Introducing Chris Russo, President of Legato

Chris Russo has been named President of Legato, the leader of truly independent travel advisors.

Chris comes to us after serving as director of sales for Insight Vacations. His resume includes positions as a Business Development Manager for Travel Impressions, a National Accounts Manager for Travel Insured International, and the President of Travel Partners. Chris has also worked as a travel agent, owning his own agency for twelve years, which overlapped the three years he served as President of ASTA.

Speaking of Legato, Chris states, "I have watched this company grow from two guys with a vision to one of the top up and coming host agencies in the industry. I am excited to join this wonderful team and assist in making sure our agent partners are armed with the proper tools and prepared for the return of travel."   

Legato's owner, Bill Morris says, "As Legato continues to grow, we couldn't have picked a better leader to nurture that growth in the right direction. With Chris's extensive experience in the travel industry, we believe that he will help carry on the vision and purpose that has been foundational to the success of Legato. We are excited to welcome Chris on board." 

We've Leveled The Playing Field

We’re bringing a fresh approach to the travel industry. We're accomplishing this in a variety of ways for our agents and for the suppliers we work with. We are fiercely independent and we believe that the future of the travel industry is fully-trained and supported independent agents. Our goal is to create an environment that is conducive for agents to be successful. With that mindset, we've removed elements within the industry that do not foster that environment. Part of this process is promoting the agent-supplier relationship. We do not dictate which suppliers to use and we encourage our agents to build relationships with the suppliers that best fit their business model and clients. This allows agents to get the service and support to grow their agencies without a middleman interfering. It's a pretty simple approach and agents love the culture we've created in the process. Come #JoinTheRevolution of truly independent agents!

OUR MISSION

To provide a platform for entrepreneurs to create, develop, and enjoy the benefits of their work in one of the fastest growing segments of the American economy, the travel industry.
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OUR HEART

We took our decades of experience and created a fresh, new approach. We refer to this as the three S's: 

  • Simplify - Simple and straightforward.  
  • Serve - we are here to Serve you. 
  • Support - we want to Support and help you succeed. 

 We believe that YOU are the core of your business, not a host agency, consortia, suppliers, or any other entity. Your business is unique, just like you, and we are committed to meeting your needs. Whether you're brand new to the industry or have been around for awhile, you have full and equal access to all parts of Legato. You don't have sales quotas or hidden fees to worry about. We place you at the center of your business and surround you with a network of highly trained professionals that have a track record of success in their chosen fields. 

We take a customized approach in assisting you, recognizing that your business is important to you, that you take pride in it, and have specific goals that you want to achieve.

What we offer

It takes a lot to run an agency in this busy life, so we have worked diligently to help simplify it for our agents. Having these perks doesn't mean you have to sacrifice services. 

Here's some of what we offer: 

  •  90/10 commission split for ALL agents 
  • No monthly or annual fees 
  • Weekly commission payments 
  • $350 one-time setup cost 
  • MontisPro, Comprehensive business management software
  • Cutting-edge airline booking engine that makes searches quicker and allows you to make more money 
  • Supplier Showcase to help find the right supplier and capture key information 
  • Destination training 
  • Business training 
  • Supplier training library 
  • Business Development Services 
  • Strong Community of Agents 
  •  Freedom to choose suppliers - you select the best supplier to meet your client's requirements 
  •  And MUCH, MUCH MORE! 
Comprehensive Marketing Support 
  • Free and Semi-Custom Websites 
  • Logo Design/Branding Package 
  • Marketing Training 
  • Assistance from our Marketing Manager 
  • Tools, Tips and tricks 
  • And more! 
Since our success is directly tied to yours, we have a vested interest to provide you with the best tools and service. 

OUR commitment to you

We will place you and your business at the core. We will Serve you, Support you, and be there through your Successes and down times. We will be transparent in our business dealings and operate with the highest level of integrity. We will listen to your needs and respond to your input. We will be both coach and cheerleader. We will help simplify the process by navigating you through the industry.
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Phone: (719) 413-4070 

Email: [email protected] 

Address: 1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd Suite 111, Unit 153, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 

Seller of Travel Registrations: CA: 2130335-70 | WA: 604118560 | IA: 1419 | FL: ST41147 

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