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Do you allow US-based travel advisors to accept non-US based clients as long as the vendor accept international credit cards? Not flights; just stays.
Asked by Christian C. on October 23, 2023 in General

Hi,
This is a great question. Generally speaking, we require agents to sell to US residents. We allow certain exceptions on a case by case basis. In any event, you would need to have at least $10k in received commission to d anything like what you propose. The legal exposure is just too great in the event that legal action is necessary.

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Can your agents use suppliers who aren't in your preferred list?
Asked by Emily Copeland on September 21, 2023 in General

Hello Emily!
Thank you for your question.
Yes agents are allowed to use suppliers that are non-preferred. Please note the list we have on here is only a fraction of our preferred suppliers, we have over 200 to choose from!

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Thanks Bella! In addition, we caution agents to carefully consider using vendors with whom OA doesn't have a formal agreement. We do this for a few reasons. Chief among them is the fact that OA has little recourse available in the event of a problem with a company we don't have an agreement with. Another consideration is that they may not be on our list for specific reasons based on our history with them. Finally, unlike many hosts, we don't do the pay-to-play thing where if you give us enough money, you become "preferred." Our preferred vendors have a good history with us, pay to tier commissions, and, combined, represent over 96% of everything you'd ever want to book.

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Am I allow to have other agents working for my agency or is this just a one-man deal?
Asked by Ronald Boose on August 18, 2023 in General

We are NOT an MLM, but we do allow for sub-agents for agents that have met the requirements Bella mentioned and have worked with Steve or me (the owners) to make sure they are ready to lead other agents into the future.

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Hi Ronald!
You are allowed sub-agents once you have been with Outside Agents for over 6 months and you have reached over $50,000 in sales.
Hope this helps!

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I’m brand new to this, do I need to start my LLC prior to starting with OA?
Asked by Shanea Johns on August 4, 2023 in General

Hi Shanea!
You do not, when you sign up with OutsideAgents you have all the tools and resources needed to begin selling travel
- Isabella

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What is your policy regarding IC's charging planning fees? Is this allowed? If so, is the IC required to pay you a portion of the fees as well?
Asked by Rachel Minadeo on July 31, 2023 in General

Hi Rachel!
You are more than welcomed to charge planning fees :) They are subject to our commission split, which starting out will be 80/20.
- Isabella

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