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Hays Travel is the UK's largest independent travel agency with a strong high street retail presence. However, over the last 20 years, we've grown and diversified with the extension of our business into homeworking travel consultants with a network of now more than 500 homeworker partners in our family.

We know how exciting the journey of starting a new business can be so we offer a variety of options to suit your lifestyle - whether you're an experienced travel consultant or brand new to the industry and would like to leverage our Travel Academy. There's flexibility to work your own hours to suit your personal circumstances and commitments, as well as freedom to set your own goals without targets and have uncapped earning potential.


Click below to get started, whether you are new to travel or have previous experience


New to Travel – Academy

If you have no previous travel experience but have a passion for sales and travel and want to take the first steps into setting up your own business, or have been out of travel 10 years or more we have two fabulous Academy Models for you to choose from and support you get your business off the ground.

  • Competitive Commission Earning Potential
  • Support from a Business Development Coach
  • Access to our ATOL protected Hays Tour Operator
  • Educational opportunities
  • Travel partner Discounts/ rates on own holiday bookings
  • Access to The Hub – our dedicated Intranet site
  • Reduced cost CLIA Membership – The Worlds largest Cruise Industry Trade association
  • Travel CRM Software included free for first 12 months of trading with preferential rates thereafter
  • Your Business, Your time – Total Flexibility
New Travel Consultant

New Travel Consultant

Build your own business by working with your family, friends and local businesses as well as engaging with your local and social network communities


  • Two weeks Virtual Induction Training
  • 12 month training programme delivered by our award winning training team, Suppliers & Business Development Coaches
  • Admin Assist and Holiday Customer Services Cover
  • Business in a box - Laptop and Telephony

£8,000 + VAT

Payment Plans Available

No Monthly Management fee for first 12 months of trading Apply now
New Travel Consultant - Leads Supported

New Travel Consultant - Leads Supported

Join our Academy Leads Supported and we will provide you with Quality Leads for you to work, and convert into bookings. This gives you the opportunity to build up your knowledge and experience and have enquiries at your fingertips to get started.


  • Three weeks Virtual Induction Training
  • 12 month training programme delivered by our award winning training team, Suppliers & Business Development Coaches
  • Free Quality sales Leads by telephone, email or Live Chat
  • Admin Assist and Holiday Customer Services Cover

£8,000 + VAT

Payment Plans Available

No Monthly Management fee for first 12 months of trading Apply now

Experienced Travel Professional

If you have at least 2 years experience working in a UK Travel Agency, that is within the last 5 years, and are looking for a new home, or want to start your own business, Hays Travel can provide Industry leading Commission levels and Training to support you build your own business.

  • One week Induction Training
  • Competitive Commission Earning Potential
  • Support from a Business Development Coach
  • Access to our ATOL protected Hays Tour Operator
  • Educational opportunities
  • Travel partner discounts / rates on own holiday bookings
  • Access to The Hub - our dedicated Intranet site
  • Reduced cost CLIA Membership – The Worlds largest Cruise Industry Trade association
  • Preferential Rates with Travel CRM Software
Experienced Travel Consultant

Experienced Travel Consultant

Build you own business by working with your family, friends and local businesses as well engaging with your local and social network communities.


  • Your Business, Your Time – Total Flexibility
  • Progression Planning - Tailored support to ensure your business grows and succeeds
  • Marketing Materials, Personalised Website and Specialist Social Media Support
  • Business in a box – Laptop and Telephony Included

NO JOINING FEE

for a limited time only

plus a Monthly Management fee applies

Apply now
Experienced Travel Consultant

Experienced Travel Consultant

We will help you build your business and increase your database by providing free quality sales leads by telephone, email and Live Chat.


  • Provided with unlimited quality sales leads to help grow your database
  • Admin Support – Allowing you to focus on selling holidays and building your database
  • Progression Planning – Tailored support to ensure your business grows and succeeds
  • Marketing Materials, Personalised Website and Specialist Social Media Support
  • Business in a box – Laptop and Telephony Included

NO JOINING FEE

for a limited time only

plus a Monthly Management fee applies

Apply now

Don't just take our word for it…

We are a business that keeps it simple. We deliver on our promises and offer exceptional service for our people as they do for our customers.

You will be part of the family, and we want to support your growth. We work with you to develop your own personalised strategy to support your future success.


FAQ's

Can I choose my own hours?

You choose the hours that you work, our self-employed packages are completely flexible. It's your business, so the more hours you put in, the more you get out.

Is there a minimum sales value?

There are no sales values put in place for you. What you achieve is simply down to you and how much hard work you put in.

How long will it take to be up and running?

Once we receive your signed consultancy agreement, we can have you up and running in four to six weeks.

What kind of support will I receive?

You are supported by travel industry professionals working in a number of head office departments. In addition to this you will have a dedicated homeworking support team as well a business development team who are on hand to answer queries and give you advice on how to market your business.

Is there any out-of-hours support?

Absolutely, many of our departments are open well in to the evening and on weekends; we are on hand to help and support you.

What happens when I go on holiday?

We have a customer service team who can help with bookings and queries on existing bookings whilst you are away.

How much can I earn?

That is entirely up to you, the more you put in the more you get out. The earning potential is unlimited. Our top sales-people all say that they make more now, than they ever could working in a branch/call center. Several of our homeworkers' profit was over £100k last year, of which they receive 60%.

Are there monthly management fees?

The Academy New to Travel Models have no monthly management fee for the first 12 months. The fee will then be £55 per month. The Experienced Travel Professional PTC Models, the management fee is £55 per month.

Is there an upfront deposit for the New to Travel / Academy model?

Yes, if you choose the New to Travel Academy model, you will be required to pay a upfront deposit of £2400 inclusive of VAT. This equates to 6 months of your New to Travel Academy payment upfront and is non refundable.

Will the Leads Supported model have any expectations of me?

In order to make the Leads Supported model work for you, you will need to ensure you have a working pattern you can commit to be online ready to take calls, emails or live chat. Your Business Development Coach will support you with conversion of the leads and offer coaching and development where needed & can share with you the busiest times of the day to work to assist with your planning.

What is the payment plan option for the New to Travel Academy model?

You will pay the upfront deposit of £2400 inclusive of VAT at time of purchase. This will cover the first 6 months of trading. In month 7 for a remaining term of 18 months, you will pay £400 per calendar month.