Our story

From our roots in the North West of England to an international travel business, our story is one of incredible growth and success. And we’d love you to be part of our next chapter.

From day one we’ve followed a pioneering model

From our roots in the North West of England to an international travel business, our story is one of incredible growth and success.

We were founded in 1994 by David Speakman, who anticipated the shift towards travel professionals running their own leisure or corporate travel businesses from home.

David's pioneering model meant franchisees could provide their customers with an unrivalled level of personal care and attention when creating bespoke travel experiences.

Our entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to offering a truly personalised travel service, underpinned by the values of trust and customer intimacy, remain as true today as they did back then. As we approach 2,000 colleagues in six different countries, these principles continue to guide us to new heights.

Expansion follows

A new chapter


Our 20th year celebrations are marked by a significant financial investment in our future from private equity firm, Equistone Partners Europe.


Travel Counsellors headquarters move from its birthplace in Bolton to a stunning new R38 million premises at Trafford City in Manchester.


We recruit the 300th member of our global support team, as our business continues to scale and grow.


The myTC app is launched. With a 4+ star rating on the Apple and Android store, over 15,000 users a year enjoy the paperless experience of having their travel documentation all in one app, and connecting to their Travel Counsellor at the tap of a button.

"We only back exceptional high-growth technology-enabled businesses with stable, proven leadership teams"

Ben Johnson, partner at Vitruvian Partners
our new private equity investor.

It’s nice when our excellence is recognised

We have a world-leading customer satisfaction rating of 96% with a growing collection of accolades and travel industry endorsements.

Why work for Travel Counsellors?

We aim to enable Travel Counsellors to work from home whilst delivering best-in-class service focusing solely on the customer's pleasure and convenience. Whether you are a current travel professional and want to become a Leisure Travel Counsellor, a Business Development Travel Counsellor or are looking to get back into the Travel Industry after some time away, we can help you get there.

Are you ready to work as a Travel Counsellor?

If you are ready to join our award-winning and constantly expanding global team, contact one of our experts today. Our support team will be able to assist with any queries you may have.

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