TravelManagers is a company who truly value their personal travel managers. With a commitment to personal development and training highly evident, the launch of their dedicated Home Based Business Results Training Programme is simply another first for the company.
“TravelManagers is a company that really cares about its people and recognizing talent and providing opportunities for individual growth is of absolute importance to us. Personal travel managers have always enjoyed our inclusive strategy and strong leadership as well as support from their local state based business partnership managers. The national partnership office already provides famils, technical support, state and intra-state regional meetings, networking and mentorship opportunities and well as regular supplier and technology training. This latest training programme is simply an extension of our existing training support,” says TravelManagers Executive General Manager Michael Gazal.
TravelManagers’ personal travel managers revel in learning from likeminded business owners and industry experts as part of the Home Based Business Results Training Programme
Gazal says the motivation behind creating a dedicated training programme for home-based travel professionals; specifically focusing on business results is simple.
“There is nothing currently out there from a training perspective that caters for the nuances and challenges of home based travel businesses. So, we set about creating a training programme that would cater to our personal travel managers who currently have successful business that just need extra support in growing those businesses to the next level. We enlisted external expertise from a training supplier whom we have worked with for many years, to bring our ideas to life. It is this commitment in providing a high level of training support for our personal travel managers that sets TravelManagers apart from our competition.”
This comprehensive and dedicated personal travel manager Home Based Business Results Training Programme rolled out late last year in Western Australia and Victoria, with 23 personal travel managers taking up the challenge of this six month training programme.
The Home Based Business Results Training Programme is not for beginners wishing to break into travel and tourism industry.
“The programme is designed for those personal travel managers who already have the basic fundamentals of their business already in place, and have demonstrated experience within the industry. In short they will learn skills and techniques to manage their existing business better through growth and sustainability,” says Gazal.
It was the opportunity to network with peers, learn from likeminded business owners and industry experts that really appealed to personal travel manager Phil Kimberlee, representative for Chelsea Heights in Victoria.
“The fact that each session was tailor-made to what was relevant to us as personal travel managers was so valuable. Allowing us to discuss many areas of our own businesses and hear we all face similar challenges, made it very real. I have developed my business skills immensely and I am completely inspired to take all my new skills learnt and feel completely confident I can quickly grow my business beyond what I thought was possible and achieve significantly improved results.”
An overriding response from the personal travel managers was they valued the practical training sessions and thought provoking interactive discussion that was achieved through face-to-face training.
“The Business Results course has been so enlightening! The group discussion and interaction that was created by exceptional and relevant content was excellent and so beneficial. It is the perfect way to get to know your business inside and out, how best to relate to your clients and how to improve yourself as a consultant,” says personal travel manager Lesley Cavill representative for Mosman Park in Western Australia.
Cavill attributes the practical approach from the training that can be easily adopted with significant and immediate results.
“I view this as the most valuable tool to grow and manage my business and highly recommend for all personal managers to do it. You will learn so much about yourself and your business and there are some really quick and easy skills I have learnt that I will now implement in my business straight away. It is definitely worth the time investment, I learnt so much in such a short space of time.”
Personal travel managers attend seven full training days over six months and complete homework tasks. The delivery and assessment model uses an integrated combination of classroom and online learning, in personal facilitated workshop days, web workshops and written assessments.
Upon successful completion of the course the personal travel managers receive a Certificate IV in Travel and a Certificate IV in Business Sales, both nationally accredited qualifications.
New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland personal travel managers will also have the opportunity to undertake the Home Based Business Results Training Programme as it rolls out around the country throughout 2016.
For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.