Support hours

8–5
8–5
8–5
8–5
8–5

Company Details

  • Founded
    1942
  • Host Type
    Hybrid (Host & Travel Agency)
  • Currently Accepting
    Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
  • Accepts Agents in
    USA
  • # of Contractors
    50
  • Annual Sales
    $17.5 million
  • GDS
    Sabre
  • Consortia
  • Accreditations
    ARC, CLIA, IATA
  • Members of
    ASTA
  • Seller of Travel
  • E&O Insurance Included
  • Focuses
    Disney, Leisure, Luxury

Program Details

  • Ticketing Service for non-GDS Agents
  • Charge for Ticketing
  • Lead Program
  • Leads Belong to
    Agent
  • Charge for Leads
  • Education Program
    Employee Training, IC Education, In-person
  • Allows Sub-agents

Pricing & Commission

  • Start Up Fee
    $4,000
  • Location requirement
    Storefront, Home-based
  • Annual Fee
    $1,200
  • Commission Split Range
    60% to 85%
  • Frequency of Commission Payments
    Monthly
  • Method of Payment
    Direct Deposit

Technology & Tools

  • Marketing Programs
    Direct Mail, Website Program, Consumer Magazine, E-mail Marketing
  • Sample Website
  • Leisure Tools
  • Corporate Tools
    24/7 Support Service, Air Program, Online Booking Tool
  • CRM

About Lake Shore Travel

Who We Are

We're a Chicago based mid-sized luxury travel agency with midwestern heart. As evidenced by our award of Virtuoso's Most Hospitable Agency, our 35 advisors create a work family that are diligent, dedicated and welcoming. Our advisors work from Illinois, California, Texas and Florida.


Let Us Be a Partner in Your Travel Career

Just starting out? On the Road to Becoming a Travel Advisor is our 10 week in-depth training program designed to teach those new to the travel business how to sell and book luxury travel. Regardless of where you live, our advisors feel connected through weekly touch points, live on-line supplier presentations and office meetings and more. You're never more than a phone call away.

Already a seasoned pro? We're proud of the stellar reputation we have in the industry and Lake Shore Travel advisors enjoy the benefits. We are members of Virtuoso as well as Preferred Partners with many of the leading luxury hotel chains which means our partners roll out the red carpet for your clients. They'll receive added amenities and exemplary service. As an advisor, you can expect one-on-one support from our management, the latest technology and training and a network of welcoming advisors who love to collaborate with each other.


Let's Chat

If you're looking for a home where everyone knows your name, we'd love to hear from you. Visit our hosting website at www.lakeshoretravelhosting.com or email careers@lakeshoretravel.com. We're happy to set some time aside to chat and answer any questions you may have.