If you are interested in joining the Departure Lounge advisor team of independent contractors, we’d be delighted to talk with you. While there are several host agencies you could partner with, we set ourselves apart through innovation and unparalleled support for both our travel advisors and our clients. We are seeking agents in the Chicago area who are established sellers of luxury travel and are looking to grow, along with who are ready to begin their travel advisor career.
Our compensation plan is as innovative as our business concept. For U.S.-based advisors, we provide three different compensation options: 1) commission split for individual advisors; 2) commission split for teams working under one contract; or 3) a monthly flat fee for individual advisors that lets you keep 100% of commissions for clients you have sourced. Our advisors generally have 50-100 affluent client households for which they arrange travel multiple times per year.
For travel advisors who are new or do not have much experience when it comes to selling travel but are knowledgeable and well-traveled, Departure Lounge can assist with developing strategies for finding and attracting new clients. Our agency also generates qualified leads, which are provided for our agency’s travel advisors in their respective cities.
Though you could build your practice on your own as an independent travel agent, partnering with Departure Lounge, a premier Chicago host travel agency, offers you support, leverage for exclusive deals, unique perks and complimentary upgrades for your clients, new leads, and opportunities to network with our partners and other agents—while also giving you room to learn, grow, and succeed as you help others with their travels.