The Travel Counsellors Story

From our roots in The UK, to an international business with 7 offices including here in Dubai, our story is one of incredible growth and success.

It’s a story that’s as remarkable as it is compelling, and we’d love you to be part of our next chapter.

Who are Travel Counsellors?

We were born in England in 1994, when founder David Speakman anticipated the move towards travel professionals running their own leisure or corporate travel businesses from home.

His pioneering franchise model enabled its holders to provide an unrivalled level of personal care and attention for their customers when creating bespoke travel experiences.

The entrepreneurial spirit and the dedication to the principle of offering a truly personalised travel service, underpinned by the values of trust and customer intimacy, remain as true today - as we approach 2,000 colleagues in seven different countries - as it was right back at the start of our incredible journey.

The timeline of Travel Counsellors

A new chapter


Our 20th year celebrations are marked by a significant financial investment in our future from private equity firm, Equistone Partners Europe.


We move Travel Counsellors headquarters from its birthplace in Bolton to stunning new AED9m premises at Trafford City in Manchester.


We recruit the 300th member of our global support team, as our business continues to scale and grow.


The myTC app is launched. With a 4+ star rating on the Apple and Android store, over 15,000 users a year enjoy the paperless experience of having their travel documentation all in one app, and connecting to their Travel Counsellor at the tap of a button.


We recruit our 60th Travel Counsellor to the UAE family

"We only back exceptional high-growth technology-enabled businesses with stable, proven leadership teams."

Ben Johnson, partner at Vitruvian Partners
our new private equity investor.

Our Accolades

We have a world-leading customer satisfaction rating of 96% with a growing collection of accolades and travel industry endorsements.

Why work for Travel Counsellors?

We aim to enable Travel Counsellors to work from home whilst delivering best-in-class service focusing solely on the customer's pleasure and convenience. Whether you are a current travel professional, want to take on a Travel Trade training course, expand your skills in Business Development or are looking to get back into the Travel Industry after some time away, we can help you get there.

Are you ready to work as a Travel Counsellor?

If you are ready to join our award-winning and constantly expanding global team, contact one of our experts today. Our support team will be able to assist with any queries you may have.

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