Life as a Business Travel Counsellor

For a number of years we've been named as one of the UK's top 50 travel management companies by Buying Business Travel Magazine. It is an accolade that we're immensely proud of and we are determined to continue to live up to it.  We are experts in helping Travel Counsellors deliver exactly what their corporate clients want and more. 

With the support of our dedicated in-house business travel team and a 200 strong staff at head office, business Travel Counsellors are given the freedom and flexibility to run their own corporate travel businesses with an earning potential that is limitless. You will have access to state of the art booking technology, Travelport Galileo and net fares, whilst enjoying the benefits of a dedicated ticketing department. We are here for you every step of the way, even down to helping you pitch to potential clients.

So if you are passionate about service and want to thrive in an industry you love, we have all the tools and support you need to build a thriving corporate travel business. Watch our film below to find our more.

 

Making the move
What to Expect
Business travel agent
What to Expect

Having already come from a fast-faced corporate environment and being naturally ambitious, our Business Travel specialists take the least amount of time to get cracking with winning new business. Following an informal meeting (usually at Head Office) to chat things through in more detail and give you a test drive of our systems, you'll undergo a 3-day induction and meet your business development specialist who will know your business inside-out, whilst we get your equipment set-up at home. You could be up and running in as little as 5 days from making your decision.

"I was unhappy with the way I had to treat customers. The company was focused only on profit with no customer service when I knew that it was easy to have both. I was bowled over by the sheer enthusiasm of the Head Office staff when I first went to take a look over the operation at Travel Counsellors. Now they support me fantastically in the running and development of my business so I can focus on giving my clients the service they deserve, which is something they truly value."

Paul Neave, Business Travel Counsellor

What the future holds
Take control of your earnings

We have a tried and tested model and track record to enable you to make the move to run your own franchise and realise the income you deserve. You will retain 60% of the commission on everything you sell, with your clients placing true value in the highly personal and bespoke service that you can provide. As it’s your business you're in charge of how many hours you put in, how many customers you manage and what your margins are. The cost to join us as a business Travel Counsellor is £295 + VAT.

Over the past 12 months over 30 Travel Counsellors have celebrated achieving over £1 million in sales and we have over 150 top performing Gold agents. So there really is no limit to your earning potential with Travel Counsellors - indeed, many Business Travel Counsellors are amongst our top earners.

Hear from two of our most successful Business Travel Counsellors here.

"I came to the 3-day induction with booking's that needed to be made. I can remember my first booking was a referral from a friend- a holiday to Abu Dhabi which cost £5K. Since then, I've been voted the fastest TC to reach Gold status (our most successful agents) and the fastest to make £1million in sales. Now I'm earning 3 times as much working for Travel Counsellors than I was before joining. For me, it's been win, win."

Antony Guy, Business Travel Counsellor

The clever stuff

Our award winning technology is as you'd expect from one of the UKs leading travel management companies. You are able to utilise the extensive Travelport Galileo system with a ticketing and support system available around the clock, not to mention your own individual Pseudo City. Plus our truly global reach, superfast dynamic packaging system, personalised marketing tools, credit account facilities, MI reporting, itinerary programme and quality documentation will keep you one step ahead of the pack to win more profitable business.

"I'd describe our technology as Mind-blowing - the best there is."

Katy Phillips, Business Travel Counsellor

Building your Business

We understand the prospect of building your client portfolio can be daunting, but rest assured we are there to help and support you every step of the way. Not only will our dedicated business travel team prepare proposals, tender documents and presentations to help you win new business, we will also come along to visit and pitch to potential clients with you.

Whilst your business grows the support team will continue to provide unparalleled account management assistance whilst taking care of back office administration, meaning you have more time to concentrate on giving your corporate clients the levels of personal service and attention that other TMCs simply cannot match.

