Company Updates

Travel Counsellors launches major recruitment drive 

After our record performance in 2023, we’ve launched our 2024 recruitment drive to help strengthen our diverse, caring community of travel business owners – which now stands at more than 2,000 all around the world. We're aiming to recruit 300 new business owners over the next 12 months.

We’re already on a strong growth trajectory, with £350m of departures already booked for FY24 - up 30% on the equivalent period in FY23. The travel industry is also booming, as our research showed that consumers are looking to travel more this year as holidays become the number one spending priority for Brits.

Therefore, we need more travel advisors to run their own businesses, empowered by our digitally enabled platform and our supportive community.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people with a passion for travel who are interested in setting up their own business, from those at the start of their careers, to returners to the industry and others who may be working outside the travel industry and looking for a career switch. In 2023, we reached the milestone of 2,000 independent business owners from a wide range of backgrounds – including public sector workers, former professional athletes, and travel industry veterans.

What we can offer you

A career with Travel Counsellors offers a unique opportunity for business owners to scale on their own terms with limitless potential, specialising in corporate or leisure travel, or a combination of both. New joiners can also work in many ways, including in teams with other franchisees, or as family businesses.

This year alone, we’re committed to investing £15m in our technology, so you have access to world-class systems to help you be your best and provide exceptional service to your customers. As well as this, you can also expect bespoke training, including business coaching to help you achieve your business goals, plus a personal mentor, marketing support, opportunities to attend fam trips, and regular incentives to keep you motivated.

Matt Harding, Director of Franchise Sales of Travel Counsellors, says: “This is our biggest single recruitment push ever, and we are keen to attract new talent to help take the business to the next level.

“By embracing diversity, providing comprehensive training and fostering mentorship, Travel Counsellors ensures that every business owner, regardless of their professional background, has the resources and support to thrive in the travel industry. We set ourselves apart through a unique recruitment approach centred on relationship building, nurturing and transparency to ensure the right fit for everyone who is looking to join us.”

Travel Counsellors’ Travel Academy programme, accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), ensures that new business owners who have never worked in the industry before are fully supported before embarking on their entrepreneurial journey. Each Travel Counsellor is paired with a mentor and gains access to an accredited personal business coach. In 2024, the latest partnership with the ITT’s Future You Foundation will see a number of those new to the travel industry win a place on the Academy programme worth £10,000, with a focus on attracting young talent, diversifying the candidate pool for the company, and injecting fresh perspectives into the travel industry.”

Do you want to be a part of something incredible? If you’re ready to be your own boss, have a passion for travel, and are committed to providing the very best service to your customers, we’d love to welcome you into our community in 2024. Complete this short form and we’ll be in touch to get to know you a little better. Your life could be about to change!

Are you ready to join our award-winning community?

If you are ready to join our caring and constantly expanding global team, contact one of our experts today. Our support team will be able to assist with any queries you may have.

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