Do you love travel and want to turn this into a business?

Achieve uncapped earnings, unlimited travel opportunities and a better work/life balance

Do you love travel and want to turn this into a business?

Fancy working when you want, from where you want?

All you need is a laptop, internet connection and a network of customers to start your new business venture!

Fancy working when you want, from where you want?

How about joining a vast and exciting travel network?

We’ve got all types of travel covered and are fully bonded

How about joining a vast and exciting travel network?

Be part of a travel franchise business that cares

Our years of experience to support you, your customers and the communities we work in, is at the forefront of our focus

Be part of a travel franchise business that cares

What is a Travel Franchise?

A travel franchise business is a fully ATOL and ABTOT protected travel agency that can sell worldwide holidays to your network of contacts or customers, referred to you from the Travel Franchise Group and even friends and family.

If you’ve always wanted to sell holidays and have a passion for travelling, then a Travel Franchise Business is the perfect option for you! Through removing the hassle of setting up all the bonding and other challenges of being a fully compliant travel company, we’ll support you every step of the way.

If you don’t want to be limited by where you work, when you work or even by your stage in life.

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

We provide a comprehensive range of tools and travel compliant support enabling you to use your customer service skills to sell exciting travel opportunities to your network. You will earn commission on every travel service you sell.

We offer market favourable commission splits of up to 60%,  along with offering competitive prices to your customers for unique experiences that no one else can provide.

As a sustainable focused travel business, you can be reassured you are part of a network that cares about the future of our planet. We source suppliers that commit to sustainability, as well as putting significant resources in to charitable and sustainability practises worldwide.

Our Promise

Communication

  • Our team are on hand to answer your questions
  • Keep up-to-date through the latest communication and Cloud computing software:-
    – Digital Voice Calling (optional)
    – Online Chat
    – Email
    – Video Conference
    – Online Community Network

Our Travel Partners

  • We work with the world’s best operators, giving you peace of mind that your customers will be well looked after
  • We have access to all types of travel, allowing endless selling opportunities

Technology

  • We have our technology team. No third party digital development so you have the perfect travel franchise business platform to manage bookings
  • We listen to your feedback and continually update with new features to support your working needs

Credibility

  • With over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what works and what people want
  • Our focus on ethics and sustainability differentiates us to other travel franchise business companies

Training

  • Whatever your background, our training classes will set you up with confidence
  • Video Training on demand from our operators
  • Receive ongoing support and masses of product knowledge by travelling with us or through our online e-workshops with our operators

Our Support Network

  • We facilitate connections with other travel franchise businesses across the country, so you feel like part of a much wider team
  • The attention to detail of our friendly in-house reservations team will ensure your customers get the best service from beginning to end

Travel Regulation Compliance

  • Customer’s are reassured knowing all bookings are fully bonded
  • Both ATOL and ABTOT protection

Your Partners in Travel

  • Visit key locations we operate in around the world
  • Organise your own personal travel with amazing discounts

Marketing for your Travel Franchise Business

Our years of experience have allowed us to develop a fully integrated travel booking platform from the ground up, allowing you to dynamically package all elements of a holiday. We have a team dedicated to supporting you and marketing your travel franchise business. Additionally we have multiple targeted websites that you can direct your customers to for inspiration. 

Search through accommodation and conventional travel packages, as well as our own unique experiences. Arrange flights for your customers and so much more, using a clean and friendly travel booking platform that makes the process simple to follow.

Our platform is flexible, and we are constantly working to improve user experience for you and your customers, so they continue to come back time and time again to book their holiday through you.

We also provide you with a choice of brands you may want to operate under. Maybe you fancy selling luxury travel or even sports holidays, allowing you to serve your market to the best of your ability without limiting you in any way.

Check out Holiday Executives or Pure Breaks to see who you could be today.

Please note we run a number of exciting travel brands that can support you in your journey with us, also helping generate enquiries and further boosting your earning potential. We will discuss these with you more once on board.

We are pushing tech positively forward in the travel sector and have developed some really exciting tools for people to use. We like to listen and act on feedback from our users, developing new features, tweaking performance and providing you with the assets you need to be a success.

