Travel Trade

Are you currently working in travel, but always dreamed of running your own business? You’re not alone.

Reinvent your travel career with Travel Counsellors

Use your years’ of industry experience, whether you’ve worked in areas such as marketing, product or aviation. Refocus your brilliant customer service skills and industry knowledge, creating bespoke travel experiences for customers.

For our Travel Trade training course, you’ll:

  • Be a travel professional with a minimum of 3 years’ UK travel experience
  • Be a people person with a highly service-orientated mentality
  • Have no prior experience of selling or arranging end-to-end travel
  • Have a thorough understanding of the travel industry, but will need to hone your business skills

Hear what our Travel Counsellors have to say:

Putting people first

Claire Young talks about the relationships she’s built with customers and fellow Travel Counsellors, including mentoring the newest franchisees to the TC Community.

Setting my own agenda

“I work probably more hours than I did, but I decide when and where.” Jo McDonnell explains how she flexes her working style around her customers, her family and her own personal passions.

Everything you’ll need to set up your own travel agency franchise

For £995 + VAT we’ll provide the following:

  • Our Intermediate Training programme
  • 10 days’ hybrid learning delivered virtually
  • Training delivered by our experienced team
  • Personal mentor for your first 6 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; the best financial consumer protection in the industry
  • CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) membership
  • Credit to spend on personalised merchandise or stationery
  • Laptop, business phoneline and our booking platform, Phenix
  • 995 + VAT
  • 6-month onboarding journey
  • 10-day virtual training
Questions? Get in touch

Meet our training team

With an average of 25 years’ travel industry experience, our accredited trainers and coaches deliver best-in-class training, setting you firmly on the path to a successful new career as a work from home travel agent. Your initial training is in small groups covering all aspects of running your own successful travel agency franchise.

What you’ll learn, using our tried and tested techniques:

  • How to find and retain repeat customers
  • How to successfully market your business
  • How to use our in-house digital booking platform
  • How to maximise your income using our proven business model.

Got a Question?

  1. It’s understandable if you do. Here’s the answers to some questions that come up the most:

How much does it cost to set up as a travel consultant?

Kirsten Hughes, UK Managing Director

"The cost to set up depends on the travel training programme you join us on. All our costs are highly competitive and superb value for money compared to setting up a business on your own."

How do I grow my travel business with Travel Counsellors?

Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director

"We encourage you to grow your business by building strong relationships with customers and asking for referrals. We give you the advice and support you to do this, as well as lots of tools to help with marketing and networking."

How will I promote my travel business?

Matt Harding, Head of Franchise Sales

"Our Marketing team create brochures, emails, blogs, social media assets and more which you can send directly to customers. Our ILM-qualified Business Development Coaches are also there to help with networking and asking for referrals."

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

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