11, 2014 at 9:54 am #
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    I have been with TPI for 2 years and am a very satisfied customer. The staff is very accessible with live chat, phone, and email. I appreciate the many opportunites for learning and growth that are offered to me and my subagents. I am very grateful for the nice looking website that is included with my memebership. It makes a difference in how clients percieve us. I also love the reduced price 800 number and the quick and easy reports. As a platinum member I feel rewarded for my hard work with weekly pay and extra perks. I will continue to recommend TPI to other travel agents.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  110. Arthur Asplund
    February 11, 2014 at 9:27 am #
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    I’ve been with TPI about 5 years now and was a very part-time agent starting out. Now travel is my main job. I love the customer service, I hate calling but they have online chat windows for all departments and you can get everything done that way in a few seconds. I am able to add sub-agents under me and run my own mini-host agency and have 13 now and I train them and TPI tracks all the commissions and manages the split for me. TPI also gets top commissions with all the best suppliers and allows you to create your own groups something that wasn’t allowed with Nexion who I tried for a year.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  111. Andrew Wunder
    February 11, 2014 at 9:19 am #
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    This is a well run organization. Each time I contact them with questions they respond immediately. Their array of services from accounting and marketing to education is the best. We switched several years ago from another host agency and it was one of the best moves we made.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  112. Ralph and Aya Celento
    July 22, 2013 at 11:21 am #
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    Travel Planners International (TPI)is our Host Agency for 8 months. Previously we were with another host–that did not meet its promises and charged us more in dues than TPI by a long shot.

    If you are looking for a host that truly has your back, has highest integrity, is growing and getting better daily, then look no further than TPI.

    As one example we recently attended the TPI Insight training in Maitland (outside Orlando). The Insight training was OUTSTANDING! The TPI total team and preferred suppliers made several presentations, stayed after the normal day to answer questions, give us tips, help and genuine FRIENDSHIP.

    The training was unmatched in quality, subject matter, and enthusiasm. We met not only the TPI staff, and some suppliers, but also fellow Agents that we established friendships and good times that will last forever.

    We cannot wait for the TPI Extravaganza in Oct 2013. That will have over 85 suppliers, more than 40 training, orientation, ship inspections, and most of all an opportunity to meet more suppliers, fellow agents, and further cement that relationship with all.

    Best of Luck and Great Success in your Travel Business,

    Ralph and Aya Celento
    Aya’s Travel Agency LLC
    San Antonio, TX

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  113. Rose Alston
    June 6, 2013 at 11:14 am #
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    I’ve been with TPI just over 1 year. I am overjoyed with our relationship to-date. They provide excellent assistance; great training opportunities and excellent commission opportunities.

    I had an opportunity to meet the senior owners at last year’s TPI Extravaganza. They are lovely people and “old school” like I. They believe in team work, integrity and loyalty. You don’t find that much in today’s business.

    I considered another host agency, but once I read the fine print in the contract, it was obvious they were more interested in their profit and success then mine. TPI makes me feel like they are helping me to succeed and be profitable. Thank you for all that you do!

    UPDATE: 2/11/2014
    I love Travel Planners International because they have great relationships with vendors that provide multiple opportunities for me to earn more commissions. In addition, I am supported, their agent services are like having your own back office staff to keep you on top of bookings, advertising, payments, etc.

    TPI provides abundant training,and mentoring opportunities ranging from classes, videos, webinars FAM opportunities. I am also thrilled with membership/contract rates which are much lower than a lot of host agencies. I get a bigger return on my investment.

    Lastly I cannot say enough about TPI’s values. The founders established good old fashion honest and integrity in their business dealings and people. I look forward to seeing them when I attend TPI events. What you see is what you get; no hidden fees, misleading contracts or tricks. I am grateful for my association with TPI and can’t imagine myself looking for another host agency again.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  114. Teri Hurley
    April 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm #
    53 / 53 found this review helpful.
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    Hello,

    If you’ve reached this site I imagine that you’re looking for a new host agency. You’re going to find a wide array of opinions here just as you would with your client reviews on the same hotel. The most important thing is to identify the kind of relation and amenities necessary and imperative to your business and find the best host fit. The featured agencies listed here are all good agencies but you’ll find small degrees of differences. If those differences matter to you, then you’ve found your measuring stick!

