Agency owners

Travel agency owners

TravelManagers offers agency managers a low risk, high return model that allows you to do what you love, running your own travel business, without the stress and costs that come with owning an agency.

Being a work from home travel agent doesn’t mean you should lose any of the credibility associated with a shop front or walk-in office, in fact you will be able to offer a more personalised service with the support and back up of a premium home-based travel network with all the advantages.

With ex agency owners already operating as personal travel managers, we have the experience and support to assist you with making the move.

Our employee model makes it easy for you to transition your business to being home-based and ensures you will continue to look after your clients with the level of service they have come to expect. In fact, they could love you more with our exclusive benefits and extensive relationships with partner suppliers.

With TravelManagers you can…

  • Forget about the landlord and rent
  • Improve your cash flow
  • Reduce your compliance costs
  • Eliminate the cost of finding and employing staff
  • Eliminate the distraction of managing staff, preparing rosters and covering for holidays, staff illness and more
  • Prove the proposition that ‘20% of your clients generate 80% of your business’ is correct
  • If you currently have employees and wish to bring them on board – you can. TravelManagers offers comprehensive support to transition them across with no limit to the number of staff who join with you
  • Have the support you need in marketing, finance, training, technology and more
  • Have control over the hours and days you work

Everything you need to know

More than 450 personal travel managers (PTMs) have made the move away from traditional retail travel agencies to join TravelManagers and set up as mobile home-based travel professionals, and over half of them have been with TravelManagers for five years or more. In case you’ve been considering a move to home-based consulting with TravelManagers, we’ve asked the burning questions, so you don’t have to.

Can I choose where I work from?

In a word, yes! Work from home, from your local café – wherever takes your fancy. TravelManagers’ PTMs have the technology to choose when and where they work. They can visit their clients in their homes or offices or catch up over a coffee (or a wine) and bring their office with them. That means you can stop commuting and gain a better-balanced lifestyle, running your business your way – save the rent, and say goodbye to your landlord forever.

TravelManagers’ systems also mean you can take your business with you, even when you’re on holiday, but if you prefer, there are dedicated locums who can handle your bookings when you’re unavailable.

How would the move affect my earnings and improve my cash flow?

Did you know that TravelManagers offers the best value commission split for home-based consultants in Australia? You can choose from two earnings models based on how you want to run your business and receive a generous rate of commission – in some cases as much as 95%. There’s even a handy, downloadable checklist on TravelManagers’ recruitment website so that you can compare with other home-based models.

Would moving reduce my business compliance costs?

TravelManagers’ back/mid office system allows you to focus on providing the best possible service to your customers. There’s no need to worry about time-consuming tasks such as BSP reconciliation – it’s all taken care of on your behalf. TravelManagers also provides comprehensive and completely transparent financial protection for you and your customers – maintaining a separate, audited trust account for client funds and holding Trust Account Fidelity Risk insurance.

Can I bring my employees on board too?

How you run your business is up to you. So, if you find yourself becoming a victim of your own success or fancy some company in your place of work, you’re free to recruit extra staff as you need them. You’ll receive support and business development mentoring from TravelManagers, and your recruits will take benefit from an extensive induction and training process.

How do you manage the change from working in an agency environment?

There are TravelManagers’ PTMs in every state and territory in Australia – in the biggest cities and smallest towns. There’s even a PTM who lives on an alpaca farm! But working on their own doesn’t mean they’re alone – access to a closed-group social media forum allows them to share knowledge and ideas whenever they choose.

There are also plenty of opportunities for PTMs to get together in person, to compare notes, attend training sessions and generally enjoy each other’s company. These include cluster meetings, training days, business workshops, state meetings twice a year, as well as TravelManagers’ annual national conference (which has been described as the best in the industry). In other words, there’s no shortage of support and camaraderie.

How can TravelManagers help me favour quality over quantity?

The Pareto principle states that 20 percent of a company’s customers (i.e. its best customers) will generate 80 percent of its revenue. TravelManagers will allow you to focus on your most valuable clients and change the way you set goals forever.

What if I need help with running my own business?

TravelManagers charges an all-inclusive monthly administration fee that covers a comprehensive range of support, training and marketing assistance; from technology to accounts and system interfaces through to customer relationship management and IT help desk support, all through the National Partnership Office (NPO). Your business partnership manager is also only a phone call away for business mentoring and support.

I’m keen! What should I do next?

Request an information pack or for a confidential chat, contact your state-based TravelManagers’ Business Partnership Manager.

If you’d like to get a better life/work balance and still enjoy generous rewards have a confidential chat with us. It could be the best call you’ve ever made.