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Vantage Deluxe World Travel Overview

Boston, MA
51 to 200 employees
1983
Company - Private
Cruise Ships
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Lauded by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast, World Nomads Solo Traveler, USA Today, and voted the leader in solo travel, Vantage Travel has curated deluxe river and small ship cruises, land adventures, safaris, family and culinary journeys since 1983. Through an enriching ... Read more

Mission: Since 1983, Vantage Deluxe World Travel has curated deluxe river and small ship cruises, land adventures, safaris, and family and culinary journeys for a mature affluent market. Our journeys have been lauded by USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    First and foremost, Vantage wants all associates to feel comfortable knowing they are working in a safe and healthy environment. That is why we have developed a voluntary, phased-In approach to returning to work in the office. Even before the pandemic, all Vantage associates, worldwide, were equipped to work remotely. The main office has regularly scheduled sanitization and deep cleaning and a ventilation system which constantly brings fresh air into the building. We will continue to be proactive in these areas and follow Federal, State and City guidelines and adjust procedure as necessary.

  • Vantage is proud to be a leader in solo travel. Learn more: http://vantage.link/mb5i30nVUqa

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Vantage Deluxe World Travel – Why Work With Us?


If you’ve got a passion for travel and thrive in a dynamic environment where you’ll make an exciting impact on travelers around the world, Vantage may be your dream employer! As we expand our portfolio of travel experiences — including river and small ship cruises and land adventures — and our customer base, we increasingly seek creative, progressive, and motivated professionals to join the Vantage team in our Boston headquarters or in one of our global offices in Budapest, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Cape Town.

 

At Vantage, you’ll work alongside talented, forward-thinking, and entrepreneurial team members who bring sense of pride and humility to a fast-paced environment. Just like travel itself, working within the travel industry requires adaptability, problem-solving, and collaboration. Vantage’s workplace culture is fun, collaborative, and meaningful and our associates are fueled by the tangible results of delivering memorable and life-changing journeys while working collaboratively across the globe. Our associates don’t just help others travel, but we enable them to experience the Vantage Travel difference with several opportunities to explore the globe on a Vantage journey, too!

 

 

 

 

Vantage’s workplace culture is fun, collaborative, and meaningful and our associates are fueled by the tangible results of delivering memorable and life-changing journeys while working collaboratively across the globe. Our associates don’t just help others travel, but we enable them to experience the Vantage Travel difference with several opportunities to explore the globe on a Vantage journey, too!

Alongside free annual travel opportunities, we recognize the hard work of our global associates with a competitive benefits package, flexibility, and myriad wellness options. Our convenient location next to TD Garden and North Station puts associates in the heart of world-class downtown Boston and just steps from a major transit hub convenient for city dwellers and commuters alike.

Work/Life Balance

  • ·       Up to 4 weeks of vacation time alongside 10 paid holidays, 5 sick days, and 3 personal day

  • Ability to use your sick time for medical appointments for yourself and to take your family members.
  • Telecommuting and flexible work arrangements depending on position
  • Vantage Volunteers! Vantage will give you 1 paid day off from work to participate in a charitable activity of your choice, and in addition, will pay up to $250 for your expenses.

Flexible Spending Program

  • With a flexible spending account you are able to put aside pre-tax dollars for health care expenses or dependent care expenses. If you put away $1,000 you’d save about $300 in tax dollars!

Company Paid Benefits

  • Basic life insurance, Long term disability, and Short term disability are offered at no charge to you.
  • Our life insurance provides your loved ones with one times annual salary, up to $250,000.
  • Coverage is effective 1st of the month after 60 days employment.

Retirement

  • Our 401(K) Retirement plan is managed by American Funds.
  • Vantage matches 50 cents to every dollar up to $4,500 per year to ensure you can maintain your lifestyle during retirement.
  • Employees are automatically enrolled at 3% of their salary after 3 months of employment.
  • To date, eligible employees have recieved in excess of $1 million in company matches since 2013.

Transportation

  • Being located in the center of Boston and only a five minute walk to Boston’s North Station, many of our employees use the train to get to work daily.
  • Vantage will pay 50-90% of your train pass depending on the type of transit.
  • Your share of the cost will be a pre-tax deduction up to the IRS maximums.

