How to become a home-based travel agent
To become a Travel Counsellor, you’ll need to:
- Fund initial investment
- Make a full-time commitment
- Be eligible to work in the UK
- Understand you'll be a franchisee
We give our home-based travel agents the chance to follow their dreams from the comfort of their own home, office space or wherever they choose to work.
There are no lengthy commutes or time spent in traffic, just a fulfilling day doing what you love.
And whilst there's a perception that homeworking can feel isolating, when you become a travel agent at home with Travel Counsellors it couldn’t be easier to stay connected.
Our community of 1,900 Travel Counsellors in seven countries around the world are connected with each other every day offering instant advice, tips, knowledge and practical support across a variety of social sharing platforms.
You’ll enjoy personal support from your own business coach, as well as the back-office support of over 400 colleagues in our UK support team who all have one shared goal – working for you to help your business thrive.
Find out more about our support teams.
Starting your own travel agency from home lets you cater to clients however you see fit. As a home travel agent, you get to know your customers on a personal level, build trust and loyalty with them, and expand your network - all from the comfort of your own home or workspace.
There are no costly marketing fees to get your home travel business out there. Our in-house marketing team work tirelessly to provide you with simple and intuitive tools that allow you to easily segment your customers and provide tailored content and holiday recommendations.
Our product teams work directly with hoteliers, airlines and destination management companies (DMCs) to ensure you always have the best luxury travel options available for your customers. This allows you to control the margin you make on travel arrangements, instead of being held to third party fares.
Find out more about our business model.
For people who currently sell holidays to customers in a travel agency or for a tour operator.
For people who currently arrange business travel.
For entrepreneurial people, passionate about travel, but without professional travel sales experience.
For experienced travel industry professionals who have not previously sold holidays directly to customers.
For people who used to sell travel, but who have been out of the industry for more than 12 months.
For owners of existing travel agencies with an established business.
"I never feel alone - the support network is amazing! I regularly meet up with other Travel Counsellors in my area - I really love our regular ‘Wino Wednesdays'"
"No - you can work wherever your customers are, so that might be in your local coffee shop. I choose to share an office with another Travel Counsellor in my area, as that works for us"
"There’s plenty of work to go around. Because your business builds from your personal network, you’re never in competition, even with a Travel Counsellor around the corner"
Starting your travel agency from home couldn’t be simpler with Travel Counsellors. Contact us and one of our new franchise consultants will be in touch with you.