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Will I earn more as a home-based travel agent in Australia?

It’s not easy being a travel agent in this current climate but it is a good time to be planning for your bright future when the industry bounces back.

Not only do home-based travel professionals have an uncapped earning potential, better work-life balance and often earn higher than average wages, but with Travel Counsellors they do all this with the support of a globally renowned network.

Here’s how.

We offer a 60/40 commission split

The Travel Counsellors business model is one of the most unique work-from-home enterprises around. Based on a 60:40 commission split, 60% of your profit goes straight into your pocket and 40% inadvertently goes back to you through the operational, technological and personal support that we provide.

In 2018 alone, we spent $11 million just revamping our technology, which resulted in 25% higher conversion rates for our network. We know that your success is our success, so we’re constantly investing in you and your business.

Uncapped earnings

When you become a Travel Counsellor, you are joining a warm, supportive network that is there to look after you and nurture your success. But at the end of the day, it’s your business, which means that you are in complete control of your earning potential. How much money you make is up to you, but we’ll support you with ongoing training, expert mentors, and access to some of the best suppliers in the industry to help you reach your earning potential.

Because we don’t have sales targets, there’s no hidden tricks or terms that block you from accessing your earnings. We pride ourselves on being completely transparent, which accounts for why 97% of Travel Counsellors say they love their job!

The average Leisure Travel Consultant earns $70k after 2 years, with our top earners making over $200k. The sky's the limit, and it’s all up to you!

You’ll benefit from Travel Counsellors success

Travel Counsellors has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading travel companies. With a global presence, thousands of franchisees and double digit growth over the last 16 years it’s no wonder that we’ve won plenty of awards and devotees.

For you as a business owner, our success as a global buying power and instant name recognition sets you up for success. Customers and suppliers seek out Travel Counsellors to do business with.

We’ll even help you market yourself

Marketing your business can be difficult if you’ve previously worked in a retail environment and haven’t run your own business before. Travel Counsellors offer 360° wrap around support for you and this includes helping you market your business so that you can make more money. Our marketing team is always there to help you and our brand centre can even create some fantastic marketing collateral for you.

Lower investment costs

If you’ve had enough of struggling it out on the retail floor but worry there’s no way you can afford to start your own business, think again. The beauty of being a home-based travel agent is that there are no big overhead costs such as rent, staff and utilities like there are for an in-store business.

All you need to start your new life is a solid internet connection and the right attitude. At Travel Counsellors we even include full indemnity insurance in our small monthly franchise fee, meaning you don’t even have to worry about the cost of business insurance. After training, which gets you up to speed with our systems and technology, you’re ready to start earning straight away.

Travel Counsellors also offer unrivalled financial protection cover for you and your customer. Through our Phenix booking platform, your customer’s money is held in reserve and only released to the supplier once that customer has travelled. This enhanced level of financial protection helped many of our customers through the recent high-profile supplier failures and has ensured that they will remain loyal to our brand for years to come.

Relationship-based model

Travel Counsellors' tried and trusted model proves that by building a network of close clients, your level of repeat bookings is extremely high. The level of service that our Travel Counsellors provide is considered so exemplary that our customer satisfaction score is 96%. This leads to plenty of referrals, made easy by our customer app - myTC - which has your details on hand and easily shareable when your customers are on their trip.

Commission made easy with Phenix

Phenix is our in-house booking platform that allows you to book bespoke travel itineraries quickly and easily, choosing from our 1,000+ trusted suppliers. This technology has seen Travel Counsellor commissions continually enhance over the years because our booking processes simply make people happy!

Customers can work with you to build their dream itinerary through Phenix and you are able to provide them with a bespoke quote on-the-spot, improving your conversion rate. This itinerary, along with all the customers documentation automatically syncs with our customer app myTC for a seamless customer experience that they’ll keep coming back for.

Option to book with third-party providers

Travel Counsellors is all about flexibility. You will be running your own business after all - so if you prefer to book through third-party providers that choice is there for you. It’s all about doing what’s best for the customer and your bottom dollar.

Because we don’t bind you to “preferred providers” like many retail travel agencies do, you can take control of your profit margin and offer a greater variety of products and services.

This flexibility means that Travel Counsellors traditionally see more compensation than those in a desk-based role.

We've grown over 10% for the previous 16 years, providing comprehensive financial protection for your customers, and 360° wrap-around support for you.

Will I earn more as a home-based travel agent?

Travel Counsellors gives you all the tools and support to set and achieve your own income goals. Through our 60:40 commission split that helps us invest back into you, our global presence, flexibility and second-to-none relationships with customers, suppliers and each other, we are confident that you can make more money and be more fulfilled than in your role as a desk-based travel agent.

As the travel industry overcomes the obstacles it’s now facing, this is the time to set yourself up for the future. The success rate for our Travel Counsellors is 92%, compared to 20% who go it alone.

Now’s the time to take control of your earnings. Get in touch with our friendly team to learn more, today.