One of the newest benefits of being a TDI/SDI member is the ability to make money selling dive travel through STI (Scuba Travel International.) If you haven’t heard about STI yet read on:
What is Scuba Travel International?
STI is the travel division of SDI TDI offering members the opportunity to make money selling dive travel. STI is operated by Steve Weaver and the team from Dream Weaver Travel bringing to STI over 25 years of planning dive trips around the world. We have developed relationships with resorts and dive operators around the globe bringing the ability to book these products to SDI/TDI members.
How can I benefit from Scuba Travel International?
You can get quotes on individual and group trip packages to pretty much anywhere. We will arrange air fare, hotel accommodations, diving, and anything else you want in the package. We will provide a customized quote and offer assistance in packaging the trip for you to sell to your clients. Here are some additional benefits of working with Scuba Travel International:
· Customized quotes for you to work with.
· Friendly, knowledgeable and professional service at all times.
· Help in creating marketing materials such as trip flyers.
· Assistance in branding the trip to your store with personalized ticket jackets.
· Detailed information for you and your clients, including multi page pre trip packets detailing every aspect of the trip. These are sent as a WORD document so you can edit to your own preferences.
We work hard to make you look good!
What is the “Risk Free Travel Program?”
This is an opportunity for members to sell into already packaged trips with out having to pay money up front. Each trip sold will earn members commission and potentially a complimentary space once goals are met. All you do is print out the flyer, put it on your wall and start selling, it is truly that easy.
How does the "Risk Free Travel Program work?
Simply log on to https://www.tdisdi.com, look at the bottom right hand corner of the home page and click on the link that says "Now available! Place a travel desk in your store today." In the members section you will see a box that says Travel Network Resources with the following links.
Commission Structures & Referral Fees
Customized Group Travel
Risk Free Escorted Group Travel Program
Click on the Risk Free Escorted Group Travel Program link then click on Group Trip Availability and Fliers. This will take you to all of the trips that have been pre-packaged for you to offer to your clients. There is information on what the availability of the trip is and what’s required for a complimentary ground space for the group leader. Pick a trip to want to offer and click on the "Download Trip Flyer" link. This gives you a full color, tri fold flier that you can print, put your contact information on and start selling from.
Let’s take the Little Cayman Trip August 8 – 15 as an example. The diver price is $1715.00 which includes everything listed on the flyer. The packages do not include airfare in most cases due to the fact that people are traveling from different areas. Promote the trips to your clients by posting the flyers in your store, talking about the trips in classes and asking every customer to join in the fun and sign up for the trip. Once you have collected the deposit forward it to STI and call us for an air quote if needed. We will then send you further instructions as to when the balance is due. Once all the monies have been collected you can deduct your commission for your final payment to STI. STI will then forward all the pre-trip documents to you to pass along to your clients. If you sell the required number of spaces to earn a tour leaders ground space, which in the case of this Little Cayman trips is 10 sold one free, you can send a group leader. You just need to pay for his or her airfare. If you do not sell 10 spaces your clients will still be going on an escorted group trip with a professional group leader from STI.
For each Little Cayman trip you sell you make $171.50! Plus you have an opportunity to sell add on gear for the trip, service your clients gear, sell them a refresher course or a specialty course such as enriched air. Best of all you are servicing you clients travel needs instead of forcing them to go elsewhere!
Give us a call and let us help you make money selling dive travel. (888)778-9073
Little Cayman – August 8 – 15, 2009
Ninety miles northeast of Grand Cayman lies the island of Little Cayman and the exciting Little Cayman Beach Resort. The two story guest buildings line the large freshwater pool which offers a beautiful view of the ocean. Porches and balconies are in abundance, adding a quaintness reminiscent of the European origins of the early settlers. The famous " Bloody Bay " wall is a hop, skip, and a giant stride from the resort offering spectacular diving starting at 18 feet and descending to over 6000 feet.
The island offers the best of both worlds: a charming, tropical resort on a quiet, unspoiled island, surrounded by breathtaking coral walls. Topside relax on the beach, bicycle around the island or hike through the largest bird sanctuary in the Caribbean . Spend an unforgettable week at the "island that time forgot".
Diver Package Price: $1715.00 – Non-Diver Package Price: $1366.00 (Based on double occupancy)
Single Supplement – $400 pp
A $350.00 non refundable deposit will reserve your space