A HOLIDAY adviser in Huddersfield wants people to do less travelling – by working from home.
Alison Shaw is one of 600 travel advisers with company Future Travel who have swapped daily commuting to the office for working from their own home.
And she was among millions of people who took part in National Working from Home Day to promote the benefits of working from home.
A survey by Durham Business School found that 65% of people working only in the office said they felt a great deal of stress connected to their job. That compares with 43% of respondents working more than 20 hours a week at home.
Said Alison: “I’ve always loved working in travel but I was fed up with driving to and from work every day. At one point, I was spending over an hour in my car, so when I heard about homeworking it seemed like the perfect solution.
“As well as saving on commuting time, I have more control over my working environment and how I structure my time. This benefits my customers as I’m more relaxed and have more time to deal with the smaller details that often make all the difference when planning a holiday.”
Future Travel homeworkers are provided with full training and supplied with all the technology they need to operate from home.
Future Travel, which has more than 600 travel homeworkers throughout the UK, is part of The Co-operative Travel.