Travel Quest Network's GEM Recognition + Benefit Program

The GEM Recognition + Benefit Program has two primary components:

  1. Recognition: Publicly recognize and celebrate achievement, from the first sale to the top levels of agency success
  2. Benefits: Provide fun, exclusive incentives and access to additional resources that rewards long-term loyalty to Travel Quest Network and sustained successful business building practices

 

GEM Status + Membership Plans

Each membership plan offers access to different GEM status levels.

Starter Plan

The Starter Plan offers new member agencies the opportunity to reach five levels of recognition on their way to building their travel business.

You’ll earn Crystal status once you complete your first travel booking. From there, as you build your business, you’ll reach higher GEM status levels and gain access to increased industry resources and benefits, including your IATAN and CLIA credentials, along with increased access to travel supplier FAM (Familiarization) travel experiences.

Topaz and Onyx GEM status agencies earn an extra benefit from your travel business with our 100% Personal Travel Commission Bonus1. That means you get to keep 100% of the commission on one personal trip each year, effectively lowering your cost to travel even further.

Of course, the very best benefits are reserved for our Executive and Enterprise plan agencies and are one more great reason to upgrade your membership once you’ve achieved some success under the Starter Plan. However, many new member agencies who are serious about building their business choose the Executive plan right from the beginning.

See the Starter Plan GEM benefits chart below.

1 Limitations and rules for claiming bonus apply, ask for details.

Executive and Enterprise Plans

The Executive and Enterprise Plans give you access to the full spectrum of our hallmark recognition and benefit program. As a new Executive or Enterprise member agency, you’ll enjoy Opal status right from day one, with benefits like free access to Email+, our professional email marketing platform, with the ability to load up to 500 contacts for free, and special in-event benefits at our annual gathering, Travel Quest World.

That’s just the beginning. Higher GEM status levels enjoy a huge variety of perks including free Pro Coaching sessions to help power your business to the next level, discounts, priority access to events and education, and invitations to our Diamond Voyage and Diamond Getaway reward trips. Diamond Club member agencies receive discounted attendance rates or even free travel on these reward trips for you and a guest.

See the Executive and Enterprise Plan GEM benefits chart below.

How Does The Program Work?

Based on Calendar Year Commission Revenue Generation

Member agencies qualify for GEM status levels based on your commission revenue generated during each year.

Revenue generated in the current year will contribute to your GEM status next year. However, once you reach a GEM status level for the next calendar year, you will enjoy the applicable recognition and benefits for the remainder of the current year and the next full calendar year.

Example: If you achieve Ruby status by June, you will enjoy the recognition and benefits of the Ruby status for the remainder of this year and throughout the entire next year.

 

Executive + Enterprise Plans GEM Benefit Chart

  Diamond Club
  Crown Jewels
  Opal Pearl Sapphire Emerald Ruby White Diamond Blue Diamond Pink Diamond Black Diamond
2023 GEM Status Qualification Revenue
(Based on 2022 Results)
1st Booking $15,000 $30,000 $50,000 $80,000 $110,000 $140,000 $170,000 $200,000
                   

MEMBER SERVICE

Email Support Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Dedicated Telephone Line - - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Diamond Club Priority Response - - - - - Y Y Y Y
                   

INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS + FAM TRIPS

Eligible for IATAN Card1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Eligible for CLIA Membership Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Access to Supplier Partner FAM Trips1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Eligible for Travel Quest Exclusive FAM Experiences - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Priority Access to Travel Quest Exclusive FAM Experiences - - - Y Y Y Y Y Y
IATAN Card Fee Included1
(Digital version, Agency Owner only)
- - - - - Y Y Y Y
                   

MARKETING BENEFITS

Email+ Contacts Included 500 600 700 800 900 1,000 1,100 1,250 1,500
Design Studio Project Discount (for Paid Projects) - 10% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Free Design Studio Projects Included per Year - - - - - 1 1 2 3
                   

PRO COACHING

Free Bonus 60-minute Pro Coaching Sessions per Year - - - 1 1 2 3 4 4
Pro Coaching Session Discount (for Paid Sessions) - 10% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
                   

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Crown Jewels Monthly Leadership Teams Meeting - - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Late Invoice Fee Waivers per Month
($25 max value each; Unused waivers do not  rollover to future months)
- - - - 1 2 3 4 5
                   

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Travel Quest World                  
Advance Event Registration - - Y Y Y - - - -
Priority Advance Event Registration - - - - - Y Y Y Y
Early Session Registration - - Y Y Y - - - -
Priority Early Session Registration - - - - - Y Y Y Y
In-Event Benefits Y Y - - - - - - -
Exclusive Premium In-Event Benefits - - Y Y Y - - - -
Exclusive Diamond Club In-Event Benefits - - - - - Y Y Y Y
                   
Diamond Voyage (Cruise Experience)
(Event schedule varies year-to-year)
                 
Exclusive Event Invitation
(Agency Owner + 1 Guest)
- - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Priority  Registration - - - - - Y Y Y Y
Discounted Attendance - - - - - Y Y Y -
COMPLIMENTARY Attendance
(Airfare not included; Limited to Agency Owner + 1 Guest)
- - - - - - - - Y
                   
Diamond Getaway (Land Experience)
(Event schedule varies)
                 
Exclusive Event Invitation
(Agency Owner + 1 Guest)
- - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Priority  Registration - - - - - Y Y Y Y
Discounted Attendance - - - - - Y Y Y -
COMPLIMENTAY Attendance
(Airfare not included; Limited to Agency Owner + 1 Guest)
- - - - - - - - Y
                   
Personal Travel                  
Annual Personal Travel 100% Bonus Commission Trips
(Agency Owner only, Requirements apply)
1 1 2 3 4 Limitless Limitless Limitless Limitless
                   
1 Subject to IATAN requirements, including minimum commission revenue generation.
 

Starter Plan GEM Benefits

  Crystal Amber Turquoise Topaz Onyx
2023 GEM Status Qualification Revenue (Based on 2022 Results)  1st Booking  $2,000 $5,000 $10,000 $20,000
           

INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS + FAM TRIPS

Eligible for IATAN Card1 - - Y Y Y
Eligible for CLIA Membership Y Y Y Y Y
Access to Supplier Partner FAM Trips1 - Y Y Y Y
Eligible for Travel Quest Exclusive FAM Experiences - - - Y Y
           

PRO COACHING

Free Bonus 60-minute Pro Coaching Sessions per Year - - - - 1
Pro Coaching Session Discount (for Paid Sessions) - - - - 10%
           

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Travel Quest World          
Advance Event Registration - - - - Y
Priority Early Session Registration - - - - -
In-Event Benefits - - - Y Y
           
Diamond Voyage (Cruise Experience)
(Event schedule varies)
         
Exclusive Event Invitation
(Agency Owner + 1 Guest; Subject to availability)
- - - - Y
           
Diamond Getaway (Land Experience)
(Event schedule varies)
         
Exclusive Event Invitation
(Agency Owner + 1 Guest; Subject to availability)
- - - - Y
           
Personal Travel          
Annual Personal Travel 100% Bonus Commission Trips
(Agency Owner only, Requirements apply)
- - - 1 1
           
1 Subject to IATAN requirements, including minimum commission revenue generation.