Meet Sarah Heduanhome/news/Meet Sarah Heduan

Meet Sarah Heduan

Sarah is one of our amazing travel consultants who was looking for a new opportunity and wanted to change her life. The thought of an uncapped salary and the freedom to work from home was a massive appeal to her and she made the decision to join The Travel Franchise.  Sarah tells us more: "I’ve always wanted to have my own business, but after six years of working in fashion, I realised that wouldn’t be the industry I do it in. So I decided to look for other opportunities and travel is something that really stood out to me. I didn’t want to be just a regular travel agent, as the salary wasn’t great and I didn’t want to be so restricted.

The thought of an uncapped salary and the freedom to work from home naturally appealed to me, so they were the key selling factors for me when joining The Travel Franchise." Sarah currently works on a part time basis (in addition to her other job) but this has not held her back when it comes to securing those all-important bookings. "I work part-time Monday to Wednesday at my other job, so I tend to try and squeeze in some bookings and enquiries in my lunch hour and after work on these days. But on the days when I am working solely on my travel business, I usually plan my day the night before with a checklist to ensure my day is as productive as possible. I also try to network at a range of different events each week in London.

I attend BNI meetings, breakfast and lunch socials and also seek out meetings with inspirational people I’ve met along the way so I can continue to learn and evolve my business." Being a franchisee with The Travel Franchise has really helped build Sarah's confidence. She explains: "Networking really helped to build my confidence and talking to friends and family really encouraged me to go out and find more customers. The support and training provided by The Travel Franchise is second to none, and it really is a close family community where everyone encourages one another to succeed. I have also had some great opportunities to travel since becoming a Travel Consultant and I’ve attended two Millionaire’s Retreats and the Sandals Ultimate Educational which was hosted in St Lucia & Antigua. My advice to anyone who is thinking about staring their own business is to be confident and do it. The business model is simple yet effective, and with a little hard work and dedication, you’re guaranteed to succeed!"

Get in touch

Are you looking to start your own business in travel, but want the support of an established multi award-winning brand behind you? At The Travel Franchise, we give you all the training, resources and support you need to take your business to the next level. To find out more, visit our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 084 8128.

  





Money Back Challenge Winners: Shan Simpsonhome/news/Money Back Challenge Winners: Shan Simpson

Money Back Challenge Winners: Shan Simpson

Yet another name has been added to our most exclusive list of top consultants: Congratulations to Shan Simpson for all of her hard work in achieving the Money Back Challenge!!

Back in April 2018, we welcomed Shan as our latest consultant to Not Just Travel. From the get go, we saw her hard work and determination shine through and were able to work with her to assist in meeting her ambitions with the business.

In Shan’s first year she has made 109 bookings, several of which were for over £20,000! Her largest booking at over £28,000 resulted in over £4000 of commission for this booking alone!

We are immensely proud of Shan’s achievement and are excited to work with her in the next steps of her exciting journey with us. Whilst her Money Back Challenge has officially been completed, there are many more goals she will be working towards as she continues to see her business grow

What is the Money Back Challenge?

For those who aren’t familiar, the Money Back Challenge is a unique incentive we offer to all new franchisees when they join our business. This gives you the opportunity to earn your franchisee fee back, in FULL, within your first 12 months by meeting a simple sales target!

Your franchise FREE!

The Money Back Challenge is achievable and we’ve had many people make their money back within 12 months. It’s absolutely achievable and we will give you full training and support when you join The Travel Franchise, and with a network of over 400 award-winning and friendly Travel Consultants, you’ll never feel alone on your journey.

Get in touch

Are you looking to start your own business in travel, but want the support of an established multi award-winning brand behind you? At The Travel Franchise, we give you all the training, resources and support you need to take your business to the next level. To find out more, visit our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 084 8128.

  





TTG Top Travel Agencies 2019 nomination!home/news/TTG Top Travel Agencies 2019 nomination!

TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019

Not Just Travel and The Travel Franchise shortlisted for TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have been shortlisted once again for the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019 award. The nomination alone is such a huge achievement, with more than 500 travel agencies having put themselves forward for the award and only 100 finalists being chosen.

Not Just Travel and The Travel Franchise are nominated for the category ‘Top Homeworking Agency’ and we’re now shortlisted in the top 5 for this award. The nomination is a huge credit to our Travel Consultants, who have all had an extremely successful year thus far, and as a company we’ve seen some of our biggest sales to date! We would like to say well done to all existing Travel Consultants, and welcome to our new franchisees, who are in for one exciting year with us.

TTG group editor Pippa Jacks said “Now in its fourth year, our Top 50 Travel Agencies initiative sees us uncover stories of brilliant agents going the extra mile for their customers, giving great value, and serving their local communities. With extremely stiff competition once again this year, any company that has made it onto the shortlist should be extremely proud.”

 

We’ll be heading up to The Vox Centre in Birmingham on April 25th for a fantastic evening at a glittering awards ceremony to find out whether we’re taking home the title of Top Homeworking Agency 2019, so watch this space!

  





The 14th Millionaires Retreathome/news/The 14th Millionaires Retreat

The 14th Millionaires Retreat

What do 537 Franchisees have in common?

The answer: They have all attended one of our overseas Millionaires Retreats as part of their franchise package.

Travel Franchisees on The Millionaires Retreat
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This week saw our latest Millionaires Retreat take place in the stunning resort of Club Med da Balaia, Portugal. A unique opportunity for our new franchisees to learn how to grow their businesses even bigger and better.

