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On its website, TheClub.Travel, one of the more strangely titled MLM firms I’ve encountered, gives no information regarding company ownership or management.

The internet domain for TheClub.Travel (“theclub.travel”) was privately registered on July 26, 2021.

Further investigation finds that Jonathon McKillip identifies himself on Facebook as the CEO of TheClub.Travel:

McKillip created a name for himself as the president of global sales for WorldVentures.

Malaysia sued WorldVentures in 2016 for breaking tourist rules. McKillip defended the corporation, accidentally confirming WorldVentures’ pyramid scheme status.

Our product is not travel packages. Our only offering is (WorldVentures) membership.

McKillip resigned in December 2017 from WorldVentures. He became President of MaVie in January of 2018.

McKillip was identified as a defendant in WorldVentures’ June 2018 lawsuit against Ariix and MaVie.

The lawsuit involved allegations of unfair competition against Ariix, MaVie, McKillip, and a number of former WorldVentures workers.

In July of 2018, an injunction was issued against McKillip prohibiting the use of sensitive information gained during his employment with WorldVentures.

Late January 2019, it was revealed that Taiwanese prosecutors had filed criminal charges against WorldVentures.

Prosecutors in Taiwan said that WorldVentures was a “typical pyramid scam.” The accused then included President Eddie Head and McKillip.

I am aware that neither Head nor McKillip refuted the accusations.

McKillip departed Mavie in December 2019. He was appointed president of Hapi Travel in February 2021.

Elevacity Holdings, which is now known as The Happy Co., launched Hapi Travel as Hapi Travel Destinations in October 2021.

Jonathan McKillip was not a member of the organization. According to his LinkedIn page, McKillip left Hapi Travel in August of 2021.

This takes us to the August 2021 debut of TheTravel.Club, McKillip’s own travel MLM enterprise.

This is not an error. McKillip quit Hapi Travel in the same month he established TheClub.Travel.

It is unknown why McKillip is not mentioned on TheClub.website. Travel’s

Continue reading for a detailed analysis of TheClub.MLM Travel’s potential.

TheClub.Merchandise Travel’s
TheClub.Trip offers three membership memberships for travel booking:

Access to a travel booking platform, a 50 percent discount on hotels and resorts, a car rental booking service, cruises, “activities in destination cities,” and “hotel credits” are included in the $25 monthly fee for Leisure.
Globetrotter costs $50 every month and includes a 100 percent discount on hotels and resorts, vacation rentals, “advanced access to club travel posting,” and cyber security.
High Flyer costs $100 a month and includes “daily discounts (only inside the United States),” a VIP concierge service, a personal travel agent, and “quick pass passport and visa service.”
Notable is the fact that TheClub.Policies Travel’s and Procedures include a “Value Package.”

Members can now pick a monthly membership plan. Additionally, they can purchase a Value Package.

Those that travel more frequently than the average consumer can benefit from the Value package’s increased value.

The Value Package is not described on TheClub.website. Travel’s

In addition to selling travel memberships, TheClub.Travel sells “hotel credits” directly:

Economy fares cost $250 for 550 in hotel credits.
The fee of Club is $500 for 550 hotel credits and a $50 credit for your first “Club Trip.”
Premier costs $1000 for 1150 hotel credits in addition to a $100 credit for your first “Club Trip.”
Presumably, hotel credits are used to hotel stays. No specific details are supplied.

TheClub.website Travel’s indicates that the “Club Trips” part is “coming soon.”

TheClub.Travel does not reveal its booking partners either.

TheClub.Reward Travel’s Program
TheClub.compensation Travel’s scheme is based on sales volume achieved from retail customer sales and affiliate recruitment.

This includes subscriptions to travel memberships and hotel credit packages. It excludes real trip arrangements and travel-related services.

Affiliate TheClub.Travel Positions
Within TheClub.compensation Travel’s model, there are twelve affiliate levels.

