Attn. Travel Agents:
Pilgrim is getting an alarming number of
calls from prospective travel agents who have purchased memberships
cards from companies such as YTB, Global Travel International, etc.. They use
the company IATA number from the agency in order to get a
discount or rebate on their own travel. We also have travel agencies
who encourage clients to do all the research on a tour, choose the tour they want and then call their agency for the
reservation. If the client has already done the research, the
agency will then rebate some of the commission back to the client.
classifies the above situations as unethical practices that undermine the travel
agency commission system. We will not support these practices and discourage
honest people from buying into any form of this activity.
Does Pilgrim Pay Referral Commission?
Pilgrim Tours pays commissions to travel agents who refer clients to our
product line and help the client through the quotation and booking
procedure. Commissions are normally paid only on our Christian
Retail Tour Products. Small Group over-rides are paid for parties
of 6 or more. We also give commissions and small group net fares to
tour operators and approved CLIA agencies that wish to promote our
Christian Tour products. It is our policy to not give commissions to agencies
if the client has first been quoted by a Pilgrim agent. We
appreciate very much the work that professional agents do if they
initially deal with clients, but we only pay commission under
this condition - no exceptions. Pilgrim also does not pay
commission on clergy or industry discounted fares.
Pilgrim Tours will also pay commission to an
independent or home-based agent, no matter what company they are
affiliated with, as long as their name is on the company IATA list or
they are a TRUE member.
In order to receive commissions from
Pilgrim Tours, your agency must be a valid travel agency that is not
involved in rebating in any form. If you are interested in
applying for our "Qualified Agency" status, please fill out the form at
the following link. Click