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MentorU

3 Month One-on-One Coaching

 

What is MentorU?

MentorU is a 3-month program of interactive coaching that covers business planning and setup, sales and marketing, preferred suppliers, booking technology, and itinerary planning. It is facilitated by two experienced travel agency professionals with a diverse depth of experience, and also supported by preferred supplier representatives and experienced UTC advisor mentors.

We coach you to become a successful travel advisor, as well as, successful business owner. UTC offers a solid foundation to help you navigate the travel industry and build a career you actually love! 

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Who is the ideal candidate for the MentorU program?

Passionate entrepreneurs ready to launch their own travel business. MentorU is the industry’s premier onboarding program for aspiring advisors who are brand new to travel or have limited experience.

Tailored to Every Step of Your Journey.

New to the industry receive 1-1 coaching and business mentoring. A well-rounded foundation to starting your business is crucial to your success.

A Robust Portfolio of Suppliers.

Each of our preferred vendors have been hand selected and are held to a high standard of service and product. We want only the best for our advisors.

A Successful Consortia Partnership.

Since partnering with Virtuoso, our advisors have experienced a shift in their businesses and are reaping the rewards.

Stronger Together – Fully Supporting the Advisor Community

"The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), the world's leading association of travel professionals, is the global advocate for travel agencies, the travel industry and the traveling public. We champion ethical and traveler-friendly practices and policies at every level of government and throughout the travel and hospitality industry. Our members are all bound by a shared code of ethics." - Asta.org

Uniglobe Travel Center requires annual membership with ASTA, at a special partner rate of $149.00 for the first year. The ASTA Verified Travel Advisor® (VTA) certification program is also offered at a 50% discount! Click the button below to learn more.

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What's in it for You?

What you can expect:
  • 3 months of interactive coaching with REAL people!
  • Hands-on coaching covering the technical aspects of booking travel.
  • Reliable support from the best staff in the industry!
  • A network of veteran advisors eager to offer tips and advice.
  • Business and marketing mentoring from seasoned professionals.
  • Advanced learning opportunities to expand your knowledge base.
  • A robust portfolio of preferred suppliers with top-tier commissions.
  • Top-tier commissions at 70-90%.
  • A dedicated no-maintenance website program.
  • Special supplier offers and FAMs (must be with Uniglobe at least 6 months to be eligible).
  • Productivity reports.
  • CRM and Invoicing tool.
  • Special CLIA pricing.
  • IATAN benefits (qualification required).
  • Access to ASTA's Verified Travel Advisor Certification program at a discounted rate of $199 (a $200 savings).
  • Special ASTA annual membership renewal pricing. 
  • Special ASTA Global Conference pricing. 
At the conclusion of the 3-month MentorU coaching program, agent participants should be able to:
  • Qualify a prospective client, research appropriate travel products and services, produce a recommended itinerary, prepare and deliver a presentation, and close the sale.
  • Generate 5 bookings.
  • Develop a prospects/client list with basic contact information and marketing codes.
  • Apply comprehensive understanding to implementation of host agency policies and procedures, technology, services, and operations.
  • Create and implement a marketing plan/calendar and simple business plan.
  • Complete educational training with several UTC preferred suppliers.
Program Details:
  • Initial fee of $648.00 which includes 3-month MentorU program & 1 year ASTA membership (a $79 savings) OR
  • Initial fee of $848.00 which includes 3-month MentorU program, 1 year ASTA membership, & the Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) Certification course (a $279 savings).
  • Monthly fee of $60 starting at month 4. The Monthly Fee includes access to Virtuoso tools, VAX, Passport Online, Inc. website program, and invoicing.
  • 70% commission split with the opportunity to graduate to a higher level. Commission adjusts to 80% at $100,000 in sales and 90% when $250,000 in annual sales is reached.
  • VTA Certification is optional, however upon completion, commission  adjusts to 80% regardless of your sales.
  • Booking will incur an $11 charge which will be waived for all car, hotel, and UTC Preferred Suppliers.

MentorU Q&A

Choosing the right host agency for your new travel business is a big decision. Our goal is helping our members feel good about their decision to join our team. Watch as we discuss some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from people considering MentorU. 

What Some of Our Advisors Say. . .

 

Questions? Get In Touch

Choosing the right host agency is an important decision. We're happy to answer your questions and help you determine whether we could be the right fit.

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