    ASK before you leap! Most things are incredibly transparent for the asking but it’s up to you to vocalize your needs and questions.

    TPI is very accessible. There is no reason not to know details on what they provide unless you simply do not poise the question.

    For me I’ve been with TPI over six years now. I love them = they work for me.

    I started with two other agencies, neither of whom are in business today.

    In my tenure with TPI, I have seen their company grow for the better.

    They have attentive, polite, on the ball staff that are available by phone, email or message. If you need help, that’s what they are there for.

    They offer a variety of commission programs so you can choose which program and monthly fee best suits your business.

    None of their programs are expensive and in return for what they provide, I’d say the agent gets a heck of a lot of bang for a very small amount of buck.

    Their staff is stable. They’ve had core staff members in place for as long as I have been with TPI and that speaks to the quality of their inner sanctum and the Gagliano brothers.

    Look at their stats:

    Years in Business: 24
    Sales Volume: $150 Million
    Number of Independents: 1,500
    Consortia Memberships: Ensemble Travel Group
    Association Memberships: CLIA, IATA, IATAN, NACTA OSSN, TPOC
    Preferred Cruise Lines: Avalon, Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, Hurtigruten, MSC, Norwegian, Oceania, Princess, Regent, Royal Caribbean, Silverseas, Uniworld, Viking & Windstar.
    Preferred Tour Operators: Adventure by Disney, Apple Vacations, Brendan Tours, Brian Moore Tours, Classic Vacations, Collette Vacations, Cosmos, Globus, Educational Travel Services, Inc. Funjet, GOGO WWV, Insight Vacations, Pleasant Vacations, Sandals, SITA, Southwest Airlines Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Travel Bound, Travel Impressions, Vacation Express, Walt Disney Travel Co.
    Air Ticketing Available?: Yes
    What GDS Do You Offer?: Amadeus, Sabre and Apollo & Worldspan by Travelport
    What Accounting / CRM?: TRAMS, Client Base
    Consumer Website?: http://www.agenthub.com
    Program for New Agents?: Yes
    New Agent Training?: Yes
    Mentoring Program (s)?: Yes, by in house business development staff

    Their commission rate at the preferred level is excellent. Comm is auto deposited and I’ve never had an issue with payment being made.

    I love that over the years I have come to know the employee in marketing or accounting and we’ve become ‘friends’. It’s not a massive call center impersonal response. They do reach out for you and try to help and support you.

    They don’t bug you or micromanage you. They let me be me!

    They offer tons of webinar and training options. All you need do is sign up.

    Have a sticky situation and need the help of a supplier bdm ? They can help bridge that connection if you don’t know your bdm.

    They have an annual TPI extravaganza each fall that is a combination training, ship inspection and socialization event for all their agents.

    If you’re considering a change to a different host I suggest you identify your key points of need and then contact the host agencies directly and have a little heart to heart. It’s the only way to find the best source of investment for your travel business.

    Best of luck.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  115. Steven
    March 26, 2013 at 3:18 am #
    70 / 72 found this review helpful.
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    I changed host agency’s primarily because I wanted more marketing assistance, including a customer facing website and primarily, some guidance as I’m starting with no existing client database. Everything with TPI has been good so far except for the following:

    — Marketing Assistance —

    Despite having had mentioned this need prior to joining and being assured I would have a coach/mentor who could help me, I haven’t located this resource, yet. That certainly doesn’t mean I won’t.

    — Consumer Website —

    The consumer website is a big disappointment mainly because having your own domain name means you have to forward your users to a subdomain of “agenthub.net” and while you can do it in a frame so that your agency domain shows in the address bar, as soon as they click on any link at all, the address bar changes to their sub domain which looks very unprofessional to me. This also means you make a huge sacrifice with regard to SEO (search engine optimization). Google, for example, doesn’t crawl anything inside of a frame so you can forget about getting your website high in search results for targeted keywords. Also, there is no blog functionality and TPI even advertises on your portal for their benefit. One example is their link for travel videos which is clearly an affiliate/partner url.

    — Fees —

    After a quick stroll through their agent intranet, it doesn’t take long to see that TPI makes money in every way you can imagine. Rather than the majority of the resources being included as an independent agent, they instead cost extra. Just about everything has an additional price to it and they make it convenient too, having your credit card on file means anything you click on and authorize will be billed to you. Most of these resources I was already aware of and honestly, I haven’t seen any real value with regard to pricing or discounts for the various services.

