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?

  1. Looking for a more rewarding career in the exciting travel industry?
  2. Are you passionate about caring for customers?
  3. Are you well travelled and love learning more?
  4. Have you had sales roles in the past?
  5. Do you dream of a better work/life balance?
  6. Look no further than our Travel Academy; your gateway to a brand new career in travel.

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

For a start-up investment of €5,650 + VAT, we'll provide the following:

  • 32 weeks’ professional travel agent training
  • 10 days’ initial online learning, followed by in-house training at our head office in Cork
  • Expert delivery from our accredited Training Team
  • Ongoing support from a personal Business Coach
  • Learning and development tools including our innovative and award winning e-learning platform, Discover
  • Bonded and licensed by CAR (Commission for Aviation Regulation)
  • CLIA membership, including conference attendance
  • Personalised, branded stationery and marketing collateral
  • Laptop fully loaded with all of the tools you will need
  • Laptop, business phoneline and our booking platform, Phenix
  • 5,650 + VAT
  • 32-week training course
  • 10-day initial on-line learning – followed by 4 days in-house training in Cork
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 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 from Bernie, Business Development Manager

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 Bernie Whelan, Business Development Manager on your options with Travel Counsellors...

Becoming a TC

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

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?

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.

Talk to us