How do I become a Travel Advisor with CPT?
Fill out the Travel Advisor application that best represents your experience level (New or Experienced Agent). You will be contacted to schedule a call with us. We will then forward the Independent Contractor Agreement. Once the signed agreement is received along with the Startup fee, you can start the orientation and training (if applicable). The training will be scheduled via Zoom.
How much is the annual hosting fee?
The annual hosting fee is $300.00 due in January. This fee will be prorated depending on when you join us during the year.
What is the start-up cost to join CPT?
The start-up cost is $499.00 for new Travel Advisors (Includes hosting fee, orientation and training). If you are experienced and do not need the training, the start-up cost is $300.00 for the hosting fee.
How long does the Independent Contractor Agreement last?
The IC Agreement is for a period of one year, renewed annually after payment of the $300.00 hosting fee.
Is Changing Pace Travel (CPT) a MLM?
Absolutely Not. CPT is an IATA Accredited Agency. CPT will never ask you to recruit other travel advisors. We will show you how to operate your own independent business that sells travel, tours and excursions.
What do you consider an experienced agent?
Someone with 2 or more years in the travel industry with at least $5,000 in net commissions annually.
Will I be working as a CPT employee?
No, you will be working as an Independent Contractor. You will run your own travel business, create your own website and back-office tools.
Does CPT provide a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and E&O (Errors and Omissions) Insurance?
No, our advisors invest in their own CRM’s and purchase E&O on their own. There are many good choices we would be happy to recommend.
Does CPT have any sales quotas?
No, however, we want serious Travel Advisors who want to build a successful travel business and make some real money in this industry.
How much commission will I make on my bookings?
All Travel Advisors will start at 80% commission. Experienced agents with two or more years in the industry can make 90% with evidence of at least $5,000 in commissions annually.
When are commissions paid out for bookings?
CPT will payout commission on the 1st and 15th of the month.
When is the next training class for new agents?
The next training class will be January 14, 2023.
How can I qualify for an IATA card?
You must earn a minimum of $5,000 in net commissions in the prior 12 months (starting in January). You will be responsible for any costs.
How can I qualify for a CLIA card?
After six months of being hosted by CPT you can complete CLIA's State of the Industry course located on the CLIA website. You will be responsible for any costs.
How long has CPT been a hosting agency?
CPT has been a hosting agency since January 2021.
I am currently with a Host Agency and want to join CPT, but I have bookings pending with my host.
Some Host Agencies will not pay commission if you leave, which is unfortunate. If this is your situation, I would suggest joining CPT for new bookings and let your existing bookings clear out with that host.