Why should you care about your host agency's affiliations?

Your host should be looking out for your best interests and the better connected they are, the better connected you are.

Here are just a few examples of how Montecito Village Travel’s affiliations contribute to your success:  

  • Our Virtuoso connection provides you with an extensive network of training and networking opportunities, vetted luxury and contemporary suppliers and industry connections which allows you to create client experiences found nowhere else.  
  • Our FROSCH alliance provides GDS-trained agents an opportunity to earn upfront commissions on airline tickets and at the same time have access to airline executive help desks, specialty fares and much more.  This one-two punch, Virtuoso and FROSCH, makes us the perfect option for both leisure and corporate travel consultants.
  • Being affiliated with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) ensures that we (and you) understand industry trends and legislation that could directly impact your business.  

In short, our affiliations provide you with the edge you need to succeed. Check out some of our alliances below:


Staying abreast of industry trends, aligning ourselves with leaders in the industry and having a wide range of resources for our agents is paramount at Montecito Village Travel. Our affiliations include:


As long-standing Virtuoso luxury travel member, Montecito Village Travel offers entrée to one of the most exclusive travel consortia with access to over 1700 world-wide, best-of-the-best preferred partners including top hotels, cruise lines and tour operators.


The size, resources and experience of FROSCH provides our ticketing agents access to worldwide air agreements, preferred help desks and special air opportunities at a significant cost-savings. 


Premium American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) membership assures that you are working with an agency of integrity and one that is dedicated to working on a national level to protect the rights of travel agents.


Professional Association of Travel Hosts (PATH) – Working with a PATH travel host ensures integrity. PATH members must adhere to a strict code of ethics and it members are vetted.


Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – Agents associated with Your Travel Center enjoy the benefits associated with a CLIA agency.


International Air Transport Association (IATA) – Participation in IATA indicates our commitment to those independent contractors relying on air travel as part of their business model.

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