Part of The Departure Lounge San Antonio host travel agency team.

Passion For Planning Travel?

Departure Lounge is a trailblazer in the realm of luxury travel, and we’ve been growing rapidly due to the success our Travel Advisors have with crafting unforgettable experiences for delighted clients across the globe. As we grow, we’re looking to add more travel specialists to our family of advisors for our luxury San Antonio host travel agency.

As a member of the prestigious Virtuoso international travel network, Departure Lounge provides travel clients with outstanding advice, upgrades, perks and insider experiences. Our team of travel advisors have global access to the finest travel providers and resources, along with the highest status in the preferred-agency programs of the leading luxury travel brands.

If you are interested in joining the Departure Lounge advisor team of independent contractors, we’d love to speak with you. While there are many host agencies you could partner with, we set ourselves apart through unparalleled support and innovation for both our travel advisors and our clients. We are seeking agents in the San Antonio area who are established sellers of luxury travel and are looking to grow, along with who are ready to begin their career as a travel advisor.

Our compensation plan is as innovative as our business concept. For U.S.-based advisors, we offer three different compensation plans: 1) commission split for individual advisors; 2) commission split for teams working under one contract; or 3) a flat monthly fee for individual advisors that lets you keep 100% of commissions for clients you have sourced. Our advisors typically have 50-100 affluent clients for which they arrange travel several times each year.

For travel advisors who are new or do not have much experience when it comes to selling travel but are very well-traveled and knowledgeable, Departure Lounge helps you develop strategies to find and attract new clients. Our agency also generates qualified leads, which are placed with our agency’s travel advisors in their respective cities.

Though you could build your practice on your own as a fully independent travel agent, partnering with Departure Lounge, a top San Antonio host travel agency, provides you with support, buying power, unique perks and complimentary upgrades for your clients, new leads, and opportunities to network with our partners and other agents—all while giving you the freedom to learn, grow, and succeed as you help others with their travel needs.

Departure Lounge Travel Advisor Keys To Success

Wanderlust & Experience Sales, Skills & Service Relationships, Connections & Kindness
Often times, travelers value working with a travel advisor who has “been there and done that.” That means your travel experience is essential hugely important, as is your experience with luxury travel providers and key attractions at destinations. If you have not “been everywhere,” your experience with a region or two, or familiarity with a specialized form of travel (such as safaris) can be a great starting point as a base of knowledge. Departure Lounge’s global connections through the Virtuoso network pave the way for our travel advisors to plan and arrange extraordinary vacations even for destinations that the travel advisor has not personally explored yet. Talking about and presenting travel options passionately and effectively is typically the easy part for a prospective travel advisor. You also need to be proficient with computers and be comfortable utilizing technology, online websites, forms and booking tools, as well as texting and email. You also need to be strategic and thorough in working with and keeping track of details, responding quickly and effectively communicating with clients and travel providers. As your host agency, we will work to ensure you have the assistance and resources you need to help you succeed. To succeed as a San Antonio luxury travel advisor, you ultimately need 50-100+ affluent households that rely regularly on you to arrange travel throughout the year. That means that you, as a prospective team member, ideally should have a large personal network of affluent family members, friends, and colleagues who would trust you to plan their vacations and would ultimately recommend you to others. The Departure Lounge culture is built on kindness and a helpful spirit, so new advisors that join our family need to demonstrate those same qualities. Our partners are professional and put people first by providing dedicated support to clients.

In The News

Our award-winning agency is recognized because of the talented advisors and travel providers we work with. Each advisor is gifted with the ability to help others plan their perfect dream vacations, then helps turn those dreams into reality. We don’t just sell travel services; we create unique and unforgettable experiences by crafting custom-tailored trips with exclusive benefits through partnerships with prestigious travel leaders.

Our team has received a variety of awards over time, and we’ve been highlighted in the news on multiple occasions as we strive to set and raise the bar in the travel industry.