Life as an Academy Travel Counsellor

Travel is special and it has the ability to inspire people like few other industries.  We launched our Travel Academy for people who have the passion but lack formal experience in the travel industry.  Since its launch our Academy has successfully trained some very bright individuals who are now happy running profitable businesses.  They have joined us from a wide variety of industries including Mark Hallam who was a national account manager for Unipart and Dorian Hayes who worked for ITV.

Our Travel Academy is the industry’s most in-depth professional franchise training programme.  It is ideal for people who have the ambition to run their own business.  We’ll give you unrivalled support, personalised to your needs to ensure you have everything you need to be a success.  Added to this is our family ethos which will ensure you feel part of something special and never feel alone.  Our Travel Academy graduates tell us that they’ve never felt so cared for.  Watch our film to hear how one of our graduates, Kirsty, made the move from a career as a nurse in the NHS.

Making the move
Taking the step
Travel Counsellor - Jakki Hatton
Taking the step

"After living in St Ives Cornwall for 28 years we decided to move back to Lancashire. I had run a successful business as a driving instructor, so it did seem like a daunting prospect having to start all over again. This prompted me to consider a new type of business and as travel had always been a passion of mine I did some research. I had read an article about the Academy programme and this inspired me to enquire about doing this myself.  I left the first meeting feeling so enthusiastic, excited and inspired that I knew this was the right career path for me."

Jakki Hatton, Travel Academy Graduate

What to Expect
home based travel counsellor
What to Expect

"I really do think the Travel Academy is a fantastic business opportunity, and since signing up for the franchise I have never looked back. I had always heard great things about Travel Counsellors and was confident I was joining the right company for me. Now I have a thriving business, which is growing by the day. It has given me the chance to do something I love without having any previous experience in the travel industry. I get such a buzz out of making people happy and can create the perfect holidays for my customers using the fantastic technology provided by the company."

Carolyn McNally, Travel Academy Graduate

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. 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. 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.

"My proudest moment has to be graduating from the Academy, having achieved £150k in sales after only 12 months. It gave me total confidence in the future - I went on to become the first Academy trainee to hit a million in sales."

Mark Hallam, Travel Academy Graduate

Do it your way

As a Travel Counsellor, you'll be in complete control of your destiny. If you want to pick your children up from school every day, you can. If you want to earn more, you can. Maybe you simply want to fall back in love with selling travel, away from directional selling... that's fine too. You are running your own business as part of one of the most successful travel companies in the world, and your day is your own to do things your way, it's liberating.

Why not watch our Academy webcast here to find out more about the academy and to hear from some of our academy graduates.

"Business Development and all my fellow Travel Counsellors are happy to help in any emergency and rally around if you need anything. I'm always surprised by how happy they are to give their time with no gain for themselves - it speaks volumes about the kind of people that join us."

Claire Summers, Travel Academy Graduate

Helping you shine

The in-depth training and support we provide for the Academy programme is guaranteed to give you the confidence you need to really 'set the world on fire'! We take a very personal approach to training and support as we realise what works for one person might not necessarily be right for someone else. Our unique programme includes a huge range of topics such as travel basics, service & sales skills, travel & destinations, guidance on running a successful business, keeping focus to meet your goals and of course, marketing.

To join the Academy programme, there is an initial one-off fee of £10,000 + VAT. This covers all the tools, in-depth training and trade selling secrets to help you build a successful, flourishing travel business on your own terms from home, where your earnings really are limitless.

"What you get in return for the initial investment is amazing, and almost seemed too good to be true for a franchise opportunity. The support I receive and the technology I have access to has enabled me to focus on growing my business and I have already recouped my initial investment with my earnings far exceeding my expectations within such a short time. I am so excited to watch my business grow even further over future years.”

Lorraine Beeby, Travel Academy Graduate

What Our People Say
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"I had reached a time in my life when I reflected on what I had done and achieved so far and thought about what I could be doing and never too late to make start a fresh start. I reached 50 and thought... It's now or never!"

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Helen Ordever, Travel Academy Graduate

"The Business Development team are a very special team of people who genuinely care about all TC's futures and the marketing is super- smart, visually attractive and very upmarket."

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Mark Hallam, Travel Academy Graduate

"During the ash cloud crisis, I drove to a local supplier for train availability as they were not answering the phones. I sat in reception until someone would see me to get the answers I needed. Being a Travel Counsellor is about always going further than anyone else for your customer – that’s why they keep coming back!"

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Claire Summers, Travel Academy Graduate

"The main ingredient to being a great Travel Counsellor is caring, if you don’t care about your customer’s holiday you won’t build your business."

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Claire Summers, Travel Academy Graduate

"I am empowered by the fact that the only person who can stop me achieving my goals is me. Travel Counsellors offers this unique opportunity for people passionate about travel with great customer service ethics. I have made friends with clients who have been referred. I love the fact that I am selling something that people want. My work life balance is great. I don’t feel like I’m going to work every day, instead I believe I’m creating and realizing people’s dreams for them. It also gives me the opportunity to see much more of the world too."

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Mark Hallam, Travel Academy Graduate

"My first booking was 4 weeks after starting and was a Honeymoon to Kenya worth £3500."

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Claire Summers, Travel Academy Graduate

"It is challenging, frustrating, uplifting, steep learning curve but all adds to the skill and knowledge to drive your business forward. I plan my day, not someone else: I decide what is done when, not someone else...."

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Helen Ordever, Travel Academy Graduate

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