Debut Voyages, a network designed to host agents in the U.S.
and Canada who sell luxury travel, will launch on Feb. 28.
"We found that there was a need for an elite and
exclusive independent luxury travel designer network in our industry,"
managing director Samantha Jervis said. "It is something that many
qualified luxury travel advisors have been looking for."
Jervis is an industry veteran who has held management roles
with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood
Debut Voyages is an invitation-only network that will enable
agents to keep 100% of their commission. Members will pay a monthly fee to be
part of the network. That includes back-of-house support and the benefits of
Debut Voyage's Virtuoso affiliation, according to Debut Voyages.
While Jervis said Debut Voyages does not publicly release
the requirements to join the network, agents may qualify if they have a "high
level of annual commission revenue and mix of luxury business."
Debut Voyages' parent company is Independent Agency Services
Corp., which also owns Travel Professionals International, a network of
independent contractors that operates in Canada.
Those interested in joining the network should contact
Jervis at [email protected].