February 8, 2024

Reaching for the Stars: MVT's President's Club

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Shianne Motter

Embarking on the journey of a travel advisor is like setting sail into uncharted waters

It is with great excitement that we proudly introduce the esteemed members of Montecito Village Travel's prestigious 2023 President's Club and President's Club Ultra, alongside the inauguration of a new category, President's Club Elite. President's Club Elite status is achieved when an advisor has settled revenue in excess of $150,000 in a calendar year.

MVT's President's Club members not only receive boosted recognition from Montecito Village Travel suppliers, Virtuoso, and FROSCH Travel Group, but they also gain the exclusive privilege of showcasing the prestigious President's Club logo.

Spanning across multiple states and overseas, our current members serve as remarkable global ambassadors, providing daily inspiration to both us and their respected colleagues. 

As an added reward for President’s Club members, MVT and our preferred partners have collaborated to create our President's Club Experiences Program. Members of this exclusive group have the opportunity to experience a luxurious 2-3 night stay at their choice of participating hotels which represents some of the finest properties in the world.* 

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To achieve President's Club Ultra status, advisors must exceed $250,000 in revenue in the past year. Ultra Club members also include the Top Employee, Cruise, Tour, Hotel and Air Producers.   

  • Beth Simms The Hello Agency – Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Bob Drinkhouse  A Ambassader Travel – Phoenix, AZ
  • Courtney McCarthy Elysian Travel – Hinsdale, IL
  • Craig Buck Travel Masters – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Darin Jensen Private Travel Management – Heber City, UT
  • David Kohl Montecito Village Travel – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Elizabeth Nixon Travel the World – Wentzville, MO
  • Erin Philp Grand Journeys – San Diego, AZ
  • Helen Reid Montecito Village Travel – Carpinteria, CA
  • Gen Hershey Genuine Access - Beverly Hills, CA
  • Jill Robbins Eden For Your World – Aliso Viejo, CA
  • John Oberacker Eden For Your World – Long Beach, CA
  • Judi Walker Alliance Travel Partners – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Julie Harris Corporate Travel Consultants – Mapleton, UT
  • Julie & Jim Welch Amaze Travel – Northville, MI
  • Kristen Smith The Hello Agency - Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Melanie Lake Sherry Lane Travel – Dallas, TX
  • Mishelle Ying  Bi-Coastal Travel – El Segundo, CA
  • Natalie Ricci Today's Travel Team – Long Beach, CA
  • Neal Dembo Incentives International Inc. – Damascus, MD
  • Patti Koide PK Travel – Montrose, CA
  • Trish Injaychock Elysian Travel – Hinsdale, IL

As Montecito Village Travel has grown, so has the number of Affiliate Groups.  Affiliate Groups are advisors working together under one lead agent.  New in 2022, Affiliate Groups may now achieve President’s Club Ultra status if the group, as a whole, achieves over $5,000,000 in sales in the prior calendar year.  If no single advisor within the group achieves President’s Club Ultra status, the lead advisor will receive an invitation to the President’s Club Ultra trip.

The Affiliate Groups listed below achieved this goal in 2023:

  • A Ambassader Travel, Bob Drinkhouse – Phoenix, AZ
  • Accents on Travel, Elaine San Juan – Escondido, CA
  • Allied Continental, Jose Ferreira – Minneapolis, MN
  • Around the Globe, Carol Mcconnell - Huntington Beach, CA
  • Avant Garde Travel, Aimee Leon – San Diego, CA
  • Bi-Coastal Travel, Mishelle Ying – El Segunda, CA
  • Eden for Your World, John Oberacker & Kasra Esteghamat – Long Beach, CA
  • Elysian Travel, Courtney McCarthy & Trish Injaychock – Hinsdale, IL
  • Global Travel, Kenny Fung - Phoenix, AZ
  • Incentives International Travel, Neal Dembo, Demascus, MD
  • The Hello Agency, Beth Simms - Mt Plesant, SC
  • Private Travel Management, Darin Jensen – Heber City, UT
  • Travel Masters, Craig Buck – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • TripMatters, Ricci Zuckerman, Carl Fabruada & Yossi Mymom – Tustin, CA
President’s Club Ultra (PCU) members (those advisors earning more than $250,000 in settled revenue in a calendar year, affiliates with $5,000,000+ in sales and the top air, hotel, cruise, tour and employee producers) are invited to an exclusive President’s Club Ultra Trip. The advisors (and their guests) will be invited to a Premier Award-Winning Luxury Wellness Spa and Resort,  Palmaia, The House of Aia, Riveria Maya, Mexico on April 19-22, 2024 with first class airfare included on Delta Airlines

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We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our new President's Club Elite members at Montecito Village Travel. The hard work has earned those who achieved this status early access to the President's Club Experiences, a testament to an outstanding contribution of over $150,000 in settled revenue.

