I want to become an IslandStays ITC

Become an IslandStays Independent Travel Consultant (ITC)

 Do you have a passion for travel?  Would you like to work in travel?  Would you like to start your own online travel business?

 

Have you traveled extensively?  In particular, have you traveled to some of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Madagascar or Reunion?  Have you traveled to the Maldives, Bali or Thailand?  How about the Greek Islands? 

 

If so, this business opportunity may be for you!   

Here is a fabulous business opportunity to work as an Independent Travel Consultant (ITC) from home.  You can:

  • Work from home

  • Start your own online travel business

  • Work with the exciting niche product of island holiday packages

  • Earn substantial commission on every sale

  • Get discounted island holidays

 

IslandStays sells a wide range of island holidays to destinations such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Reunion, Maldives, Bali, Mozambique, Madagascar, Thailand and the Greek Islands.

 

You can work the hours that you want.  You can earn as much as you like in proportion to the effort you put in. You need to be a determined, self-starter who likes the idea of working for themselves!  We give you the product, systems and tools to help you setup your own small business from home!

NB:  IslandStays only works with established Tour Operators who book and issue all our air tickets, transfers and resort accommodation.  We do not issue air tickets alone as our business model is designed to avoid all the complex rules, penalties and securities required to issue air tickets.  The benefit to you is that our product is simple and easy to sell, manage and administrate. 

Here is an outline of what we are offering

  • You can setup a small online travel business that you can run from home

  • Access to an existing website and exciting product range

  • We give you your own landing and profile page on our IslandStays website

  • We give you an IslandStays email address

  • We provide on-going training in how to be an online travel agent, digital marketing and product training

  • We will send you regular training & motivational videos & articles

  • We will send you regular e-flyers of product special offers to send to your contacts and to promote on Google and other platforms

  • We release frequent Special Offers to help boost your and our sales

  • Our island holiday packages usually include flights, transfers & accommodation with a chosen meal & drinks plan from B&B to All-Inclusive

  • Your commission will be paid after each sale is concluded and payment has been made to IslandStays by the Tour Operator used to issue the island holiday package

What you must do

  • You can promote your business on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and others

  • You can also promote your web page on free online platforms such as Gumtree, OLX and others 

  • We also recommend using Google Ads to drive business to your contact page on our website

  • We also recommend setting up a Mailchimp email marketing campaign to email special offers to your data base

  • Please do not spam people.  Emails must only be sent to people who are keen to receive your emails

  • You can make extra income from home

  • You can work the hours that suite your lifestyle

 

 Earnings

  • You will earn an income from home online in proportion to your skill & efforts

  • You will earn commission on every booking you make with our supplier tour operators. 

  • You will earn 80% of the gross commission on all bookings you make with our suppliers

  • Our gross commissions are as follows:

    • Preferred partner commissions are 12% on land and 9% on air

    • Other supplier commissions are 10% on land and 7% on air 

Process

  • You must promote your ITC business and handle all of your own quotes and bookings.

  • We will send you regular special offers to email to all your clients and other contacts

  • Copies of all bookings must be sent to head office (our suppliers will also send us copies)

  • All payments from clients must be paid directly from the client to the tour operator making the booking (such as Beachcomber, Holiday Factory, World Leisure Holidays, Club Med, Thompsons Holidays, Perfect Destinations and other suppliers.)  No money is to be taken by the ITC.  Failure to follow this process (i.e. if you keep client money & do not pay to the tour operator) will lead to prosecution and expulsion from the IslandStays group.

  • All commissions due to you will be paid as & when our suppliers pay commissions to IslandStays

  • You are responsible for your total business and must act with the required honesty and integrity.

  • We do not issue air tickets alone, but rather sell holiday packages as supplied by our supplier tour operators

  • Our model is designed to be easy, simple and safe for you and the customer.

Benefits of joining IslandStays

  • Working from home

  • Working any hours you like

  • Earning an extra income 

  • Working with a well-known & established brand

  • Working with a niche brand (island holidays)

  • Working with one of the biggest selling products in the South African holiday travel market

  • Getting your own page on our website

  • Getting regular emails of island travel special offers to send to your prospects

  • Registration with our partner tour operator suppliers

  • Visits and training form our partner tour operator reps

  • Opportunities to go on Educational / Familiarization trips to our island destinations as offered by our Tour Operators

  • Opportunities for agent discount island travel from our tour operator partners

 

Preferred Requirements for selection

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  • Suitable interest & enthusiasm for island holiday travel

  • Suitable work experience with good references that we can check

  • Suitable travel experience to assist our customers - we are looking for candidates who have traveled extensively - to several of the Indian Ocean Islands we offer - such as Mauritius, Seychelles,  Zanzibar, Madagascar, Reunion, Bali, Maldives, Thailand and the Greek Islands

  • Good sales and marketing abilities

  • Reliable references

  • Reliability, honesty and integrity

  • Availability to dedicate substantial working time to being an ITC

  • Ability to pay the required setup fee

  • Ability to manage time and life to work on one’s own

  • Desire to be an entrepreneur and work for yourself

  • Must be able to communicate well with clients and be able to sell our product

  • Must have a computer at home, preferably a laptop

  • Must be computer literate and able to use most common programmes

  • Able to setup email to host your new IslandStays email address

  • In possession of own cell phone to enable mobile communication

  • In possession of a telephone land line to make long calls to our partner tour operators to get quotes

  • In possession of ADSL line for good internet connection

  • Able to accommodate low earnings at start-up that will gradually increase as sales come in

 

Set-up Costs ~ Invest just R5000 ~ Start your own online travel business from home

For an investment of just R5000 we give you:

  • the tools to setup your own small online travel business to work from home

  • training in how to operate

  • product training

  • digital marketing training

  • motivational training

  • sales training

  • registration with all our wholesale suppliers to process quotes & bookings

  • your own landing and profile page on our website

  • your own IslandStays email

  • the product and tools to sell island holidays from home

  • the ability to be self employed

  • means to earn extra income from home

  • opportunity to go on educational trips to our island destinations

  • opportunity for agent discount travel to our island destinations

  • visits by our supplier reps to offer product training and drop-off product brochures & special offers

 

There are no other annual costs or fees.

 

IslandStays has won the award for being the Top Beachcomber Travel Agent within the Serendipity Worldwide Group (SWG) for two years in a row.

 

Did you know that Mauritius is one of the most popular holiday destinations for South Africans?  You can help your clients secure the best deal on an island holiday to Mauritius or one of the other Indian Ocean islands!   Call us as if you are keen and we can have a chat!  We would love to help you become an IslandStays ITC. 

NB:  To apply, please email us your CV (with valid reference contacts to check) & letter of motivation.

Our telephone number is: 021- 786 9400. Our mobile number is 082 871 5980.

 

Alternatively email us now at info@islandstays.co.za 

We look forward to welcoming you to the IslandStays team.    

IslandStays ~ Your Island Holiday Specialists 
Email: info@islandstays.co.za Tel: +27 21 786 9400
7 Glenhaven Close, Welcome Glen, Glencairn, 7975.