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May 17, 2016
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?: 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.
July 13, 2020

I wanted to write an updated review - now that the industry has been tossed upside down due to Covid-19.   I have been an agent for 14 years and with Travel Planners (TPI) for 4 years.   I originally chose to host with TPI due to their reputation in the industry, full-service marketing options, accounting support and overall ability to enhance my business.    
Now that it has been 4 years and 2020 has turned out to be such a crazy time in the travel biz, I cannot state enough how glad I am that I am working with TPI.   They have been going non-stop to support their agents through all of the changes due to Covid-19.  Their communication, transparency, and leverage has been incredible!   Jenn Lee and the TPI Team have gone above and beyond to help us feel supported and keep a positive outlook for the future.  They added many (free) features to help us communicate with our clients as well as develop marketing strategies and grab-and-go tools for social media and direct email.    
I can't say enough how happy I am with my partnership with TPI and this year has solidified my confidence in them as an incredible Host!

April 29, 2020

TPI is an amazing host agency to work with. Since I've started my travel business two years ago they have been very supportive. They offer training classes, online support, facebook group and more. I've learned so much about the industry and always feel supported.

April 23, 2020

This was one of the best decisions I have made. We have support where I can reach people almost any time of day. I have needed back up several times and I always got an immediate response. I have met some great colleagues through the many events hosted by TPI which gives me added support and friendship. LOVE THIS COMPANY! Many thanks to all who are part of this amazing team. Very proud to be associated with you and recognize all the things you do to make us part of the team!

April 20, 2020

I have been with Travel Planners International since 2008 and I can tell you first hand that they are a supportive and ethical company to be affiliated with. The staff is amazing as well.

April 19, 2020

As a new agent, Travel Planners has been instrumental in getting me where I am today. They have a great support system. If you have a question, you have one of many platforms to use to get an answer, and as a new agent, you're assigned someone to show you the ropes for the first year. You have plenty of learning opportunities with them. They have made my transition from a stay at home mom to a work at home mom easy, short of finding me a nanny for my kids, Travel Planners has done everything possible to make sure I succeed in my business. I am grateful I found them and grateful I took the plunge to sign up with them.

April 19, 2020

7 years ago I decided to make my dream of becoming a travel advisor a reality. I did a ton of research and came across Travel Planners International. Joining the TPI family was the BEST decision I've ever made! This amazing group of people is so supportive, they provide training and resources to help me in becoming the best travel advisor I can be, and cheer me on the entire time! TPI loves their advisors and let us know on a regular basis they appreciate us and are here for us! I LOVE working with the entire TPI team and am just so thankful to be a TPI Rockstars!

April 19, 2020

I have been with Travel Planners International, I think for about 15 years. I wish I had found out about them before I wasted my time with two previous host agencies. TPI genuinely cares about their agents and are always ready to help an agent with anything that they need assistance on. They have many many online classes, and vendor videos and many Webinars. They have never missed a commission payment. Love that they pay twice a month. Don't get me started on their staff. Lol. They are superstars. They all want us to do well and they will do everything in their power to make sure that we can accomplish our goals. Thank you! Love you all at TPI❤️❤️❤️

April 19, 2020

I have been with TPI since 2017 when I first started my travel agency. I love the way they encourage all travel advisors and treat us like Rock Stars. They are constantly giving support and training to help us run and grow our own travel businesses. I am happy to have TPI as my host agency.

January 31, 2020

I stepped right into TPI out of training after doing research about agencies. It was the BEST decision I could have made for my business and personally. The support is incredible. I am just about to finish up my first year as an advisor and I'm already planning for repeat guests! TPI staff, fellow agents and suppliers are always accessible for support and provide ongoing training to keep up with the ever-changing industry. I'm here to stay!

July 8, 2019

Being new in the business can be overwhelming. I am so glad I picked Travel Planners as my host agency because they are truly there to assure your success . . . .lots of training, available via phone, live chat, and never make you feel like you are asking a dumb question. Their relationships with suppliers are strong!

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