Steve Torres joins Epperly Travel as a Travel Advisor
Andrea Czarnota, Epperly Travel
Recognizable Industry Supplier Becomes an Independent Contractor
AUGUST 4, 2021 – ATLANTA, GA – Epperly Travel, an Atlanta-based travel agency, has announced Steve Torres as the newest addition to their already impressive roster of travel advisors. Torres’ name may ring a bell from his 14 years of experience as a Global Account Director at Four Seasons, where he worked until the pandemic. As the industry recovers, Torres has decided to reenter not on the supplier side, but as an independent contractor.
In his previous role as the global account director of Four Seasons, Torres was the brand ambassador to all leisure and corporate buyers within the Midwest and Southeast regions and was responsible for educating the travel community on the Four Seasons’ brand. The role brought an in-depth understanding of the decision-making process within the supplier-advisor partnerships, a unique perspective that will be beneficial to his new travel advisor career.
“Deciding to crossover from the supplier side of the travel industry to the advisor side was one that kept lingering around in my mind for a few years,” says Torres. With the help of his husband’s support, he re-invented himself and TORO Hospitality was born, Torres’ new travel advisor brand identity.
When it came to deciding on a host agency for Torres’ new career, he was looking for an agency that would mirror his values and goals, while still providing support. Epperly Travel’s evolution was precisely what he was looking for. When he learned that Epperly Travel acquired another reputable boutique agency, Jetset World Travel, he was confident he’d be joining a dynamic team with plenty of knowledge to share. Likewise, Epperly Travel is thrilled to have Torres as a part of the team.
Epperly Travel is dedicated to modernizing the traditional host agency structure by:
- Providing a strong community
- Increasing clarity with a mentorship program
- Removing the cages that cap an advisor’s upside potential, allowing them to reap the benefits of their growth
- Educating advisors on the necessary entrepreneurial skills for success
About Epperly Travel:
Epperly Travel is a virtual travel agency that specializes in planning luxury travel and serving entrepreneurial travel advisors. The company is now comprised of 42 independent contractors, including affiliate agencies, and 6 employees. Represented within the team are multiple honorees to Travel Agent Magazine’s 30 Under 30, Luxury Travel Advisor’s Trendsetter, Travel and Leisure’s Rising Star, the Wendy Perrin WOW List, and Condé Nast’s Top Travel Specialists. Additionally, Epperly created and hosted EntreTravel’s Travel Agent Rebuilding Series and was named to Forbes Next 1000. All Epperly Travel advisors and affiliates are dedicated to the company’s mission to be gracious travel industry citizens.
For more information, please visit www.epperlytravel.com