The Independent Business Model

No jumping through hoops to get the details – all the information you need to know about commissions and fees is right here.

Membership Plans

Semi All-Inclusive

Adventurer

Perfect for travel professionals with varying schedules, this plan features an online booking engine for your website, marketing collateral and the ability to grow your business with sub-contractors.

Monthly Fees: $99 / month

Systems Support:

  • Email
  • Commissions
  • Clientbase Online Accounting
  • Online Educational Platform
  • Sabre/Independent Airfares Online/Ticket Centre
  • Preferred Booking Systems for Land & Cruise
  • Personalized Website
  • Reporting
  • Online Booking Engine on Personal Website

Marketing Support:

  • Online Collateral Ordering System
  • Access to Flight Centre marketing promotions

Community Support:

  • Personalized Business Development Sessions
  • Access to Agent Care Team
  • Access to Workplace Platform
  • Ability to have Sub-Contractors in your business
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All-Inclusive Plan

Jet-Setter

Take your marketing to the next level, save on conferences and events, and enjoy waived registration fees. The perfect plan for full time Independents.

Monthly Fees: $129 / month

Systems Support:

  • Email
  • Commissions
  • Clientbase Online Accounting
  • Online Educational Platform
  • Sabre/Independent Airfares Online/Ticket Centre
  • Preferred Booking Systems for Land & Cruise
  • Personalized Website
  • Reporting
  • Online Booking Engine on Personal Website

Marketing Support:

  • Online Collateral Ordering System
  • Free shipping on rental of Tradeshow Booth Basic Kit
  • Access to Flight Centre marketing promotions

Community Support:

  • Personalized Business Development Sessions
  • Access to Agent Care Team
  • Access to Workplace Platform
  • Ability to have Sub-Contractors in your business
  • Registration fees covered for any Independent Events & Conferences*

* Agent must be enrolled in the AI program at the time conference registration opens.

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Smart Start

Smart Start

Love to travel and looking for a flexible new career?

Join our SmartStart educational program to learn everything you need to know about starting your own independent travel business.

 

Enrollment Fee: $3499 plus tax*

 

  • Access to a customized, online 19-lesson study plan that will deep dive into learning the travel industry’s ecosystem
  • 5 Day In-Person learning with Industry experts
  • Simulated real-life booking/client scenarios for you to hone your sales technique and expertise
  • Learn how to use industry booking systems
  • Become knowledgeable about Industry compliance and regulation requirements
  • Learn sales, marketing, and communication strategies
  • Peer to Peer interaction and introductions to your dedicated Agent Care Team
  • And much, much more!

*Choose to pay the enrollment fee in installments, $1099 is due upfront at signing and then $200 per month over the next 12 months. Applicable taxes apply.

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Commission Tiers – Paid Monthly

The more you sell each month, the more you earn. While Preferred Partners do offer extra incentives, you are never penalized on your commission split when booking non-preferred suppliers.

< $1500

70%

$1501-$4000

75%

$4001 +

80%

The Split is Important, but so are the Gross Commissions

With Flight Centre’s Global Buying Power and wide range of Preferred Suppliers and airline relationships, your gross commission earnings are in the top tier in Canada. And, we’ll say it here, contrary to popular belief you can earn money on airfare!

You Get Paid When We Get Paid!

We do not hold back commissions. All commissions received by Independent by Flight Centre in a given month are processed and paid out to you the very next month.

Fees & Costs

If you are an experienced agent you can join Independent by Flight Centre with a low one time start up fee of $299.The monthly fee starts as low as $99 per month. Agents have the ability to choose the fee plan that is the best fit for their business.

 

No Contract Term Length!

We provide the flexibility you need to choose the right plan for your business needs, meaning you can adjust your choice of plan with just 6 months notice.

Plus, we simply require 60 days notice to close your business and look after your clients should you ever decide to leave Independent by Flight Centre.