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About Us

Established in 1980, Sunset Travel Ltd, (ABTA 57032, ATOL 2886) has been one of the pioneers in luxury travel for over 35 years. It employs over 40 staff members in its fully owned corporate headquarters in Croydon. This is a family run organisation. The Kaumaya family originate from the island of Mauritius and have three family members working as directors in the business.Harvin Kaumaya is Managing Director of Sunset Travel Ltd and holding company, Hamish Kaumaya is the Founder and Managing Director of Travel-pa and Shamira Kaumaya is Product Director of Sunset’s overall operation. This means that as owner managers there is little red tape and a will to work effectively with a can do approach.

The Brands

The group operates several brands.

Sunset Faraway Holidays has been selling long-haul holidays to the trade (travel agents) since 1983 where it produced it's first Mauritius and Seychelles 8 page brochure. Now a well-established brand in the independent high street, its brochure is racked by over 600 agents to include Advantage Travel Centers, Global Travel agents, Hays Travel as well as many upmarket independent high street agencies.

Sunset was one of the first companies to have a dedicated Indian Ocean brochure and remains a huge player to Mauritius, Maldives and The Seychelles. You can access Sunset’s current 230 page luxury brochure by visiting http://www.sunset.co.uk/sunset-brochure.html.Hotels and Resorts featured in this brochure are directly contracted by our in-house ‘Product Team’ who are always on hand to give advice and help if trying to secure the booking where you need a price match or value extras such as an upgrade to ensure the bookings comes to you rather than a competing agent or tour operator.

Featured destinations include Indian Ocean – Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles, Reunion, Sri Lanka. Arabian Gulf – Dubai, Ras Al Kaimah, Abu Dhabi and Oman. Africa – Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa and Botswana. Far East - Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines and Japan. Caribbean - Cuba, Jamaica, Antigua, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, The Bahamas and Mexico. Finally French Polynesia and Latin America. For help with any of our featured products,  Shamira (Product Director), Caroline (Caribbean & South America) or Marina (Far East) are available (formal introductions will be made on your training day).

Also selling directly to the consumer is Luxury Holidays Direct, a brand offering much of the same product but geared towards the independent holiday planner who prefers to source their travel arrangements online.

Homeworking

The third branch is Travel-pa which is a Homeworking retailer and wholesaler able to sell all tour operators’ holidays and all kinds of travel arrangements in the traditional way, unhampered by the restrictions on suppliers that are imposed by many other travel agencies - whether home working or on the high street.

Established since 2012, Travel-pa is the retail and wholesale homeworking division and approaching 60 home-workers and is the fastest growing subsidiary within the group. The homeworking commission based role allows you the means to establish your ‘OWN TRAVEL BUSINESS' within a few days. Take an in-depth sight via this recruitment website to establish how Travel-pa can instantly allow you to run your business from home, have all licenses required to trade legally, be professionally indemnified in case you are challenged legally, allow you to have an instant online presence, be completely independent and offer great flexibility and choice to your customer. We take great pride in our ongoing technological advancements from our bespoke developments of The Intranet and 'Illusions wholesale system' with its nett flights module and Land booking engine as well as using the Industry known Homeworking system (Traveltek) for everyday use. With its Cruise, multi-package and multiple xml feeds from many of the major suppliers, with this completer IT solution you will be running your business in a matter of days.

How can I join?

If you have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a retail agency or tour operator or have been involved with booking client's travel arrangements in the past or have been a home-worker with a previous homeworking company and you feel you are qualified to sell immediately with only system knowledge required, then it is a matter of a 2 day fast track training course and you are live.

 

If you are new to travel or require more support but have a positive business plan and you require a more comprehensive 'TRAVEL TRAINING COURSE' then why not subscribe to our 10 Steps to Success training scheme launched in March 2017. The course is offered at £5,000 + VAT see details below

To enquire please submit your CV via our application link.

Travel Agent/Homeworker
Conversion Course
For the experienced travel consultant £299 + VAT

  • 70% commission
  • No maintenance fees, subject to minimum monthly target
  • No administration
  • Your own micro-site
  • Marketing leading technology that can search 100s of holidays for you
  • Tour operating Illusions system
  • 2 days training course in the Boardroom at our Offices in Sunset House,  central Croydon
  • 1 night Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the Hampton by Hilton or similar
  • ABTA membership
  • Ability to ATOL package
  • No directional selling
  • Competitive commission rates
  • Optional Extras
  • Coms package including unlimited calls and internet £50 per month
  • Laptop minimum i3 £299
  • Self-teach Training Manual 10 modules - £499 (highly recommended)
  • 1)Preliminary Module - Introduction to travel - Home Study
    2)Module 1 - Your Business start-up - Home Study
    3)Module 2 - Marketing - Residential Course and Home Study
    4)Module 3 - The Travel Booking Process - Residential Course and Home Study
    5)Module 4 - Cruise - Residential Course and Home Study (£75 if buying Cruise Only)
    6)Module 5 - Selling ski - Home Study (£75 if buying Cruise Only)
    7)Module 6 - Introduction to flights - Residential Course and Home Study
    8)Module 7 - Travel-pa systems - Residential Course and Home Study
    9)Module 8 - Customer service and retention - Home Study
    10)Module 9 - Training and support - Home Study

  • Partnership with OTT to have complimentary access to over 200 destination/airline, tourist boards and tour operator content and self-test questionnaires
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Training Course with trainer
For the professional with no travel experience £5,000 + VAT
( payable via an instalment payment plan )

  • 70% commission
  • No maintenance fees, for first 6 months then subject to minimum monthly target
  • No administration
  • Your own micro-site
  • Marketing leading technology that can search 100s of holidays for you
  • Tour operating Illusions system
  • 5 days (4 nights) training course in the Boardroom at our offices in Sunset House, central Croydon
  • 4 nights Bed and Breakfast hotel at the Hampton by Hilton or similar
  • ABTA membership
  • Ability to ATOL package
  • No directional selling
  • Competetive commission rate
  • Laptop minimum i3
  • Training Manual 10 modules guided by your Support Manager

    1)Preliminary Module - Introduction to travel - Home Study

    2)Module 1 - Your Business start-up - Home Study

    3)Module 2 - Marketing - Residential Course and Home Study

    4)Module 3 - The Travel Booking Process - Residential Course and Home Study

    5)Module 4 - Cruise - Residential Course and Home Study

    6)Module 5 - Selling ski - Home Study

    7)Module 6 - Introduction to flights - Residential Course and Home Study

    8)Module 7 - Travel-pa systems - Residential Course and Home Study

    9)Module 8 - Customer service and retention - Home Study

    10)Module 9 - Training and support - Home Study

    Partnership with OTT to have complimentary access to over 200 destination/airline, tourist boards and tour operator content and self-test questionnaires
  • CLIA Membership for the first year
  • Trailstream quoting system for the first year
  • Day at the World Travel Market with lunch
  • Marketing starter pack: pop up stand/200 Business cards/Business Referral Cards
  • Guaranteed place on first 3 Travel-pa training days held in London
  • Place on the annual conference (first year) on a twin share basis
  • Business plan review with Support Manager
  • Marketing plan review with Support Manager
  • On going business development support with Training Manager

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