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 tell us it's the flexibility to set their own hours and manage customers in the way they see fit that they love most about the way we’re set up.
  2. As a Travel Counsellor, it’s your choice 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. Achieve the work-life balance you dream of and run your travel business your way.

Make it work for you

Whether you work from home, in your local coffee shop or gym, set up an office or run a travel agency with staff; it’s up to you. Whichever way you choose to work, we will 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, even though you'll choose your own hours

Ready to take a look at our training courses?

We cover both leisure and corporate training so you leave equipped to arrange all travel arrangements

No sales targets

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 tour operator’s holiday, or a tailor-made itinerary you’ve crafted from scratch using our integrated digital booking platform, the only thing that’s fixed is the complete freedom you’ll enjoy getting it right for your customer every time.

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

More About Our Business Model

Will I be competing against others?

Roshnee Govender, 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?

Natalie Matthews, 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!"

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.

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