Multiple Award Winning Travel Agency

Why train with Designer Travel?

Our business is all about creativity, energy and passionate. When Karen & Amanda set the business up in 2008, they could never have imagined that in 2022 with a team of over one hundred and twenty, they would be presented with a “Contribution to Luxury Travel” award at the prestigious TTG Luxury Travel Awards at the Rosewood Hotel in Central London. This award recognised the “best of the best” in luxury travel.

Whilst the majority of the Designer Travel team have joined the business within-depth knowledge of the luxury market and the travel industry, the business has always been on the look out for extra special candidates that have no formal travel training but have a passion for luxury travel, a flair for sales and business development and most importantly know the importance and value of delivering great customer service. With a proven track record for taking on new entrants to the industry who have subsequently become some of our top homeworkers, we have decided to go one step further and create our Designer Travel Training Academy package.

“We firmly believe that if an individual is passionate about travel, has a good social network and values great customer service then teaching travel is the easy part. We already have the very best travel experts in the business we have the very best mentors ready and willing to support new starters. Our previous travel trainees have all remained with Designer Travel and have each created their own highly successful businesses with results that we are really proud of”

What our former trainee and now luxury associates say about Designer Travel

Who would this opportunity best suit?

We think our training academy will suit mum’s or dad’s returning to work after having/looking after children, travel enthusiasts with an entrepreneurial spirit, anyone looking for a new opportunity after redundancy or early retirement or well-connected individuals who have travelled extensively. Previous trainee backgrounds include Western Union, British Airways, Marks & Spencer and Pitney Bowes.

What's right for you?

When you decide to turn your passion for travel into your career there are many factors to consider and, as you may have already discovered, there are many companies offering “training opportunities”.

The cost of training opportunities in travel varies enormously from basic packages costing hundreds of pounds to training fees of up to £15K. You need to make sure that the package you choose is the right one for you – will it provide the right level of training and support for your financial commitment?

There are many things to consider:

  • How do you earn your money and what is your monthly income likely to be?
  • Are you looking to join a travel business or a travel business with a luxury focus?
  • What support will be available initially and on-going?
  • What training & tools will be available for you to use?
  • What technology will have you have access to?
  • Which suppliers does the business deal with? Will you have enough choice at your disposal for your potential customers?
  • What do other people say about the business? Have you spoken to other members of their team or customers who have used their services?
  • Is this the right size of business for you and your needs i.e., do you want to be part of a medium size business or something bigger?
  • What are the costs to join and are there any on-going monthly charges?

What's included in our package?

As a business we don’t want to make money from our fee. We want to attract the right people with the right attributes to join us so we have designed our package to be simple and transparent.

Tailor-made induction
Training modules
Business set-up directory
12 month training and business support
Dedicated mentor
Stationary starter pack
Business cards 2500 Business Cards
Ongoing training days, events and sessions
Booking system and CRM
Designer Travel personal webpage
Social media set-up and daily offers
Digital and email marketing solutions
Bespoke quotation system
Support squad assistance with booking admin
Access to hundreds of travel suppliers
IT support and guidance
Educational opportunities
Quartely social events
Weekly training sessions
One-off Joining Fee of £2499.00 +VAT*

*The only other cost that you need to budget for is an on-going monthly £50.00 support charge, which contributes towards licence fees and administrative costs. You will need wireless broadband plus the use of a landline and mobile with a call package that suits your business.

Earnings and commission structure (How You Earn)

Unlimited commission earning potential, the more you sell, the more you earn. Unlike other homeworking companies, the majority of commission is paid to you in the month after booking not after travel, meaning you’ve the potential to start earning straight away. We also pass on 100% of any booking incentives earned, another way to help maximise your earnings.

Getting In Touch

If you think this exciting opportunity is for you please complete our enquiry form below and one of our team will be in touch.

Click here to go directly to our enquiry form. Alternatively, you may also email us:

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