FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Secret To Our Success Is Our Commitment To Building Lifelong Relationships With Clients. We Assist Clients Before, During And After Their Vacation!

Do I Have To Buy A Franchise?

No. Expedia CruiseShipCenters, OVC is the franchise. You would be an Independent Consultant affiliated with our franchise. This allows us to cover all the accounting, marketing, training and support so you can run your own business!

Initial Investment

One time fee of $299 USD.  Plus, $29/month system and technology fee. Optional add on: $25/month toll-free number

Commission

Your commission percentage is negotiated based on your previous years’ sales. Our commission percentages are competitive with other host agencies and reviewed on an annual basis.

  • Commission is paid out once your customer has traveled.
  • Commissions are distributed twice a month.
  • Commissions can be paid via direct deposit or check.

Do I Need To Have An Office?

To be an Independent Consultant you will need to own a computer, have an internet connection and own a phone. Wherever you choose to work, is strictly up to you!

Can I Work This Business Part-Time?

Absolutely! As with any new business, it will take some time to start seeing a return on your investment. We want you to succeed. We know that the more time you invest, the more money you can earn, so we encourage you to put as much time into your business as possible.

Do I Need To Have Travel Experience To Be Successful?

No. While industry experience is helpful, our comprehensive training and ongoing support provide you with all the tools that you will need to be a success travel consultant.

Do You Only Sell Cruises?

No. We specialize in cruises, but we also have relationships with preferred suppliers that include all-inclusive resorts, tour operators, air, travel insurance, coach and rail, shore excursions and more. This allows you to provide for every travel need that your client might have from packaged vacations to train tickets in Europe. We have it all!

Are There Any Territory Restrictions To Where I Can Sell Travel?

No. All of our Travel Consultants are home-based and can sell travel to anyone who resides in the United States and Canada.

Is Expedia CruiseShipCenters OVC Right For Me?

If you are passionate about travel and managing a growing travel business then you should be a part of the #1 brand in travel! We provide unparalleled support to help you achieve your goals!

What Does The Future Look Like For Travel Professionals?

The cruising industry has seen growth each year for the last 30 continuous years with double digit growth during the last 10 years. Land-based vacations and all-inclusive resorts are at an all-time high with record breaking volume and no end in sight.

Why Do People Need Travel Consultants? Can’t They Just Go Online?

In the past couple of years there has been a rise in vacationers booking their trips with travel Consultants. In our fast paced world, travel trends change, cruise ships are larger, and there are more all-inclusive resorts worldwide than ever before. Travel professionals have the best deals in the best locations usually for less than ones listed online. Consultants offer superior customer service, which is something clients can’t get online.

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