World Map World Travel Management
Professional Travel Management Service

What You Need (as an Independent Contractor) with WTM
Business Account and Credit Card
While not absolutely required, we highly recommend that you keep your business banking separate from your personal account. Agency checks and money orders are best handled from a business account, and you will probably want a place to deposit commission checks made out to your business.
Your computer should run Windows /2000/XP/Vista, and have a minimum of 64 MB RAM, at least a 2.1 GB disk with sufficient free space, 2 MB SVGA Video Card, 800 x 600 minimum resolution setting, an internet connection, and Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher.
Errors and Omissions Insurance
While not absolutely required, you should obtain travel agent professional liability and/or errors and omissions insurance for your own protection. World Travel Management itself carries the industry standard of professional liability and E & O insurance.
Professional Proficiency
Our program is designed for experienced agents. However, we do offer three entry pathways for well motivated self-starters via the Career Quest Training Center or the Education Systems Travel Campus Independent Agent Package or through the more basic The Travel Institute TRIP program. It is especially helpful to have prior business and sales experience.
Internet Service
The internet is the independent contractor's friend. You will conduct research, make bookings, request invoices, and communicate with WTM and with some of your customers over the internet.
Method of Payment
Currently, payments for travel arrangements can be made with certified check or money order to WTM or preferably, directly to the supplier by client credit card. Agency checks will be accepted only if certain criteria are met. Agent credit cards should be used to pay annual participation and monthly access fees, and to pay incidental expenses to prevent these from being deducted from commissions.
Phone and Fax
A stand-alone fax or efax is recommended because many suppliers still send confirmation faxes and notices that we need to forward to your fax number as they are received.
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