Career Opportunities with TravelDesigns by Campbell

Career Opportunities with TravelDesigns by Campbell

TravelDesigns by Campbell is a boutique host agency specializing in luxury travel.
We are a sister company to Campbell Travel, a trusted name in the travel industry since 1983.

As a member of the esteemed Virtuoso travel network, TravelDesigns offers our clients expert guidance, un-paralleled upgrades and perks, and insider knowledge to enhance their experience from the time of booking to their return home.

Whether you are new to the industry looking for an exciting and rewarding career or are an established advisor looking to expand your business, we want to hear from you. We are seeking motivated people who share our love for travel to join our team.

  • Complimentary access all Virtuoso has to offer – extensive & personalized marketing library, comprehensive training academy, award winning publications to gift clients, supplier relationships are among some of the benefits of boing a TravelDesigns Virtuoso Advisor. For a detailed list of the benefits of being a Virtuoso Advisor, please click here.
  • Access to Preferred Agency Programs for enhanced commissions and amenities with most hotel and cruise partners
  • ClientBase Customer Relationship and Management (CRM) and profile management
  • GDS Support, including Sabre and Apollo
  • Accounting Support
  • Corporate Technology Tools
  • End-to-end automated booking control, including traveler profile management and unused ticket tracking
  • Automated rate monitoring and advanced traveler support
  • Extensive reporting capabilities
  • Social Media Support

New to the Industry

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If you have never sold travel before but are passionate about travel, have good computer skills and the personality to network and build relationships, you can have a very successful and rewarding career as a Luxury Travel Advisor. You have to be committed to learning further developing those skills and TravelDesigns will guide you through this process.

As new to the industry, there are specific training requirements that you will be required to accomplish within your first 90 days and advanced training within your first 2 years of being a TravelDesigns Advisor. We are invested in your success and will provide you with mentorship throughout the process.

New to the Industry F.A.Q.

What type of training is available and how much does the training cost?

A combination of live/webinar training and online/recorded training is available from TravelDesigns, the Virtuoso network and technology platform providers. Technology platform training (ClientBase and Virtuoso) and agency specific training (one-on-one in-person or through Zoom sessions) are covered in the one-time onboarding fee of $500.00.

Supplier training happen through in-office and virtual presentations and you also have access to the extensive Virtuoso Travel Academy to develop your destination and product knowledge.

If you are new to the industry, you will be required to complete the Travel Basics Training hosted by Virtuoso at a fee of $500.00. This comprehensive training introduces you to the travel industry terms, the process of booking and pricing travel services and gives you the base to build a success business. The basics training is all virtual so you can do it from the comfort of your home and it is designs to take no more than 90 days to complete – however, you set the pace and you can complete all modules in less time.

Can I become a Travel Advisor while working full- or part-time?

It depends on your level of commitment to building your career. Launching a new business is a full-time job, and then some. We know from experience that part-time travel advisors have more gray hair, a higher rate of hypertension, and are less profitable than full-time advisors. Ok, we haven’t proven that yet, but the anecdotal evidence sure does look that way! Think of it this way…the more you put into building and launching this new career, the more you get and the faster you build your network and start earning commission.

What is the cost of joining TravelDesigns travel advisor team?

There is an initial, one-time onboarding fee of just $500.00, and this covers your paperwork, registrations, and onboarding training, as well as your profile on Virtuoso.com to allow you access to the network.

Are there ongoing costs for being a TravelDesigns travel advisor?

We offer a list of a la carte services and technologies you can choose to sign up for which would be at a cost to you; however, we are very proud of extensive list of support services we offer our Advisors at no additional cost above & beyond your commission split.

What are the travel benefits of being a travel advisor?

TravelDesigns Virtuoso travel advisors enjoy special discounted travel opportunities with the best travel providers worldwide. Our travel advisors are invited to participate in outstanding familiarization and study-tour trips. And many properties and travel providers offer travel agent rates that result in a major savings.

Besides commission revenue, what are other financial benefits of being a travel advisor?

As an independent contractor travel advisor, you will be able to write off travel- and business-related expenses, and that can have a significant positive impact at tax time annually. And the access to discounted travel also provides a big savings annually for those who like to travel frequently.

