Your business, your way

Enjoy the freedom of running your own business, with the 24/7 support of the head office team and our wider global community.

It’s the Travel Counsellors way of working, where freedom meets support, and customers come first.

Freedom to run your own business

  1. Our Travel Counsellors talk about the flexibility to set their own hours and manage customers their way - that’s what they love most about running their own business.
  2. Join us and you get to choose if you want to specialise. You’ll never be pigeon-holed into working on a specific destination, product or market, unless you want to.
  3. So this is it, your chance to get the work-life balance you dream of and run your business, your way.

You get to make it work for you

Work from home, set up an office with other Travel Counsellors or run a travel agency with staff - it’s up to you. Whichever way you choose to work, we’ll have certain expectations to ensure your business is successful.

You'll have flexibility, but you'll need to:

  • Build your own customer base
  • Be self-employed, not salaried
  • Support yourself financially for the first year as you establish your business
  • Make a full-time commitment. The hours you work are up to you, but you need to dedicate time to be a success

We have a franchise option for you

We empower travel professionals to become successful business owners.

You set your own sales targets, not us

Unlike a lot of franchise businesses, with Travel Counsellors, there are no sales targets to reach. However, you can be sure that with uncapped earning potential, we’ll be challenging, supporting and empowering you to grow your business to be the very best it can be. You’ll set your own working times, choosing the flexible hours that are right for you and your clients, but we’ll expect a full-time commitment to ensure that you’re successful.

Travel Agent, Tour Operator or TMC?

The simple answer is all three! You’ll have access to thousands of world-class products and rates - hotels, resorts, airlines, attractions, cruises, ancillaries - alongside the ability to work with specialist service providers and suppliers.

The only 'rule' is that you sell what’s right for your customer, because that’s our proven route to a successful and sustainable travel business. So, whether that’s a third-party operator’s holiday, or a bespoke itinerary you’ve crafted from scratch using our integrated digital booking platform, the only thing that’s fixed is the freedom you’ll enjoy to get it right for your customer every time.

That’s the flexibility that our Travel Counsellors love most about our unique business model.

More About Our Business Model

You’ll be part of something bigger

From our support team colleagues, to thousands of Travel Counsellors across the world, we celebrate being part of a welcoming global community of travel experts.

When working remotely building travel experiences for your customers, that feeling of togetherness is priceless, and you’ll stay connected from day one.

Life-long friendships are a brilliant support network often made on our training courses, and weekly TCTV shows broadcast live from our in-house studio, and we love to get together at virtual and face-to-face events.

Our annual conference is an inspiring, thought-provoking, motivating and fun event.

An incredible Travel Market, motivational speakers, training and company updates fill the days. While the evenings are reserved for headline performers and a full-on, let your hair down, party time. You’ve earned it!

One team working together

Every day, across the globe, Travel Counsellor colleagues & head office provide invaluable help and support both to customers on their travels and to each other in our day-to-day work. Take a look at our video about how our teams work together.

Focus on the things that are important to you

Our way of working empowers you to do the things that matter to you while running your own successful travel homeworking business. From the school run, to walking the dog, meeting friends for lunch or fitting exercise into your day, you set the agenda.

If you’re ambitious, then set your sights on Gold! Travel Counsellors who reach a specific level of sales in a rolling 12-month period achieve our coveted Gold status. As well as a superb income from commissions, you’ll be rewarded with exclusive perks, including our incredible all-expenses-paid overseas Gold Weekend and a local celebratory dinner with your partner.

Will I be competing against others?

Colleen Madaba, Travel Counsellor

"There’s plenty of work to go around. Because your business builds from your personal network, you’re never in competition, even with a Travel Counsellor around the corner!"

Do I have to work from home?

Quintus Rangasamy, Travel Counsellor,

"No! You can work wherever your customers are, so that might be in your local coffee shop. Plus, I can choose to share an office with another Travel Counsellor in my area, if I wish to."

Is it hard to work alone?

Lynn Davis, Travel Counsellor

"I never feel alone - the support network is amazing! I regularly meet up with other Travel Counsellors in my area - I really love our regular ‘East Rand' get-togethers!"

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

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

Speak to one of the team