An independent travel agent has hit £10million in sales seven years after setting up his homeworking business.
Not Just Travel says David Walker of The Travel Snob is the first of its franchisees to hit the target.
Nottingham-based David joined Not Just Travel in 2014 after quitting a career in human resources.
Specialising in high-end, luxury travel, he says that even this year the average value of his bookings is just over £9,000, and he puts his success down to ‘genuinely loving giving customers the best experience’.
Well-travelled David said: “I love to make customers happy and give them the best experience for them. I’ve been to 136 countries and that helps hugely with what I do. I’m a huge airline and air mile geek so I can really help people find the right deals and holidays for them.
“Customers listen to me because they know I will make sure they have the best experience. My knowledge of travel helps them, so for example, if someone’s going to New York, I’ll always book them on an afternoon flight, so that they land in the evening, they can have some dinner and go to bed, wake up refreshed and ready to go.
“My customers have turned into my friends, and they know I’m going to look after them. For me, this is a passion not a job.”
Not Just Travel co-founders Steve Witt and Paul Harrison said: “David’s journey shows how successful you can be, even if you don’t have prior experience in the travel industry.
“It also shows that you can have amazing success even with the backdrop of the last year. With the travel boom coming there has never been a better time to be part of the industry.
“We have travel consultants hitting £10,000 in commissions each month and this will only grow as the industry sees a surge in people booking holidays now that the Government’s green light system has been published.”