A new homeworking brand of travel agents has launched in the UK. Former homeworking managers Amanda Taylor and Paula Turner have launched Independent Travel Experts (ITE) in a joint venture with TTA Worldchoice. The new company will offer an independent approach to selling, as its name suggests, with the opportunity to earn up to 70% commission. Its support will also come from a home-based management team and TTA Worldchoice will reveal details of its strategy in the market at its conference at the end of this month. “Following many years working in this sector, we know how to support homeworkers whilst allowing them to take the lead in business development. Our structured approach will support them as individuals and the growth of their businesses,” said Taylor on the launch. “In addition, we will be using Vertical Systems TARSC back office to support our business, which will be familiar to many independent travel agents and offers a robust technology solution to meet our business needs”. The company is hoping to recruit 50 homeworkers in its first year. “We are very excited to be working with Paula and Amanda to form Independent Travel Experts. Both have a strong and proven track record in homeworking and we are confident that this joint venture will deliver quickly against its ambitious growth agenda,” added Gary Lewis, operations director at TTA Worldchoice.