Wellness Benefits

  • Health care and our employee’s well-being is a top priority for us here at Vantage. We have a gym facility located in our building that employees have free access to at all times.
  • Wellness initiatives offering reduced insurance rates for healthy choices, weekly fresh fruit delivery, on-site fitness center with Peloton bikes and lockers, weight loss benefits, and discounts on fitness boot camps and personal training.
  • Participate in the Vantage Wellness Plan to enhance Mind, Body & Spirt and Earn a $500 bonus!
  • $150 fitness center rebate through Tufts.
  • $150 weight loss program rebate through Tufts.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance

  • Vantage values the importance of education and provides up to $3,000 a year (after six months of employment) to assist you in furthering your education.
  • Scholarship eligibility for your graduating child.

Vantage Products

  • We want you and your immediate family to be able to experience our amazing river cruises and land adventures that we offer here. That’s why we offer a 25% discount for yourself and one traveling companion as well as for your immediate family – whether or not you are traveling with them.

Referrals

  • Recruit friends and family to join the Vantage Team! We offer a referral bonus of up to $1,000 if you refer someone who gets hired.

 

Vantage is committed to giving back to our community and the larger world we travel. Here is a summary of our Vantage Philosphy projects and other philanthropic efforts:

Vantage salutes our veterans

Honoring our nation’s heroes—from soldiers and their families to first responders at the Boston Marathon bombings and those who served with valor at the 9/11 attacks—has always been a priority for Vantage Travel. And this year we are especially proud to once again honor them with a complimentary river cruise to France, featuring a visit to the beaches of Normandy to reflect on our nation’s great triumph that helped turn the tide of World War II on D-Day. But we are also excited to team up with the Wounded Warrior Project for the month of Veterans Day for a special Facebook campaign. Vantage will donate $1 for every “like” we receive during November—up to $50,000—to this non-profit that helps injured service members and their families. Thank you for visiting us at Facebook and doing your part (and while you’re at it, please encourage your friends). All it takes is the click of a button for you to help our nation’s heroes!

Vantage Heroes

Vantage honors everyday heroes who have survived tragedy and hardship by donating one of our European river cruises to help in their healing. We hope they will see the world in a new and hopeful light, feel soothed by the currents of the continent’s great waterways, and embrace the life-affirming beauty of the world’s great cities.

Vantage Travel is a proud sponsor of the Vantage Foundation, which supports organizations that provide safe havens, skills training, and intervention for teens at risk, while also providing educational, lifestyle, and career opportunities that would not otherwise be available to them. Since its inception, the Vantage Foundation has raised approximately $7 million to benefit the West End House, while the Vantage Heroes program bestows free travel on military personnel and their family members, victims of tragedy and terrorism, and more. Additionally, the foundation’s Vantage Cares program assists communities around the world, including in Peru, Cuba, South Africa, and Croatia.

 

 

 

Vantage offers annual opportunities for associates to experience our trips firsthand, as well as other travel-related opportunities. Vantage associates are eligible to apply for the International Association of Travel Agents (IATA) card, which offers multiple travel-related discounts and benefits. Associates and a travel companion may also travel on Vantage’s regularly scheduled tours, on a space availability basis, at a discount of the price. Family members of Vantage associates are eligible for a discounted trip rate, as well. Additionally, associates may purchase airline tickets, at company cost, through the flights department.


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Vantage Deluxe World Travel Reviews

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    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Vantage Deluxe World Travel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stress free, great location, casual environment!

    Cons

    Communication throughout the company could be a little better.

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Vantage Deluxe World Travel Photos

Vantage Deluxe World Travel photo of: Budapest FAM Trip
Vantage Deluxe World Travel photo of: FAM trip - Danube River
Vantage Deluxe World Travel photo of: Hank welcomes Boston Marathon Bombing survivors and first-responders to an all expenses paid, all-inclusive Cruise Tour to France
Vantage Deluxe World Travel photo of: Fun at Faneuil Hall
Vantage Deluxe World Travel photo of: Egypt FAM trip
Vantage Deluxe World Travel photo of: The World of Vantage
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Vantage Deluxe World Travel Interviews

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    Online application then invitation to testing before you have the chance to talk to anyone. Very impersonal. A few form emails back and forth. Process doesn’t value experience or talent.

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Vantage Deluxe World Travel Awards & Accolades

  • 1 of 10 Best River Cruises, Travel and Leisure, 2018
  • Top River Cruise Lines, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2018
  • Best River Cruise Line, Solo Traveler, 2018
  • Conde Nast Traveler Award, Condé Nast Traveler, 2015
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Overall Small Cruise and River Cruising, Travel Weekly, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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