Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Travel Quest Network create the Enterprise Program?
Travel Quest Network is a large host agency that supports over 3,000 independent contractors. We've received many calls over the years from small and medium-sized agencies who were asking whether running some of their bookings through us might yield them higher margins. Some were interested in just booking air, some just cruise and tour, and others just a single cruise line where they were earning a low base commission. After analyzing their business mix, the answer in most cases was YES.
Knowing that our buying power could help small and medium-sized agencies succeed, we thought about other ways to help. From marketing programs to technology, the list of opportunities to add value grew, and the Enterprise Program was born.
Do I need to book everything through Travel Quest Network?
Absolutely not. In fact, you choose which suppliers and bookings you want to book through the program. We think that once you get started you’ll see that you can boost your revenue with the vast majority of suppliers, but the decision and control are totally yours.
Are there minimum requirements to join the Enterprise Program?
All agencies must apply to be considered for the Enterprise Program. For consideration into the program, agencies must book at least $2 million in ticketed sales annually. If your agency size is under $2 million, many of these same tremendous opportunities are still available through our standard membership programs.
How much does it cost to join the Enterprise Program?
We charge a one-time account activation fee and a monthly membership fee. Up to 30 agents are included in the monthly membership fee with a small monthly fee for additional agents. There are additional fees for GDS. Click here to see our membership plan pricing.
Your membership fees could be waived or discounted based on your sales volume. Our Membership Team can discuss those options with you.
How does Travel Quest Network make money through the Enterprise Program?
In addition to applicable monthly membership fees, Travel Quest Network keeps a small percentage of the commission paid by suppliers for completed travel as well as any volume-based incentives.
Do I need to give up my ARC appointment?
Is Travel Quest Network a consortium? What’s the difference between a consortium and the Enterprise Program?
No, Travel Quest Network is not a consortium; we’re even closer partners with you than that. Bookings made through the Enterprise Program are executed through Travel Quest Network, but the Enterprise Program differs from our independent agent program. As an Enterprise Agency, you’ll work more closely with our leadership and functional support teams (technology, marketing, operations, etc.). Of course, how much and how closely you want to work with us is totally up to you; it’s still your agency!