If you are interested in joining the Departure Lounge advisor team of independent contractors, we’d love to hear from you. While there are many host agencies you could partner with, we set ourselves apart through innovation and unparalleled support for both our travel agents and our clients. We are seeking professionals in the United States and throughout Europe who are established sellers of luxury travel and are interested in growing, as well as those who are ready to begin a career as a travel advisor.
Our compensation plan is as innovative as our business concept. For U.S.-based advisors, we have 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 allows you to keep 100% of commissions for clients you have sourced. In Europe, we have a very competitive commission-split compensation program. Our advisors typically have 50-100 affluent client households, for which they arrange travel multiple times per year.
For travel advisors who are new or fairly new to selling travel but are very well traveled and knowledgeable, Departure Lounge helps you develop strategies for finding and attracting new clients. Our agency also generates qualified leads, which are placed with the agency’s travel advisors in their respective cities.
While you can build your practice on your own as a fully independent travel agent, working with a leading host travel company, such as Departure Lounge, provides you support, buying power, unique perks and complimentary upgrades for your clients, new leads, and network opportunities with our partners and other agents–all while giving you the freedom to learn, grow, and succeed as you help others with their travels.