What is a Vacation Ambassador?
A Vacation Ambassador is a Grand Circle traveler who refers new travelers to discover the world with us.
How do I become a Vacation Ambassador
Chances are, you're already doing the most important part—talking about your travels with friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. If they're inspired to join us based on the experiences you've shared, all you need to do is make sure they mention your name and Customer Number when they reserve their first trip with Grand Circle or our sister company, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT).
Then, within one month after your new travelers depart for their trip, you'll receive $100 in CASH or CREDIT for each person you referred. Once you refer 8 or more travelers who depart in the span of two calendar years, you’ll earn a FREE TRIP, valued up to $4,500.
Can I earn as much CASH or CREDIT as I want?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of new travelers you can refer—or how much you earn. For each of the first three travelers you refer, you earn $100 in your choice of CASH or CREDIT when they depart. Starting with the 4th traveler you refer who departs in the same year, you earn $200 per person. When you refer 8 travelers who depart within two consecutive calendar years, you’ll earn a FREE TRIP, valued up to $4,500.
How can I ensure I receive my savings?
Provide your new travelers with your name and Customer Number to give our Traveler Counselor at the time of reserving their first trip.
When do I get my cash or credit payment?
You can choose between CASH or CREDIT for payment for every new traveler you refer to Grand Circle. Your default payment selection is set at credit, so if you’d like to receive credit for payment, no action is required.
If you prefer cash for payment, you will have to initiate a change to your account. Simply visit our website and sign in to My Account and make your selection, or call us toll-free at 1-800-321-2835 to speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives. Cash payments are issued in the form of a check and will be mailed on the fifth of the month following your new traveler's departure. You can track your referrals online through the My Account feature on our website.
Please note: To comply with IRS regulations, you will also receive a Form 1099; you are required to provide your Social Security number and report the total refund bonus you earned for any tax year in which you receive more than $600 for referring new travelers.
What's in it for my new travelers?
Each new traveler instantly receives $100 off the cost of his or her first Grand Circle vacation or OAT adventure simply by mentioning your name and Customer Number when they make their reservation.
Can the people I refer travel without me?
Yes. You do not need to travel with the individuals you refer, and they can travel on any Grand Circle vacation or OAT adventure they choose (even if it's not one you specifically spoke to them about). As long as they mention your name and Customer Number, you'll earn your cash or credit rewards.
Who can I call for more information?
Call our toll-free number at 1-800-321-2835 and speak with one of our Travel Counselors. They’ll be happy to answer your questions, send you or your potential new travelers additional brochures, or provide any other information you need.