Lori Speers is the Owner and C.E.O. of Levarté Travel and has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the travel industry. She has worked for Fortune 500 corporate travel departments, boutique Virtuoso agencies, and large host agencies. Levarté Travel is among TravelSavers’ “Top 40 Travel Agencies”. Not surprising since Lori has been leading Top 40 agencies since 2007.
Her mission with Levarté Travel is to lift professionals through a career in travel and is the driving force behind why she launched the company. Lori focuses on acquiring the proper training and tools to help Travel Advisors get a fast start to booking travel or, for existing Advisors, to help scale their business through efficiencies.
Lori is regularly sought after to participate in industry panels and executive boards or speak at travel events, including but not limited to Cruise Line International Association (C.L.I.A.), A.L.G.V. Host Account Advisory Board, Marival Resorts Advisory Board, American Society of Travel Advisors (A.S.T.A.) I.C. Advisory Committee and Dallas Chapter Treasurer, Travel A.L.L.I.E.S. Society Advisory Board, and a mentor for their mentorship program.
Lori remains focused on procuring the best tools, partners, and Advisors to help take the industry to the next level. Levarté Travel is a Premier Partner with C.L.I.A., Premium Member with A.S.T.A., and an ELITE TravelSavers member.
Let’s get personal. Lori resides with her husband, Tom, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They have four sons and eight grandchildren—her favorite quote. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – said Oprah Winfrey, and Lori’s favorite place to vacation is Positano, Italy, along the Amalfi Coast.
Years in the travel industry: 6.5
Favorite destination: Cuba. I love the immense amount of history, the culture, and the people.
Favorite quotes: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” – Steven Tyler
Years in the travel industry: 14 years
Favorite Quote: “Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.” – Anonymous
Favorite Vacation: Italy!
Years in the travel industry: 18 years
Favorite Quote: “Live with no regrets.” – Anonymous
Favorite Vacation: I love the beach, and my favorite, most memorable vacation so far has been Southern Africa.
Years in Customer Support: 3
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Any place with the ones I love or Spain
Favorite Quote: “Be prepared.” – Scouts Motto
Favorite Vacation: Belize for relaxation, Paris for people watching and Positano for the views.
Favorite Quote: “You never know unless you try, and very few try unless they have to.” – C.S. Lewis
Favorite Vacation: The beach. Any beach.
Nothing but the best. 😁
I have been a mentee of Lori Speers for over 4 years in various travel host. She has always been the fountain of information and inspiration. She is the Travel Guru. I am so excited that she is now her own CEO and I am blessed to be apart of her company. From day one I have felt so personally important and valued, Her team is exceptional at each of their positions as customer service and website building etc. The training has been the most informative ever and during a WAVE Camp two day training were where ready with vendor sheets in out booklets that were sent to us so the note taking was made easy and very handy as we did not need to write the main information as it was on their flyer in the booklet, this is a very handy tool. I get so much more now with Levarte Travel.
I just completed the LevPRO orientation/training and got my certificate! It was very clear and concise! Great job!
Levarte Travel is an awesome host agency to work with! They are all about helping travel advisors be successful! The tools, trainings and Fam trips truly help us give amazing service to our customers and clients. If you are considering a career in travel as a new agent or a seasoned agent, strongly considering Levarte’!
Have fun in all you do. Be enthusiastic and gracious about the opportunity to help someone realize their dreams.
Think quickly on your feet and adapt to new situations. Stay calm during unforeseen circumstances and navigate issues with professionalism.
Stay up-to-date on all travel-related subjects and news, as well as your clients and your peers. Utilize the resources available to you and be a helpful guide to others.
Share your clients’ joy in their adventures and help them celebrate these special moments. Be an infectious source of excitement and relish your own travel opportunities.