TPI Parent To Launch Luxury Travel Network Debut Voyages
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Debut Voyages will launch in FEB, and it is being described as “a new and exciting concept in independent travel advisor networks.” While under the same ownership as TPI, it will operate as a separate company.
Led by industry veteran Samantha Jervis as Managing Director, Debut Voyages will be an invitation-only group of travel advisors and travel providers to “deliver exceptional, immersive, and personal experiences to discerning travellers.”
Debut Voyages is described as a new division of IAS, which is helmed by TPI founder Morris Chia.
“Debut Voyages is a completely different business model to TPI and they are two separate companies under the parent company of IAS Corp,” Jervis told Open Jaw. “Debut Voyages will attract the best of the best in luxury advisors with a high revenue qualification.”
Jervis brings over 26 years of international experience and relationships in the luxury travel segment. She previously held management positions with companies including Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotels.
“We are thrilled to have Samantha at the helm to lead Debut Voyages, a new division of IAS,” said Morris Chia, President and CEO of IAS-Independent Agency Services Corp., a Virtuoso Top 10 worldwide member.
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