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Frequently Asked Questions


How does a travel agency make money?
A travel agency's income is generated by either service fees charged to the client or by commissions received from vendors for confirming the client's reservations, or a combination of both.  This type of income structure is why travel consultants are generally compensated by commissions, earning a portion of the actual service fees and commissions they have generated each month that the agency has received.
How is UniWorld's commission structure different?
UniWorld utilizes the commission structure in such a way that we have positions that range from no travel industry experience all the way to highly trained professional travel consultants & specialists.  This allows anyone interested in becoming part of the travel industry, to have a place and position with UniWorld Travel. Many agencies do not offer individuals without travel agency experience a way to get started into the industry.
Why does UniWorld do this?
Since the start of UniWorld Travel, Inc. in 1992, our principle mission has been to provide travel consultants with a business platform to be successful.  UniWorld has always provided the agency's travel consultants with the back-office accounting, sales support and tools necessary to be a successful consultant, and helped lead the way for the highest paying commissions in the industry.  We also realized that we could provide this same business platform to independent travel consultants needing the same platform for success, and have been doing so now for over 25 years.
What is an Ambassador?
Our travel Ambassadors are individuals, small businesses or non-profit organizations that assist with marketing, but do not actively sell or confirm any travel reservations. Ambassadors work with our existing travel consultants to promote the agency and our services through new client referrals.  Each time a new client is referred to the agency by the Ambassador, commissions are earned based on the service fees & commissions received from the client's purchases. 
How is the Ambassador's commission calculated?
The Ambassador will earn 25% of the commissions & service fees that are received by the agency from the purchases made by the new client referrals.

For example: You refer a new client to the agency who makes a vacation purchase which generates a commission of $360.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $90.00 (25% of the commission) will be paid to you.
Hows does the commission work for an Ambassador's personal travel?
An Ambassador earns 50% of the commissions on his own qualified personal travel purchases.  The Ambassador must utilize the agency provided links to our Preferred Vendors from within our agency portal website, and follow the related accounting procedures. When the commission has been received from the vendor, the Ambassdor will earn 50% of the commission received.

For example: You confirm your family vacation using our provided vendor links which generates a commission of $650.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $325.00 (50% of the commission) will be paid to you. 
Hows does the Bonus commission work?
You will earn 5% Bonus commission for 3 years when you refer someone who becomes either a new Ambassador, Limited Travel Consultant or Travel Consultant. The Bonus commission is calculated on the commissions received by the agency which that person generated.

For example: You refer a new Ambassador to the agency who in turn refers a new client who completes a vacation purchase & generates a commission of $425.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $21.25 (5% of the commission) will be paid to you as a bonus. This bonus commission calculation will continue to apply to all service fees & commissions generated by your referred Ambassador's related commission production for 3 years. 
Is there really no limit on the amount I can earn?
We do not place any limits or earning caps on any position with UniWorld. You will continue to earn on every qualified service fee and commission received by the agency as it relates to your work and referrals as outlined in our commission structure. If you make money, we make money, so everyone is successful - that's our #1 mission in business.
What is a Limited Travel Consultant?
A Limited Travel Consultant (LTC) is a Travel Consultant that may only sell select travel vendors.  The LTC is usually an entry-level travel consultant without any previous travel agency experience. The LTC must successfully complete all required training and related tests. Upon completion of the training, the LTC may sell & market the select vendors included in their completed training and begin building their own clientele and working with Ambassador referrals. There are no fees to the LTC for the required training assuming the the terms of the LTC Agreement are fulfilled.
How is the Limited Travel Consultant's commission calculated?
The LTC will earn 50% of the commissions & service fees that are received by the agency from the purchases made by their clients and processed by the LTC.

For example: Your client makes a vacation purchase which generates a commission of $360.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $180.00 (50% of the commission) will be paid to you. 
Hows does the commission work for an LTC's personal travel?
An LTC earns 75% of the commissions on his own qualified personal travel purchases.  The LTC may only utillize the select vendors which the LTC is allowed to sell. When the commission has been received from the vendor, the LTC will earn 75% of the commission received.

For example: You confirm your family vacation which generates a commission of $650.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $487.50 (50% of the commission) will be paid to you. 
What is a Travel Consultant?
A Travel Consultant (TC) is an individual who has previous travel agency experience in working as a Travel Consultant. The TC may sell all types or travel and all travel vendors.  The TC position has the most selling options available to them, but also has the most responsibility and requirements for acceptance into the position with UniWorld.  Most TC's must be able to pass a complete background and credit check, along with possible drug screening and bonding/liability insurance requirements
How is the Travel Consultant's commission calculated?
The LTC will earn 75% of the commissions & service fees that are received by the agency from the purchases made by their clients and processed by the TC.

For example: Your client makes a vacation purchase which generates a commission of $360.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $270.00 (75% of the commission) will be paid to you. 
Hows does the commission work for a TC's personal travel?
A TC earns 90% of the commissions on his own qualified personal travel purchases, assuming that the TC is utilizing a vendor which does not offer a "travel consultant discounted rate" which does not pay commission.  If the TC selects to utilize a vendor for his personal travel that is a commissionable item, then the TC will receive 90% of the commission received from the vendor with respect to their personal travel for up to 2 vacations per year. The TC must follow the special invoicing procedures with respect to personal travel. To be eligible for the 90% commission on personal travel sales, the TC must have received at least $5,000.00 in commission payments in the previous 12 months and maintain a valid IATAN ID Card.

For example: You confirm your family vacation which generates a commission of $650.00.  When this commission is received by the agency, $585.00 (90% of the commission) will be paid to you. 
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