Established as a single storefront travel agency in 1972, Phil and Louise Emrich ventured into the world of travel by opening Your Travel Center. Together they turned that dream into a reality, creating a full service travel agency and that grew into 16 locations serving the California Central Coast. Since then and without wavering in their loyalty to their employees, independent travel consultants or travelers, Your Travel Center, now better known as Montecito Village Travel has blossomed into a full scale agency with sales of 300 million dollars annually.
"Large Enough to Matter, Small Enough to Care"
Current owner, Colin Weatherhead, joined the organization in 1988 and officially purchased the agency from Phil & Louise Emrich in 1995. By embracing technology and accepting the changing landscape of travel during the early '90's, the agency not only remained relevant, but prospered under Colin’s leadership with sales growing from 18 million to 300 million annually.
As one of the principal upscale travel companies in the United States, Montecito Village Travel has provided clients with extraordinary travel experiences for over 50 years. And as a member of Virtuoso, the world's oldest and most prestigious leisure travel association, Montecito Village Travel agents and independent contractors have access to some of the world's most elite travel companies. It is the people, connections and leadership that set Montecito Village Travel apart from the rest, making us the agency of choice for leisure, luxury leisure, corporate travel consultants and partner agencies.