Montecito Village Travel Supports Prescription Travel and UGA’s Hospitality Travel Internship Program

Red & Black Travel

Santa Barbara, CA – April 2, 2024 – Montecito Village Travel is proud to announce its support of an innovative travel internship program within The University of Georgia's Hospitality Program, launched by MVT advisors Gayle Smith and Sam Johnson of Red and Black Travel, a division of Prescription Travel Group.

Montecito Village Travel kicks off a series of travel agent events

Four Seasons Orlando - MVT on the Road

Montecito Village Travel, No. 39 on Travel Weekly's 2023 Power List, held the first in a series of five events it has planned for travel advisors across the U.S.

The first MVT on the Road event was held at the Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney World earlier this month. Those who attended had a chance to meet face-to-face with Montecito leaders to learn more about the host agency's offerings and get advice on their business model.

Advisors also had the chance to explore the Four Seasons and dine at Capa.

Connie Miller - Crafting Success for Effective Travel Business

Embark on a captivating journey with Connie Miller in this episode of TravelPreneur, where she illuminates the trajectory of her career, from early roles in admin work to navigating challenges during pivotal industry moments. TravelPreneur is a weekly business show tailored for the travel industry. This podcast meticulously showcases comprehensive interviews with the visionaries, experts, and tech enthusiasts propelling the evolution and expansion of the upcoming wave of innovative travel businesses.

Montecito Village Travel Names New President and Chairman of the Board

Montecito Village Travel Names New President and Chairman of the Board

Exciting changes are in the air as Robin Sanchez, CTIE, is promoted to the position of President of Your Travel Center, Inc. dba Montecito Village Travel and former President and CEO, Colin Weatherhead, continues as CEO and assumes the position of Chairman of the Board. Montecito Village Travel is a leading Virtuoso agency and a pioneer in the hosting industry. These promotions became effective April 1, 2022.

The Secret to Growing Your Travel Business

The Secret to Growing Your Business

Do you feel you need more hours in your day? Are you worried that you are taking shortcuts in your service jut to keep up with the pace? If so, then I have a secret to share with you today that will provide you more time to spend on the parts of your business that you love and the ability to enhance your client services.

When the Tough Get Going

When the tough get going new host travel agency

You’ve heard the expression “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  It’s a truth that applies to all areas of our life, both personal and professional. 

COVID19 has taken us all by surprise.  Without a doubt, “the going is tough.”  Today’s focus, however, is on “when the tough get going”.  And while it may feel that the sky is falling, it’s important to remember that what we are experiencing now will pass.  More importantly, what you do today will directly impact how quickly the return to normal is for you. 

Digital Marketing Best Practices for Travel Advisors

digital marketing for travel advisors

Best Digital Marketing Practices for Travel Advisors

In my short time of working in the travel industry for Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel (with a 10 year background in web design, interactive media and marketing), I’ve come to realize everyone is extremely busy and may not have the time or resources to do all of their own marketing. It can be very time consuming and expensive. This guide is a quick and easy drill down of the best, most efficient and price effective ways of driving new customers to your business.

John Oberacker of Eden for Your World Wins Virtuoso 2018 Most Innovative Advisor Award

LAS VEGAS (August 16, 2018) – Global luxury travel network Virtuoso® congratulates John Oberacker of Eden For Your World, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel in Long Beach, California as the winner of this year’s sought-after Most Innovative Travel Advisor US & Canada at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week.