Meet The Travel Agent Who Made More Than $250K During The Travel Industry’s Pandemic Lull

By Izzy Angeli and Virginia Van Zandt

When the pandemic docked cruise ships and all but emptied airports, one Miami-based travel agent found a way to boost his bookings and earn four times the national average of travel-agent commissions this past year. Based on the past six-months of bookings, he is on track to earn $1 million in commissions in 2021.

This is the story of an outsized character, who is an outlier in almost every way, who managed to do what many of his peers thought was impossible—make real money in a declining industry. It is also the story