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Travel Academy

Looking for an inspiring new career in travel? Our Travel Academy training course is your route to running your own travel franchise, so you can put your passion to great use with the work-life balance you crave.

Call us on 0161 464 5243 to get started.

What experience do I need?

There’s no need to worry if you’re new to the travel industry. Our online travel training has been developed specifically to help those without industry experience get the knowledge and support they need to take their first steps as a Travel Counsellor.

You don’t need to be an existing travel agent to enrol in the Travel Academy, you just need:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for travel and be over the age of 18
  • The drive and commitment to set up and build your own business, recognising this is a full-time commitment
  • Outstanding customer service skills, a caring nature and a can-do attitude
  • To be brilliant with people, on the phone and when networking

What does being a Travel Counsellor include?

For your start-up investment, we’ll provide the following:

  • Six-month training and onboarding programme
  • 10 days’ virtual classroom plus six months of ongoing training
  • Training delivered by our expert team
  • A personal mentor for your first six months of business
  • Learning and development tools, including our innovative e-learning platform, Discover
  • Compliance training and accreditation, including ATOL bonding and all licensing
  • Our unique Travel Trust cover, one of the best consumer protections in the industry
  • CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) membership
  • A laptop, business phone line and our booking platform, Phenix
  • Credit to spend on personalised merchandise or stationery
  • 5000 + VAT

Ready to find out more?

Meet our Travel Academy Travel Counsellors

With our award-winning training and support, we've welcomed Travel Counsellors from a variety of backgrounds, from teachers to professional athletes - there are no barriers to success with us.

Hear from some of our Academy Travel Counsellors...

"The support is everywhere."

Before joining our Travel Academy, Drew was worried about going it alone. Instead, with the backing of our support centre experts, he has everything he needs to run his own business with confidence.

"It makes me so much happier."

Anna joined us after a career in IT sales, and has finally found the work-life balance that she had been searching for. Find out how the freedom and flexibility of running her own business has changed her life.

Best-in-class training

Our accredited trainers and coaches have an average of 25 years experience to deliver best-in-class training. This sets you firmly on the path to a successful new career as a work-from-home leisure travel agent.

Initial training is delivered in small groups covering all aspects of running your own travel agency franchise. Here’s what you’ll learn using our tried and tested techniques:

  • How the travel industry works
  • How to find and retain repeat customers
  • How to successfully market your business and grow your income
  • How to use our in-house digital booking platform, Phenix.

Are you ready to become a Travel Counsellor?

Ready to become a Travel Counsellor? We’ll give you all support you need to get your travel career off to a flying start. If you’d like to learn more before you get started, get in touch with one of our experts.

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