Right there, with real estate agents and sellers of second-hand cars, travel agents are subject to many sales suspicions and tactical prices. But is it what is subject to size and being cheated every time you enter an agency or making a vacation?
The answer is yes, you will have the size and yes, given the half risk that many agents will overload, others for all you can to get ahead.
With the great resources available on the net, most travelers do not go to an agency until they feel they have a good management of their destination and current prices. Even so, no matter how informed you are, it is always helpful to know how agents before you decide to use one.
There are two aspects of how the agents working in Australia affect the service they are given. The first is the way agents are paid. Secondly, it is necessary to resort to privileged products of the agency as tours (with high levels of commission) on the client without revealing the conflict of interest.
No real newsllash here: agents are paid on commission. But people do not realize that basic repayment rates are so low, agents need every dollar that can be eliminated. The remuneration structure generally works as follows:
* The agent receives a base amount, which is an insignificant amount at best. The basic amount is fairly constant among the top agencies, and will increase slightly while the agent remains on the job.
* Additional income is based on commission paid by revenue officers. Different levels of income come from all the products they sell, very few (eg hotel transfer) to 50% of travel insurance income. “Preferred products” such as visits or flights will have higher revenues.