Travel Leaders – Travel Center, Washington

Tacoma, WA


Quick Facts

Established: 1954

GDS Provider: Worldspan

Number of Employees: 11

Languages: English / Spanish

Commission Plans: Various Plans


Top Hotel, Tour, Cruise Commissions

Hotel Program

E&O Insurance

Supplier and Destination Training

New Business Leads

Marketing Support

Exclusive FAM Trips

Annual Meetings

Monthly Meetings

 Using ClientBase

Will Accept ICs New to Travel

Will Accept Out-of-State ICs


Alex Trettin | President

Travel Center – Downtown Tacoma
1142 Broadway Plaza, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Travel Center – Lakewood
11116 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499
Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm, M-F
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(253) 617-7228

About Us

Are you looking for a business opportunity that gives you the freedom to work where you want, when you want? Whether you’re new to the travel industry or you’ve already been here a while, Travel Leaders – Travel Center wants you to join our team as an Independent Travel Consultant! Work from home, wherever home is, and make money during the hours that best fit your schedule!

We have all the tools you will need to get you started and further expand your business: proprietary online resources to make learning about travel and booking reservations a breeze; web pages with your agent profile and destination specialties customized to you and friendly Travel Management Consulting mentors, who have years of experience to share with you while you learn how to plan vacations that will fit your clients and their budget best. By joining our team, you gain access to our award-winning marketing program which includes email, direct mail and social media networks to generate new leads, invitations to Travel Leaders-only trade events and industry meetings and weekly business emails detailing travel-related tips and news from around the globe, as well as Travel Leaders exclusive special offers.

Making dreams into realities is part of our job. Not only will you send clients to the faraway places of their dreams, as one of our travel consultants you will have the chance to embark on special journeys of your own. Travel Industry familiarization trips (aka FAMs) and an invitation to the Travel Leader National Meeting are not only fun, but also help you better understand the destinations you will be selling! While you’re away, know that your clients will be taken care of through our out-of-office assistance program. Know that as an agent or as a client, when you work with Travel Leaders, you travel better!

President Alex Trettin has worked in our travel agency for the past two decades. He grew up in the travel business; his parents, Leo and Teri Trettin started an agency called Travel Specialists in 1978, then purchased Travel Center and became a Travel Leaders franchisee in 1987. Since 1998, Alex has worked in nearly every position at Travel Leaders – Travel Center Inc, eventually working his way up to becoming Company President. Prior to working in a travel, he spent a couple years teaching English in China and as well as a few years working as a social worker. His specialties are booking and planning Asian travel, supporting corporate travel clients and managing the largest destination soccer tournaments in the USA.

Awards & Memberships

  • Travel Leaders – Golden Legacy
  • Travel Leaders – Agency of Excellence STA
  • ASTA Member
  • Funjet 500
  • Delta Diamond Preferred

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Tacoma, WA, Seattle