Mark Benewith
CTO
Mark Benewith

Why Us and Our Ethical Approach

Worldwide Holidays and Adventures

We recognise that your travel franchise business will be dependent on the holidays that you can offer, and that means being able to provide a full range of holiday options. We have carefully selected a choice of leading tour operators that provide a complete variety of holiday experiences from adventure trips, small luxury group tours and cruises, to bespoke tailor made itineraries and special occasions such as honeymoons and anniversaries. Here is just a selection of our partners:

We do not just provide you this choice, we go a step further having partnered with a unique array of ‘Destination Travel Operators’ that are delivering responsible holiday experiences that allow clients to give back and connect with the country they are visiting.

Responsible Destination Travel Operators

Travel and holidays are a special time, a time for many to unwind and relax, immerse into new cultures or go on a full blown adventure. Whatever the holiday experience, now more than ever, it is time to protect the destinations we visit.

How do we go on a holiday and make a responsible choice? Who can help make that decision of where to travel and which tour operator to travel with?

We have partnered with the best responsible travel operators that actively deliver sustainable tourism. We hand select our travel operators based on simple but essential criteria:

  • Travel operators based within the country people are visiting
  • Supporting local community projects
  • Efforts to reduce tourism pollution
  • Contributing to local environmental projects
  • Carbon offsetting planting schemes, either through donation or self participation
  • Fair local employment standards and anti-slavery policies

Social Impact

We operate our very own charity United Through Sport and social impact brand Changing Worlds to see how we sustainably put back into the countries we work in.

Travel tourism is important for developing countries, but we should take the responsible step to support travel operators that support their local people, their community and the environment they live in, putting this at the forefront of the holiday experience.

James Burton
Founder and Managing Director of Travel Franchise Group and United Through Sport
James Burton

Travel Franchise Group is looking for Travel Agents willing to lead the way in sustainable tourism with the aim of preserving our precious planet to be enjoyed by future generations.

Packages

Your Travel Franchise Business

Have you always had a passion for travel and willingness to share your experience with others?

Do you have the ability to inspire and design unique responsible holidays?

If the answer is yes then join our digital travel community. Here is what we offer:

  • Flexible Working – Manage your own business hours around your life
  • Excellent Earnings – Unlimited earnings potential
  • 2 Day Training Workshop – Learn the responsible travel way
  • Chromebook Laptop – The latest business technology laptop
  • Digital Communication Resources – Personal email, business cards, PowerPoint and videos
  • 7 Day Learning Educational Trip – Experience a responsible educational trip providing first hand experience of a top destination
  • Travel Booking Management System – CRM, training and booking platform
  • Customer Travel Centre – Digital quoting and booking website
  • Multiple Websites – Customer lead generation
  • Charity Membership – Become an official member of our charity
  • Full ABTOT and ATOL Protection – Reassurance that your customers are protected
  • Full Back Office Support – Allowing you to focus on supporting your customers
  • Multiple Educational Trips – Group trips for you to gain worldwide travel knowledge that you decide when and where you go.

Packages – Already in Travel?

If you have at least two years experience working in the travel industry then please contact us.

However, you must complete our online registration form so we can consider you.

Travel Business Options Bronze Silver Gold Diamond
2 day training in the UK
Booking Management System
Digital Communication Resource
Customer Travel Centre
Chromebook Laptop
Charity Membership
Full Back Office Support
Learning & Educational Trip
Number of Educational Trips 1 2 3 4
Travel Franchise Packages (inc VAT) £4,950 £6,650 £8,150 £9,050

Monthly Management Charge £35 (inc VAT)

Includes a full business suite of apps, 30GB cloud storage and our service charge.

Add On – Optional Professional Events Business Pack £1195 (inc VAT)

  • Chromebook Professional – 2 in 1 touch screen laptop
  • 1 x Projector Stand
  • 1 x Mini Projector
  • 200 x Business Cards – Printed
  • Holiday Executives Table Cloth
  • Public Liability Insurance

FAQs & Help

What experience do I need?

