Louise Murray of Inspire Travel by Louise Murray has always had a passion for travel, but had never worked in a travel agency before. Read how Louise’s commercial background and entrepreneurial spirit helped her set up her own travel business, with no prior travel agency experience.
Listen to why Louise chose Homeworking by Inspire
My journey to setting up my travel business
I had always held a passion for travel, I was lucky enough to spend five years travelling the world as cabin crew with Virgin Atlantic. New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai were my favourite places. I hung up my wings to work in recruitment, before leaving to start a family.
I wasn’t actually a full time stay at home mum. My husband set up his own pet food business and I found myself juggling a lot of roles to support him: Sales, marketing, administration, customer care – even helping him to build a stand at his very first exhibition!
As my children grew and started school, I found myself wondering… what’s next?
Becoming an Inspire travel homeworker
I considered many options, but needed something to fit around the needs of my family. Homeworking seemed to be the ideal solution. Travel homeworking seemed perfect, but where could I start with no formal travel agency experience?
Inspire recognised my commercial awareness and sales experience from working with my husband’s business, which now successfully and operates in 16 countries worldwide. I like to think I played a part in its growth. Certainly the experience of helping to start the business from scratch has proven useful for my new role with Inspire.
What is my life as a homeworker like?
After my first booking, it has been non-stop! I find myself working in my business full time, but I can still fit in family life around my business.
Become a home-based travel agent with Inspire
We consider applicants with a strong sales, marketing or commercial backgrounds to join Homeworking by Inspire. Self motivation, attention to detail and customer care are all essential to the role. You will attend a three-day training course to equip you with all the knowledge you need to become a home-based travel agent.