Our vision is to help you achieve your vision.
Why Epperly Travel?
As an independent contractor, you’re an entrepreneur — but traditional IC models aren’t aligned to address those specific needs. Industry norms position you without guidance toward growth and leave you assuming all the risk without benefiting from the full reward. It’s time for a change, not only in the travel industry, but in how you do business as an advisor.
The paths to success for Independent Contractors
There’s no one uniform business model as an IC. There shouldn’t be a one size-fits-all solution, either. Epperly Travel’s structure meets you where you are to get you where you want to go by supporting your specific goals.
Epperly Branded Travel Advisor
The inadequate support, guidance, and community from a traditional host model is preventing you from your goal to serve and grow a great book of business. Epperly’s reputable brand, guidance in your business, back office support, and Lead Generation program allow you to focus on what you do best: serving clients and selling travel.
Travel Advisor Under Your Own Brand
You’ve created a unique and powerful brand and values which resonate with your clients. But the lack of leadership, community, and support from a traditional host model have left you alone as you navigate building your brand and business. Epperly’s entrepreneurial community is dedicated to pouring into you with all the same quality guidance and support provided to our advisors, while giving you the autonomy to lean into and hone your brand.
Epperly Branded Travel Advisor with a Team
You know the future of your business is to have a team of assistants or IC’s, but you’ve never received mentorship to reach your vision’s full potential. Epperly’s dedication to you is four-fold: one-on-one business model consulting, a collaborative community of other like-minded team leaders, assurance of a brand that is held to the highest industry standards, and future growth by providing suitable applicants for building your team. This path allows you to prioritize and focus on what matters most to build out a team and scale your business.
Your Own Brand Building Your Own Team
You have a vision for your company’s future and are searching for support surrounding your specific needs –– not the other way around. You’re looking to work smarter, not harder, to build your unique brand and team. Structuring your company with Epperly Travel provides you with guidance to mentor a team, collaboration with like-minded entrepreneurs on scaling your company, and removal of all the tedious parts of owning a travel agency (government licenses, finance & accounting, legal, compliance, supplier negotiations, etc).
How does Epperly help you reach your goals?
Build & Scale a Successful Travel Business On Your Terms
You’ve fallen in love with this industry, believe it’s a professional career path and are dedicated to upward mobility. There’s no limit on your potential, especially when you’re supported with tools to boost your success and the autonomy to choose how you run your business. Epperly’s proprietary business tools built to support you:
- Qualified Lead Generation Program*
- Marketing & Business Plan consulting
- EntreTravel membership
- Mentorship at all stages of your career
- Advisor applicants to grow your team
- Strategic team leadership community
*Lead Generation Program is available to Epperly-branded advisors who have completed shadowing.
Create Meaningful Trips for Your Clients with the Highest Quality Tools
You love the art of creating relationships and memories for your clients. To be the most effective and respected advisor, you need access to all of the best tools, programs, and support available. In today’s remote world, these tools should be as mobile and reliable as you are (plus, who isn’t ready to get rid of the clunkiness of the old travel agency technology?)
All the Tools You Need From a Partner
- Member of Virtuoso
- Dedicated Air Desk Support
- Member of ASTA
- Annual Sales Review
- Access to Preferred Partners
- Insider Access to Travel Conferences
- Back office and Accounting
- Monthly Electronic Statements
- Travel-Based Educational Opportunities
- Commission Chasing Assistance
- Financially Stable (no debt)
- No Annual Fee**
**Annual fees are waived for all advisors who achieve the $10,000 minimum in commission expected during the advisor’s first full calendar year and beyond. Teams structured with sub-independent contractors have a flat fee of $100/month per sub-IC.
Keep Your Upside Earnings as a Travel Entrepreneur
A traditional host wants you to feel bought in, creating an employee mentality instead of fostering an entrepreneurial mindset. That’s why commission splits are structured to keep you running toward a dangling carrot: the more you earn, the more they earn. We’re turning that model on its head by capping the amount you have to pay a host. At Epperly, you’ll never split your fees, commission splits will take effect immediately, and you’ll finally take advantage of the upside of being an entrepreneur.
Upside Commission Structure
Commission Collected | Split
$0 – $50,000 | 60%
$50,000 – $75,000 | 65%
$75,000 – $120,000 | 70%
All Commissions over $120,000 | 100%
You keep 100% of your fee.
New commission levels go into effect immediately, not next year.
You’ll keep everything over $120,000 in commission.
For example: you finish the year with a total of $200,000 in collected commission. The first $120,000 is subject to a 70/30 split. The remaining $80,000 is 100% yours!