In addition to their specific eligibility requirements, they are as follows:

Sign up as a TheClub.Travel affiliate and create and maintain a minimum of 25 PV every month.
Explorer – produce and maintain 50 PV and 500 GV per month.
Achiever – produce and sustain 100 PV and 1000 GV every month.
Maintain 100 PV per month and produce and maintain 2000 GV per month.
Visionary – produce and maintain 150 PV, 50 RV, and 5,000 GV every month.
Monthly production and maintenance of 200 PV, 100 RV, and 10,000 GV.
Maintain 200 PV and 100 RV every month, and produce and maintain 20,000 GV per month.
Winner: produce and maintain 250 PV, 150 RV, and 50,000 GV every month
Maintain 250 PV and 150 RV each month, and create and maintain 100,000 GV per month.
Monthly production and maintenance of 300 PV, 200 RV, and 250,000 GV.
Maintain 300 PV and 200 RV each month in addition to generating and maintaining 500,000 GV per month.
Maintain 300 PV and 200 RV every month and produce and maintain 1,000,000 GV per month.
PV is the sales volume created by a TheClub.Travel affiliate’s sales to retail consumers, recruited affiliates, and their own purchases.

RV stands for “Referral Volume” and refers to the sales volume created by retail consumers directly suggested and recruited affiliates.

Group Volume (GV) is the sales volume produced by an affiliate and their whole downline.

Note that up to 50% of the needed GV for Leader to Champion can come from a single unilevel team leg.

For World Changer to Icon, this proportion drops to 40%.

Commissions on Travel Subscriptions and Hotel Credits
Affiliates of TheClub.Travel receive a 40% commission on sales volume produced by membership fee payments.

These commissions are paid on a recurring monthly basis for the duration of the membership subscriptions.

On optional Economy, Club, and Premier hotel credit package sales, commissions are additionally paid:

$85 is earned on the sale of Economy hotel credit packages
$170 is earned through the selling of Club hotel credit packages
$340 is earned on the sale of Premier hotel credit packages
Note that the same commission rates apply to both retail and recruited affiliate volume.

Commissions on recurring subscription fee payments
TheClub.Travel offers residual commissions on subscription fees through a unilevel compensation system.

These are continuing membership subscription fees paid by both retail consumers and affiliates who have been recruited.

A unilevel pay system positions an affiliate at the apex of a unilevel team, with each individually recruited affiliate positioned directly behind them (level 1):

Recruited level 1 affiliates are put on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates join new affiliates, they are promoted to level 3, and so on down an unlimited number of theoretical levels.

Seven is the maximum billable unilevel team level for TheClub.Travel.

Commissions on residual subscription fees are distributed through the following ranks:

On level 1, Difference Makers earn 4%. (personally referred retail customers and recruited affiliates)
Explorers gain four percent on levels 1 and 2.
Achievers receive 4% on stages 1 through 3
Leaders receive 4% on levels 1 through 4.
Visionaries earn four percent on levels one and two and five percent on levels three through five.
On levels 1 and 2, stars are awarded 4%, on levels 3 and 4, 5%, on level 5, 6%, and on level 6, 5%.
On levels 1 and 2, Rising Stars receive 4%, on levels 3 and 4, 5%, on levels 5 and 6, 6%, and on level 7, 5%.
Winners receive 4% at stages 1 and 2, 5% at level 3, and 6% at levels 4 through 7.
Champions receive 4% at levels 1 and 2, 5% at level 3, 6% at levels 4 to 6, and 7% at level 6.
Earnings for World Changers are 4% on levels 1 and 2, 6% on levels 3 through 5, 7% on level 6, and 8% on level 7.
On levels 1 and 2, Legends earn 4%, on levels 3 through 5, 6%, on level 6, 8%, and on level 7, 9%.
Icons earn 4 percent on levels 1 and 2, 6 percent on levels 3 to 5, 9 percent on level 6, and 10 percent on level 7.
Commissions for the Recruitment of Vacant Positions
TheClub.Travel provides residual commissions for recruiting using a 3×10 matrix.

