Our Travel Trade Training

Are you currently working in travel, but looking for a better work life balance and to use your skills and knowledge differently?

Always dreamed of running your own business?

You’re in the right place.

Reinvent your travel career with Travel Counsellors

Use your years’ of industry experience, whether you’ve worked in areas such as hospitality, 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:

Going above and beyond

We focus on building trust and loyalty with our customers by getting to know them personally. This forms strong relationships that last long after the booking, helping us to create customers for life.

Discover the freedom to work in your own way

Freedom and flexibility

“Travel Counsellors has been absolutely fantastic and the support that I’ve had has been amazing. I can’t think of any other job where I’d get the support and the help if I need it yet work around my own hours.”

Discover the freedom to work in your own way

Meet Helen Parker, Travel Counsellor

Helen Parker started her own home-based travel business in March 2017 after a successful career in Aviation – a huge passion of Helen’s. Nearly 18 months on, Helen’s business is soaring and she has just celebrated her best ever month. We find out more about Helen and her experience of starting her own home-based business as a Travel Counsellor.

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

For £5,000 + VAT we’ll provide the following:

  • 20 weeks’ professional travel agent training
  • 5 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
  • Personalised, branded stationery and marketing collateral
  • Laptop, printer, scanner, phone/broadband installation
  • 5,000 + VAT
  • 20-week training course
  • 12-day Head Office training

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.

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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Got a Question?

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

Q: Do you provide leads?

Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director, says:

"We don’t provide leads, as our model builds repeat business from your trusted relationships - family, friends, colleagues, your network - not from poor-quality, cold leads. "

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Q: Will I have my own website?

Was Haq, Digital & Innovation Director, says:

"We’ll help you create your own profile page on the Travel Counsellors website, support you with social media to build your business, and give you analytics to monitor performance. "

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Q: How much money will I make?

Kirsten Hughes, UK Managing Director, says:

"Our business model has the scope to support you, whether you’re targeting the six figure earnings of our top Travel Counsellors, or our above-industry average of £32,000 pa. "

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