We have various options available to suit almost everyone. If you are new to the travel industry but show an aptitude to run your own travel franchise business and have a network to sell travel to, then we want to hear from you. We will set you up with all the right tools to be a success.

Why would anyone want to buy travel from my travel franchise business?

If you are good at building personal relationships, then this is a great starting point. It’s important to build up trust and if you have a good network of contacts then people will buy from you. You’ll also take extra care and want to provide a great level of customer service, so your client’s continue to come back to you year on year for their travel requirements. In essence, you will act as their own personal travel assistant.

How do I join the Travel Franchise Group?

Firstly, you need to be passionate about travel and the world we live on. We want people to join us that care about the planet as well as protecting it for future generations. You should also have a desire to help others arrange their travel experiences.

Before contacting us, it’s important that you have a good read through this website. We also actively encourage you to research our competition and weigh up the various options available to you and the cost implications of purchasing a travel franchise business. It is important that the fit is both right for you and us. We believe we are competitively placed, will provide you with the support you need and also take an ethical approach to our operations and charity work that distinguishes us from other travel franchise business groups.

If these tick your requirements, then please complete our application process here.

Do you have any brand that I can work under to distinguish myself?

Yes. We have a range of brands you can work under depending on what area of travel you want to work in. Our most versatile brand that anyone can sell any type of travel under is Holiday Executives. You will be the holiday expert for your clients.

However, we have other brands that you can represent yourself under, which include Pure Breaks (high end travel with an eco-friendly and sustainable approach), Sporting Opportunities (sports tours, sports coaching, playing and courses for educational trips), or it could be to the career break market through our CareerBreak.com brand. We have more and will discuss these through with you.

Do I get any equipment to do the job?

We will provide you with a range of tools to do the job, whether that be access and training to our client management travel system, receiving a Chromebook (laptop) with up-to-date security to help with GDPR compliance and anti-virus issues. We also offer a suite of add-on tools to help you market yourself at events and functions to set you apart from the competition and feel part of a fantastic and loyal brand.

How does the training work?

We have various different training programmes available depending on whether you have travel sales experience or not, along with what travel franchise business package you have purchased from us.

If you are new to the travel industry you will be required to come on our 2 day online training course. We run this 3 or 4 times a year and will discuss with you the best date for you to attend. Here you will meet some of our team, as well as others joining, just like you. You’ll be taught important factors about the travel industry and what makes the Travel Franchise Group what it is. There will also be workshops on how to use our booking systems to manage your clients and get you set up to be efficient in what you do.

On top of this we will show you where you can access online resources and self-help tutorials. That way, when you walk away you have all the tools you will need to start selling holidays right away.

You will be invited on a trip with us. Here you will get to do some hotel inspections and visits as well as visit our own charity locations. This will provide you with vital knowledge to help you sell a range of travel experiences whilst also understanding the positive work we do within disadvantaged communities we support, which we are sure will become part of your unique selling point to your clients booking holidays through you.

What do I earn?

You will earn commission on selling travel related experiences. This may be a whole range of components from flights, accommodation, car hire and activities in the country your client may want to purchase as part of one trip.

Travel Franchise Group has negotiated some of the best commissions in the industry and we even have our own unique trips that no-one else can sell.

As you load a quote for your client you will be able to see what commission you can earn. You will also be able to provide discounts allowing you to be truly competitive.

How much will I earn?

The Travel Franchise Group applies a small booking fee to cover costs like bonding, licences, FX charges and other costs of sale but the net margin will be split on a 60:40 arrangement with you taking home 60%.

Do I have to take classes or tests?

Apart from our training programme and the workshops we provide, you may be asked, from time to time, to attend various industry based classes. This is purely in the interests of your career with us and keeping you up to speed with industry regulation to protect you and your clients.

We also work with many unique travel operators and tourism boards who put on training sessions and industry related functions. That way you can familiarise yourself with what they offer, from product to culture, providing a fun and informative way of learning. We will tell you about these so you can decide what is relevant towards your continuous travel and career development.

Can I choose my working hours?

