Our Travel Academy Training

Are you passionate about travel and seeking an inspiring new career?

You’re in the right place.

Always dreamed of working in travel?

Have a passion for travel, but never worked in the industry? A background in sales, love caring for customers or looking for a career change for a better work/life balance? Our Academy training course is the route to a rewarding new travel agent career.

Travel industry experience is not required, but you will need:

  • Extensive sales experience and well travelled
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and the drive and commitment to set up and build your own business
  • Outstanding customer service skills and a can-do attitude
  • To be brilliant with people, on the phone and networking

Meet Karen Wright, one of our Travel Academy Travel Counsellors:

Dublin-based Karen Wright left her job in the hospitality industry to pursue her dream of running her own business and spending more time with her young family. She joined our Travel Academy programme in 2018 and started her own business as a Travel Counsellor...

Karen's Story

"The support to date from Head Office, both in Cork and the UK, has just been amazing - nothing is ever a hassle. I am learning every single day!"

Change career and start selling after your second week in class training

For a start-up investment of €8,000 + VAT, we'll provide the following:

  • 32 weeks’ professional travel agent training
  • 10 days’ initial classroom-based learning, including accommodation
  • Expert delivery from our accredited Training Team
  • Ongoing support from a personal Business Coach
  • Learning and development tools including our innovative e-learning platform, Coach
  • Bonded and licensed by CAR (Commission for Aviation Regulation)
  • Visit to our Venus office in Manchester
  • CLIA membership, including conference attendance
  • Personalised, branded stationery and marketing collateral
  • Laptop, printer/scanner
  • 8,000 + VAT
  • 32-week training course
  • 10- day initial Head Office training in Cork
Questions? Get in touch

Our Travel Academy franchisees share their experiences

From logistics to hotel sales, we’ve welcomed people from all walks of life through the doors of our Travel Academy programme. What unites them all is an absolute passion for travel and the ambition and drive to become successful business owners.

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 the travel industry works
  • How to find and retain customers
  • How to successfully market your business and maximise your income
  • How to use our in-house digital booking platform

Got a question?

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

Will I receive training on how to use the travel booking system?

Karen Morris, Operations Director

"Yes. During your initial training course we will show you how to create quotes, make and amend bookings using our travel system, Phenix. We have a friendly Helpdesk team who can support on any queries you have using the system."

Is the travel training taught in a classroom?

Catherine Mackey, Academy Travel Counsellor

"Yes, your initial travel training will be a classroom-style course, delivered by a team of expert trainers. You'll have self-study modules to complete at home and follow-up classroom-based sessions too."

Will I have to pass exams before I can sell travel?

Victoria Trundle, New Franchise Business Development Manager

"Throughout your training course, there are some online assessments to ensure you are making the progress we would expect. After training, our ILM-qualified Business Development Coaches will check in with you regularly to make sure you are on track."

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

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

Talk to us