Andavo + Virtuoso = Success
Andavo Travel has been a valued member of Virtuoso for more than 16 years. With more than 8,900 elite travel specialists associated with more than 335 agencies in 25 countries, Virtuoso is the world's most exclusive network of travel advisors. So exclusive, in fact, that only 1% of all travel agencies are invited to join.
The really good news? When you join Andavo Travel as an hosted advisor, you become a part of this exclusive network.
Virtuoso Financial Benefits for Independent Consultants
Higher Commissions kick in with preferred cruise lines and tour operators. High fives!
Consumer Lead Generation through Virtuoso.com let clients find you easily. The interactive advisor catalog displays your photo, travel experience and specialties for the consumer who is looking for what only you can offer.
Additional financial benefits Andavo Travel advisors enjoy through our Virtuoso affiliation include:
- International air travel is available at high commissions or low net fares.
- Preferred hotels pay commissions promptly.
- On-site ground operators let you establish the price your customer pays for custom destination services.
- Virtuoso Air 24/7 serves your international, domestic, first class, business class, private jet, and cruise-bound clients, often with lower fares and attractive commissions for you.
- Virtuoso Voyager Club offers hosted group travel on deluxe and luxury class ships with a complimentary cocktail party and exclusive shore events and meals. Plus, other value-added amenities are provided to Virtuoso clients on hundreds of luxury cruise sailings.
- Virtuoso's Hotel and Resort Program gives your clients added amenities and upgrades valued up to $450 per stay at no extra cost to your clients, at close to 1,000 luxury hotels and resorts.
- Virtuoso's On-Site Ground Operators are an exclusive network of the world's best local experts who can provide any level of service from simple airport meet-and-greets to posh, private, highly customized FIT touring in more than 80 countries.
- Virtuoso's Specialty Suppliers are a world class collection of travel suppliers ranging from insurance and rental car companies to active and adventure vacation operators who offer you special pricing and/or best available commissions.
- Virtuoso Life, Virtuoso's award-winning travel magazine, is delivered to your clients' homes, presented as a gift from you, and personalized with your name and contact information.
- Best of the Best, Virtuoso's annual compendium of preferred hotels, resorts, spas, and lodges, provides the definitive word on the world's most exquisite stays and details the complimentary Virtuoso amenities provided to your clients.
- Virtuoso Traveler is a powerful prospecting magazine that converts qualified prospects into devoted clients.
- Themed Travel Catalogs & Destination Guides focus on a particular theme or destination with specially created offers from a variety of suppliers.
- Direct Mail, funded by suppliers, is sent (in your name) to those clients who best match the appropriate demographic profile and travel interest--always with your advance permission, of course.
- E-Marketing is directed, in your name, to those clients for whom you have supplied email addresses, and who wish to receive outstanding travel offers.
- Virtuoso Contact Center provides phone and email support over extended hours to Virtuoso advisors to assist with any network related issue. Virtuoso.com a revolutionary concept to directly connect the consumer to their dream destinations through their own personally chosen advisor. For the advisor, Virtuoso.com makes finding the destination easy through an extensive, interactive product catalog as well as many additional services designed especially for them.
- Virtuoso Travel Academy offers both live and recorded training in sales, supplier product, and more.
- Plus, you can have your own personal website—a site you can customize, update, and change from virtually any remote location.
Resources and Opportunities:
Networking opportunities connect you with on-sites from around the world, as well as Virtuoso's preferred suppliers and key staff. Our annual Travel Week and Regional Sales Meetings offer exceptional professional, networking, and learning experiences.
Simply put, the world's finest travel agencies and advisors are Virtuoso. You should be, too.
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"In the last four years with Andavo, Dynamic greatly enhanced our vacation program…growing the department 112% in total revenues. Our success is largely due to the support, knowledgeable contacts, and fantastic membership benefits provided through our Andavo affiliation."
"I have been with Andavo Travel, as an independent contractor, since 1996. Throughout it all, Andavo has remained focused on supporting front line agents by providing the resources and tools to make our jobs easier. It is a very loyal and welcoming family and I think the best around."
"Our primary need for a host agency is to be able to access a GDS for ARC air. The folks at Andavo are available to help with GDS questions and technical problems whenever we need assistance."
"I joined Andavo Travel a year ago and it was one of the best decisions I have made since I became an Independent Contractor. Having a support person to contact for any questions, a marketing guru to help me overcome my marketing fears, plus technical support from the amazingly talented team is invaluable."
"I have been an independent contractor with Andavo for seven years and can say nothing but wonderful things about my experience. If you want to be part of a company that truly cares about its employees and independents, this is the place to be."