October 7, 2014 | By Ali Moffitt
As a host travel agency, we have travel advisors affiliated with us that are based all over the country. We have five office locations now (CA, CO, UT, and two in AL), plus home-based travel agents across the country. Our network of luxury agents keeps growing – we are up to 90+ now.
Once a year, Andavo Travel invites the whole crew to join us at a private weekend-long event for our Andavo travel agents only, called AndavoMart. We always choose a fun, new destination to explore. Past AndavoMarts have been held in Deer Valley, Scottsdale, Seattle, San Francisco, Palo Alto and more. This year’s event will be held in Chicago from October 24-26! We are so excited to explore all the luxury properties that the Windy City has to offer. Our event will be based at the Waldorf Astoria, but we will also be hosted for gourmet meals and site inspections at the Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, Trump, and Peninsula hotels.
As staff, we always talk about how AndavoMart feels like our annual family reunion. While our agents see each other at various times throughout the year as they attend industry trade shows and agent familiarization trips together, AndavoMart is the one event where we try to get as many Andavo-specific agents together as we can in one place. We love to catch up on each others’ latest travels and business successes. We spend Saturday morning listening to educational presentations and engaging in roundtable discussions to help us learn from each other. In the afternoon, there is a vendor fair where each agent has 35 individual meetings with a variety of luxury travel suppliers who fly in from around the country for this event. 60 luxury travel advisors in one place is quite a draw!
The cost for our travel consultants to attend is very minimal. Andavo Travel covers the airfare, a portion of the hotel stay, and all transportation and food while at the event.
We are so excited for this year’s event. We have a record number of attendees registered, so let the family reunion begin!