Community: Your Competitive Advantage!

December 15, 2022

There are many benefits to working with a host agency, whether you’re new to travel or a seasoned veteran. Affiliations, amenities, fees, and opportunities are important considerations in your search for the right fit. But an invaluable piece, often overlooked, is the community you become a part of.

In true entrepreneurial spirit, we march to the beat of our own drum. While some of us may have sub-agents or employees, many of us enjoy working alone. But human beings are fundamentally social animals, who crave a sense of belonging, connection, and mission, particularly when performing our work.

Professional communities provide tangible value — such as mentorship, support, advocacy, and education — but it’s the intangible value members derive from the experience that makes these environments worth belonging to. And when you’ve found your tribe, you’ll be amazed at the motivating force it provides.

“Entrepreneurship can be extremely rewarding. It can also be challenging. And if we’ve learned anything after two-plus years in isolation, it’s that humans thrive with community and interaction.” - Julie Ball, Forbes Councils Member

Feeling like you’re part of something bigger than yourself, working towards a common goal, and shared accountability allow you to expand your horizons, while maintaining your professional autonomy. A team of like-minded people should inspire you to bring more, invest more, and serve more. As engagement grows, the community gets smarter, faster to respond, more globally available, and generates more overall value.

Diversity is another critical element. While we all appreciate a shared purpose, differences in opinions, lifestyles, and experiences are opportunities for growth. There are certainly a lot of ‘right’ ways to design travel. But collaborating with advisors who might approach an itinerary or task differently can provide a gold mine of information. This enables you to move forward with new ways to surprise and delight your clients.

Strong community engagement is a top priority at Uniglobe Travel Center. Everyone has value to share, and our network is a safe, supportive environment where people of all experience levels thrive. Our established advisors have years of industry experience to share, while our new-to-industry folks are bringing in fresh marketing, business, and social media ideas. We’re fortunate to have a rich diversity of personal and professional backgrounds, all of which provide unique experiences to share and learn from. And this ‘secret ingredient’ is what drives our members toward their individual and collective success!

About Uniglobe Travel Center

Uniglobe Travel Center (UTC) offers a variety of programs to support your independent travel business, all of which provide top-tier commissions and assistance with the development of sales and marketing plans. Each comprehensive home-based travel advisor program is geared to your level of experience in the industry and helps you grow to the next level.

With 200 years of combined travel experience, our dedicated host agency staff are fully equipped to help you reach your goals. We focus on support, business development, and coaching, and will give you the right balance you require of each element to become the best home-based travel advisor you can be.

The Uniglobe brand is an internationally trusted and respected name in the travel industry, celebrating 25+ years of working and growing together. Since 1996, UTC has been a leading host agency helping travel advisors build their businesses and realize their dreams.

What We’ve Achieved

  1. 2023 Virtuoso Enhanced Agency Member
  2. Globus Family of Brands - Premium Agency Member
  3. Viking River Cruises - Platinum Circle Plus Agency
  4. FunJet - 500 Club Platinum Partner
  5. Apple Vacations - Crystal Apple Agency
  6. Travel Impressions - Best of the Best Agency Partner

Recognition from our Supplier Partners

  1. Delta Vacations - Diamond Agency
  2. Oceania - Connoisseur Club
  3. Holland America - Elite Pinnacle
  4. Viking - Platinum Agency
  5. Celebrity - Host Agency of the Year 2018

Professional Affiliations