Travel Counsellors bolsters franchisee recruitment team

Travel Counsellors has bolstered its franchisee recruitment team with the appointment of Sue Law.

Law will work to attract independent travel agency owners and travel professionals to use the Travel Counsellors model to build their own independent corporate or leisure travel business.

She joins the company with 20 years’ industry experience, including in management roles for Tui, Thomas Cook and Kuoni and a spell at luxury tour operator Elegant Resorts.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Travel Counsellors has recruited more than 175 individuals to start their own businesses through its franchise model.

The group says demand for support from a trusted travel advisor continues to grow as the complexity around international travel remains high

Head of recruitment Matt Harding said: “Sue’s skills and expertise will add a huge amount of value to our recruitment team, and with her wealth of industry knowledge, she is perfectly placed to focus on supporting travel professionals who are looking to take positive steps to move their career forward.

“This is a growing area of our business, and we encourage anyone who wants a fresh start in travel to get in touch with Sue, who will personally guide them through the wealth of options available to them.”

Law said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to join the community at Travel Counsellors, supporting dedicated travel professionals with their next career move.

“There is such an exciting pent-up demand for travel, and I look forward to working as part of the recruitment team to attract top talent to the business, ensuring that we can meet the growing customer demand for trusted travel advice.”

Travel Counsellors recently appointed Julia Speed to its recruitment team. Speed moved from a 12-month appointment as a talent acquisition consultant, where she supported Travel Counsellors’ People Team with recruitment for its Manchester head office. She moves roles having started with the company in January 2021.

Following the reshuffle, Travel Counsellors now has seven dedicated recruiters in the UK, and 12 globally.

Harding added: “From working as a sole trader or forming a partnership with other Travel Counsellors, to employing external members of staff to assist your business or operating as a business development manager to source new leads which are fulfilled by a pool of other Travel Counsellors, we offer a plethora of business models to choose from, allowing people who are passionate about travel to personally build a business that operates flexibly around them.”

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