A 310 matrix places an affiliate at the top, followed by three ranks right behind them:

These three locations comprise the matrix’s initial level. The second level of the matrix is formed by dividing each of the initial three positions into three additional positions (9 positions).

The third through tenth levels of the matrix are constructed identically, with each successive level containing three times as many locations as its predecessor.

On sales volume generated by affiliates recruited directly or indirectly into the matrix, a 4% residual recruiting commission is given.

Mentoring Benefits
TheClub.Travel meets the requirements for the Mentorship Bonus by hiring three affiliates and producing 2,000 GV during the first thirty days of their employment.

Affiliates who qualify for the Mentorship Bonus receive $700 per individually recruited affiliate who also qualifies for the Mentorship Bonus.

Global Bonus Pools
TheClub.Travel allocates 10% of total firm sales revenue to seven smaller Global Bonus Pools.

2% is allocated to the Momentum Pool.
1% is allocated to the Master Pool.
1% is allocated to the Legend Pool.
1% is allocated to the Founders Pool
1% is allocated to the Icon Pool
1.5% is allocated to the Legacy Pool.
2.5% is allocated to the Consistency Pool.
TheClub.Travel does not provide eligibility requirements for the pools, citing merely;

You can qualify for various monthly pools – for some, the
effect of your action, and for others, your position.

Entering the TheClub.Travel
The cost of a TheClub.Travel affiliate membership is $99.95 plus $29.95 per month.

TheClub.Travel Bottom Line
TheClub.Travel is essentially an extension of Jonathan McKillip’s tenure at WorldVentures.

It is conceivable to sell retail subscriptions, but there is no incentive or necessity to do so. Within the framework of TheClub.pay Travel’s strategy as a whole, it is evident that recruiting is being prioritized.

This starts with the aforementioned absence of retail volume limitations. It continues via TheClub.standards Travel’s for rank certification.

In the preceding compensation study, I’ve utilized conventional PV/GV definitions. MyClub.non-standard Travel’s language required me to establish referral volume (RV).

RV is as near as MyClub.Travel gets to retail volume standards, but it includes recruited affiliate sales.

However, RV does not become effective until Visionary, when 50 RV is required versus 150 PV.

The main distinction between RV and PV is that PV covers an affiliate’s personal expenditures. This means that a minimum of 100 PV of the needed 150 PV must be spent by the MyClub.Travel affiliate.

This is not fixed in stone, but it becomes apparent as you go through the rankings and RV routinely behind PV by 100.

Then, there are specific commissions and bonuses geared toward recruiting.

This consists of matrix commissions, the Mentorship Bonus, and presumably the unspecified Global Bonus Pools.

The cornerstone of MyClub.business Travel’s plan is outlined in the description of “matrix revenue”

You recruit three individuals, they enroll three individuals, and so on until your matrix is filled.

Commissions are paid so long as everyone has a travel membership and maintains timely payments.

MyClub.Travel differs from WorldVentures in that no travel commissions are paid. However, it is essential to emphasize that this occurred later.

From its inception and during McKillip’s employment, WorldVentures did not pay commissions on travel (thus McKillip’s 2016 comment “we only sell memberships”).

I am not alleging that McKillip was entirely responsible for the pyramid scheme nature of WorldVentures. I am only pointing out that MyClub.pay Travel’s structure is comparable to that of WorldVentures.

This is likely what McKillip wanted to establish with MaVie before the granted injunction halted progress.

The Happi Travel period previous to the establishment of TheClub.Travel is clearly peculiar. McKillip’s decision to start a rival MLM travel business in the same month he departed Happi Travel undoubtedly raised questions.

However, this is beyond the purview of TheClub.analysis Travel’s as a separate MLM opportunity.

The good news is that determining if a potential upline is retail-focused is simple.

Simply inquire about their active monthly retail subscription volume and compare it to the monthly affiliate subscription volume they personally recruited.

A TheClub.Travel affiliate is operating a pyramid scheme if their retail sales do not account for at least 50 percent of their total sales.

And if this is pervasive across the organization, you need look no farther than WorldVentures to understand where this will go.

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