Our Leisure Training

Are you passionate about crafting bespoke, tailor-made holiday experiences for your customers?

You’re in the right place.

Make your travel agent career work for you

As a Travel Counsellor, you’ll run your own home-based travel agency, fulfilling dreams; creating memories. Enjoy the freedom to provide the best-in-class service you’ve always dreamed of, free from the commute, the targets and the vertical selling.

For our Leisure training course, you’ll have:

  • Minimum 3 years’ travel sales experience
  • Worked in a customer-facing role selling holidays
  • Worked as a travel agent or for a tour operator

Hear what our Travel Counsellors have to say:

The benefits for me and my clients

Meet Sarah McCarthy, a Travel Counsellor since 2006, explains how her life has changed since joining as she juggles family alongside a very successful travel business.

More about our franchise

Big Dreams in a Small Place

Westport based business woman, Emer McDermott, joined Travel Counsellors in November 2017, moving her highly-regarded and successful travel agency of 16 years.

Everything you'll need to set up your own travel agency franchise

For €500 + VAT, we'll provide the following:

  • 2 days’ initial classroom-based learning, including accommodation
  • 12 weeks' professional follow on training
  • Expert delivery from our accredited trainers
  • Ongoing support from your personal business development coach
  • Learning and development tools including our innovative e-learning platform, Discover
  • Commission for Aviation bonding and all licensing
  • Visit to our Venus Head Office, Manchester
  • CLIA membership
  • Personalised, branded stationery and marketing collateral
  • Laptop, starter pack of business cards, headed paper and information leaflets
  • 500 + VAT
  • 12- week training course
  • 1-week virtual training with 2 days at Cork office
Questions? Get in touch

Meet our training team

With an average of 25 years’ travel industry experience, our accredited trainers and coaches deliver best-in-class training, setting you firmly on the path to a successful new career as a work from home travel agent. Your initial training is in small groups covering all aspects of running your own successful travel agency franchise.

What you’ll learn using our tried and tested techniques:

  • How to find and retain customers
  • How to successfully market your business
  • How to use our in-house digital booking platform
  • How to maximise your income using our proven business model.

Got a question?

  1. It’s understandable if you do. Here’s the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:

Can I sell to my friends & family as a Travel Counsellor?

Ciara MacConnell, Corporate Business Development Executive

"Yes, and we encourage you to sell holidays to your friends and family, as well as asking them for referrals and recommendations to grow your travel business. You can book your own holidays too, with a 0% commission."

Do I need to have previous experience booking holidays?

Bernie Whelan, Business Development Manager

"Yes, we ask for a minimum of 3 years' experience in a customer-facing role as a travel agent or tour operator selling holidays to be eligible to join us as a Leisure Travel Counsellor."

How much can I earn as a leisure travel agent?

Cathy Burke, Managing Director

"The average earnings of a Leisure Travel Counsellor who has been in the business for two years is €35,000, but our top earners make over €100,000 per year."

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

It's a big decision, that's why we're on hand to help you.

Talk to us