A one-branch travel agency plans to set up a 50-strong homeworking division over the next two years.
Constant Travel, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which was set up 14 years ago, launched Personal Holiday Advisors last month.
Personal Holiday Advisors’ general manager, Michelle Morley, who joined last month and will recruit the team, said she was ideally looking for homeworkers with a background in travel.
Morley said: “We are looking for people who have travel experience, but if they have experience in other areas they would not be discouraged. We want to support people on their homeworking travel journey.”
Morley added that an ability to generate customer leads was essential, so successful applicants needed to be “self-motivated”.
Nine Personal Holiday Advisors have been recruited so far since the homeworking division launched on September 17.
She said: “We looked at the different [homeworker] offerings in the marketplace and felt we could set a new benchmark.
“We want to keep it very personal for our homeworkers and customers. If a company gets too big you lose that personal element.
“We are initially looking to grow to 50 homeworkers over the next two years. If you are looking to provide a personal service to your customers, we will help you.”
Morley added that she would like to take on personal holiday advisors across the country.
Homeworkers receive 65% of commission payments, a free company laptop when they join and no sign-up fees. They are charged a £59 monthly fee to use Personal Holiday Advisors’ booking system, and are Abta and Atol-bonded.
New recruits are offered a five-day training course at the office of Constant Travel, a Freedom Travel Group member, at no cost.
Support for homeworkers from the head office is available seven days a week.
To find out more about joining Personal Holiday Advisors, call 07487 506253.
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