Why our franchise model works

Starting your own business is a bold move, but it’s one that’s being made by more people than ever, as self-employment continues to rise globally. Travel Counsellors is the pioneer of travel homeworking, so you really couldn't be in safer hands.

There are many benefits to starting your own business with a franchise, including higher success rates, ongoing support and lower initial investment costs. With Travel Counsellors, you’ll be joining an award-winning travel company with a proven business model that works on a global scale. Our franchise model is based on building meaningful, trusted relationships, leading to referrals and repeat bookings.

It is successful because it’s a partnership, because it’s flexible, and because it’s sustainable. It’s a combination of your expertise, drive and commitment, together with our continual investment, total support, cutting-edge technology and our global community.

Our franchise model is already working for more than 1,900 Travel Counsellors across the globe, and it can work for you too.

Why does our Franchise model work?

A proven, scalable business model

Our robust franchise model is built for growth and scale, with different operating models giving you the autonomy and scope to run your business your way. It’s your choice to specialise if you want to. We operate in both the leisure and corporate travel.

Self-employment with full-scale support

You’ll enjoy all the benefits of being self-employed, but with the security of our Head Office team – many support colleagues internationally and 30+ colleagues in the Cape Town office, who exist entirely to ensure your business is successful.

A fair commission structure

You’ll earn money on all the travel services you sell. That commission is then split 60/40 with us. 60% for you; 40% to us. For that 40%, we’ll provide 24/7 support and ongoing investment in your business.

Uncapped earnings

You’ll enjoy full control of your earning potential with no sales targets to reach.


Our model is tech-enabled but relationship-based. You’ll be part of an incredible community of 1,900+ global Travel Counsellors. A proven model, with the human touch.

We minimise your risk

We take care of the business risk. All our systems and processes are PCI compliant, ensuring that your business is, too. We leave you free to focus on what you do best – looking after your customers

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

Joining Travel Counsellors is a big career decision, and we're here to guide you throughout this exciting journey. Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or an experienced travel pro, we're ready to help you chart your course to success.

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