Today we’d like to introduce you to Jane Linsea.
Hi Jane, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
My name is Jane Linsea & I am the owner/founder of Solstice Travel. I have a degree in Geography from Central Michigan University. I love to plan travel and starting working for another agency in 2018. After COVID and a small break from planning, I decided to start my own luxury travel agency, Solstice Travel in December of 2021. Since then, I have hired three (and soon to be four) new agents to our team and we’re busier than ever!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Because we started Solstice Travel near the end of the pandemic and with everyone wanting to start traveling again it’s been busy. My struggles, however, have been training an entirely “green” team. But each woman is so passionate, intelligent, and productive that it’s been an absolute dream. We occasionally have the issue of a team meeting because we’re all in different time zones across the United States. EST, CST, and PST.
As you know, we’re big fans of Solstice Travel. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Solstice Travel is a female lead Luxury Travel Agency. We specialize in luxury travel all around the world including domestic trips as well. We plan everything from honeymoons, group trips, bucket list travel, and women-owned business retreats. Each person on our team is extremely passionate about travel and sharing our love for travel with the world. We are known for planning every aspect of your trip perfectly from start to end and being there for our clients before, during, and after travel.
I am most proud of how we’ve built our brand to appeal to younger generations and to be modern and trendy. Our goal is to make travel agencies not be something of the past but something of the future. We help plan travel for people.
Solstice Travel isn’t a regular travel agency… we’re a cool travel agency.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I believe my biggest risk was starting my own agency from the ground up. Creating a business that others may see as outdated or just a risky industry to get into in general was a huge risk too.
But… I know this is something I am passionate about and good at. So, I am very driven to make this business successful. Not only for myself, but for my team, and other travel agencies!
- Website: www.travelbysolstice.com
- Instagram: @solsticetravel_
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travelbysolstice