    Finding a host agency is tiring work. My advice is to do your due diligence and look beyond the free webinars offered to potential independent agents. Instead, I would talk with folks 1×1, ask to see live versions of their intranet and resources and make sure you’re getting what you think.

    TPI has delivered on most things so far! Good luck to you!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  116. Christian Wunder
    February 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm #
    6 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    Great group of professionals that are quick to help and get you the answers you need to stay on top of your business. I would recommend them highly.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  117. Gabriela Aragon
    January 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm #
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    I have been affiliated with Travel Planners for over 8 years and I only have great things to say about them. With more than 30 years in the industry, I have witnessed lots of changes, and working with this professional group of people has made these changes more easy to overcome!!
    They always respond in a promptly manner to all my requests. Professionalism and a great attitude is always present in all their employees and associates.
    And the best part……….commissions are paid accurately and promptly!! With your help and support, my business has grown over the years. Thanks TPI team!!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  118. Steve Tanzer ECC
    January 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI for going on four years. I joined them after two misteps with other host agencies which are both not in business any longer.

    As you can imagine I was gun shy after the first two agencies but have found my decision to join TPI to be an excellent decision. I have found them trustworthy and honest in their dealings. My business has grown since joining TPI and each year they get better in their support.

    Know what you are looking for in a Host Agency and you will be very pleased with what TPI has to offer.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  119. Wendy LaCombe
    January 29, 2013 at 11:42 am #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Travel Planners for over 4 years now and am looking forward to more years with them. They were easy to start with and very helpful with beginning questions and concerns, although I’ve had 20 years in the Travel Industry.

    Their accounting statements are very user friendly and commissions are paid promptly. Their marketing, training and sales support have been very easy and good to work with.

    If you are going to use a GDS thru them, they have to have you use the GDS support system which is not user friendly and I would not recommend unless you have the experience to work out your own questions. Their airline commissions very restricted and complicated to understand. With only one call in and my questions not answered, I do not use versus getting a debit memo. Travel Planners has a great preferred supplier list as well as great commissions, I would highly recommend them as your host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  120. Karen Hurlbut
    January 29, 2013 at 11:30 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been a good fit for me. I have been with them for almost 4 years in my 30 year career and have found them to be honest and helpful. Like any host agency, the do charge silly fees for voids, exchanges, etc. but other than that, I’m very happy with them. They provide learning opportunities for all levels of agents. They always respond quickly to all questions and provide support in all areas.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  121. Toby Byrd
    January 29, 2013 at 11:20 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been a joy for my travel career. Their website support, continued education courses, promptness from the office staff all contribute to a positive relationship. When I first joined TPI (over 10 years ago), I was skeptical about signing up with a Host Agency. Best move I ever made. Thank you TPI

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  122. Michelle Carbone
    January 11, 2013 at 8:52 am #
    21 / 25 found this review helpful.
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    when I first broke out on my own, for a short time I used TPI. I didn’t like how things worked with them – I had chosen them in part because my clients could call in my absense for assistance, and with my agent code, I’d get credit for the booking, but that didn’t work so well for the few clients that did call. For me, how they did things didn’t work with how I wanted to run my buisness. MLT Vacations wasn’t a preferred supplier, and that was who I booked most stuff with at the time, so I found a small agency to host me that had them as a preferred. I’m sure they work fine for some agents, but for me, it was not a good fit.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I was previously hosted by this host agency

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  123. Patricia Saizan
    January 6, 2013 at 11:09 am #
    17 / 19 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI for 12 years and I live just 5 minutes from their office in Maitland Florida. This means I get a “front view” seat to the inner office workings.

    How would I describe TPI? Honest. Caring. Always looking for new ways to improve the experience for the agent affiliated with them. Creative.

    Educational opportunities for all skill levels are available. Top tier commission levels. Knowledgable support staff.

    What I like most about being affiliated with TPI? The fact that I am treated as a valued customer.

