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InteleTravel Signs Up 600 Agents and Passes €1m Turnover in First Year Operating in Ireland

InteleTravel has signed up nearly 600 agents in its first year operating in Ireland and has surpassed €1m in turnover after nine months.

The homeworking giant, which has 17,000 advisors in the UK, launched in Ireland in late January 2023, with the aim of slowly building up its business in the country.

However, 575 agents have already joined InteleTravel, with the number growing steadily alongside revenues. The average booking value to date is €1,027, with cruise representing 13% of the business. The top individual sale so far for 2024 is €24,198.

Agents have been attracted by the low entry free and costs of running their own business, the freedom to work when they want with no set targets, and the vast amount of training on offer to help them succeed.

The mandatory training prepares them for their travel journey ahead, before gaining access to the Preferred Partner scheme for travel sales.

Assunta Di Nardi, owner of Dublin-based Dolce Vita Travel, joined InteleTravel at launch in Ireland and has a high-value booking of €17,500 for a family travelling to Dubai.

“I was waiting three years for this,” she said. “It’s been amazing and the best thing I ever did. The training and support I’ve had from InteleTravel has been excellent.”

UK and Ireland managing director Tricia Handley-Hughes said: “It’s easy to be influenced just by numbers, but our business model delivers much more. In some cases, it delivers a lifeline and community engagement with new opportunities. You learn from experience and support through our extensive training, while partner events help you navigate along your journey.

“We launched in Ireland in response to demand because we knew there were many would-be agents in the country, but the numbers have exceeded our expectations. Our partners are delighted with the performance and are excited to see what 2024 hold in store.”

With a combined advisor community of 17, 575 across UK and Ireland, the business remains on course for further expansion into Europe.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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