Seven years ago Palvi was a frustrated mum who had hit a glass ceiling, trying to juggle family life with inflexible hours and a long commute as a marketing manager.
Just five years later she had taken £3 million in sales working as a travel consultant from home and travelling the world.
“Launching my own travel business has changed my life. I can juggle my hours around the girls and take them on luxury holidays.”
Palvi, who has been on ‘work’ trips to destinations including Florida, South Africa, Peru, Vietnam, Morocco, Mauritius and Dubai says she’s glad she took the plunge.
“It felt like a big risk, but one I’ll never regret,” she says, explaining that the job gives her incredible travel perks and allows her the flexibility she desired.
Palvi’s journey began in August 2015 when she decided to launch her own business and joined The Travel Franchise.
As the package provided her with her own website, training, company mentor and access to hundreds of suppliers, it was only a few days before Palvi was booking holidays alongside working part-time in her marketing job.
Beginning with friends and family, she would ask them for travel wish lists and then source the best holiday possible within their budget.
When their friends commented on an inspirational travel post on social media she would be quick to message them that she could make it happen.
“It was a simple, but effective tactic,” she says. “Making dreams come true was a buzz.”
Palvi loved it so much that in December 2015 she quit her marketing job to become a full-time travel consultancy owner.
“Reporting my figures each month was thrilling. The numbers kept creeping up and up. I still can’t believe I made £3 million in sales in my first five years.”
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