At The Personal Travel Agents we understand that our support for you and your business is key to your success. We offer you all the benefits of working with a large organisation like the co-operative, but with a bespoke family feel.
Your business will be in partnership with an internationally recognised and trusted brand
Not only will you have the security and peace of mind of knowing you and your business are in partnership with a secure and trusted organisation, your customers will also love that you are associated with a wider brand they recognise and trust.
Industry leading support
We put our support of you and your business right at the top of our priorities! You may be running your business from home on your own but we are here 7 days a week including evenings so there’s always someone you can call if you need support.
We love entrepreneurs!
We love hearing your ideas and supporting you to form plans to make them a reality. We are not a “one size fits all” business, we don’t have rules for the sake of rules and we will always listen to your ideas.
Our Personal Travel Agents are on our Board
We have a Homeworker Board which meets every quarter and moulds the direction and the future of our business. We have 5 Personal Travel agents sitting on our Board, who are elected by our Personal Travel Agents ensuring they are at the heart of every decision we make. All of our Personal Travel Agents have the opportunity to stand for the Homeworker Board and we demonstrate our values in holding a democratic vote amongst all agents to vote for the representatives they want to see join the Board.
Flexibility for you using our ATOL licence to be creative and earn more
We have a full ATOL licence giving you the freedom to create bespoke packages for your customers and increase your earnings
We’re independent and have the best commercial terms across a wide range of suppliers
We are the largest independent co-operative in the UK and this enables us to negotiate market leading tour operator terms giving you more earning potential. We also have a full range of suppliers and will never force directional selling meaning you can feel completely confident that you can choose the holiday and supplier that is exactly right for your customer.
We are ABTA bonded
In a time when supplier and agent failures are not uncommon, when online travel agents have failed and left customers stranded, we are proud to be an ABTA bonded agent ……. and your customers will love this too!
We can be your technical, marketing and business development wizards!
If you’re not an expert in everything you need to launch a successful business you can be confident in knowing we are! Everything from social media, personal websites, e-shot campaigns and marketing ideas right through to how to manage your inbox……we are here to help and support you in the areas you need with personalised support and training.
You’re not bound to your desk
Our portable technology means you can access your business, make bookings and look after your customers anywhere around the globe helping you to deliver a truly personal service and also manage your work/life balance.
We do more behind the scenes
We take care of all your customer confirmations and tickets behind the scenes meaning you have the time to create great personal relationships with your customers and sell wonderful, tailored holidays!
Your knowledge is key
We provide a full training programme for you initially with a comprehensive induction programme and then you have a whole host of training opportunities at your fingertips for sales, service, skills and product. And of course you can’t beat actually experiencing destinations first hand so we provide a comprehensive educational programme with lots of opportunities for our Personal Travel Agents to fly off and see new places!
We value getting together
Whilst you will be running your business from your home, there’s always plenty of opportunities for you to network with fellow Personal Travel Agents and suppliers. From local cluster meetings to conferences and VIP trips abroad there’s always an opportunity to get together. Click here to see our Events
We’re always working on new ideas and initiatives that will help you and your business to flourish. Take our latest initiative as an example, if weddings and honeymoons is an area you would like to focus on, our Honeyfund is available to help you secure more bookings, whereby guests can contribute to the couples honeymoon or overseas wedding through a personalised online portal.