Our Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more about us? Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.
Am I the right type of person and do I have what it takes to make a successful travel agent?
This is the type of question we get asked in the Global Travel Membership department all the time. People usually find us on the internet or through word of mouth. The type of person we set up to be a travel agent varies from an ex banker to a manager at the local supermarket. Generally the thing that people do have in common is a passion for travel. Most people love to travel and at some point think should I start up my own business? That’s when we come in, the Membership team…
We may get a call from people like you making an initial inquiry or an email from our website. We would then go through what you wanted to do, work from home office or a shop? Go through any questions you may have up to arranging an informal meeting here at our head offices in Chester. At the meeting we would go through everything with you, from how the systems work to the levels of commission you could earn. It’s an exciting product and planning someone’s dream holiday can be very rewarding.
After the meeting you may want to go ahead quickly or you may come back to us in 12 months time. Should you choose to go ahead you do so when the time is right for you. We then start the enrolment process from getting your logo designed to being passed to membership administration to make sure you have the right insurances etc.
The level of on-going support with us is really crucial for someone who has never worked in travel before. From the two week training course for two people up to an IT support desk, we are there to help you build and grow your business. The licenses you need to trade and also to give you and your customers peace of mind.
I have never worked in travel, can I become a member?
Definitely! People from all backgrounds and experiences join The Global Travel Group. Our comprehensive two week training course provides you with all the neccessary skills you require to start up your own travel business. This together with your own business acumen gives you a good grounding – most people who join us simply love to travel.
How much can I earn?
Well, that depends on you and factors such as how many hours you work, how much you advertise and what you sell. A typical holiday booking is £2,500 after our small management fee is deducted you will earn £312.50, if you were to average 1 booking per day your gross earnings for the year would be in excess of £110,000.
Can I do this part time or from home?
Yes, it is your business so you can start any way you choose. Of course your earnings are dependent on how you start and how much time you put into the business but you can open in any way you want to and specialise in whatever you choose.
Why should I choose The Global Travel Group
There is no other travel consortium that offers as much as The Global Travel Group or the same package. We offer unrivalled earning potential, support, training, knowledge and experience. If you want a business opportunity to earn you good returns then we can certainly offer you that.
Do you provide the training that I need?
Yes, we provide up to two people with an initial two week comprehensive “How to become a travel agent “ training course. Our successful industry leading training programme, is designed for people from a non travel background.
Are there any ongoing costs?
Yes – we support you in so many ways with accounts and payments to suppliers through to IT and business support. For this ongoing support there are two fees:
% management fee depending on the package you choose.
£135 (plus vat) per month for your high speed ADSL connection, full technical support, BORIS accounting/back off system plus isell dynamic packaging system.
Is this all paid at once?
No, not at all. You pay a minimum deposit with the balance payable 30 days later which should be a few weeks before training and going live with your business. Speak to one of our Business Managers for further details.
How much does it cost?
There is a one-off fee to become a member of The Global Travel Group, regardless of whether you want to be based at home, office or a retail shop. The Membership cost is £14,995 plus VAT.
Will you provide me with all the bonding and licence requirements?
The answer is definitely yes – you have access to the Group ATOL to package your own products and protect your customer’s holiday together with a Client Account that protects your clients financially. You may ask, what about ABTA? The Global Travel Group was formed to help people from all backgrounds and experiences start their dream business – a travel agency. In order to gain an ABTA bonding you traditionally need a financial bond and you also need to be an experienced travel agent spending at least two of the last five years working for an ABTA travel agency. The Global Travel Group believe that people from all backgrounds and abilities should have a chance to fulfil their dreams and that with our help and support anyone can make a success.