Staff training and motivational sessions have been introduced for homeworkers at Not Just Travel to support them through the coronavirus crisis.

The 40-minute daily sessions are part of an initiative by the company to build skills and further educate its 450 home-based travel consultants during the travel lockdown period.

The Hays Travel Independence Group member is collaborating industry and business experts to deliver a structured timetable that addresses various aspects of travel, business and personal training.

Talks are being held with tourist boards, suppliers and marketing agencies to provide training and tuition over the coming weeks.

Communication experts, such as life coach Paul Farquhar and motivational speakers including author Michael Heppell, are providing sessions on positivity and self-belief.

Consultants are also receiving training on business management, telephone and sales techniques; social media and money management; customer retention and PR skills.

Not Just Travel co-founder Steve Witt said: “Rather than sitting back and waiting for this storm to pass, we are embracing the opportunity to upskill and educate our consultants so they come out the other side better travel consultants and entrepreneurs.

“One thing is for certain – this will pass. And when it does we want to be best placed to capitalise on what I predict will be a huge peaks period like never before.

“The industry will bounce back and we need to prepare for it. This is the time to sow the seeds so that we can reap the rewards once this is over.”