Travel Academy

Are you passionate about travel and seeking an inspiring new career?

You’re in the right place.

Always dreamed of working in travel?

  1. Looking for a more rewarding career in the exciting travel industry?
  2. Love caring for customers?
  3. Dream of a better work/life balance?
  4. Look no further than our Travel Academy; your gateway to a brand new career in travel.

Who are Travel Counsellors?

We’re a global community of 1,900+ travel business owners, with a collective revenue over £650m.

Each of our 1,900 Travel Counsellors are franchisees running their own travel businesses from home, all with the backing of our global support teams.

We train and develop all our franchisees to become travel experts through six specialised training courses delivered by ILM-certified business coaches.

These courses cater for those who have decades of travel sales experience, to those who have never worked in the travel industry before.

Our business model is built around one central value: do what’s right for the customer. And it works - in 2019, the British public voted us as the Best National Travel Retailer at the British Travel Awards. And 96% of our Travel Counsellors “love their job” following a recent survey.

What is the Travel Academy?

If you’ve never worked in travel before, you’ll be eligible for our Travel Academy.

Our Travel Academy has been created to do just one thing: coach and nurture professionals from outside the travel sector to become travel experts.

Over 32 weeks, we'll equip you with the skills and tools to build your own successful travel business.

Beyond an industry-leading travel training programme, we provide you with tech hardware, infrastructure and support, and access to our global buying power for better margins on the travel you sell.

And we don’t cap earnings as we operate as a commission-based business – the more travel you sell, the more you earn.

Discover more about Travel Counsellors

What do we do?

What better way to show what our franchisees do every day than have our customers do it for us. Each video here was taken by one of our customers and sent in to us via social media.

From city banker to Travel Counsellor

Louise Hunt joined us with no previous experience in the travel industry. Now she is one of our top-selling Travel Counsellors.

Change career and start your own travel business

As a fully licenced franchisee, you’ll receive the following:

  • 32 weeks’ professional travel agent training
  • 10 days’ initial classroom-based learning, including accommodation
  • Expert delivery from our accredited trainers
  • Ongoing support from your personal business development coach
  • Learning and development tools including our innovative e-learning platform, Coach
  • ATOL bonding and all licensing
  • Our unique Travel Trust; one of the best consumer protections in the industry
  • CLIA membership, including conference attendance
  • Personalised, branded stationery and marketing collateral
  • Laptop, printer, scanner, phone/broadband installation
  • 10,000 + VAT
  • 32-week training course
  • 10-day initial Head Office training
Questions? Get in touch

"After 16 years of teaching, I found myself losing the passion and enthusiasm that I once had for it. Now I’ve got a greater sense of identity, my confidence has grown and of course it’s nice to have more income! "

Anne-Marie Banks - Academy Travel Counsellor

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

It's a big decision, that's why we're on hand to help you.

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