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."

Samantha Jervis
Samantha Jervis

Jervis is an industry veteran who has held management roles with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotels.

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].

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