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Travel Counsellors UAE launches ‘New Route to Entry’


Travel Counsellors UAE launched a new ‘route to entry’ for industry professionals looking to establish their own home-based travel business. The programme is designed specifically for individuals with travel and tourism industry experience but in non-retail roles.

Open to professionals in the hotel, airline, tour operator, inbound tourism (Destination Management Companies) and tourism board sectors, as well as non-GDS trained in-house travel consultants, it targets commercially-savvy executives with a passion for customer service, explained Holly McCann, Recruitment Executive, Travel Counsellors UAE.

“The programme, which is the first initiative of its kind in the UAE, is ideal for experienced industry professionals who aspire to run a successful travel business in partnership with Travel Counsellors UAE,” she said.

McCann further added: “With unlimited earning potential and flexibility to choose your own working hours, it’s a rewarding way to take your travel career to the next level.”

Until recently, induction courses were designed exclusively for travel agents or non-industry professionals wishing to embark on a travel career. However, the company identified a large number of people in the UAE with relevant and transferable skills that were ideal candidates to run a travel business for the homeworking group, particularly hoteliers looking for a career change. The three-week intensive induction course is now staged four times annually in Dubai.