START YOUR OWN TRAVEL BUSINESS

Get a career you’ll love, with unlimited earnings and better work-life balance.

Travel beyond your limits

Are you sick of your day-to-day 9-5? Sick of packaging the same holiday to the same customer and seen as just another travel agent? What about working on a dying high street or being a forgotten cog in a large company that is consistently pushing you for more whilst threatening your job security? If so please read on...

The impact of Brexit on the outbound travel sector could put 25,000 jobs at risk

Holiday companies facing a 58% increase in costs

Holiday companies employing less staff from Britain – reducing job and training opportunities

Many high street tour operators are closing stores and forcing redundancies due to the popularity of online bookings and the effects of COVID 19.

BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY. TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR OWN TRAVEL BUSINESS…

The Travel Bug doesn’t offer a miracle solution. Instead, we’re here to offer the opportunity for those who have the ambition, motivation, and a love of travel to grab it. We’re looking for Travel Designers to join our network through a program of training, coaching, mentoring and marketing support. 


With us, you can be your own boss, leading your own travel agency with the benefits of all The Travel Bug’s experience behind you. Enjoy a more flexible work/life balance, make more money, and build relationships with a network of exclusive clientele rather than simply selling the same package holiday time and time again.

If you are passionate about travel with aspirations of running your own travel business, why not join The Travel Bug family?

Whether you are completely new to travel, already travel-trained and want to go it alone, or an established travel agency we would look to provide you with;

Superior buying power

Uncapped commission

ATOL Protection

Training & development

Marketing support

Done for you sales admin

What makes The Travel Bug different?

As a travel designer you will leverage our unique brand heritage and protection within the marketplace whilst having the freedom to craft your own style and niche to work in the ways that suits your strengths and preferences. We can offer the training and the platform you need, but we trust in your strengths to help you succeed.


More importantly, we’re lovers of travel who want to work with lovers of travel. Wendy & David, the founders of Travel Bug, bring a collective 60 years of travel experience. Wendy Ismail has seen the industry from every side, working her way up from an entry-level position to becoming a regional manager for one of the top travel agencies in the world before pairing with David Perry, the founder and owner of bespoke travel specialist CVT


Chruch Village Travel has over 28 years of independent agency experience, and whilst the effects of COVID-19 have left a damaging effect on the travel industry, CVT continues to be a pillar of strength. During lock down CVT have invested heavily into its people, systems and commercial relationships allowing CVT to build upon existing relationships and forge new and exciting niches to offer a unique and secure travel sales opportunity.  

Our specialities

Bespoke Holidays

Cruising

Fly Drive

Exploration

Winter Activity

Sports Tours

Weddings & Honeymoons

Staycations

Golfing

Our travel partners

Be your own boss

As a Travel Designer, you will go through our training process, joining our select team of Outside Travel representatives. We will help you connect with a higher class of clientele, selling truly bespoke holiday packages, all while working from home or your favourite coffee shop.

Say yes to new adventures

3.4 Days

Brits are on average taking 3.4 holidays per year

69 %

choose a package holiday because everything is taken care of  

48 %

of people took a city break in the past 12 months making it the nation’s favourite type of holiday  

28 %

of people will be spending more money next year to make sure they go to the destination they want

We deliver beyond the expected

Superior buying power

We have built long standing relationships with our travel partners to ensure you stay competitive and profitable.

Uncapped commission

Generous and simple structure to help you realise your true worth.

ATOL Protection

Have peace of mind knowing that we hold all necessary licensing for you to confidently run your business and to ensure your customers money stays safe.

Training & development

Develop your confidence, knowledge and earning potential though our comprehensive training programs.

Marketing support

From providing you with daily warm leads, designing a logo or building your very own social media or travel website, we've got you covered.

Done for you sales admin

An industry homeworker first. Yes that's right we will do you sales admin so you can focus on the fun stuff like researching and making more money

No money, No problem!

Due to the recent effects of COVID-19 on the travel industry and it's workers, we have now slashed all joining and monthly membership fees (previously priced at £495 joining fee and £75 monthly membership). 


This positive move is to help stimulate the industry and to encourage anyone recently affected by redundancy or job loss, to rebuild or acquire a lucrative career in travel.


Your share of the commission is yours, without strings, without limit, to invest back into your business, save, or simply improve your way of life.

FAQs

What else do I need to know about The Travel Bug?

While travel industry experience does help, it’s not essential. The ability to work flexibly from home, good geographical knowledge, and a love of travel are a must, however. Experience in sales and other customer-facing roles is also sought after.

Commission percentage levels start from 50% of gross commission with the opportunity to earn more as earnings are uncapped.

 Besides training, mentoring, and marketing support, we connect you with the services that you sell to your clientele. Our team offers constant help and support, so if you have any further questions, we are there to answer them.

More and more travel clients are finding their preferred packages online, and we help by teaching you the cores of prospecting new leads and marketing your brand.

Yes but with the all the flexibility and freedom to develop your own style, niche and work patterns. With our unique offering we will help to coach and support you in building your very own client base and of course put you in control of your own earnings. We do all of this without asking for the usually associated eye watering start up costs, laborious licencing applications and high monthly fees. In other words, we make it easy and extremely cost effective to start your own business.

You are only responsible for basic sales order information only. We take care of all the back end admin as part of our "done for you " approach, leaving you more time to focus on building your sales pipeline and making money.

Due to the recent effects of COVID-19 on the travel industry and it's workers, we have now slashed all joining and monthly membership fees (previously priced at £495 joining fee and £75 monthly membership). 


This positive move is to help stimulate the industry and to encourage anyone recently affected by redundancy or job loss, to rebuild or acquire a lucrative career in travel.


Joining and monthly membership fees have been removed with immediate and indefinite effect.

Meet Our Latest Recruits

Bristol based Selina has worked for independent travel agents as well as travelled extensively for business throughout her 20+ years travel experience.


“ I wanted to do something that fitted in with my family life and am so glad I took that step! I can learn and earn whilst working from home as well as use my experience gained from working in different parts of the travel industry "

Donna has 10 years experience in the travel industry and is now living in Liverpool.


" So glad I took the opportunity to join the TravelBug as a Travel Designer. I have great support to help me grow and develop a solid customer base and I enjoy the flexibility of being in control of my work hours. Am excited about the future and growing my business! "

Claire has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years and absolutely loves finding the right holidays for her customers.


" Making the move to working for myself has been a real eye opener! I love being able to work when I want and having the freedom to sell whatever is best for the customer. I was able to do bookings in my first week and it has been non stop ever since! “

What Our Customers Think Of Us 

" I would highly recommend booking with the Travel Bug "

 " I would highly recommend booking with the Travel Bug, Claire was extremely helpful from start to finish. She found me the best deal and got it booked straight away
5 stars 🌟   ”

Alexandra Winfield 

" Booking our holiday was a very easy process "

 " Booking our holiday was a very easy process , nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend, and will be using Wendy again   ”

Phil McGill

" I would 100% recommend  "

 " Amazing from start to finish!!😊 I Would 100% recommend to everyone!! x   ”

Lianne Timmins

The only trip you will regret is the one you didn't take

Don’t miss your chance to become a Travel Designer
The Travel Bug is eager to welcome travel lovers of all kinds who are excited to own their own business and help spread that enthusiasm for globe-trotting with their clients. However, we only have a limited number of places, so if you don’t want to miss your chance, get in touch today or upload your CV and take your first step on the journey to become your own boss with a bespoke travel consultancy that’s all yours.

STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY ABROAD

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up to date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please visit www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and facebook.com/fcotravel. Do check before you book and regularly before you travel for updates as the advice can change.