Become a Travel Partners Member

Travel Partners is an independent travel agency group supporting hundreds of travel entrepreneurs, from home-based sole traders to multi-branch agencies.

We have a large community of both leisure and corporate member agencies across Australia who operate under their own brand and benefit from our competitive commercial offering.  

As we’re owned and operated by Flight Centre Travel Group, our members have access to the widest range of product and most competitive rates available Australia-wide, thanks to our strength in the market and our global fares. 

How Do I Know if I Qualify to be a Travel Partners Member?

Every situation is specific to the individual, so we recommend having a chat with our sales team. However, most of our member agencies meet the following criteria.

Does your business have? 

  • A Pty Ltd or LLC registration 
  • A mid-office system 
  • A GDS**
  • An IATA number**
  • A business bank account 
  • Business insurance (PI and PL) 
  • ATAS accreditation 
  • GST Registration 
  • Operating capital  
  • Financial statements for the business and professional accounting support 
  • Annual turnover above $2M (pre-COVID) 

If you said no to most of these, you may benefit more from being a mobile consultant. Find out more about that here.

Benefits of Being a Travel Partners Member

Our esteemed member agencies are well established businesses that remain fiercely independent from Flight Centre Travel Group. These agencies receive many commercialcompetitive, social and operational benefits from aligning with Travel Partners. 

These benefits include:

Competitive Returns

  • Above market share of negotiated overrides
  • 100% upfront commission on air tickets paid at source
  • Commissions paid on domestic air, where most competitors don’t
  • No ticketing fees for initial bookings*

Technology

  • A single sign on portal housing all applications and critical information to help you run your business efficiently
  • GDS agnostic
  • 24/7 automated ticketing
  • NDC compliant

Product

  • Access to all FCTG product through preferred agreements with top tier wholesale, touring, cruise and air suppliers
  • FCTG expo rates and the option to attend expos to acquire new customers (registration cost involved)
  • Global, net and private fares
  • Exclusive car hire and hotel rates through GDS, including our exclusive SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE rates, and the ability to load your own negotiated rates
  • Access to FCTG’s updated wholesale land booking system, HELiO, covering all air and land product at the best available margin for you and the most competitive rate for your clients

Expert in-house support team

  • Marketing assets and support, including eDMs and social asset
  • General business and finance support
  • Product (ProHub) and multi-GDS ticketing support
  • After-hours ticketing support available*
  • Timely product and industry updates to keep you ahead of the curve

More ways to pay!

  • Buy Now, Pay Later
  • Redeem FCTG gift cards and CBA rewards

Independent Community

  • Opportunities to connect with and learn from other experienced travel agents through our Travel Partners community via face to face and online platforms
  • Optional supplier education and famil opportunities
  • Excellent relationships with suppliers and key contacts industry-wide
  • Annual conference and networking events

With Travel Partners, you have as much freedom as you like. You run your business, your way. 

Ready to get started? Call or email our team – we’d love to hear from you!

The Travel Partners Sales Team

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Nicole Costantin, Head of Sales
Email: nicolec@travelpartners.com.au
Phone: 0417 599 691

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Clint Jones, Business Development Manager
Email: clintj@travelpartners.com.au
Phone: 0409 197 191

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Chriss Perry, Business Development Manager
Email: chrissp@travelpartners.com.au
Phone: 0431 777 181

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Ray Hands, Business Development Manager
Email: rayh@travelpartners.com.au
Phone: 0403 266 933

*Change fees, after hours and other ticketing fees may apply

**Don’t have a GDS or IATA number? Don’t worry! We can provide that for you as part of your membership.