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Welcome to the family

In the past decade, The Travel Franchise from Not Just Travel has grown into a powerhouse in the UK travel opportunity sector.

To date, hundreds of people have invested in a franchise with us and become part of the family.

But our incredible franchises that create instant travel businesses are only part of the story. Every two days, people from all walks of life join us to create a new lifestyle for themselves.

We see our job as helping develop people into the best entrepreneurs they can be as they embark on this new journey.

After all it’s no good being a great travel consultant if the phone never rings. Take a look at our Discovery Centre to find out more about how you could become a successful travel business owner.

Meet the team

Behind the scenes at The Travel Franchise we have a dedicated team of travel professionals, entrepreneurs and business experts who help build your perfect travel business. 

Remember, we only make money if you make money so our sole purpose is to help you develop more and more sales.

Our 40+ core team is based at our head offices next to Bournemouth International Airport, but we also have key team members and support staff all around the UK – available to help you seven days a week.

Steve Witt


A serial entrepreneur, Steve previously founded and sold the UK’s fourth-largest domain names company.

Paul Harrison


Paul built several multi-million home-based-businesses before creating The Travel Franchise from Not Just Travel.

Jenny Farenden

Head of franchise marketing

Jenny is our Head of Franchise Marketing. She has previously grown large multi-national franchises from the ground up.

Laura Simpson


Laura has 15+ years travel experience and ensures your customers get wowed at every interaction, from initial quote through to their return from an amazing holiday.

Claire Smith


Claire heads up all of the legal, compliance and operations parts of the business. In a highly regulated industry like travel, having this taken care of is essential.

Ed Ramsay


Ed looks after all our special operations a data, including our bespoke Vision business CRM. He is also in charge of our unique Partners In Travel programme. 

Dave Pope


Dave has huge experience in the travel industry, both for large businesses and as a consultant. He’s here to help you grow your business from the beginning.

John Hays 1949 - 2020


John founded the largest independent travel agent in the UK, and was an invaluable mentor to Paul & Steve throughout the growth of the business.

Daley Thompson


Daley Thompson, CBE is here to help you succeed as The Travel Franchise Brand Champion. He appears at events and provides you with Olympian motivation!

Become part of an award winning company

LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

Our Co-Founders Steve and Paul have recently been recognised at a major award for their entrepreneurship, run by Lloyds Bank & The Daily Telegraph where they were recognised as one of the Top 50 “Ones To Watch” in the UK.

Homeworking Agency of the Year 2015 - 2019

We’re proud to have been voted the Homeworking Agency of the Year every year since 2015. We’re extremely proud of the hard work from our team & our consultants make sure we live up to our name year after year.

NatWest GBEA Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019

We’re delighted to be finalists in the 2019 SouthWest Entrepreneur of the Year awards from NatWest. Entrepreneurial spirit runs right through the business and it’s an honour to be recognised for our achievements. 

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Not Just Travel is formed

We started life as a travel agency, becoming one of the largest advertisers on Teletext and operating in several niches


The Travel Franchise is formed

The Travel Franchise is formed and Not Just Travel becomes the travel-agency support function for franchisees


We reach 50 franchisees

After launching we undergo rapid growth and create our first 50 franchisees. Agata, our first franchisee, is still with us and now has 4 employees


Launch of Millionaires Retreat & Money-Back Challenge

As our franchise model evolved, our passion for entrepreneurship grew. In 2013 we launched both the exclusive Millionaires Retreat & Money-Back Challenge initiatives


First franchisee reaches £1m in sales

We love seeing people be successful, so having our first franchisee cross the million-pound sales barrier was a proud moment. This was also the year Partners In Travel was created


We win Homeworking Agency Of The Year for the first time

This was the first year we won the prestigious T2 award. We've won it every year since


Brand Ambassador Daley Thompson & John Hays join the business

Daley Thompson CBE becomes the Not Just Travel Brand Ambassador. John Hays from Hays Travel also joins our advisory board


Franchisees continue to break records

This year saw one of our franchisees cross the £2m annual sales barrier for the first time. We also created our Star Council


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