How will I be able to get customers as a new travel agent?

The headline of this article is “How will I be able to get customers as a new travel agent?” It’s one of the most important & frequent questions we get asked by people considering opening their own travel agency from home. And rightly so. You should know that, while we love celebrating success stories from […]

How To Start A Travel Business In 12 Steps

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It takes a lot of guts and inner strength to start a business. But it seems since the pandemic there are more people than ever before taking this leap of faith. BBC News reported a record year for business start-ups in 2020… The first thing to understand is that there are many types of travel […]

Making a career change at 30,40,50 and beyond

It’s never been easier to make a change than it is today. We’ve never had better, cheaper, and easier access to technology. With a variety of business model choices out there to fit any budget, lifestyle, or experience. All the knowledge you’ll need is online, right at our fingertips. Meet David who changed his career path at […]

How to gain instant rapport with people

At The Travel Franchise & Not Just Travel, we’re with you every step of the way as you build your new travel business. As part of your franchise, you get online access to hundreds of pieces of education. You’ll get everything from live webinars to full courses, as well as quick videos that can have […]

How to reduce stress and anxiety with Becki Houlston

You may have seen her on Sky TV or read her writing in The Telegraph and Sunday Times; but today Steve caught up with entrepreneur and ‘stress coach’ Becki Houlston over on The Business Nation on Facebook. We’ve known Becki for many years. When you join The Travel Franchise, Becki is one of the team […]

How to adapt your marketing to suit the times, with Sarah Kauter

In a few short weeks the world has changed, but what about your business and your marketing? Has that changed? Should it? How do you find customers during a pandemic? Should you even be trying to find customers now? We talk to ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and fellow business owner Sarah Kauter in order to […]

10 positive actions to take if business gets quiet

Every business suffers a dip in sales or a slowdown at some point in its life.  It could be for a number of reasons, the most common external ones are: The world around you changes quickly and impacts you and your industry. Your product/service gets overtaken by competitors or becomes obsolete.  If you’re dealing with […]

5 reasons customers won’t buy from you (and how to fix them)

At The Travel Franchise, we make sure you get constant development in how to sell travel effectively as well as market your new business, including mentors and support teams.  But we know that not everyone will end up starting a travel business with us. This article is for anyone that wants to start a business […]

How to stop waiting for the perfect time to start a business

How many people have you heard say one of these sentences? “I had this brilliant business idea, but someone else did it first.” “I wish I’d worked for myself and not stayed employed all my life.” Or even, “I have so many great ideas but I don’t have the time to do them.” There are […]