Who are we?
The Travel Franchise was established 20 years ago with a simple aim: to give you the business model and mentorship you need to run your own home travel agency.
Whether you work from the spare room or the beach, the local coffee shop or one of your favourite quiet cafes around the world, you’ll be the focal point of a global travel experience for your clients and the head of a lifestyle most people only dream about.
Our franchisees trade under Not Just Travel Ltd, one of the largest members of Hays Travel Group, meaning they have around £1bn a year in buying power and access to some of the biggest names in travel. That’s unlimited holiday options for your clients and huge business potential for you.
With 900+ franchise partners to date, we’re delighted to have been named Homeworking Agency of the Year six times and Best Travel Franchise in the UK 2022 by Elite Business Awards. We also work with fully ABTA and ATOL protected travel providers, so your customers can enjoy complete peace of mind.
“12 months in I still cannot believe the value you get …I can only say it’s changed my life.”
– Judy, Travel Franchisee
How does it work?
First things first, you’ll join a week-long introduction course – rated “excellent” on TrustPilot – with the founders of The Travel Franchise. Once complete, you’ll be a genuine travel agent with the backing of experts, dynamic business systems and full access to:
- Millions of UK holidays
- 450+ suppliers and operators
- Deals the public never see
You’ll benefit from daily support, your own management mentor, complete website and IT infrastructure, and the best part: we take care of all the paperwork at Head Office, so you only need to focus on making your bookings.
Every franchisee is also offered a growing list of educational resources and exclusive international training events. With a choice of Pro, Elite and Supreme investment levels from £2,999 to £49,995, you can start small and go as far as you want.
And like many of our franchisees, you could start making bookings before you even finish the course!
“We finished training at 3pm on the Friday and by 4.30pm on the same day we had our first booking… What an amazing feeling!”
– Natasha & James
What else do we offer?
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR JOB
Most of our consultants start part-time and build their business around other commitments.
YOU DON’T NEED EXPERIENCE
We come from all walks of life – what we do have in common is a passion for travel and success.
Up to 85% of every holiday you sell is yours to keep – it’s the best commission in the business!
OUR NATIONAL TREASURE
Daley Thompson CBE is our official brand ambassador, which means he’s the face of our business and yours.
AND YOUR FEE COULD BE FREE
Our Money Back Challenge means your initial investment could be completely free once you hit your target.
THE BEST BIT?
All the travel you want! No more squeezing onto the tube or nodding off in a meeting – you could be based anywhere in the world, living the very lifestyle you sell to your clients.
“We love that we’ve escaped the 9-5 and can travel the world whenever we want … It really is the best decision I could have made.”
– Susan, Travel Franchisee
This is the most flexible, life-affirming business you could hope to lead. With hours to suit your schedule, with your partner and family (and pets!) by your side, and with executive control of beautiful experiences for yourself and others, you’ll never look back!
Why sit in a meeting or the daily commute when you could be like Mo, who made a million-pound booking in his first three months. And like Natasha & James, Suzy, Ross, Maureen, Ben and many more, you could turn our unique Money Back Challenge into a welcome bonus. This really is the first step on the adventure of a lifetime!
“I honestly cannot believe that there is another franchise out there that offers as much training and help as we get. I know it sounds cheesy, but we are really like one big happy family.”
– Raine, Travel Franchisee