IM Academy, a leading online financial education platform, has helped educate thousands of students about financial markets over nearly a decade of operation. Now, the Academy is building a travel business, offering its members travel and lifestyle experiences at discounted rates. On June 12, Christopher Terry, IM Mastery Academy co-founder and CEO, announced the launch of the Academy’s new Travel and Lifestyle Experience (TLX) program.
TLX provides a retail travel-booking website that can enable members to save on the costs of hotels and resorts around the world. In addition, TLX members will qualify for a free annual Anniversary Trip after one year of active membership.* IM Academy is also pursuing plans to offer a variety of event and entertainment discounts.
“We’re basically bringing two of the largest industries in the world [together], two of the most exciting, most fun — and two of the industries that, in my opinion, literally have no borders and no boundaries,” said IM Academy’s Wes Melcher, a travel industry veteran who helped design TLX.
The membership benefits offered to TLX members are a blend of travel and lifestyle experiences and discounts.
Using TLX’s search engine, members can book discounted stays at over 800,000 resorts and hotels worldwide.
“You’re going to be able to book rooms through this website and save on your everyday travel,” said Melcher.
The search engine includes resorts and hotel brands with properties in locations such as Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. TLX members can save on the per person per night cost of a hotel stay, and can potentially earn credits for benefits such as spa treatments, premium beverages, and excursions at some locations.
Members can take advantage of discounts whenever they would like to travel as part of the TLX Anytime Trips feature of the program. IM Academy is also considering plans to add group trips that would be available exclusively to Academy members who sign up for TLX. These trips would provide members with educational and volunteering opportunities.
For example, IM Academy is in the process of organizing Crypto Beach trips to the Dominican Republic and Mexico. These all-inclusive cryptocurrency-themed getaways would feature educational events and opportunities to engage with IM Academy’s top educators from the DCX digital currency academy. Another TLX Theme Trip is being planned for Las Vegas and would focus on the foreign exchange (forex) market.
TLX Impact Trips are also being organized, with the goal of providing members with meaningful experiences that represent Christopher Terry’s IM Mastery Academy ethos of elevating others. These excursions would help members give back and make a difference through addressing worthwhile causes such as environmental stewardship, educational access, and youth poverty.
“We will be doing some Impact Trips where the entire trip is focused on impacting either the youth through school projects, through orphanages, boys and girls club experiences, and also working with the environment,” said Melcher.
Another key benefit for TLX members is the Anniversary Trip, an annual outing TLX members qualify for on the anniversary date of their entrance into the program after remaining active for a full 12 months. Each Anniversary Trip covers the cost of a four-day, three-night stay at a hotel or resort, with the value increasing each year a member continues in the program. The first Anniversary Trip is planned for Mexico, and by year 10, members can select a location for their Anniversary Trip.
“It is a membership loyalty program on steroids,” said Melcher. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
About IM Academy
CEO Christopher Terry founded IM Mastery Academy with CFO Isis Terry in 2013. The Academy was established with the goal of using easy-to-access online materials to educate students from around the world about financial markets, including the forex market, the cryptocurrency market, and e-commerce.
IM Academy students learn by accessing focused learning academies, strategies, and live online mentorship. Students can sign up for one academy or a combination of the DCX Academy for the digital currency market, ECX Academy for the e-commerce market, TBX academy for time-based exchange strategies, and FRX Academy for the forex market. The Elite Academy offers members access to DCX, ECX, TBX, and FRX.
The Academy’s courses have reached thousands of students internationally and are available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German, and Mandarin.
In addition to its online financial education platform, IM Academy organizes live in-person IM Beyond events where members and independent business owners (IBOs) can network and are recognized for their achievements.
The launch of TLX marks IM Academy’s extension of its platform beyond financial education and into new verticals of travel and lifestyle opportunities.
Note: IM Academy is an educational forum for analyzing, learning, and discussing general and generic information related to markets and strategies. IM Academy does not provide personalized recommendations or views as to whether an investment approach is suited to the financial needs of a specific individual. Before deciding to participate in the forex or other markets, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. You should take independent financial advice from a professional in connection with, or independent of, research and verify any information you find on the IM Academy website.