In addition to our strong community, Travel Counsellors are empowered to work in teams, employ staff, share offices and more so they keep the sense of team spirit they are used to and can maximise their productivity.
If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve got what it takes to strike out on your own as a Travel Counsellor, wonder no more! Here are the six key signs to look out for...
1. You're passionate about travel
We all spend far too much time at work to not spend that time doing something we love.
It’s fair to say that all Travel Counsellors share a love of travel – whether they find that in exploring new places, putting the perfect suggestion together for a customer and hearing their stories when they come home, or discovering wonderful new travel experiences and insider tips to share with like-minded souls.
Unfortunately in too many careers, travel or otherwise, the harder you work, the further away you find yourself from what you really love.
Travel Counsellors gives you an opportunity to be rewarded for the hard work you put in without having to distance yourself from the bit that got you hooked: creating bespoke travel experiences for your customers.
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2. You love going the extra mile
If there is nothing you enjoy more than planning the perfect trip, researching the best routes for an urgent journey, adding the wow factor to every holiday and delivering it all with best-in-class personal service, you need Travel Counsellors as much as we need you!
We’re all about personal relationships and going the extra mile.
Because you are in charge of your own targets, deadlines, hours of work and commission, you are free to deliver the best possible customer service, rather then be frustrated by time constraints, targets and protocol.
3. You want to feel rewarded
It’s frustrating when you know that your hard work is making money for someone else, and you only see a small reward for the effort you put in.
But, as a Travel Counsellor, you don’t have to make these compromises – because you set your own hours and your own rates of commission.
That way, you know that the extra effort you put in to perfecting each client booking isn’t only benefitting your clients – its benefitting you too.
4. You’re up for a challenge
Setting up your own business requires hard work – even with our help.
So it is important that you have the drive and passion to get yourself out of bed every morning even when there is no office to go to. You’ll need to be motivated and eager to succeed.
If the prospect of trading in the 9-to-5 and a flat-lining wage for flexibility, freedom and an uncapped earning potential excites you, then you have a natural home at Travel Counsellors.
Already got some travel experience under your belt? You could set up your own travel agency with Travel Counsellors. We can provide you with the necessary tools to give you a head start.
5. You want a career that fits around your life
One of the biggest advantages to becoming a Travel Counsellor is the flexibility and freedom it gives, especially when it comes to deciding when and where you work.
Many people join us instead of returning to work after parental leave or simply when family commitments mean they are seeking a better work-life balance.
But, you don’t have to be a parent or carer to benefit from the flexibility being a Travel Counsellor offers; whatever you want to make time for, you’re the boss.
6. You want to be part of a company that shares your values
At Travel Counsellors, we’re proud to work differently.
We put our people at the heart of everything we do, and our customers come first, every time.
We focus on building lasting relationships, which helps us to create unique, exciting and inspiring experiences for everyone.
And we must be doing something right because our customers voted us the Best National Travel Retailer at the British Travel Awards, beating the likes of Tui and Hays.
If your share our values and commitment to providing award-winning customer service, then we’d love to hear from you!
See how to become a Travel Counsellor with us and what this entails.
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