Your business, your way

Enjoy the freedom of running your own business, with the 24/7 support of the head office team and our wider global community.

It’s the Travel Counsellors way of working, where freedom meets support, and customers come first.

Freedom to run your own business

  1. Our Travel Counsellors tell us it's the flexibility to set their own hours and manage customers in the way they see fit that they love most about the way we’re set up.
  2. As a Travel Counsellor, it’s your choice if you want to specialise; you’ll never be pigeon-holed into working on a specific destination, product or market, unless you want to.
  3. Achieve the work/life balance you dream of and run your business your way.

Make it work for you

Whether you work from home, in your local coffee shop or gym, set up an office or run a travel agency with staff; it’s up to you. Whichever way you choose to work, we will have certain expectations to ensure your business is successful.

You'll have flexibility, but you'll need to:

  • Build your own customer base
  • Be self-employed, not salaried
  • Support yourself financially for the first year as you establish your business
  • Make a full-time commitment, even though you'll choose your own hours

No sales targets

Unlike a lot of franchise businesses, with Travel Counsellors, there are no sales targets to reach. However, you can be sure that with uncapped earning potential, we’ll be challenging, supporting and empowering you to grow your business to be the very best it can be. You’ll set your own working times, choosing the flexible hours that are right for you and your clients, but we’ll expect a full-time commitment to ensure that you’re successful.

Travel agent, tour operator or TMC?

The simple answer is all three! You’ll have access to thousands of world-class products and rates - hotels, resorts, airlines, attractions, cruises, ancillaries - alongside the ability to work with specialist service providers and suppliers.

The only 'rule' is that you sell what’s right for your customer, because that’s our proven route to a successful and sustainable travel business. So, whether that’s a third-party operator’s holiday, or a bespoke itinerary you’ve crafted from scratch using our integrated digital booking platform, the only thing that’s fixed is the complete freedom you’ll enjoy to get it right for your customer every time.

It’s the flexibility that our Travel Counsellors love about our unique business model.

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Our global community

From our head office staff to thousands of Travel Counsellors across the world, we celebrate being part of a warm, friendly and can-do community of travel experts. When you're working remotely building travel experiences for your customers, that feeling of togetherness and positivity is priceless. You’ll stay connected from day one. Life-long friendships are a brilliant support network often made on our training courses; whilst invaluable forums such as Yammer, Message Board and WhatsApp mean your questions are always rapidly answered by your fellow travel experts.

One team working together

Every day, across the globe, Travel Counsellor colleagues provide invaluable help and support both to customers on holiday and to each other in our day-to-day work. Take a look at our video about how our teams work together.

Our global team

Enjoy the benefits and support of our global family:

Shared expertise

  • No specific destination expertise? No problem! Your global colleagues are on hand to help plug any knowledge gaps, plus you'll benefit from a vast array of product training

Take cover

  • Travel Counsellors are a caring bunch, always ready to step in to cover each other when it's time for your own holiday, or if you fall ill

Opportunity knocks

  • Our business coaches will set you on our specialist development programmes to scale and grow your business and to match your ambition

In the know

  • Our connected community of travel specialists and experts will keep you ahead of the curve on all-important industy matters and emerging customer trends
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Will I be competing against others?

Catherine Mackey, Travel Counsellor, says:

"There’s plenty of work to go around. Because your business builds from your personal network, you’re never in competition, even with a Travel Counsellor around the corner!"

Do I have to work from home?

David Ashworth, Travel Counsellor, says:

"No! You can work wherever your customers are, so that might be in your local coffee shop. I choose to share an office with another Travel Counsellor in my area, as that works for us."

Is it hard to work alone?

Gill Peach, Travel Counsellor, says:

"I never feel alone - the support network is amazing! I regularly meet up with other Travel Counsellors in my area - I really love our regular ‘Wino Wednesdays!'"

Focus on the things that are important to you

Our way of working empowers you to do the things that matter to you while running your own successful travel homeworking business. From the school run, to walking the dog or fitting exercise into your day, you set the agenda.

If you're ambitious, then set your sights on Gold! Travel Counsellors who reach a specific level of sales in a rolling 12-month period achieve our coveted Gold status. As well as a superb income from commissions, you’ll be rewarded with exclusive perks, including our incredible all-expenses-paid overseas Gold Weekend.

Making time

Hear from some of our Travel Counsellors on how working flexibly helps them run successful travel homeworking businesses in their own individual way.

Going for Gold

Bob Peters, Gold Travel Counsellor and a former winner of our 'Best Newcomer' award, talks to us about how his life has changed since he became a Travel Counsellor.

Achieving Gold status means I am proud to have become one of the top 10% of Travel Counsellors globally. I love being part of the Travel Counsellors family and now I feel part of its success even more, as well as my own. — Greg Caras - Gold Travel Counsellor.

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