By Emily Peters
Contributing Writer
Montrose Travel

Earlier this year, the Montrose Travel family was thrilled to win the 2017 TravelAge West Wave Trendsetter Award for Best Targeted Marketing Idea. The TravelAge West Wave awards recognize the “best of the best” in the travel industry, giving travel professionals the opportunity to vote for those who rise a notch above.

For us, that recognition reflects the hard work of our in-house marketing team. More significantly, it represents the proven marketing success that MTravel offers to anyone looking to partner with a reputable host agency.

Why partner with a host agency/retail travel agency hybrid?

Unlike host-only agencies, MTravel is also retail travel agency—which means you have access to the expertise of professionals who have actually marketed and sold travel products successfully.

If you struggle with marketing as an independent travel agent, consider the following reasons why MTravel could be a great host for you:

  • Longevity = Success. We’ve been selling travel successfully for more than 60 years and have helped others do the same for more than 45 years. We’ve had time to work out the marketing kinks and design campaigns that create (and keep) travel addicts.
  • We blend small-business tactics with big-time clout. Montrose Travel began as a mom-and-pop travel shop in 1956 and still operates out of its original location in Los Angeles today. Since we joined Corporate Travel Management (a top 11 travel company on Travel Weekly’s “Power List”), we’ve struck the ideal balance between mega marketing clout and the high-touch service savvy clients expect. It’s that kind of marketing help that can help put your independent travel agency on the map.
  • We’re product and destination experts. Even the slickest marketing campaign can fizzle in the hands of an inexperienced travel professional. As a hybrid host agency, we’ve actually sailed the ships, slept in the hotels and traveled the destinations that your clients are asking for. Why waste time researching when you can tap into our frontline agent expertise to augment your marketing efforts?
  • We’ve separated the marketing wheat from the chaff. You don’t have time to hope that the newest marketing ploy will bring in new business. Our years of travel-selling experience has identified the best tools for e-marketing, customer relationship management, print marketing, public relations and award-winning training to keep you ahead of the curve.

We pass it all along to you

Remember: any awards MTravel garners are powered by human minds. We employ smart marketing brains to constantly evaluate, strategize and test marketing tactics to find the best way forward. That all funnels down to you, helping you create a marketing strategy to identify, attract, and close travel sales. So pick a host that knows a thing or two about marketing with the accolades to back it up. Good selling!

Are you ready to start your independent travel business with MTravel? We are here to help! Contact us here or call us at 800-870-5799. Be sure to check out our website at and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.