Independent Contractor Programs


With our commission levels and technology we give you the ability to increase YOUR revenue, while you maintain YOUR own business identity and enhance YOUR relationship with YOUR customers.

Standing Out From the Rest

We are a FULL SERVICE HOST TRAVEL AGENCY!  We offer indpendent contractor programs to travel advisors of all abilities to reach their full potential.  If you are a corporate advisor, we have the tools to maximize your success and if you are a luxury travel consultant, we have resources for that as well.  We can do this for you because we are very unique in the travel industry.

We can not stress enough that our “UNIQUE” affiliations with a multitude of travel companies gives us a remarkable advantage you will find no where else.  We have a large book of business with a very tight knit group of people.  It is they who make us stand out from the rest.  We are recognized as being respectable, honorable and hard working.  It is our reputation in the industry that separates us from the others which in essence reflects our number one asset–OUR PEOPLE! 


Technology provides the flexibility and ability to do more in less time which in turn gives you the ability to earn more money.  The Montecito Village Travel effect coupled with our various travel management partners allow you to book swiftly, research efficiently, advertise to shoppers less ambiguously, and track your bookings competently.  Todays technology also allows you to work wherever you may be in the world.

  • We have technology solutions that will make sure your clients know you care.  Weekly emails with information that clients want. We help “touch” your clients for you!
  • Quality Control programs like Correx provides corporate agents the ability to offer services they wouldn’t be able to at most host agencies.
  • With our unique partnerships, we provide a multitude of trainings, thick content of supplier information, destination material and more.  We have over three portals where you can access almost anything travel industry related to help cater to your clients.  We assist in providing you valuable industry contacts found with no other travel management company.
  • Our customer relationship management tools are the best in the industry.  Our web-based ClientBase technology arranges your client material, tracks bookings, invoices and is the pillar of our distribution for email and hard copy luxury travel publications.
  • To research and book reservations we offer you multiple web-based tools, including all the major global distribution systems, along with personal contacts with our preferred suppliers
  • Our easy to use and accessible web-based booking report system provides you up to date information on your clients’ profiles and paid commissions on a daily basis.


Montecito Village Travel provides access to online marketing pieces such as weekly emails, specialized emails and webinars which often can involve your clients’ participation.  We also have direct mail pieces such as monthly travel publications, specialized call to action pieces and annual industry renowned travel material.  All marketing pieces can be customized with your own company name along with any other branding you may desire.

Website Development, Social Media and Search Engine Optimization assistance is also available to help with online marketing.

Commissions, Business Identity & Your Clients

We pay industry high commissions, we allow you to maintain your OWN business identity and best of all your book of business is privately kept for your own sole use. This is not typical of other host agencies. The typical host wants to pay you less, they want you to adopt their name and represent them while you are doing all the business. Your client list will remain in sole possession of yourself unlike any other host agency. We want to promote your hard work, dedication and success by providng you the freedom you have earned professionally. Our duty as a host is to cut your costs, provide you ample support and deliver the tools necessary to succeed in this ever changing industry. With respect comes opportunity!

Comprehensive Training

We have a dedicated training department and provide access to pertinent trainings on a daily basis. We have corporate trainings, website trainings, invoice trainings, quality control trainings, luxury vendor trainings, maximize your earnings trainings, etc.  It is our job to provide you the support you need to better serve your clients.


Our multiple affiliations will provide the most robust services you can find via any travel agency or online travel website. We have access to exclusive hotel programs, priority seats on multiple airline carriers and a variety of value added offerings on cruise lines. We keep our clients and advisors in mind with our decisions regarding our relationships – this is key in this industry.

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Our Team of specialists are committed to providing an efficient, comprehensive menu of services geared toward your corporate policies, time effectiveness and traveler convenience. Up to the minute technology allows us to exceed the performance levels of our competitors with access to an impressive number of airlines, hotels, car rentals, cruise lines and tour companies.

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Business intellect and policy implementation are the two principal mechanisms to monitoring your organization's travel spend. At Montecito Village Travel, we syndicate the finest tools with the proficiency and analysis delivered by your account specialist.

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Looking for help with your next corporate retreat, annual business conference, incentive business travel or just a small group getaway? We have specialized in corporate travel for 40 + years so we have the knowledge and expertise to alleviate those headaches.

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We understand companies' cultures and goals differ. That's why we provide you with a wide array of service options to meet a broad spectrum of your company's travelers' needs. Whether it is calling one of our certified Business Travel Specialists or using a customized online booking tool, we work with you to find the right fit for your company.

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Have an urgent visa application with tight deadline? Have an experienced visa specialist review and verify that your application is accurate and complete or if corrections are needed. Too busy to manage your visa or passport request? Our concierge Service provides our highest level of hands-on, customized service.

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Voyager Club is available only to those who book their cruise travel through a Virtuoso-affiliated travel agency. The program offers complimentary benefits on the world's finest cruise ships across hundreds of annual departures. Since 1990, roughly 400,000 cruisers have participated; in 2015, there will be over 300 shore excursions in 120 ports of call and 68 countries.

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Exclusive hotel programs is what sets us apart from our competitors. We have agreements with the finest luxury hotel brands that span the entire globe. Because of these relationships we can VIP our clients, provide hotel credit, complimentary breakfasts, upgrades and more. Check out all our hotel programs today.

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Professional branding and web design services available exclusively to Montecito Village Travel, Travel Advisors.

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Join Our Team of Expert Travel Advisors

Contact Connie Miller, Business Development Manager

Chris WeatherheadHost Travel Agency Services