When you're considering starting your own corporate travel business it's essential to have strong commercial relationships and agreements with suppliers, giving you the ability to provide the travel solution your clients require at competitive prices.
London-based Travel Counsellor, Matt Tamayo-Myerson, left this previous role to become a Corporate Travel Counsellor in 2009 . We caught up with him to find out how he balances running a very successful business with being a dad to his three children.
"Being a Travel Counsellor has allowed me to be my own boss, I can make time to do the things that are important to me and I love being able see my grand kids more."
Our franchisees can sell the product which is exactly right for the customer, they wow their customers with a level of service they can’t get elsewhere and they keep them coming back time and time again.
We look at the reasons why an increasing number of companies are formalising “bleisure” travel policies and the benefits it can bring to your clients.
So far this year, our Travel Counsellors have packaged over 1,200 bookings directly with our DMCs through our in-house booking system Phenix, compared to 400 throughout 2016.
I had been working in travel for 20 years before becoming a Travel Counsellor, but the last 10 of those I was in a Management position so I wasn’t doing many front line sales. This meant I had to start with a clean sheet.
It is amazing how many ideas you can find for getting your name out there, when you begin to think about it. Although it is hard work at first, it is incredibly rewarding.
One of the main concerns many of our Travel Counsellors face when deciding to start their own business is where they’ll get their customers from. Will anyone want to use me? How will I find new customers? Will I get marketing support to grow my business?