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Departure Lounge

16 reviews
512-750-1012
Email Host Agency
P.O. Box 26545
Austin, TX 78755

(Also TX, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NV, NY, PA, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA)
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Company Details

  • Founded
    2013
  • Host Type
    Host Only
  • Franchise
  • Currently Accepting
    Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
  • Accepts Agents in
    USA, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
  • # of Contractors
    150
  • Annual Sales
    $125 million
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Business Attributes
  • Profile Updated
    01/01/2023
  • GDS
    Sabre
  • Consortia
  • Accreditations
    IATA
  • Members of
    ASTA
  • Seller of Travel
  • E&O Insurance Included
  • Focuses
    Adventure, Cruise, Disney, Groups, Leisure, Luxury, Honeymoon/DWs, FITs

Program Details

  • Ticketing Service for non-GDS Agents
  • Minimum Sales Requirement
    $160,000
  • Charge for Ticketing
  • Lead Program
  • Leads Belong to
    Host Agency
  • Charge for Leads
  • Education Program
    IC Education, In-person, On-demand
  • Allows Sub-agents

Pricing & Commission

  • Military/Veteran discounts
  • Start Up Fee
    $500–$500
  • Location requirement
    Home-based
  • Annual Fee
  • Commission Split Range
    70% to 100%
  • Frequency of Commission Payments
    Monthly
  • Method of Payment
    Direct Deposit

Technology & Tools

  • Marketing Programs
    Direct Mail, Website Program, Consumer Magazine, E-mail Marketing, Social Media Tools
  • Sample Website
  • Leisure Tools
    Air Booking Tool, Consumer Booking Tool, Hotel Booking Tool
  • Corporate Tools
  • CRM

About Departure Lounge

Departure Lounge is an Austin, TX based luxury travel host agency established in 2013 by Virtuoso senior executive, Keith Waldon. Departure Lounge is open to agents of all experience levels and offers two compensation options: 1) a tiered commission-split program paying advisors 70-90% and 2) a $650 monthly flat fee program that pays 100% commission/fees. Departure Lounge is a Virtuoso-member agency with independent contractor travel advisors in the United States and throughout Europe.