After many years gaining a wealth of experience in agencies and tour operators, and first-hand travel stories, it was a job she loved, but the time had come to make a change.
Besides providing unforgettable holiday memories, Travel Counsellors are famous for their world-leading customer service. And by running a business based on personal relationships and getting to know the customer inside out, it comes naturally.
When you start your own business, there is a lot to think about. But there are plenty of fun things to be done too, and one of these is creating your very own office.
A quick internet search of how to market your business throws up lots of useful advice: use social media, advertise in a local paper, just do something. But why rely on the same strategies that everyone else finds with a quick Google?
Everyone loves a bit of friendly competition, and our Travel Counsellors are no different. We caught up with Travel Counsellor, Mandy Rhodes, a deserving winner of our recent incentive trip to the exotic island of Mauritius.
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.