FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between an "Independent Contractor" and an "Affiliate"?
Is there a fee to affiliate?
There is an initial start-up fee that varies based on your experience. We break new affiliates into 3 tiers. Brand new, Up & Running, and Luxe Travel Veteran. If you are brand new to the business, your fee will include our 10 week online master course*. This is a one-time fee.
What is included in my monthly affiliation fee?
What isn't included in my monthly affiliation fee?
Is there training?
Yes! Someday we hope to get back to our week of training in the office, but as of right now we have pivoted to a virtual model. If you are new to the industry we have a 10 week online training*. If you are new to Virtuoso or joining us from another travel background, we have a more moderate training prepared.
What is the commission split?
Commission splits range from 60-90%. We pay on a tiered structure, so the higher your sales, the higher your commission split. We want to incentivize and encourage growth by rewarding you with higher commissions.
Do I have to maintain a certain amount of sales to remain affiliated?
Avenue Two Travel would like you to have at least $200,000 in sales, or about $20,000 in revenue by the end of the first year to remain affiliated. If you have not achieved this number we will have a conversation and see where we can help. Our goal isn't to kick any one out, but we want to ensure we have people on the team who are dedicated to making this a full time career.
Am I on my own or do I have someone to contact with questions?
You are not on your own! Not only can you reach out to anyone on the team whenever you need, but Avenue Two Travel has a dediated help alias that emails operations, tech, sales, and accounting at the same time. So if you're ever not sure who to contact, you can be sure the right person will get back to you as quickly as possible. All of these managers are here to support you and act as your advocate when it comes to your needs and supplier relations.
Can I build my own brand, or do I need to work under the Avenue Two Travel brand?
Will Avenue Two Travel give me leads?
Do I have to charge fees?
Can I build my own website and have my own domain?
Yes, absolutely! That said, you are paying an affiliation fee to Avenue Two Travel that includes access to office365 and outlook. If you built an email account under your own domain and would like to move it under our network, we only work with GoDaddy. We cannot move your email from BlueHost. We are happy to discuss further if this is of interest.
Should you like help building your website, we can assist with Wix web design for a modest fee.