How much money can a travel advisor make?

Your commission revenue is typically 10%+ of your sales. First year successful travel advisors usually sell $400,000 to $500,000. Second- and third-years sales typically increase as you continue to build your book of business. The average luxury leisure booking is approximately $10,000…if you do the math, it adds up quickly. Your success is solely dependent on how much you invest in yourself and your new career.

How long does it take to start selling travel? How long does training take?

You can start selling travel right away as soon as your contract is signed, and we will be here to help you as much as we can. The initial training pace depends on you, as much of the needed training is recorded and available online. The online training is supplemented by in-person or live webinar training. Both TravelDesigns management and the team of travel advisors are helpful ongoing to share recommendations and recent destination/product updates to keep you on top of your game.

How do I get started?

Great question…please reach out to Fernanda Nielsen, Director at TravelDesigns by Campbell at fernanda@campbelltravel.com. She will contact you to schedule a time to talk and discuss how TravelDesigns can be the right fit for you.

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Established Advisor

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Our primary focus is to help you build and grow a successful business. As an Independent Contractor affiliated with TravelDesigns, you can operate under your own brand identity while leveraging TravelDesigns’ industry connections and support. Whether your book of business is leisure or corporate or a mix of both, we offer you to the tools to take your business to the next level and flourish.

Established Advisor F.A.Q.

What is the cost of joining TravelDesigns travel advisor team?

There is an initial, one-time onboarding fee of just $500.00, and this covers your paperwork, registrations, and onboarding training, as well as your profile on Virtuoso.com to allow you access to the network.

Are there ongoing costs for being a TravelDesigns travel advisor?

We offer a list of a la carte services and technologies you can choose to sign up for which would be at a cost to you; however, we are very proud of extensive list of support services we offer our Advisors at no additional cost above & beyond your commission split.

What is the commission split paid by TravelDesigns to travel advisors?

The travel advisor starts at 60% and can achieve up to 80% by hitting gross commission tiers throughout the year. If you are an established advisor with proven commission sales, your split is determined based on your most recent 1099.

For leads coming from TravelDesigns the commission split is set a 50/50 for the 1 st time the client books with you. After the first booking, the client become yours and your split applies for all future bookings.

What type of training is available and how much does the training cost?

A combination of live/webinar training and online/recorded training is available from TravelDesigns, the Virtuoso network and technology platform providers. Technology platform training (ClientBase and Virtuoso) and agency specific training (one-on-one in-person or through Zoom sessions) are covered in the one-time onboarding fee of $500.00.

Supplier training happen through in-office and virtual presentations and you also have access to the extensive Virtuoso Travel Academy to develop your destination and product knowledge.

If you are new to the industry, you will be required to complete the Travel Basics Training hosted by Virtuoso at a fee of $500.00. This comprehensive training introduces you to the travel industry terms, the process of booking and pricing travel services and gives you the base to build a success business. The basics training is all virtual so you can do it from the comfort of your home and it is designs to take no more than 90 days to complete – however, you set the pace and you can complete all modules in less time.

Does TravelDesigns offer commission collection services?

We do not. We do, however, subscribe to CTS Hotel Commission services which automatically tracks hotel commissions. for all other open commissions, we provide a monthly Open Commission Report to help you stay on top of your pending commissions.

Am I able to operate under my own name and branding?

Absolutely! You encourage you to build and develop your brand to build trust with the public. As an independent contractor signing with TravelDesigns you become an affiliate of our agency and is asked to represent your brand as such.

How do I get started?

Great question…please reach out to Fernanda Nielsen, Director at TravelDesigns by Campbell at fernanda@campbelltravel.com. She will contact you to schedule a time to talk and discuss how TravelDesigns can be the right fit for you.

What preferred agency programs is TravelDesigns a part of?

TravelDesigns has preferred status and client/advisor perks with these top luxury brands: Four Seasons, Belmond, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Bulgari, Edition, W Hotels, JW Marriott, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, LXR, Langham, Rosewood, Preferred Hotels, Small Luxury Hotels, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, and more.

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