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Highlands Ranch Travel Host Agency Program for Independent Contractors

Are you an independent contractor looking for a new host agency?

Highlands Ranch Travel offers the tools and resources to build your business with the support of an experienced full-service travel agency and a community of like-minded independent travel advisors.



Our marketing program provides target marketing based on your clients' interests and can be 100% customized for your brand


With our dedicated Independent Contactor support team, we are able to offer a wide range of resources and tools


We provide industry-leading technology to equip you with efficiency and organization tools to optimize your business


We encourage continuing education through Signature Travel Network, vendor online training, and in-person BDM visits

Highlands Ranch Travel IC FAQs

Can I operate my business under my own company name?

Yes, you will operate completely as your own company, with the support of Highlands Ranch Travel. We offer customized marketing solutions when promoting your business to your clients.

Will I retain ownership of my clients?

Absolutely. As an independent contractor with Highlands Ranch Travel, your client list will remain private in our database, ensuring you have full ownership. 

What are the costs associated with joining Highlands Ranch Travel?

It depends on your individual business. We will work with you to create a customized business solution to fit your budget and needs.

Benefits of Working with

Highlands Ranch Travel

Marketing Campaigns & Programs

Our industry-leading marketing program through Signature Travel Network allows you to promote your brand while providing your clients with relevant information and promotions. All marketing, both printed and digital, can be customized with your agency's branding to further build your business and reputation. Each campaign is expertly designed to target key market segments such as those interested in all-inclusive cruises, family, domestic, and long-haul international vacations.

Print Marketing

● Printed Magazine Publications: The Travel Magazine (4-6

   issues per year) & Ultimate Experiences (2-4 issues per year)

● Monthly Direct Mail campaigns

● Bi-Annual Signature Hotel & Resort Collection brochures and

   an annual Signature Hotel & Resort Collection directory

● Annual Wall Calendar


● Weekly eMarketing Campaigns featuring destinations, suppliers,

   and resources based on your clients' interests

● Cruise Line and Tour Companies custom Microsites

● Digital Publications

● Online versions of the Travel Magazine and Ultimate Experiences

● Custom eMarketing Campaigns available upon request


State of the Art Technology

Sabre, TRAMS, and ClientBase, make up the world's leading back office system and the most efficient CRM on the market. ​When partnering with Highlands Ranch Travel, we will provide you with a ClientBase database to maximize your client relationships and optimize your business efficiency, through tools such as invoicing, up-to-date sales & commission tracking, personalized marketing, and reservation organization.

We also offer access to AXUS Itinerary Builder & travel42 Program to provide your clients with added resources and benefits before, during, and after travel.

Experienced Administrative Support

With over 40 years of business experience, we've proven that transparency in every aspect of our business enables you to track sales and commissions to stay on top of your business at all times. We provide quarterly management reports, along with custom sales reports by request.

Errors & Omissions Insurance

Top-Tier Supplier Commissions

Comprehensive Training Resources

Through our relationships with our supplier partners, we can offer specialized training resources for individual travel​ suppliers and travel styles. Also, you will find extensive training resources (exclusive webinars, courses, etc.) available through Signature Travel Network's Training Resource Center on a vast array of topics, from Destination Specialists and Preferred Suppliers to sales techniques, and more.

Customized Business Solutions

Build your Business with Highlands Ranch Travel, Regardless of your Industry Experience

New to Industry

Let us help you jumpstart your business! With industry-leading technology and marketing resources, you can dive into the travel industry with the full support of an experienced travel agency behind you.

Semi-Experienced Advisors

With our customized business solutions, we can work with you to provide the right amount of support and guidance, while giving you the opportunity to optimize and expand your brand.

Seasoned Industry Advisors

If you have been in the business for a long time, you know how you like to run your business. Let us help install a strong foundation for you to continue growing your business, providing support when you may need it.

The Signature Advantage

Signature Travel Network is not an organization, it is a member-owned community of leading travel agencies and supplier partners in the industry. The Network collectively generates $8 billion in annual sales and has experienced unprecedented growth in the past ten years. This growth is reflective of the commitment to exclusively align with the most esteemed travel agencies and supplier partners. Signature Travel Network® is dedicated to providing the best technology solutions and state-of-the-art marketing to promote your brand. With a robust suite of cruises, hotels and resorts, as well as land privileges second to none, Signature helps you build your sales and retain your clients. We welcome you to join our member-owned community, more than 60-years strong, with an exponential track record of sales growth, integrity and business acumen. Signature Travel Network is reinventing the retail travel landscape.

Meet your

Highlands Ranch Travel Contacts

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Marcie Lauritsen-Mann

Highlands Ranch Travel Owner

As owner and President of Highlands Ranch Travel Marcie brings over 35 years of experience to her work. Through her extensive background in the industry, Marcie provides an excellent platform for ICs to succeed in today's travel industry.  


Debbie Vandever

IC Manager and Liaison

With over 36 years of experience in the travel industry, Debbie has worked as a Corporate, Leisure, and Group & Meeting Travel Consultant. As a prior travel agency owner, and 10 years experience as an IC with Highlands Ranch Travel, Debbie can help build your business as a Highlands Ranch Travel partner.

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