ICP ConceptWhy members need your service
The independent contractor program (ICP) is founded on the idea that a person who is in business for themselves will be committed to a long-term future in the travel industry and will provide the best possible service.
In accordance with the principle of "exceptional service + proven value = happy customers and referrals", you as the contractor can leverage customer relationships into new and repeat business and from there, build a real and valuable business asset.
Our members have more than one reason to deal with us. Traditional travel agents can only offer the personal service of their agents. We offer members our expertise together with wholesale and affiliate discounts that are typically not available to the general public. This membership model has been time-proven to deliver optimum value to customers and those who take advantage of our services are genuinely surprised by the value they receive.
How do I get started?
As an Australian Escapes independent travel consultant you'll start with existing members' travel enquiries. You are not required to sell memberships. Most new members come from our online advertising.
You start with your own travel industry experience and we add our travel club system, unique methods, products, booking systems and and training to get you started quickly.
Why members use our services...
The Holiday & Travel Club concept pioneered by Australian Escapes in 2002 (now a world-leader in this field) is more relevant now than ever before.
The average person today especially young travellers feel well-armed to source products and compare prices online easily. Many are good at organising their own basic travel as well. However a large percentage of people are not very capable or knowledgeable in regard to more complex travel itineraries. The following areas are where customers often need help:
- Planning their itinerary
- Destination knowledge
- Choosing the best value accommodation in the right locations
- Choosing the best, most direct flights at the lowest prices
- Sourcing the lowest car hire prices, choosing insurance options
- Finding, booking and confirming the best value tours and activities
- Booking and organising airport transfers
- Comparing travel insurance options
- Avoiding costly mistakes
Being a travel club member provides customers with the assurance that they are getting the very best prices combined with travel planning and travel management expertise. You will handle all of your customers' accommodation and travel itineraries in a way that truly meets their wants and needs.
Further, because you are offering the lowest prices on accommodation and travel you will be highly competitive against other agents. In fact you will be able to make excellent commissions and still beat other agents' pricing by up to 40%.