June 26, 2012 | By Ali Moffitt
Have you ever noticed on our “Find An Advisor” page that some of our travel advisors have different company names? Donna Evans with Team Travel, Jacqui Matthews with Pyramid Travel, and so on. That’s because Andavo Travel, in addition to having employee agents, is also a host travel agency to independent (and sometimes home-based) travel agents with their own businesses.
These independent travel agents affiliate with Andavo Travel since we are a larger agency that has strong personal relationships with everyone’s favorite cruise lines, hotels, resorts, tour companies and many other travel suppliers. We are a Four Seasons Preferred Agency, a Ritz Carlton STARS preferred partner, a member of the exclusive Orient Express Bellini Club, and a member of the Abercrombie & Kent 100 Club – just to name a few! This allows our agents to serve you, their clients, at a higher level.
Additionally, sometimes it can get lonely as a home-based travel agent, so being part of the Andavo Travel community provides connections and support with many other luxury travel advisors across the country. Our affiliates have a top group of world-class agents to network with, plus we provide them with access to training, benchmarking and business planning. And no one wants to miss our annual agent meeting, AndavoMart.
When independent travel advisors join the Andavo Travel host agency, they also become part of the Virtuoso network. Consisting of 7,200 travel advisors associated with over 330 agencies in 20 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. Through the Virtuoso network, we have a world of resources at our fingertips – opening doors and providing behind-the-scenes access to sites and events not available to the general public.
We are so proud of our team of Andavo Travel advisors, and the service they provide to each and every client. To learn more about Andavo Travel as a host travel agency, click here.