Learn to be a Professional Travel Advisor in 4 Days!

January 8, 2020

Uniglobe Travel Center(UTC) is hosting the MentorU Summit, a rigorous coaching event that will condense a portion of their traditional MentorU Program into 4 days. This Summit will take place near their headquarters in Irvine, CA, February 16th through the 19th.

UTC offers the most comprehensive program for new travel advisors through their MentorU Program, which customarily offers three months of personalized coaching from two experienced mentors. Two key areas are emphasized during these 3 months. The first focusing on how to research travel, build itineraries, and book travel as a travel advisor, in addition to receiving guidance on how to navigate different supplier relationships and policies. Simultaneously, new advisors work with a business development coach that will cover everything from setting up a travel agency properly, to understanding travel regulations and E&O insurance, to designing a sustainable sales and marketing plan. During these three months, advisors have weekly virtual calls with their coaches to review each topic, ask questions, and stay on track.

Uniglobe Summit Group Photo

Via the MentorU Summit, Uniglobe will provide the exact same quality and thoroughness of coaching, but instead of 3 months of virtual calls, new advisors can learn all the same topics and skills from their coaches in-person over 4 days. Following the completion of the coaching event, all new travel advisors will still receive the additional 3 months of flexible coaching to aid them in implementing the skills and knowledge gained at the Summit.

This exciting event will also include a supplier showcase, as well as supplier hosted lunches.


Day 1 - Sunday, February 16th


  1. UTC Host Agency Policies & Procedures
  2. Travel Industry Basics
  3. Becoming a Travel Advisor + Starting Your Travel Agency Business


  1. Supplier Sponsored Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm

  1. Destinations & Geography
  2. Intro to Preferred Suppliers & Ensemble Travel Group
  3. Intro to Booking Tools & Resources
  4. Q&A + Review Quiz
  5. Homework Suggestions

Day 2 - Monday, February 17th


  1. Working with Clients; Inquiries, Planning & Pricing Research; Vacation Proposals
  2. Agency Best Practices


  1. Supplier Sponsored Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm

  1. Vacation Planning Research & Pricing Proposal
  2. Travel Advisor/Client Role Play Activities
  3. Q&A + Review Quiz
  4. Homework Suggestions

Day 3 - Tuesday, February 18th


  1. The Booking & Payment
  2. Clientbase Invoicing
  3. Post-Booking & Travel Documents
  4. Commission Tracking & Agent Reports


  1. Supplier Sponsored Lunch

12:45pm – 1:45pm

  1. Meet the UTC Staff

2:00pm – 5:00pm

  1. After the Sale
  2. Marketing Plan
  3. Intro to Groups
  4. Q&A
  5. Homework: Review for Final Quiz

Day 4 - Wednesday, February 19th


  1. Full Review + Final Quiz


  1. Supplier Sponsored Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

  1. Travel Advisor Panel

2:00pm – 3:30pm

  1. Meet our Supplier Spotlights

3:30pm - 5:00pm

  1. Supplier Tradeshow


  1. Cocktail Social


Once approved*, you must complete two coaching calls prior to the Summit. These foundational calls will cover Orientation, UTC Agent, Policy & Procedures, Intro to Ensemble & Suppliers, Setting Up Your Business and Travel Agent Best Practices.

  1. Summit Fee: $499
  2. Monthly Fee: $50, starting in month 4 of your contract
  3. Commission split: 70/30 (opportunity for higher commission split as sales volume increases)
  4. Flights and Hotel at your own cost.

The UTC Summit will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport (group rate: $139 USD/Night, excluding taxes and fees.)

*Approval subject to a credit and background check

For more information and to speak with a Uniglobe team member about this opportunity, please visit https://www.uniglobetravelcenter.com/mentoru-summit

Uniglobe Travel Center is a well-respected host agency that has been supporting the most productive travel advisors in the hosted industry for 23 years. The MentorU program has been preparing travel advisors new to the industry for 10 years. UTC was awarded ASTA’s Host Agency Partner of the Year in 2017.