The UK’s leisure market is worth a staggering £117 billion and is growing nearly twice as much as the retail industry. UK consumers place utmost importance on vacations and trips and they love to spend their money on pleasure. Eating out is the most popular sector in the travel and leisure industry, but over £40 billion is spent on trips abroad each year. This industry is made up of four main sectors: tourism, entertainment, recreation and travel, and the broad range of opportunities means you are guaranteed to find a business and franchise model to suit you.
Due to the broad and lucrative nature of the industry, the franchising possibilities are endless. The sector covers everything from martial arts, online travel websites and holiday franchises to caravanning, camping clubs and party balloon businesses.
Running your own travel and leisure franchise has many benefits. For one, your chances of business success are increased as becoming a franchisee provides you with a pre-sold customer base. You also benefit from opening support, including training, financing, site selection and construction. You will also start out with a certain level of attraction, quality and consistency, so you won’t have to worry about establishing a name for yourself from scratch.
Current franchising opportunities in the travel and leisure industry include: Explorer Travel, Motorhome Depot, Go-Kart Party, Marston's Pub Franchise, Giggle Booth, SkyCam and Gymboree Play & Music, among many others.
With more Britons than ever before opting for ‘staycations’ and Brexit causing a remarkable rise in domestic tourism, there has never been a better time to open a travel and leisure franchise in the UK. Investing in a travel or leisure franchise has the potential to make people healthier and happier – a very rewarding career opportunity.