How do I become a TRVL Agent?
Go to the homepage and click “Sign up.” You can sign up with your Facebook, Google or LinkedIn account or with your email and password. It only takes seconds to become a TRVL Agent.
Do I qualify as a TRVL Agent?
Yes, if you are 18 years or older, you do. You must also abide by our terms and conditions.
Is TRVL really free?
Yes, TRVL is 100% free. There are no sign-up fees, no subscription fees, no booking fees, and no administration fees.
How do I recommend a hotel to somebody?
Begin by searching for the traveler’s destination, dates, and party size. Browse through the hotels until you find a hotel that you would like to recommend. Then click the "Share" button and share via email, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or by copying and pasting the link. You can add a personal note to each recommendation. If a hotel is booked through the link you provided, you will receive commission for that booking. Simple as that!
How can I add hotels to my favorites?
You can save your favorite hotels for each destination by clicking the heart icon on the hotel picture in the search results, or you can click the "Favorite" button on the top right of the hotel page. This will save the hotel in your "Favorites" so it is easier to find in the future. You can also view all of your favorite hotels in your profile.
How and when does TRVL pay me?
Our booking service providers will pay the commission on the booking to TRVL once the trip is finished. We will then pay the TRVL Agent between 30-60 days afterwards. The minimum amount for payment is USD 10. To make payments, TRVL uses TransferWise, a secure payment company that is regulated and recognized worldwide. You can read all of the details here.
TransferWise is the safest and cheapest way to transfer money internationally and provides the best currency exchange and lowest fees. When payment is ready, you will receive an email from TRVL/TransferWise with instructions for receiving your payment.
How does TRVL make money?
Our booking service providers pay a commission on every booking. TRVL takes a small cut and passes on the lion’s share to you.
Can a booking still be changed or cancelled?
To make changes to the booking, the supplier that handled the booking should be contacted directly. This can be either Booking.com or Hotels.com. You can find the contact information on the confirmation email, or you can click here.
What happens to my commission if a booking is changed or cancelled?
If a booking is cancelled, you will not receive a commission. If a booking is changed, your commission will change accordingly. We will notify you about the final amount at the time of payout.
Who is responsible for the booking and the payment?
If you recommend a hotel to someone, the person booking the hotel should handle the payment. Payments are handled directly by our suppliers (Booking.com or Hotels.com). The payment methods currently accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, BC Card, Diners Club International, JCB, and Discover. We are constantly working with our suppliers to make additional payment methods possible in the future.
How do I know if a booking is confirmed?
You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking shortly after booking your hotel. This will be sent to the email address that you entered on the checkout page.
If you think you have made a booking but haven’t received a confirmation email, check your spam/junk folder. If you can’t find the email, contact the supplier that you booked the hotel through. Please visit the Support page for the appropriate numbers. If the supplier can’t locate your booking, contact us at email@example.com.
How do I get started with my homepage?
To customize your homepage, go to Edit homepage. Here, you can add info about yourself, photos, favorite hotels, and favorite destinations. Choose a header image that says something about you and your site. Choose a homepage address where visitors can find your site. Give your website a title and a catchy heading. Use the bio section as a place to tell visitors about yourself, your expertise, and your travel experience. Try to differentiate yourself and share why visitors should book with you. You could also talk about your specific travel niche (if you’ve chosen one). The bio is your opportunity to show others what you can offer and to convince them to book with you.
Next, add your favorite destinations and favorite hotels. These destinations are the places you are most passionate about and want to help others visit. Add your favorite hotels that you would recommend to others so that they are easily accessible and quick to book. The last step is to set your homepage visibility to “Public” once you have completed your homepage and are ready to show it to the world. Remember that you must also complete your Account (profile photo, name, hometown) before you can set your account to public.
How do I earn commission from my website?
All bookings made through your website are credited to you. If someone visits your homepage and books one of you favorite hotels, you receive commission. You also receive commission if someone visits your homepage and then uses the search box on your homepage to find and book a hotel. Any bookings made through your URL are credited to you! You can see these in the “Bookings” section at the bottom of your agent dashboard.
Why isn’t my homepage showing when I go to my homepage address?
If your homepage is set to private, you will be redirected to trvl.com when you visit your homepage address. Private mode is helpful for TRVL Agents who are still working on their homepages or who need to make changes to their homepages. The default homepage visibility setting is private.
To set your page to public, go to Edit homepage and change the “Homepage visibility” at the bottom of the page to “Public” and click save. If you haven’t completed your account or your homepage, you will see a message at the bottom of the page telling you what needs to be completed in order to be able to set your page to “Public.” Once in public mode, anyone who visits your homepage address will see your homepage.
I’ve finished my homepage. How and where do I find travelers?
Your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and relatives are most likely to become your first travelers. You can ask them about their holiday plans and offer them your services. Make sure to ask them about their travel preferences so you can find them the best accommodation. To spread the word, you can post as a TRVL Agent on social media and ask your travelers to recommend you. It also helps to become an expert in a popular destination (like New York) or niche like family travel, sport holidays, etc.
Use the share buttons on your homepage to share it via email and social media. Make your homepage as complete, detailed, and appealing as possible to increase your chances of becoming a Featured Agent on trvl.com and TRVL’s destination pages. We feature agents with the best homepages, so try to make your page look neat and professional and really talk about yourself, your expertise, and your experience.
Does TRVL offer flights?
We currently don’t offer flights. At the moment, our focus is in-destination products such as hotels. Activities and car rentals will be added soon, with flights on our long-term roadmap.
Do you have a question that was not answered in these FAQs?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.