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Referral Tips & FAQs

Do you have friends who love travel as much as you do? Why not be rewarded for it? The Vantage Referral Program allows you to collect rewards simply by referring new travelers to us. You can earn up to $6,400 — and even travel for FREE — as a member of this program for Vantage’s most loyal travelers. Your friends go on a memorable journey, and you earn rewards . . . it’s a true win-win! Here's how it works: For each of the first 7 new travelers you refer, you'll earn up to $200; refer an 8th traveler, and you earn a free trip! The more travelers you refer, the more you earn — it’s that simple. And because earning is unlimited, it’s a powerful way to benefit from sharing your love of travel.

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Tips for Referring New Travelers

There are lots of ways to refer new travelers to Vantage so that you start earning cash and free travel. Here are a few techniques to refer a friend that others have found particularly effective.

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Hold a travel-themed party or get-together
This is a very popular, effective, and fun option! This is a chance to talk about travel and get excited about a new adventure.
Send personalized emails
We’ll help you create an email with links to our top journeys where your friends can learn more about what makes Vantage a great option.
Talk up your trips
Enthusiasm is contagious—when friends see how excited you are about Vantage, they’re bound to get excited, too!
Share Vantage catalogs and refer people to www.vantagetravel.com
They’ll have all the information they need to get excited about traveling with Vantage and to choose the right trip for them.
Tell your single friends
Vantage trips offer great values for single travelers, from low single supplements (even FREE on many trips) to "Guaranteed Share Dates." Plus, solo travelers appreciate the fun, convenience, and security of traveling with a Vantage group.
Think about where you meet people in your everyday life
Fitness clubs, country clubs, condo association meetings, farmers’ markets – chances are you run into avid travelers every day and don’t realize it. Bring some cards along and spread the word.
Keep track of your referrals on My Portfolio.
Your My Portfolio personalized account keeps a running total of whom you have referred, whether they have reserved, and how much you’ve earned. This is also where you can see who needs a little nudge to reserve a trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are frequently asked questions about our Vantage Referral Program

Do I need to sign up for an account?
Anyone who refers a friend to Vantage automatically becomes a member of the Vantage Referral Program and is eligible to earn cash and free travel. It's our way of rewarding you for spreading the word about Vantage. If you've referred new travelers in the past, you're already a member. Visit My Portfolio on the Vantage Travel website to sign up for an account to view your referral activity.
How do I earn my reward and when do I get paid?
It's easy to recruit a friend. Just tell people you know about Vantage Deluxe World Travel and have them provide your name and Customer Number when they reserve their first trip or when they sign up for our catalogs and emails. You'll earn your reward within 14 days of their trip departure. You can track your rewards on My Portfolio to see all activity by your referrals.
Can I hold parties to talk about our trips?
Yes, you can! In fact, a get-together with a travel theme is one of the best ways to inspire and recruit friends and increase your rewards. Everyone loves to talk about travel, so a travel-themed party or gathering works best of all. You’ll get a $200 food and beverage reimbursement for hosting, and your guests will get a $100 travel credit if they reserve at the party. It’s that simple. Email us at travelparty@vantagetravel.com to get started planning today.
Does my referred traveler have to travel with me?
Absolutely not! Once you recruit a friend, each of you can travel whenever you want — and still share in the rewards.
What if I run out of people to refer to Vantage?
There are more ways to refer new travelers than you might think. It's surprisingly easy to bring up Vantage when chatting with a neighbor, an acquaintance at the gym, or someone you meet at a social gathering — even someone you bump into at the airport during your travels. You'll find that people appreciate the information. Contact a Referral Program representative at 1-888-734-0187. We're happy to provide advice on increasing your referrals.
Is there a limit to how much cash or free travel I can earn?
There is no limit to how many new travelers you refer or the rewards you can earn. Once you earn the free travel or the top-tier cash reward of $5,200, the rewards start over again so that you can continue to earn! Refer a friend now with the simple online referral form or call toll-free, 1-888-734-0187.
How do I earn the cash reward of $5,200 or the free travel?
To earn a free trip or cash reward of $5,200, following the referral of and travel by eight travelers, all eight must qualify and be new to the Vantage mailing list. In addition, each of the eight referrals must be added to the Vantage mailing list and travel within a one-year period of being referred to Vantage.

Alternatively, the awardee of that free trip may apply the amount ($5,200) as a credit toward a future Vantage trip of a higher value, or may choose to apply to Vantage for the cash value of the free trip ($5,200). If the cash award is chosen, awardee must notify Vantage of this choice within one (1) month of earning such award. The free trip is valued at up to $5,200.
When do I get my reward?
You'll earn your reward as soon as your referral departs their first trip. Please allow 14 business days to process reward checks from the referrals departure.
What is included in my FREE trip?
A credit of up to $5,200 can be used for all trip components with the exception of travel protection and applicable taxes and fees. The trip must be reserved within one (1) year of earning. Any amounts due for excluded items or for the value of the trip in excess of $5,200 shall be the responsibility of the traveler. No refunds shall be rewarded if the price of the trip is less than $5,200.

You may apply the $5,200 trip credit to an existing trip. However, if the balance of the trip is less than the $5,200 reward there will be no refund generated.

All applicable federal, state, and local taxes; license; fees; or other costs are the sole responsibility of the traveler. The trip credit is nontransferable: no substitutions, exchanges, or cash redemptions. If the traveler purchases Vantage Travel Protection Plan, the price the traveler will pay for the plan is based on the full price of the trip.

In the event of trip cancellation for any reason, including but not limited to, the health of the traveler winner, cancellation, scheduling conflicts, or an event of force majeure, the trip may be rebooked, provided it is still within the one-year redemption window. Vantage Travel terms and conditions associated with the trip apply, as applicable. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions.
Can I combine my Vantage Referral Program rewards with other offers?
Referrers — Yes. The Vantage Referral Program rewards that you earn by referring new travelers may be combined with existing offers with the exception of Group travel, priority bookings, and triple/quad accommodations. Travel agents that earn a commission will not be eligible for the referral reward.

New Referrals — The $100 New Traveler Savings that your referrals receive cannot be combined if traveling as part of a group, traveling on a priority booking, or if traveling as a triple/quad occupant. All children under the age of 18 will not qualify as a a referral or earn new referral rewards.
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