 The advisors who achieved this feat in 2023 are listed below:

  • Aimee Leon Avant Garde Travel  San Diego, CA
  • Carol McConnell Around the Globe Travel – Huntington Beach, CA
  • Effie Patrianakos Avant Garde Travel – Toronto, Canada
  • Elaine San Juan Accents on Travel – Escondido, CA
  • Foy Renfro Journey to & Fro – Atlanta, GA
  • Ilene Premer Trips Too Go – North Miami, FL
  • Jane Scarcello Montecito Village Travel – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Janene Mayer M&M Travel – Hot Spring, AR
  • John Clifford International Travel Management – San Diego, CA
  • Katie Kozlowski Elysian Travel – Western Springs, IL
  • Kelly Gruber Sherry Lane Travel – Dallas, TX
  • Laura May Concierge Travel Advisors – Dallas, TX
  • Linda Hansen Hansen Travel Services – Los Osos, CA
  • Liz Georjon Envizage Travel – Toulouse, France
  • Louise West Montecito Village Travel – Santa Ynez, CA
  • Melissa Hammer Captivating Escapes – Dallas, TX
  • Melissa Warren Park Cities Travel Concierge – Dallas, TX
  • Mona Elton Your Travel Center – Spokane, WA
  • Pam Young Your Travel Center – Council Bluffs, IA
  • Patricia Blanche LCF Travel La Canada, CA
  • Rochelle DeBaun Five Senses Journeys – Charlottesville, VA
  • Sharon Organista Montecito Village Travel – Carpinteria, CA
  • Sheila Mamuric Leisure Travel & Tours – Chandler, AZ
  • Sheila McNaughton Elysian Travel – Western Springs, IL
  • Shelly Collins Level 9 Travel – Miami Beach, FL
  • Susan Boehnstedt Critics Choice Vacations – Queen Creek, AZ
  • Yojany Mathis Epic Travel Partners – Scottsdale, AZ

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To qualify for the prestigious President's Club, advisors need to hit a revenue milestone of $100,000 in the previous calendar year.

  • Adrianna Resek Resek Travel - Mesa, AZ
  • Allyson Jeanson Today's Travel Team- Huntington Beach, CA
  • Betty Hellstrom Avant Garde Travel – San Diego CA
  • Bob Romano Canyon Crest Travel - Idyllwild, CA
  • Carol McConnell Around the Globe Travel - Huntington Beach, CA
  • Cheryl Hellmold Moon & Back Travel - Chino, CA
  • Christy Damas Your Travel Concierge - Lake Oswego, OR
  • Cindy Goldberger HIATUS - Houston, TX
  • Cindy Gossard Total Solutions Travel - Sebring, FL
  • David Holt Alpine Travel Group Inc - Alpine, CA
  • Debbie Smith Great Connections Travel - Cottonwood Heights, UT
  • Diane Ross Kingsbridge Travel - Tampa, FL
  • Gwen Fox Avant Garde Travel - San Diego, AZ
  • Honey Revitz GBG Travels Inc - Aventura, FL
  • Jenifour Jones Go Get It Events - Louisville, KY
  • Julie Goergen Your Travel Center - Omaha, NE
  • Karen Ensign Montecito Village Travel - Carpinteria, CA
  • Kenny Fung Global Travel Inc - Phoenix, AZ
  • Kristine Thiessen Your Travel Center - Omaha, NE
  • Kym Harrell HIATUS - Houston, TX
  • Lauri Ludewig Fernweh Adventures - New Ulm, MN
  • Leah Fuller Mill Ave Travel - Berlin, MD
  • Lisa Eidman Colleen's Concierge Travel - Simi Valley, CA
  • Lynn Rudin Luxe Travel Design - Burbank, CA
  • Margie Boutte Elite Travel of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Mary Peremsky Travel Masters - Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Michael Figueiredo StruxTravel - Barcelona, Spain
  • Michelle Henrich Your Travel Center - Spokane, WA
  • Moani Baumfalk Nova Vacations - Lincoln, NE
  • Niki Peters Experience Travel - Dallas, IX
  • Petra Hochfilzer Ranch & Coast Travel - Solana Beach, CA
  • Rayanna Cole -Dombroski Montecito Village Travel - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Robin Johnson Crossroads Travel - Midlothian, VA
  • Randy King Seawind Tours & Travel - Honolulu, HI
  • Shannon Lamarche Premiere Luxury Travel - Nashville, TN
  • Stefanie Van Aken RSMLVTravel - Henderson, NV
  • Sue Dovle Mill Avenue Travel - Tempe, AZ
  • Vicky Voll Voll Travel Management - Glendale, CA

Setting Sail: The Path to President's Club

We celebrate all of the challenges and triumphs of our valued travel advisors and recognize the late nights and time dedicated to crafting the perfect vacation. 

Attaining the status of President's Club, President's Club Elite, or President's Club Ultra is a clear symbol of success and a significant milestone for those advisors attaining one of these levels. Criteria for achievement is shown below: 

  • President's Club status is achieved when an advisor generates settled revenue of  $100,000 during the calendar year.
  • President's Club Elite status is achieved for advisors generating settled revenue of $150,000 in the calendar year.
  • President's Club Ultra status is achieved when advisors achieve $250,000 in settled revenue during the calendar year.
As a travel advisor, the road to President's Club begins with a passion for exploration and a commitment to delivering unparalleled service. It involves crafting dream vacations, anticipating every client's desire, and navigating the intricacies of the travel industry. The journey is marked by dedication, expertise, and a genuine love for creating unforgettable experiences.

Anchors of Success: Client Relationships

At the heart of President's Club achievement lies the cultivation of strong client relationships. Personalized service, attention to detail, and a genuine connection with clients are the anchors that keep a travel advisor steady amidst the vast sea of competition. Building trust and loyalty becomes the wind in the sails, propelling the advisor towards the prestigious destination.

MVT advisors work hard, travel far and wide, to have personal relationships with hotels, cruise and tour companies, and other partners, enabling them to secure the perks that will make a trip truly special.

Why use a travel advisor?

MVT Travel advisors streamline the process of overwhelming travel planning by leveraging their expertise and resources, saving you time and effort. Knowing that a professional is overseeing the details of your trip can provide peace of mind to allow the traveler to live in the moment, and worry less. 

Where in the world where you go next? Go with MVT. 

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