Remote working is nothing new, but the pandemic certainly accelerated its position to the ‘new normal’. Only 6% of people worked from home before the pandemic so remote working is a new concept for most.
With over 28 years’ experience, 17 of those in Ireland we have proudly built up our business with the remote worker at the forefront of everything we do.
With each of our 1900 Travel Counsellors working remotely since 1994, we’re proud to have pioneered the travel homeworking revolution.
So, how does it work?
Unlike other travel businesses, we don’t have shops or offer a booking system on our website. At Travel Counsellors, everything we do is centred around the success of our franchisees.
There’s no ‘one way’ of working, and we support all our franchisees to find a way to establish and grow their businesses. Some of our franchisees employ their own staff, others work in teams and split the profits, whilst others keep business separate, but share an office space and work together as a community . Others take a more traditional approach and work independently, but still take advantage of the caring, sharing TC Community.
All Travel Counsellors are self-employed, meaning they have complete freedom to work when, where and how they choose (yes, really!). There are some legal bits and pieces; you must be registered in the UK and we do ask for a full-time commitment so that you can provide the excellent customer service Travel Counsellors are known for.
Sounds good! But what do our TC's think?
"I actually work more hours in the week since I have become self-employed – but I have greater flexibility regarding when I do them." - Sinead Lonergan
"The 9-5 routine doesn’t suit everyone – so whether you are an early riser, or you are more productive later in the day, you can set a routine that works for you." - Roger Barrett
Are you interested in learning more about life as a franchisee with the pioneers of remote working in the travel industry?