The Travel Franchise franchise

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The Travel Franchise franchise

All adventures begin with a single step…

Joining the Travel Franchise is more than a chance to become your own boss and find financial independence. It’s a unique way to live your travel dreams and create unforgettable experiences for yourself, your loved ones and your clients. “I have been with The Travel Franchise for over 6 years and it’s been an incredible journey. We love that we’ve escaped the 9-5 and can travel the world whenever we want.” – Susan & Ian

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Expected revenue after 2 years

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About The Travel Franchise

The Travel Franchise

At The Travel Franchise, we know success starts with the right support. That’s why you’ll love our intensive one-week training course, the perfect introduction to this business for newcomers, full of insider tips and resources to help you hit the ground running.

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

You’ll also meet your Partnership Manager, who’ll be on-hand with daily support and advice for the whole of your travel franchise journey. You’ll discover just how great it feels to start a business with the backing of Hays Travel, one of the industry’s biggest names.

As well as your own website, bespoke IT systems and world-class marketing, you’ll have direct access to £3million a day in travel buying-power, ABTA and ATOL-protected holidays, and great terms with 450+ suppliers.

That means countless hidden holiday options for your clients – so you can become their go-to travel expert the moment you finish training – and even before!

The Travel Franchise Work From Any Place


More Reasons to Start Today

  • Flexible hours and investment options to suit you
  • 5-Star retreats and events with our founders and managers
  • Perks and familiarisation (FAM) trips to sample new deals
  • Olympian Daley Thompson CBE for a Brand Ambassador
  • A community of 950+ friendly and supportive franchisees

As an established travel agent, you’ll be the centre of a travel adventure for yourself and you network, sampling and living out the very experiences you bring to your clients.

We Look Great in the Limelight!

As well as prizes for our new and established travel agents, we’re very proud of our growing list of awards, nominations and memberships. Here’s a handful of accolades worth boasting about:

  • The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards - Finalists
  • 25th Annual Growing Business Awards - Finalists
  • UK Homeworking Agency of the Year – Six-Time
  • Elite Business Awards’ Best Travel Franchise in the UK – Winners 2022
  • International Franchise Association (IFA) - Members
  • Quality Franchise Association (QFA) - Members

Perhaps the best thing about partnering with The Travel Franchise is our leading commission structure (up to 85% of your sales are yours to keep). So we give you the space and freedom to supercharge your income.

The Travel Franchise Work From Any Place Franchisee

We love a good success story, and when new franchisees make £100k in weeks or 7 figures in months, we can’t help but be proud! Take a look at recent champions like ex corporate-career woman Jenifer, teachers Alison & Ian and Paul – all newcomers to the travel business when their success skyrocketed.

You could even be like IT worker Amy, pandemic-busters Lindsay & Tom, mum-of-three Maureen, or part-time agents Andy & Nick – all of them winners of our one-of-a-kind Money-Back Challenge!

Did we say “Money Back”? We sure did! If getting your initial investment for free sounds like a dream – you’ll soon find out it comes true for many of our new agents.

Ready to Start Your Adventure?

You’re about to join a vast, connected family of true holiday-makers – people making unforgettable experiences happen for themselves and their loved ones. To begin your journey with The Travel Franchise, start by filling in the short form below.

Case studies

When they’re not ‘down the nick’, these police officers are selling travel

As full-time police officers, Paul and Tracy Franklin already have their hands full. Add to that, three children, two dogs and elderly parents to look after, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’d be no more time for anything else. Think again. 

In the little spare time they have, this dynamic husband and wife team are travel consultants – and they’re pretty good at it too. 

Although it’s a currently only a side-line, joining The Travel Franchise back in April 2023 has boosted their income and given them both a new lease of life. 

“We're both police officers – and we say that very proudly – but it's a difficult place to be at the moment. It's a tough gig,” says Paul. Having been in the Force for over 15 years, and in Tracy’s case 20 years, the couple were looking for “something different”. 

Different is exactly what they got.

“As part of our daily job, we deal with members of society who [on the whole] are either really vulnerable or in some cases rather challenging, sometimes both, and either way, often don’t really want to engage with us,” says Tracy. 

Working in travel is at the completely opposite end of the spectrum. “The travel industry is full of people who are very, very happy all of the time,” says Paul. “And the enthusiasm that they show for their subject area is unbelievable. It's actually quite infectious.”

“The support we’ve been given has been excellent, always cheerful and positive, and that’s not just from our business development manager and everyone at head office, but also from among our peer group,” says Tracy. “We’ve made some really nice friendships, from among the other consultants. 

“Coming from public sector backgrounds we thought it would be quite competitive internally, but we haven't experienced anything like that. On the contrary, everyone just seems to want everyone else to do really well.”

And of course who doesn’t want to talk travel? 

When coming home from a shift, the prospect of researching and booking holidays is one that the pair look forward to. “We genuinely love it. And even more so when we get great feedback from our clients. They tell us that they were caught in a spiral of ‘doom scrawling’ and just didn’t know where to go and then we book them their perfect holiday. It gives you a great sense of satisfaction – and getting paid to do it makes it even better.” 

While the couple has never actually worked together, they have discovered that they make great business partners. Paul has mastered sifting through the competition online to find the best deals for customers who want straightforward package holidays, whereas Tracy loves researching destinations she’s never been to and crafting tailor made, bespoke itineraries. 

Tapping into the 450 suppliers that work with The Travel Franchise, the couple are able to book thousands of holidays – many of which are not available to the public. 

Bookings range from everything from car hire right up to a 19-day trip to Canada in search of polar bears. Tracy recently organised a trek in Nepal and a trip taking in all the best bits in Vietnam. 

“Just because we’ve taken out a travel franchise, some people assume we’ve been everywhere and know the ins and outs of every single country that exists – which of course we don't,” says Tracy. “But I love learning. I'm a geek. If it's a request for somewhere I don't know, I get my teeth into it.”

Yet, they are not alone. If they get stuck they simply need to turn to their Business Development Manager (BDM) – an experienced travel industry mentor. All franchisees within the company are appointed a BDM, on hand to offer assistance, advice and business strategy recommendations. 

And of course, working in the travel industry has ignited their love of travel even more. “That's the beauty of this job – we can do it from anywhere. Last year we were on the phone to customers while we were around the pool in Turkey. Plus, it allows us to be able to experience places we may not have thought about going before, because we can use our trade partners to help us get good deals,” says Paul. 

But knowing your way around the world is only half the challenge they say. “Far more important is learning what your customer wants – that's how you transfer an inquiry into a booking by delivering on that,” says Paul. 

Enthusiasm, good communication skills and a passion for travel are the key skills to succeed they say. “You've got to have a lot of enthusiasm and be positive about whatever it is that you're selling. And we naturally gravitated towards holidays because that's what we like. We love to travel. If we were selling something that we weren't too bothered about, it may not be quite as easy to do.”

As they move into their second year, their business is evolving. “Now we’ve got the foundations in place, it’s about having a strategy to continue that growth. I'm getting great satisfaction from the fact that I feel like I'm becoming more competent and more efficient at what we're doing. Recently, rather than sending several options over to a client, we simply sent them one. They came straight back to say they loved it and ‘let's get it booked’. It shows we’re becoming more efficient, which ultimately means we can process more customers and the greater the business will grow,” says Tracy. 

Justifiably, this disciplined couple are proud of their achievements. They’re proof that you can launch a business and run it in your spare time without giving up your full-time job.