GDS Provider: Sabre
Number of Employees: 34
Number of ICs: 41
Corporate/Leisure Mix: 50/50
Commission Plans: Multiple tier structures
✓ Top Hotel, Tour, Cruise Commissions
✓ Hotel Program
✓ E&O Insurance
✓ Supplier and Destination Training
✓ New Business Leads
✓ Marketing Support
✓ Exclusive FAM Trips
✓ Annual Meetings
✓ Using ClientBase
Travel Leaders of Lynnwood, WA is a large, full service host agency that excels in retail, group and corporate travel. We have been serving the travelers of our community since 1991. I’ve always considered us a “mom and pop on steroids” as we never want to lose the local feel and appreciation for all of our staff and partners, but still carry all of the bells and whistles of the mega agencies.
We pride ourselves in providing the latest in travel technologies, offering stellar commissions, onsite training’s as well as webinars, full staffing support, marketing opportunities and an individual online profiles showcasing our agents specialties. But most importantly, in my opinion, is that we care about each of our independent contractors and treat them like the valued partners that they are. Everyone who is associated with our team, whether an Independent Contractor or an Employee is considered family here.
Travel Leaders of Lynnwood is well staffed with a team of management, accounting, and staff who are there to make sure that “your problem is our problem” when it comes to vendor issues, technology questions, commission tracking and the like.
What we are: Honest, trustworthy, diligent, fair, helpful, problem solvers, and forward thinkers.
What we are not: An online mega agency who does not offer customer service, or back end support when you need it.
Travel Leaders of Lynnwood currently hosts over 45 independent contractors of whom many have come to us as a result of referrals within the community.
“As an independent Travel Consultant for Travel Leaders, Lynnwood WA; I have had a supportive working relationship with them since May of 2001.
I have enjoyed the freedom of working out of my home office; yet having the helpfulness, knowledge and friendship of Debbie Kirk and the entire staff for the past 14 years.
Working for a company such as Travel Leaders, has given my clients the value, dependability and professionalism that that our Preferred Partners provide with their packages and products.
I’ve enjoyed meeting with many of our Preferred DSM’s over the years when they come into the office and offer training. I can choose which ones to attend based on my work schedule and interests.
Meeting the needs of my client is upper most in my mind and I feel that the resources at Travel Leaders helps reach that desired result; when qualifying a clients vacation. Repeat clientele and referrals is a large part of my business and I’m glad I’ve had the training and tools to help encourage successful relationships with clients.
I just love what I do… here’s to another 14 years!”
“Since 2008 I’ve been Independent Contractor and through these many years it has continually been a perfect fit for me!
Travel Leaders Lynnwood offers excellent support from the friendly front desk people, to our accounting staff and our experienced travel agents who are always ready to assist you. Our president, Debbie Kirk, offers the overall leadership which I find to be exemplary. She guides our company with integrity, kindness and knowledge. She is always ready to assist you if a problem arises or you need a suggestion for the best wholesaler for your clients special interests.
Due to our large size Travel Leaders has buying power which translates into excellent contracts with suppliers around the world offering us better prices and higher commissions. Through Debbie’s efforts we have secured personal working relationships with many of these companies. These contacts are extremely important because now we have an assigned sales person to assist us with our groups or clients special needs who actually knows our office personally.
Travel Leaders offers countless ways to learn more about the travel business. Always available are training classes and webinars as well as local in-house office training to enhance your efforts as an independent contractor. Monthly our offices have presentations from cruise companies, wholesalers and other related travel businesses who keep us informed with what is available in the market place. Learning more about our travel business is highly encouraged through classes or personal travel.
How fortunate I am to have found Debbie Kirk and Travel Leaders. I feel valued in my efforts to bring my special clients to this office who are appreciated and responsibly cared for by a wonderful team of professionals! Thank you!”