The Travel Market Report has issued its FIT/Packaged Vacations Report Card. And while the sample on pay policies that it uses for the Report Card is not comprised of those who bring international arrivals to the U.S., it helps to better understand the pay schedule policies of those involved in the tour operator-to-travel-agent-to-consumer distribution of the travel product.
Each supplier in Travel Market Report’s recent Report Card has its own schedule for paying commissions, and they vary quite a bit. With that in mind, coupled with “all the things travel advisors already need to juggle,” the Travel Market Report has created a handy reference guide featuring the payment schedules of 20 tour operators who package independent tours or itineraries.
This list is one of many policy summaries that can be found in Travel Market Report’s supplier report cards. For more information on topics such as familiarization trip policies, agent referral programs, direct marketing and more, download a copy of the FIT/Packaged Vacations Report Card. (https://www.travelmarketreport.com/library/tmr/TMRFITReportCard2018.pdf)
When asked what their schedule is for paying travel agent commissions, this is what suppliers had to say:
Source: Travel Market Report