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The Travel Franchise leads from the front of UK travel franchising. For 20 years we’ve been giving people like you the tools to build your business and become your own boss from anywhere in the world.

How does it work?

  • Take our “excellent” one-week training course
  • Start selling trips and holidays from Day One
  • Enjoy excellent terms with 450+ travel suppliers
  • Find unlimited travel options for your customers
  • Get insider deals, packages & prices the public never see
  • Choose from endless ABTA and ATOL protected holidays

That’s just a handful of reasons we’ve been named UK Homeworking Agency of the Year six times and Best Travel Franchise in the UK by Elite Business Awards. It’s also why our founders were just recognised in the British Business Excellent Awards.

The Travel Franchise offers you a real chance to follow your passion and set yourself free from the 9-5.

There are twor flexible packages now starting from £2,995.

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We’ll also give you:

  • A personal website and custom-made software & IT
  • Around £3million in daily travel-buying power
  • 40 years of goodwill as part of the Hays Travel group
  • Ongoing mentorship from your Partnership Manager
  • Social media, marketing and head-office paperwork done for you
  • Any choice of hours to build your business the way you want

You can build a travel business around yourself and your family, enjoying incentives and familiarisation trips and then sending friends on those same escapes – all with the shoreline just in view just beyond your toes.

And there’s real money to be made

Our most successful franchisees aren’t rare cases: they’re turning over £100k in eight weeks, £1m in three months, £76k in one booking, £340k in a year - the Success Stories are just a click away. And you’ll love our industry-leading commission: up-to 85% of your sales are yours to keep.

Our mentors and founders are with you for the whole of your franchise journey. They’re regularly on-hand at our 5-Star trips and events, investing time and capital into the business they love - including a headline-making £1m from January to June this year.

You might even meet our brand ambassador, former Olympian Daley Thomson CBE!

With that kind of support, many of our agents earn way more than they expected. Some – like Becky, Ross, Maureen, Ben, Suzy and many more - even winning their franchise fee back with our unique Money-Back Challenge.

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Ready to follow your dream?

Despite the exclusive treatment, our doors are wide open to newcomers: almost none of our members have a background in this business, just a passion for travel.

All this gives our franchisees the right to be confident: the trips you sell to your clients are more than just dreams come true, they’re part of a real-life partnership that cares about all the journeys we’re on.
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The Lite Package
£2,995 + MONTHLY FEES £299
The Elite Package
£14,995 + MONTHLY FEES £99
The Travel Franchise News

Travel franchisees raise £63,000 for charity in a wild car rally through Europe

July 12, 2024| Franchise News
If you need proof that travel is a good industry read on. Not only does The Travel Franchise include free trips abroad in its Elite franchise package, but it also offers up so many other opportunities to travel and raise money for charity.

The Travel Franchise sets sail on its latest cruise training seminar at sea

July 08, 2024| Franchise News
Franchisees enjoy a Virgin Voyages cruise that combines workshops with onboard experiences to help them conquer the booming lucrative cruise market

Signal Boom Time For UK Travel Agents

June 18, 2024| Franchise News
Global tourism in 2024 is back to pre-covid days and with demand from British holidaymakers skyrocketing – now is the perfect time to join The Travel Franchise.

All aboard with Eamonn Holmes: 85 franchisees set sail with The Travel Franchise on its celebrity-studded ‘Seminar at Sea’ cruise

May 22, 2024| Franchise News
The Travel Franchise is celebrated for its groundbreaking strategies that empower anyone to run a thriving home-based travel agency and this week, it literally helped 85 franchisees set sail towards success on a company cruise.

One of the biggest names in breakfast TV joins one of the biggest names in travel franchising, championing the value of booking through a personal travel consultant

May 15, 2024| Franchise News
TV broadcaster Eamonn Holmes OBE will be representing The Travel Franchise, one of the UK’s fastest growing companies with a stellar reputation for training and supporting anyone who wants to launch their own home-based travel business.

The Travel Franchise Reports Best Month in 20-Year History

January 29, 2024
“Holiday sales and bookings this month have been the best in our 20-year history. With some of our consultants reporting it's getting busier and busier, it’s no wonder we are seeing huge demand for travel franchises. Booking holidays through agents is a trend that’s here to stay.” Co-founder, Paul Harrison.

Cruise addict” turns addiction into multi million pound business

September 27, 2023
“Cruise addict” travel consultant, Gaynor Speakman, 58 has turned her addiction to cruising into a multimillion pound business. She is so passionate about cruising that she even got an anchor tattoo while onboard her latest cruise.

EWIF Spotlight | Ami Wood

September 27, 2023
As part of The Travel Franchise’s series to support the work of Encouraging Women into Franchising, the Uk’s fastest-growing travel franchise tells the story of successful women building businesses on their own terms.

EWIF Spotlight | Becky Westaway

September 20, 2023
As part of The Travel Franchise’s campaign to promote the opportunities that franchising can offer women, the UK’s fastest-growing franchise tells the story of one busy mum who effectively started her homeworking travel business for free.

Not Just Travel franchisee Sarah Watts shares her tips on becoming a successful travel business owner

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Here are her top 3 tips for following in her footsteps.

1. Don’t think of yourself as ‘just a travel agent’

Sarah explains that running a successful travel business isn’t about just booking a holiday.

“If you just view it as being a travel agent and booking a holiday, it’s very two dimensional,” she says. “View your business – and what you do – as helping people have amazing experiences instead. We just happen to do it through holidays. There’s a real difference.”

She also makes the point that she’s not there to book a single trip for someone. She’s there to really care about their holidays - now and in the future.

“I explain to people that I’ll probably care more about their holidays than they do. I joke that they’re stuck with me for life!”

2. You really can find customers anywhere

Sarah finds her customers from a whole variety of places.

Recent enquiries have come from people she’s met in coffee queues, at motorcycle events and even while giving blood.

Her advice? Be friendly and passionate about travel.

“Just make friends and help people! Talk to them and be passionate. People get attracted to that.”

And Sarah also explains that being away on holiday yourself is an ideal time to meet other people who love to get away.

“I went to Barbados and we got chatting to a chap in the swimming pool – at the end of the trip he asked me to arrange the travel for their wedding. They got married at a beautiful 5 star hotel in Cyprus.”

3. Use your marketing and social media wisely - it gets results

Sarah doesn’t see her social media or marketing as a way to make immediate sales.

In fact, you’ll rarely find her posting offers and expecting bookings to roll in.

Instead, she wants to make sure she’s the first person people think of when they’re planning their next trip.

“I see my social media as there to inspire, excite and ignite people. So, when they do want to travel, they think of me first.”

She’s already got her next holiday booked, with plenty of ideas of how to use Facebook and TikTok while she’s away.

“We’re going on a cruise around the Med. It’s going to be amazing – we’re staying in the Yacht Club with MSC and the experience is going to be phenomenal. I’ll be filming my butler unpacking my case!”

Sarah explains it’s this, not offers, that inspires others to follow suit.

“Of course, it’s a holiday for me. But my social media is also helping other people who want to have that same experience. So, when they’re looking for something, they want to talk to me about it. I’ve sold so many trips from having been and done it. I’ve posted about it and then people want to do the same trip.”

However, sometimes you really do catch people at the perfect time.

Sarah recently posted her regular Sunday morning coffee-break update on Facebook.

A simple picture of a coffee being enjoyed in Positano on the Italian Amalfi coast inspired a friend to book a surprise trip there for her & her husband on the spur of the moment.

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