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Travel Academy

Looking for an inspiring new career in travel? Our Travel Academy training course is your route to running your own travel franchise, so you can put your passion to great use with the work-life balance you crave.

Call us on 0161 464 5243 to get started.

We have everything you need to succeed

No travel industry experience? No problem! With our Travel Academy you’ll get expert training to bring you up to speed, so that you're ready to build your business and create unforgettable travel experiences using our proven franchise model.

To succeed, you’ll need to be:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Commit to it, full-time - the hours you work are up to you, but you need to dedicate time to be a success
  • Understand that you’ll be running your own business, on commission-only
  • Be able to fund your training

Who are Travel Counsellors?

  1. We’re proud to be the longest-standing travel franchise in the UK. Founded in 1994, our pioneering franchise model has changed the lives of over 2,000 business owners around the world – and it could transform your life too.
  2. Care is at the heart of everything we do. We’ll take care of you, so you can look after your customers and provide them with the exceptional levels of service that we’re so renowned for.
  3. When you buy a franchise in Travel Counsellors, you'll own and run your business – but with our backing, systems, and support, while benefiting from lower initial investment costs. You’ll be a self-employed entrepreneur, but you won’t feel alone.
  4. From world-class tech and expert training to an inclusive community and opportunities to experience destinations first-hand, we empower you to be your best. And with uncapped earnings and no sales targets, what’s not to love?

Ready to find out more?

What does being a Travel Counsellor include?

For your start-up investment, we’ll provide the following:

  • Six-month training and onboarding programme
  • 10 days’ virtual classroom plus six months of ongoing training
  • Training delivered by our expert team
  • A personal mentor for your first six months of business
  • Learning and development tools, including our innovative e-learning platform, Discover
  • Compliance training and accreditation, including ATOL bonding and all licensing
  • Our unique Travel Trust cover, one of the best consumer protections in the industry
  • CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) membership
  • A laptop, business phone line and our booking platform, Phenix
  • Credit to spend on personalised merchandise or stationery
  • Dependent on Experience

Meet our Travel Academy Travel Counsellors

With our award-winning training and support, we've welcomed Travel Counsellors from a variety of backgrounds, from teachers to professional athletes - there are no barriers to success with us.

Hear from some of our Academy Travel Counsellors...

"The support is everywhere."

Before joining our Travel Academy, Drew was worried about going it alone. Instead, with the backing of our support centre experts, he has everything he needs to run his own business with confidence.

"It makes me so much happier."

Anna joined us after a career in IT sales, and has finally found the work-life balance that she had been searching for. Find out how the freedom and flexibility of running her own business has changed her life.

"You never feel alone."

After teaching English abroad, Laura decided to take her career in a new direction and follow her passion for travel. Find out she became her own boss with the support of our caring community of over 2,000 travel experts.

Are you ready to become a Travel Counsellor?

Ready to become a Travel Counsellor? We’ll give you all support you need to get your travel career off to a flying start. If you’d like to learn more before you get started, get in touch with one of our experts.

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