Benefits of Joining OutsideAgents.com

Why work with OutsideAgents.com? Why not do it myself?

OutsideAgents.com and its parent company Cruises and Tours Unlimited are extremely well-known names in the leisure travel industry. In fact, we’ve been leaders in the travel industry for nearly two decades and we are top producers for all major vendors. With this experience, we truly have the experience and the clout to make your business grow.

Less Time and Effort

Start-up costs, including forms, technology, memberships, and accreditations, could be thousands of dollars. Just the time to learn and develop the contacts would take you many months. We have everything you need so that you can start selling and making money from day one.

More Commissions

Alone, you would be working on much lower commission level. When you partner with us, you get the highest commissions in the industry.

Ease of Doing Business

Become an expert, know what you’re doing. As part of one of the largest vacation agencies in the country, OutsideAgents.com associates are respected by vendors. With us, you will do business faster, do more deals, and you will do higher volume. You get knowledge and personal back-up. YOU are on a TEAM!

No Need for Secretaries and Back Office Staff

We do it for you. Our professional support staff is second to none. We take care of all the invoicing, paperwork, accounting, etc., all in the name of making you more profitable selling travel.

Access to Special Discounted Rates on Major Cruise Lines and Vacation Vendors

By virtue of our size and sales volume, the cruise lines give OutsideAgents.com special rates such that their sales force can pass these on to consumers. These rates in most cases can’t be beat by anyone in the industry and thus, the consumer is more likely to buy from an OutsideAgents.com associate than other agencies just on the cost factor alone.

Great Support

Communication is the single largest failing point of other outside agent programs. Not OutsideAgents.com, though. We utilize cutting edge information processing technology to distribute information to outside agents via the internet. All of our agents always have their dedicated Sales Manager to assist them with unusual situations and to help answer any questions, either by phone or e-mail. We Want You To Sell and We’re Here to Help.

Preferred Connections With Vacation Vendors of all kinds

Our relationship with vendors gives us many advantages over other agencies. When we need specific accommodations, last minute changes, or any other special requests, the vendors are more than willing to spend the time with us and get it done whereas if it were another agency, they might just say, “It’s simply just too late to make any changes.” In fact, we even have special phone numbers (set aside solely for top producers) that we are assigned for just such cases.

Travel at Reduced Rates and Cruise For Free

As a productive associate, you’ll be eligible to travel at reduced rates. Also, as a group leader, you’ll even have the opportunity to Cruise For Free. This is a program exclusive to the OutsideAgents.com and is funded and supported by us for our top producing associates.

Technology

Your World, All in One!

  • Access Travel Leaders Networks’s full suite of programs
  • Find Preferred Supplier promotions and commission information
  • View online training tutorials and educational opportunities
  • Connect with industry colleagues through Vcom Community
  • Manage your Quick Links to access the most important information for your business
  • Receive “Live Help” if you need it

Marketing

 

Offer Your Clients GoSiteSee Smartphone City Guides with Your Own Agency’s Branding!

GoSiteSee smartphone city guides are packed with attractions, restaurant and shopping details, personalized trip itineraries, offline maps & navigation, augmented reality, and trip sharing. Developed especially for OutsideAgents.com and Vacation.com member agencies!

  • Your Own Agency’s Branding: Personalize GoSiteSee with your logo, agency description, and contact info.
  • No International Roaming Fees: Maps and navigation work offline to avoid data roaming charges.
  • Available for Most Popular Mobile Devices: Android phones and tablets, iPhone and
    iPod Touch.

From your agency website homepage, it’s only ONE CLICK to your custom In-Site. These turnkey mini-sites include six destinations/lifestyle topics. In-Sites is a FREE and exclusive Vacation.com member benefit! Available now: Alaska Cruising, Caribbean Cruising, European Cruising, European Vacations, Exotic Destinations, Luxury Vacations.

The BENEFITS and FEATURES include:

  • Rich content, including ship photos and deck plans, tour/cruise itinerary details, exciting videos and up to date pricing presents compelling points of differentiation with your competition.
  • Integration with Vacation.com’s most popular programs including e-Engagement landing pages, Amenity Departure Dates, and Vacation Vignettes – supercharging your market reach.
  • Branding and contact details for your agency plus links to the most popular social networking
    sites to help you maintain contact with consumers until the sale is closed.
  • Professional training and tools to help you drive traffic to your In-Sites.
  • No ongoing technical expertise needed at your agency (one-time placement of links will require webmaster skills). All In-Sites are turnkey and edited frequently to reflect current promotions.
  • It’s FREE and an exclusive benefit of your membership!

Exclusive Products

On more than 300 Distinctive Voyages sailings a year, your clients can enjoy the Services of a Distinctive Voyages Host, a Private Cocktail Reception and an Exclusive Shore Event not offered to most other passengers—all at no additional cost. See the consumer eBrochure here.

Delight your clients with FREE extras through Amenity Departure Dates! Offer your clients special amenities like shipboard credit, free specialty restaurant meals, wine, and champagne, or prepaid gratuities at no extra cost through Vacation.com’s exclusive Cruise Space program.

Offer your food and wine enthusiasts a range of culinary-themed
sailings onboard premium and luxury cruise lines, including Celebrity Cruises, Compagnie Du Ponant Yacht Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Silversea. Each departure celebrates a world of epicurean delights and features demonstrations from world-renowned chefs, cooking classes onboard and on shore, wine and spirit tastings and delightful meals focused on regional cuisine. In addition, your clients receive value added amenities at no extra cost, such as onboard credit or the services of a concierge host, an exclusive shore event, and a private cocktail reception.

Pre & Post Cruise SolutionsEarn 13-14% Commission While Booking Your Clients’ Pre & Post Cruise Vacation Needs!

So, you’ve booked your client’s dream cruise. They’re delighted and you’re excited about that commission check. Well, the excitement doesn’t have to end there! Complete your client’s vacation
experience by booking add-ons, such as private roundtrip transfers, hotel room nights before and after, sightseeing tours and activities, and more!

A product in over 160 countries throughout the world, over 37,000 hotels and thousands of sightseeing tours worldwide, Pre & Post Cruise Solutions facilitates “one-stop-shopping.” Efficiently serve your cruise clients and groups – especially those premium clients who demand more from a vacation- all while earning 13-14% commission.

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