Company Details

  • Founded
    2013
  • Host Type
    Host Only
  • 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
    140
  • Annual Sales
    $100 million
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • GDS
    Sabre
  • Consortia
  • Accreditations
    IATA
  • Members of
    ASTA
  • Seller of Travel
    Florida
  • E&O Insurance Included
  • Focuses
    Adventure, Cruise, Disney, Groups, Leisure, Luxury, Honeymoon/DWs, FITs

Program Details

  • Ticketing Service for non-GDS Agents
  • 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

  • Start Up Fee
    $500
  • Location requirement
    Storefront, 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, Cruise 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 both innovative storefront locations in Austin and San Antonio, as well as advisors across the United States and now also in Europe.

 

Preferred Suppliers

Activies/excursions
  • Project Expedition
Cruise lines
  • AmaWaterways
  • American Cruise Lines
  • American Queen Steamboat Company
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Azamara
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Disney Cruise Lines
  • Holland America Cruise Lines
  • Hurtigruten
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • PONANT Cruises & Expeditions
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Lines
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Star Clippers
  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • U by Uniworld
  • Un-Cruise Adventures
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Viking Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises
Hotels
  • Accor
  • Bedsonline
  • Belmond
  • Fairmont
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt
  • Intercontinental
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Marriott
  • Rocco Forte Hotels
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  • Starwood
  • Taj Hotels
  • The Ritz-Carlton
Insurance
  • Allianz
  • Travelex
Rail
  • Rail Europe
  • Rocky Mountaineer
Rental cars
  • Carey International
  • Hertz
Resorts
  • Red Carnation Hotels
  • Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Tours
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Adventures by Disney
  • African Travel
  • Big Five
  • CIE Tours International
  • Classic Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • G Adventures
  • Globus Family of Brands
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Insight Vacations
  • Intrepid
  • Journese
  • Leisure Connect
  • Luxury Gold
  • Monograms
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Railbookers
  • Roadtrips
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar
  • Travel2
  • Travel Bound
  • Travel Impressions
  • Walt Disney Travel Company