Join our Travel Academy

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

Call us on 0818 332 003 to get started.

Always dreamed of working in travel?

  1. Our Travel Academy training course is your route to a rewarding new travel agent career. One where you can put your love of travel and caring for customers to great use in a way that offers you the work-life balance you crave.

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

Travel Academy is flexibly priced. Get in touch to discuss.

  • 10-day digital learning programme
  • Coaching from our head office team in Cork
  • Access to our innovative e-learning platform, Discover
  • Compliance training and accreditation, including IAA bonding and all licensing
  • Training delivered by our expert team
  • CLIA Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) membership
  • Credit to spend on personalised merchandise or stationery
  • A laptop and access to our booking platform, Phenix
  • Laptop fully loaded with all of the tools you will need
  • €6,000 + VAT
  • 3 days in-house training in Cork
  • 10-day initial on-line learning 3 days in-house training in Cork
Questions? Get in touch

We provide best-in-class training

Our accredited trainers and coaches deliver best-in-class training. This sets you firmly on the path to a successful new career as a work from home travel agent.

Initial training is delivered online covering all aspects of running your own travel agency franchise. Here’s 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.

Hear more about the Travel Academy at Travel Counsellors

With the training and support provided by our ITT-endorsed Travel Academy, having no previous experience in travel is no barrier to success as a Travel Counsellor. Hear from Eleanor Roche who joined us through the Travel Academy & Business Development Manager, Bernie Whelan on the different entries to becoming a TC.

Accountancy to Travel Academy

Following her passion for all things travel, particularly cruise, Eleanor from Waterford, left the world of Chartered Accounting at one of the “Big Five” firms to set up her own business through the Travel Counsellors Academy Programme.

How to become a Travel Counsellor

Hear from Business Development Manager, Bernie as she takes you through the different ways in which you can join Travel Counsellors. Even without travel experience!

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

Cathy Burke , Managing Director, Ireland

"Yes. During your initial training course we will show you how to create quotes, make and amend bookings using our booking platform, Phenix. You'll have access to a wealth of support to answer any questions and help you get the most of of the platform. "

How is the initial travel training taught?

Ciara MacConnell , Corporate Business Development Executive

"Your initial training will be held in small groups and led by the brilliant training team. After your initial training, you'll have self-study modules to complete at home and then access to a range on ongoing training opportunities."

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

Bernie Whelan, Business Development Manager

"Throughout your training course, there are some online assessments to ensure you are making the progress we would expect. After you've completed mandatory training, you can access even more learning and development resources to keep your business growing."

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.

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

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

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