“Since making the decision to run my own corporate travel business with Travel Counsellors the support and encouragement I have received from the company and the business travel team has been tremendous. They are so patient and calm when helping me out with queries, and have even been out with me to see old and new clients to reassure them of Travel Counsellors commitment to me as well as them. This level of support helps build my confidence and my business. I have never heard of any other company who support their agents in this way.”

Julie McLean, Business Travel Counsellor

What Our People Say
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"What makes us so different is the level of support - from both Head Office and colleagues. The fact that Travel Counsellors is so customer orientated - it’s not about sales but service and that is such an important and fundamental thing that lots of Travel Agents do not take on board."

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Katy Phillips, Business Travel Counsellor

"I have a huge amount of satisfaction as a Travel Counsellor - something I never had in all my 29 years in travel. I feel like everything I do matters and I'm valued. I have an enormous circle of new friends and a thriving business - what's not to like!"

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Sallie Rudman, Business Travel Counsellor

"Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I was managing a team of corporate travel consultants. I felt totally frustrated. I could see how much money I was making for the company, and I wanted to make it for myself."

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Antony Guy, Business Travel Counsellor

"Not seeing my daughter enough was taking its toll and I was conscious that I couldn't get that time back - I chose a more flexible way to work, doing what I love."

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Tim Andrews, Business Travel Counsellor

"The professionalism of Travel Counsellors knocks spots off the competition!"

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Sallie Rudman, Business Travel Counsellor

"I felt totally frustrated - as had little say in which clients I could work with and to a certain extent which suppliers I could use. I felt I wanted to do things my way."

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Katy Phillips, Business Travel Counsellor

"It's been so far the best career move I could have made. Before I joined I almost left the travel industry as I was so disillusioned but now I've fallen back in love with it again and that is solely down to being a Travel Counsellor."

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Paul Neave, Business Travel Counsellor

"The Marketing tools at Travel Counsellors are brilliant and so easy to use."

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Kashan Ashwell, Business Travel Counsellor

"The Travel Counsellors conference is the most motivational, exhilarating event of the travel calendar."

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Kashan Ashwell, Business Travel Counsellor

"Joining Travel Counsellors will be the best decision you'll ever make in your career. It has changed my life beyond recognition. I now love my job and have a happier life. What more could you want?"

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Paul Neave, Business Travel Counsellor

"The Travel Counsellors conference absolutely knocks your socks off and motivates you beyond words."

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Sallie Rudman, Business Travel Counsellor

"I was drawn in by the company's reputation."

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Helena Grimes, Business Travel Counsellor

"Travel Counsellors is an inspirational organisation, not just a Travel Agent! Taking the leap from salary to commission is huge - but with TC behind you - many of the concerns will be ironed out before you even start. The level of support is amazing and network of friends prepared to help and advice is just incredible."

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Katy Phillips, Business Travel Counsellor

"I once had 5 directors stranded at Philadelphia in a snow storm. Even though it was 2AM UK time, they knew I would be there for them. I immediately arranged hotels and everything they needed to get home. I now get all their EMEA business. Being there for your customers when they are in need speaks volumes and the rewards are endless. They never forget it."

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Kashan Ashwell, Business Travel Counsellor

"Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I was a Business Development Manager for TMC."

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Kashan Ashwell, Business Travel Counsellor

"Professional Excellence - Travel Counsellors is a Company that holds customer service at the core of everything they do. "

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Kashan Ashwell, Business Travel Counsellor

"I feel as though life has granted me a second breath of fresh air. I am the happiest I have ever been in my career. I love the TC ethos and feel like I have made a massive amount of new friends, rather than colleagues. Joining Travel Counsellors has enabled me to literally change my life and that of my family. I just kick myself every day for not joining sooner."

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Kashan Ashwell, Business Travel Counsellor

"Going further than anyone else for the customer is what makes us different - I once looked after a customer’s dog for a week because the Kennels let them down - I don’t even like dogs!"

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Antony Guy, Business Travel Counsellor

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