Your business, your way

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

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

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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, set up an office with other Travel Counsellors 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

Take a look at our training courses

We cover both leisure and corporate training so you leave equipped to arrange all travel arrangements

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 support team colleagues, 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, weekly TCTV shows are broadcast live from our in-house studio and we love to get together at virtual and face-to-face events.

Our annual conference is an inspiring, thought-provoking, motivating and fun event.

An incredible Pow Wow of more than 400 suppliers, motivational speakers, training and company updates fill the days, whilst evenings feature a host of headline performers for full-on, let your hair down, party time. You’ve earned it!

Will I be competing against others?

Sonia Brobbin, Travel Counsellor

"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

"No - you can work wherever suits you. I choose to share an office with another Travel Counsellor in my area, as that works for us. The technology we have allows us to work from anywhere as long as there is a secure internet connnection."

Is it hard to work alone?

Catherine Mackey, Travel Counsellor

"I never feel alone - the support network is amazing! I regularly meet up with other Travel Counsellors in my area and make use of the online support portals"

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.

Celebrating success

‘Gold’ is the name we give to our top-selling Travel Counsellors. Far from being elitist, it is an achievement which is open to all Travel Counsellors and we celebrate their success with a number of events every year.

The path to Gold

”Every Travel Counsellor has their own unique way of expanding and growing their business”. Hear from ‘Gold’ Travel Counsellor Steph Needley on how social media enabled her business to thrive and her plans to scale up.

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

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

Talk to us