Former Towie star Mario Falcone is training to be a travel agent with homeworking firm InteleTravel.

Falcone will have access to InteleTravel’s booking system once he passes mandatory training, the firm confirmed.

InteleTravel, which originated in the US and now has a UK business, was granted Abta membership in March, the same month Falcone signed up. The reality TV star made his debut on ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex in 2011 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2013.

A Facebook page called Mario Falcone announces the launch of his new business, Maximise Travel.

It says: “Maximise Travel is about to launch. I have combined my two passions, business and travel, and I’m about to share it with you all.”

Falcone said he would be seeking 50 people “who love travel, want to earn more money and want to work alongside me in my new venture”.

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The page adds: “No experience needed, I’ll be mentoring you in becoming part of the travel industry from the comfort of your own home alongside your job, kids or other commitments.”

Alongside snaps of Falcone on holiday are posts saying: “Message Maximise Travel to find out how you can produce an income through travelling.”

Falcone has also set up a Maximise Travel account on Instagram, which has nearly 20,000 followers.

In the UK, InteleTravel has 2,500 recruits. It charges a £142 sign-up fee and £32 monthly membership for access to its commercial rates and training.

It does not require its recruits to have travel industry experience.

A spokeswoman said Falcone must undergo its mandatory training, including on areas such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Package Travel Regulations, before he can sell holidays.

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