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Five Reasons to Start Your Own Travel Business

Five Reasons to Start Your Own Travel Business

Always wanted to run your own business but don’t know where to start? Worried that you might not be able to manage a business all by yourself? A travel franchise is a great way to get the best of both worlds – you get to run your own business and have the help of an established company. Read on for five reasons why a travel franchise with Travel Counsellors is a great idea…

  1. 1,500 friendly and helpful people to bounce ideas off

There are more than 1,500 Travel Counsellors globally, so there is always someone to talk to. Whether you are looking for destination advice, tips on starting your business, creating a home office, or simply wondering how other Travel Counsellors deal with working alone, it’s really easy to get in touch.

Travel Counsellor Olivia running her business from the comfort of her own home

Travel Counsellor Olivia Posca running her business from the comfort of her own home

  1.  A family to help with business development, marketing and IT (and anything else you need)

Travel Counsellors is like a big family. From marketing to PR, they are there to help you every step of the way – and only ever a phone call away.

There is a great business development team of dedicated coaches who are experts at helping you to create a flourishing travel business. They are on-hand to help whenever you need them and will be by your side throughout your career with Travel Counsellors.

Worried about the IT side of things? The IT helpdesk offers 24-hour support so no matter what you are struggling with, there is someone to help, night or day.

  1. Training to help you be the best you can be

Product knowledge? Check. Educational trips to learn about destinations? Check. Training on TC systems? Check. Travel Counsellors believe in continued learning and that is why they offer extensive training to help you be the best travel agent you can be.

As well as training on destinations and suppliers’ products, you will receive training from the Head Office teams to help with the day-to-day running of your business. From webinars to help you get to grips with social media to in-house training on the booking system, Phenix, there is always something to help you expand your knowledge.

  1. Earn more than ever before

As a Travel Counsellor, you are in control of running your own business, giving you the work/life balance you deserve, but you also have the security of knowing there is always someone to help. The icing on the cake is that your earnings are unlimited: it’s up to you.

  1. 22 years’ experience in creating travel

Travel Counsellors has been launching new home-based businesses for over 22 years, and for 11 years in Ireland, so they have lots of experience.

They understand the worries you might have about running your own business and also the questions that you would like answered before you set up your franchise. Before you join Travel Counsellors, they will go through the whole process with you and will answer every question you have to help ease those worries.

Email careers@travelcounsellors.ie or call 0818 33 20 03 for more details. All communication will be treated in strict confidence.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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