Our model is to give you the most flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle. There is no set 9:00 to 5:00 here unless you want to set that structure with you and your clients. Depending on your type of marketing and selling habits, there may be events that require you to work weekends or evenings but then you decide if that is right for you and the more contacts you can create the more holidays you can sell and the more earnings you can make.

Where can I work from?

A lot of the industry calls this homeworking but we really don’t think this is the case and sounds very limiting. Many people find working at home comfortable, easy and cheap and we very much support this if it is right for you. Others working in an office or co-working space will give them a sense of comradery and social interaction. Whatever your preferred space to work from for your travel franchise business, we set you up to be able to work with just a laptop, internet connection and phone (if required) as we live in the digital age and we have invested heavily into tech to achieve this model for you.

You are likely to want to market yourself at various functions and events relevant to the types of travel you may specialise in. This maybe at a wedding fair so you can sell honeymoons, it might be at a university careers and global opportunities fairs to tell students about the career development travel opportunities and internships we offer, or it could be to a sports club to sell a football tour to Africa.

What does it cost to join the Travel Franchise Group?

We offer variety of packages for both experienced travel professionals and those new to the travel industry.

Our comprehensive choice of packages, provide the training, support and options to travel with us helping you fully understand the range of travel experiences we offer in some of the popular countries we operate. Receiving knowledge and training in the field cannot be more valuable to your success.

Can I pay the travel franchise joining fee in instalments?

This is an option we can talk through with you depending on the travel franchise package you purchase from us.

What happens after I have made payment to buy the travel franchise?

One of our support team will be in touch to discuss your training programme through and find a suitable date to attend the 2 day training session. We’ll also discuss your availability to join us on our training in the field option and what country you will be travelling to with us.

What do I have to pay each month?

The package information section details the latest charges. We make this charge to cover a contribution towards our back office support and admin team, ongoing technical development so you benefit from new releases as well as covering costs of licences and bonding.

When do I get paid?

On many of our travel experiences, we are one of the only travel franchises that will pay you part of your total commission earned at the point of booking. The balance will be paid in the month of your client’s trip start date, subject to the trip being fully paid for.

We believe it is important to get rewarded straightaway and also build up a nice pipeline of business alongside it. Lets face it, it’s rare that you are going to get last minute bookings to travel immediately (but that does happen too), so having this model in place will seriously help your cash flow and motivation. You will also be provided with a report in our system that will show you your earnings by month, so you can easily invoice us to pay you.

Do you provide new enquiries for me?

We will direct leads that we have generated from one of our travel websites to certain travel franchises that have earned that opportunity. This generally applies to those that we see being most active, can work as a specialist in a certain area of travel or can represent one of our travel brands in the right way.

So in the early stages of joining us you would need to consider who you can sell travel to from your own personal network of friends, family and other contacts. We also actively encourage you to get out there and creatively market yourself in your local area to generate new leads. As part of your training with us, we will provide ideas and support to help you be most effective in this area.

What back office support do you provide me?

Not many people like admin, so we have that covered too. Our dedicated in-house team will support you throughout any stage of the sales process but it is up to you to talk with your clients and provide them with suitable quotes for their travel needs, using our online travel system.

However, once your client books a trip, we just require you to confirm a few details through our online system. The rest is handed over to our reservations and accounts team, leaving more time for you to get back and arrange your other clients travel needs.

Our team have a wealth of knowledge in issuing tickets, informing our overseas operators of your clients’ trips and any particular requests as part of the booking. We’ll also handle all invoicing, refunds and cancellations.

What happens with arranging my own holiday plans?

Naturally, whilst you are with us, you will benefit from great discounts on your own personal travel needs. Additionally whilst you are away, we can offer support through our travel buddy system so any particular clients of yours that you want us to look after can be.

On top of this and given our strong operator relationships, we’ll be able to offer you a number of educational trips around the world from time-to-time (subject to conditions). This will hugely boost your educational understanding, allowing you to sell more holidays in more destinations but let’s be realistic, it will be a nice holiday (with a bit of work) too!

What travel protection do I have for my clients and their financial security?

We are full bonded through ABTOT and ATOL, so you can rest assured that any money your clients pay to us is fully protected under the Travel Package Regulations.