Reasons to join Travel Counsellors

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1. Market leading support

We recognise that it is a big step to move to a commission only salary. This is why we provide the most comprehensive and professional package of support in the industry - simply unmatched by anyone else. Unlike other home based agencies that recruit anyone and are not concerned with quality but quantity, we only accept the best travel professionals so when you join us you'll be working with other like-minded agents. No other travel company can provide you with the breadth and depth of support in helping you to succeed as Travel Counsellors. Professional agents join Travel Counsellors for these reasons and the fact that we do things properly.

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2. Run your own business

You will run your own franchise and be your own boss. You will decide what hours you work, when, what to sell and what customers you want to look after. You will be in control of your own destiny yet without the risks that normally go with setting up on your own. Instead, you'll be an important member of a global company that have a proven track record. Importantly, Travel Counsellors is a safe place to be. You don't have to worry about licensing, legislation, technology and hefty operating costs. Reflecting the values of the company, there are no hidden fees, charges or lock-in clauses. Our contract allows you to leave at any time and most importantly your customers are yours to keep.

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3. Complete back office support

We do all the admin for you. We have more than 200 head office staff who'll be there to do everything for you so you're free to spend your time looking after your customers. Invoicing, ticketing, operator payments, BSP, customer balance collections, booking confirmations and credit control are all taken care of for you. This will give you more time to focus on what you love doing, selling.

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4. Unlimited earning potential

Many of our agents are the best paid agents in the UK. This is because we have a proven track record of helping agents succeed, not least because our support gives them more time to focus on their customers. We offer the best commercial deals in the industry and access to higher margins through our direct contracts with airlines and hotels. Our in-house dynamic packaging system allows you to control the margin you charge. You'll also have the ability to add a service charge if you think it's appropriate. This is completely up to you. What you earn is ultimately dependent on you. We can help you to set up your own personal goals so you earn the level of income you want.

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5. Exclusive commercial deals

As a global company we offer the best commercial terms you can get, whilst remaining completely independent. Our size means you'll benefit from our buying power and will be able to offer your customers the holiday that is right for them at a competitive price. We will provide you with a customer driven list of suppliers to use including directly contracted hotels, airlines and destination management companies across the globe. You will have access to all types of airlines from low cost, charter and scheduled and will be able to create personalised itineraries for your customers. We also provide preferential deals and our own range of recommended hotels offering added value, exclusive to Travel Counsellors.

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6. You will be independent

As a Travel Counsellor you will be independent. We don't insult your intelligence by telling you what to sell or pushing suppliers because we are part of a consortium with particular biases or allegiances. Rather, we believe you should be trusted and empowered to see what is in the best interest of the customer as that is the key to building a lasting business.

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7. Total financial protection

Travel Counsellors are the market leaders in financial protection. We established a financial trust in 2004 to ensure that everything your customer books with us is 100% safe no matter what. The trust covers what ATOL doesn't to ensure that every penny of the money your customer spends with you is safe. So you can be reassured knowing that your customers' money is financially protected.

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8. Award winning technology

You will be supplied with all of the technology that you need to ensure you can start selling immediately. The package includes your choice of a PC or laptop, printer, scanner, webcam, GDS system, Microsoft Office, Email and Phenix - our exclusive dynamic packaging and booking system. Our dedicated technical support team will help get you up and running and will be on-hand to help you with any queries or problems that may arise.

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9. Connected to a global network

With more than 1300 professional colleagues around the world with an average of 20 years in the industry you will have an unrivalled amount of industry knowledge to call upon. All our agents can communicate with each other no matter where they are or what time it is, whether it is on our internal message boards or by instant message. There is always someone on hand to ask for advice and share knowledge to help you help your customers.

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10. Customer focused company

Despite our growth in the UK and into six other countries, at our core we are a family company. Our belief and promise to deliver the very best in tailor-made customer service begins in how we treat our Travel Counsellors. Therefore our ethos of friendship, camaraderie and support is the foundation on which we build and run the business - it isn't an 'added extra'. Although we have been established for a long time, we are a forward thinking, innovative company. As a result, we have won several awards and recognition in the UK and overseas for the customer service we provide, our success and the support we provide our Travel Counsellors.