The World Future Society predicts that the amount of tourists will double in the next twenty years. Tourism is expected to nearly double worldwide, from 842 million international tourist arrivals in 2006 to 1.6 billion in 2020. A franchise with Explorer Travel allows you to set up your own online travel agency from home. Bring your hobbies to a greater audience.
Do you enjoy railway holidays in France; visiting the opera in Italy; paranormal tours through Ireland or shopping in Bangkok? Setting up a niche travel agency is a great way to be your own boss, choose your own working hours, and keep yourself active through your Golden Years.
Suitable for 50+: Computer based work, not physically strenuous. Some knowledge of computers and the Internet is required but training is provided. Work from home on a part-time or full-time basis.
Bonuses: All new Explorer Travel franchisees are entitled to 7 nights luxury accommodation for up to four people free of charge in destinations like the Algarve, Almeria, Malaga and the Canary Islands. Membership to the Discount Travel Club which offers great discounts including return flights to New York for £284pp, Ski France packages for £379 and 14 night Caribbean Cruise for £699, half what the public would expect to pay for these deals.
Minimum Investment: £3000
As you get older, it’s more important to do what you actually enjoy and for many, a great meal with friends and family is as good as it gets. Spitroasting pigs, lamb and even chicken at BBQs, weddings and events is a delectable way to fill your belly and your wallet, with a franchise with the Fat Pig Co. Training is provided.
Suitable for 50+: Some outdoor work and light lifting involved, all administrative and planning work can be done from home
Bonuses: A spitroast whenever you want it!
Minimum Investment: £8,500
Your lovely blonde niece is still not married, and you can’t help but line up potential suitors who might leg it down to a H Samuels with a few months wages.
If you can see the connections between people and want to see them happy, you can use your matchmaking skills to make money and be your own boss, with a franchise opportunity with Matchmakers.
You can become an authority on dating and love in your locality, and share life experiences with younger generations. If you can translate between Venus and Mars, help get men and women together!
Suitable for 50+: Work from home, part-time or full-time, some computer and Internet knowledge needed, but training is provided.
Bonuses: Possible invitations to weddings and christenings…
Minimum Investment: £4,995