    Honesty, integrity and being treated well is my experience with TPI.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  124. Kim
    December 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm #
    7 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI for almost 2 years now and I have nothing but good things to say about them! They are extremely helpful and friendly every time I call. They always address any questions and/or concerns that I have very quickly. Great website, education, marketing, and accounting services! They have more of a family feel than most, and I really like that aspect of working with TPI! I have no plans of leaving TPI! I would recommend them to anyone!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  125. Christina Bartholomew
    October 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm #
    37 / 52 found this review helpful.
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    Do not work with TPI, they are DISHONEST!

    The agent relations team was non-responsive and gave bad advice on the contract (in that I could have cancelled and renewed under the appropriate plan within 30 days, but was advised not to by the agent relations team saying they could address the issue without having to renew the contract.They however did not address the issue and left me with a contract past 30 days and costing me personally $275.)

    When I called to discuss the issue I was told that TPI would rather lose me as an agent rather than address my concerns.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I was previously hosted by this host agency

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    • Erwing Hernandez
      November 15, 2012 at 9:45 am #
      21 / 25 found this review helpful.

      At Travel Planners International our number one goal is to provide the highest level of customer service and assistance to all agents, potential agents and trainees. To that end, we immediately contacted this agent to convey our apologies for any misunderstanding and our willingness to make things right. We have extended several options to the agent, both over the telephone and in writing, in order to rectify the situation and in the hope of retaining her business. The agent has agreed to look over all of her options and has advised us that she will be contacting Travel Planners International to discuss this further within the next few days. We hope to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution very shortly.

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  126. Pam de Jong
    August 16, 2012 at 9:31 am #
    17 / 17 found this review helpful.
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    I was with TPI thru late 2010. I left TPI mainly because they didn’t have a relationship with an airline that my primary corporate client used quite often, so I was missing out on some big chunks of commission. That may have changed since then — not sure.

    The website offering was nice, and I do miss that, but the back office UI was not as intuitive as I’d like. The support folks were always friendly enough.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I was previously hosted by this host agency

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  127. Brenda
    August 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm #
    8 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    TPI has been great and very supportive towards me, not only do they provide supplier training on an ongoing basis, they also supply business coaching sessions to help us market ourselves. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a host agency!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  128. Roxy
    August 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm #
    5 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI for several years and have always been pleased with the service I receive from all departments. Everyone is very pleasant to work with and their website is very easy to use. They have a wonderful system for their agents and I would not go to any other host agency. Thank you TPI!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  129. Terri Hayes
    July 13, 2012 at 10:06 am #
    9 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    TPI is an excellent choice for a host agency. After a lot of research, this is the only host agency that I have been associated with. The customer service, ongoing training and up to date technology is always top notch. I am looking forward to many more successful years with TPI as my host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  130. Marie Miller
    June 28, 2012 at 9:05 am #
    5 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I love TPI! They have great support services to help me make my business successful.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  131. Mary
    May 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm #
    15 / 17 found this review helpful.
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    I’ve been with TPI for about two years now. I previously owned a national hosting agency, which I sold in 2005 and left the travel industry for awhile. Having owned a host agency in the past, I understand how hosting plans operate. I also know that in order to retain good agents, you need to offer them the tools and benefits they need to be a success. TPI does just that. They are also quick to pay commission and you can track the status of your commissions online.

    As a member, you receive a free web site and other marketing tools. They also provide ongoing training.

    I’ve recommended TPI to many other agents and will continue to do so. I have no complaints and am very content to have them as my host!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  132. Paul McNeill
    May 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm #
    10 / 11 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with TPI over 7 years and have nothing but great things to say! over the years the agency has growna nd moved with the times.. we have excellent accounting system in place, easy to submit bookings for tracking. A very comprehensive website for agents..An Ensemble agency which is an upscale consortium. Marketing plans are great.. the Ensemble marketing is new, and i took part, am very pleased with the pices sent out, very professional, making me look good! Greta air contracts, if you do corporate and have cleinst who buy C and F tickets intl can def benefit. Great comissions, i very rarely have any comission paid problems! and if i do they are fixed immediately by an excellent accounting dept! and 99% of the time it was the supplier error and not TPI. I am paid weekly, ontime into my account.. some agenst i think is bi weekly, i think that depends on your volume. All in all 10 out of 10

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  133. Randall Smith
    May 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm #
    6 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I just started with TPI this year, they have been extremely helpful.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  134. Marcel Andrews
    May 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm #
    6 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    Awesome Travel Host

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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