Our Return to Travel Training

Experienced travel professional looking for a return to the travel industry?

Taken a break for a number of years?

You’re in the right place - welcome back to the best of travel!

Fall in love with travel all over again

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 Return to Travel training course, you’ll have:

  • Minimum 5 years' professional travel sales experience
  • Worked in a customer-facing role
  • Worked as a travel agent or for a tour operator
  • Been out of the travel industry for 36 months or longer

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Hear from some of our Travel Counsellors and their valued customers, as they share their experiences of Travel Counsellors and what it means to them.

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Meet Melanie Cahill, Travel Counsellor

When Melanie Cahill moved to the west coast of Ireland 15 years ago, there wasn’t much opportunity to work as a travel agent. In 2016 Melanie came across a job advertisement for Travel Counsellors, and she knew it was meant to be...

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

For €2,500 +VAT, we'll provide the following:

  • 16 weeks’ professional travel agent training
  • 5 days’ initial classroom-based learning, including accommodation
  • Expert delivery from our accredited trainers
  • Ongoing support from your personal business development coach
  • Learning and development tools including our innovative e-learning platform, Coach
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) bonding and all licensing
  • Visit to Venus Head Office, Manchester
  • CLIA membership
  • Personalised, branded stationery and marketing collateral
  • Laptop, printer/scanner
  • 2,500 + VAT
  • 16-week training course
  • 5-day initial Head Office training in Cork

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 repeat 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.

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

It’s a big decision to start your own travel business, that’s why we’re on hand to help you.

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Got a Question?

  1. It’s understandable if you do. Here’s the answers to some questions that come up the most:

Do you provide leads?

Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director

"We don’t provide leads, as our model builds repeat business from trusted relationships - family, friends, colleagues, your network - not from poor-quality, cold leads."

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Will I have my own website?

Was Haq, Digital & Innovation Director,

"We’ll help you create your own profile page on the Travel Counsellors website, support you with social media to build your business, and give you analytics to monitor performance. "

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How much money will I make?

Cathy Burke, Director of Business Development, General Manager Ireland,

"Our business model has the scope to support you, whether you’re targeting the six figure salaries our top Travel Counsellors earn, or our overall above-industry average salary of €35,000 pa"

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