How to Start a Travel Agency

Start with your passion for travel

  1. At Travel Counsellors, we give entrepreneurs with a passion for travel the tools, tech and support for them to flourish running their own flexible travel businesses from home.
  2. Whether you’ve got years of customer-facing travel experience under your belt, or you have no prior experience selling travel and are looking for a career change, Travel Counsellors can help you realise your dream of starting your own travel agency.

Make a living from your travel experience

Following your passion for travel really can be profitable.

We give our travel agents the freedom to set their own business targets, build their own client base and enjoy all their own financial rewards.

Earning potential is uncapped, so the sky really is the limit.

Find out more about our business model.

Start a travel agency

We enable you to successfully run a travel agency from home without a major financial outlay.

When you join our team, depending on your background and travel sales experience, you can set up your new home-based travel career from as little as £295 + VAT (if you haven’t previously worked in the travel sector, our training starts at £10,000 + VAT).

Once you’re up and running, we offer competitive fares across a range of world-class travel products, so you’re always one step ahead.

Find out which training course is right for you.

Grow your business with cutting-edge technology

  1. We’re a people business, powered by tech. We invest £7m into our technology every year, with one main goal – to enable you to service your customers with greater ease and efficiency.
  2. Our technology is not there to replace you, but to help you service your customers better, providing you with the customer data and insight you need to provide a personalised service to each and every one of your customers.
  3. It might seem counter-intuitive at a time when most of the industry is trying to remove humans from the workforce and replace them with technology, but our business model works. We’ve grown 10%+ every year, for the last 16 years.

Set up your own travel agency

Starting a travel agency at home is an exciting career move. You set your own hours and sales targets, and you do what you love every day from home - or wherever you choose to work. Below are the six way you can become a Travel Counsellor.

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

How do I become a travel consultant with Travel Counsellors?

Was Haq, Digital & Innovation Director

"We provide 6 different entry routes, depending on your previous experience in travel. Each travel training programme is tailored to your background and our New Franchise team will be able to advise on the best route for you."

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Can I work as a travel consultant from outside the UK?

Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director

"As a Travel Counsellor, you can make bookings from anywhere in the world as long as there is internet connection, but your business must be registered to a UK address and you will only be able to access UK product and fares."

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How much money will I make as a travel consultant?

Kirsten Hughes, UK Managing Director

"Our business model has the scope to support you, whether you’re targeting the six figure earnings of our top Travel Counsellors, or our above-industry average of £32,000 pa"

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Got a question?

More travel professionals start a travel agency from home with us than anyone else.

We’re the proud pioneers of this business model after we were founded some 25 years ago. And we’ve not stopped innovating since; we continually refine the way we work, and improve the support offered to all franchisees.

If your business isn’t successful, neither is ours. So we work tirelessly to ensure your business is set up to flourish from day one. That’s why we have 400+ people in our support team to help ensure you have everything you need, from technology to marketing.

Want to know more? Contact us to find out how you can become a Travel Counsellor.