From Agency Owner to Travel Counsellor

Are you currently running your own travel agency, but looking to take your business to the next level and beyond?

Are you looking for the right partner to help you to grow and evolve?

You’re in the right place. Connect with us in confidence today.

Travel Counsellors have a unique opportunity for agency owners to do what they love, without the massive overheads involved with owning a travel agency today.

Most agency owners have worked so hard to gain recognition and build up their business despite the many challenges along the way. However, at some point they feel they have reached the limit in terms of how much more they can grow.

With the support of a global company behind you, we partner with you every step of the way whilst you move your business across and beyond.

  • Keep your identity and your staff - the choice is yours
  • 24/7 support and assistance in moving your business
  • Business Coaching by qualified professionals
  • Choice of where to work from - office or home-based

Travel Counsellor's Emer McDermott and Gearoid Mannion have both made the decision to move their well-known, high-street agencies over to the Travel Counsellor's franchise.

Big Dreams in a Small Place

Westport based business woman, Emer McDermott, joined Travel Counsellors in November 2017, moving her operation from the highly-regarded and successful agency McDermott Travel, which she founded in 2001.

Discover the freedom to work in your own way

Making the Right Move

In 2014, Gearoid Mannion felt that his travel business was at a crossroads and he knew he had to make a change. He made the huge decision to close his successful family business after over 50 years trading, to join the Travel Counsellors community.

Discover the freedom to work in your own way

The support of a global team behind you

As part of the Travel Counsellors franchise, you can relax knowing that you will have access to the most advanced technology and booking systems whilst being able to offer a more personalised service because you have the support of a global company and dedicated team behind you each step of the way.

Change is never easy, but sometimes, in life and in business, what appear to be tough decisions aren’t maybe as difficult as you imagine.

Some things you will not have to worry about as a Travel Counsellor:

  • Licensing and Bonding
  • Reconciliations, Accounting and Paying Suppliers
  • Package Travel Regulations and GDPR - we have got you covered!
  • Company Website and IT issues
  • PR & Marketing
  • Corporate MI Reports
  • GDS Fees
  • Booking platforms and Back Office Systems
  • Get in touch
  • 1 - week head office training
  • 1 - week on-site training
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Taking the next step from Agency Owner to Travel Counsellor

With an average of 25 years’ travel industry experience, our accredited trainers and coaches have successfully helped other agency owners to move their business across. As part of the Travel Counsellors franchise, you can relax knowing that you will have access to the most advanced technology and booking systems whilst being able to offer a more personalised service because you have the support of a global company and dedicated team behind you each step of the way.

You’ll be part of a group of like-minded people who want the best for you and your business and will make sure the transition is smooth.

From administration to finance, marketing to PR, the team at Travel Counsellors head office will be there with you. You can decide whether to move across by yourself or bring some of your team with you – the decision is yours.

We would be happy to come and visit you, or you can visit us for a confidential chat.

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

It's a big decision, 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:

How much does it cost to set up as a travel consultant?

Kirsten Hughes, UK Managing Director

"The cost to set up depends on the travel training programme you join us on. All our costs are highly competitive and superb value for money compared to setting up a business on your own."

How do I grow my travel business with Travel Counsellors?

Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director

"We encourage you to grow your business by building strong relationships with customers and asking for referrals. We give you the advice and support you to do this, as well as lots of tools to help with marketing and networking."

How will I promote my travel business?

Was Haq, Digital & Innovation Director

"Our Marketing team create brochures, emails, blogs, social media assets and more which you can send directly to customers. Our ILM-qualified Business Development Coaches are also there to help with networking and asking for referrals."