Our Retreats are so good and so important we automatically give every new franchisee a place on a Millionaires Retreat, what’s more, they are 100% unique to The Travel Franchise.

The Millionaires Retreat Vital Statistics:

  • 82 Travel Consultants
  • 32 sessions
  • 10 speakers
  • 5 different flights
  • 1 amazing experience

And we won’t add up how many drinks were consumed in the evenings!

But what is The Millionaires Retreat?

We recognise that 90% of people who invest in a franchise have never been self-employed before, never sold before and are first time entrepreneurs.

When you start your new business, we teach you how to be a great Travel Consultant. The Millionaires Retreat is the next step. It is focused on how to be an amazing business person. We teach you the secret sauce for being super successful. Obviously, there is no magic pill for success, but we like to think this is the next best thing.

Here are just some of the topics we covered on this Millionaires Retreat:

  • How to find more customers
  • How to get customers coming back for more
  • Real life success stories
  • How to make your first million in your new business

Of course, we cover even more than this and it’s fair to say this is far more than you’ll ever get from a textbook or online video.

Interacting with our other franchises, the founders, successful entrepreneurs and guest speakers is invaluable and a key part of the Retreat. No other franchises (that we are aware of) includes anything like this as part of their standard package.

Remember: We only make money when you sell holidays, therefore it’s in our interest to do everything possible to help you become the best at what you do.

What did our franchisee’s say about The Millionaires Retreat?

Here are just a few of the reviews left on our Facebook page talking about The Millionaires Retreat:

Very motivational and inspiring Millionaire’s Retreat. A lovely hotel, great weather and good company.

 

Amazing experience on the Millionaires Retreat! Would highly recommend It to anyone looking into the business!

 

Having an amazing time at the Millionaires Retreat, lots of fab information and lightbulb moments with lots of laughs along the way!

 

Currently on the Millionaires retreat. What can I say. Amazing experience and food for thought. Completely turned my business thinking upside down.

You can check out these and more reviews over at our Facebook page right now

https://www.facebook.com/pg/thetravelfranchise/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Want to know how you could join us on the next Millionaires Retreat?

Contact us today or access our special ‘Discovery Website‘ by clicking the button top right of this screen.

 

 

  





Take a tour of The Travel Franchise Officeshome/news/Take a tour of The Travel Franchise Offices

Take a Tour of The Travel Franchise Offices

 

Meet the team, tour the office and see behind the scenes

We allowed the cameras behind the scenes at our recent open evening. Take a look as we see inside our head offices in Bournemouth, meet some of the team who make everything happen at The Travel Franchise and catch up with Paul and Steve, the founders of one of the UK’s fastest growing travel businesses.

Get in touch

Are you looking to start your own business in Travel but want the support of an established brand behind you? At The Travel Franchise, we give you all the training, resources and support you need to take your business to the next level. To find out more, visit our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 084 8128.

  





Money Back Challenge Winners: Michael & Derekhome/news/Money Back Challenge Winners: Michael & Derek

Money Back Challenge Winners: Michael and Derek

 

It’s a new year and that means new Money Back Challenge winners. We’re only a short way into 2019 and we’ve had some fantastic sales from some of our latest additions to the Travel Franchise Family.

What is the Money Back Challenge?

For those who aren’t familiar, the Money Back Challenge is a unique incentive we offer to all new franchisees when they join our business. This gives you the opportunity to earn your franchisee fee back, in FULL, within your first 12 months by meeting a simple sales target!

This week, we are saying a huge congratulations to Michael and Derek for completing their challenge. Not only have they smashed sales since they joined the business, they can now enjoy the added bonus of their entire franchise fee returned to them to say well done.

Your franchise FREE!

The Money Back Challenge is achievable by everyone, and we’ve had many people make their money back in less than the 12-month deadline. We give you full training and support when you join The Travel Franchise, and with a network of over 400 award-winning and friendly Travel Consultants, you’ll never feel alone on your journey.

Get in touch

Are you looking to start your own business in Travel but want the support of an established brand behind you? At The Travel Franchise, we give you all the training, resources and support you need to take your business to the next level. To find out more, visit our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 084 8128.

  





This week at The Travel Franchisehome/news/This week at The Travel Franchise

Every week is a busy week at The Travel Franchise, but during the ‘peak’ season for people booking holidays, this has never been more so.

We jumped in front of a camera to give you a quick update on just some of the great things happening within the business right now, including:

  • Record sales for our Travel Consultants as we start 2019
  • Increased commission from tour operators
  • Launch of our latest Millionaires Retreat
  • Our brand new Elite Experience to Mauritius
  • Training updates for January and February

Plus hear about the launch of our brand new Personal Marketing Websites, a brilliant way to help increase enquiries and sales within your new travel business.

  





Weekly Round-Up from The Travel Franchisehome/news/Weekly Round-Up from The Travel Franchise

Another busy week at The Travel Franchise…find out why!

Week ending 10th February 2019

Our franchisees have had another fantastic week, they’ve set new records, made some amazing bookings, but so much more has happened. Here is a quick recap of this week at The Travel Franchise:

  • New sales high for February
  • Featured in the press
  • The launch of Direct Debit
  • Shortlisted for a major award
  • Incentives for our franchisees
  • Training week success

Sales Sky Rocket in February

January was our busiest ever month, but our Travel Consultants are already reporting a booming start to February. We’ve seen the payday period following ‘Blue Monday’ our busiest on record, that was on top of a record-breaking January. 

Florida and cruising among our biggest sellers, but traditional favourites such as Spain have seen rises of over 80% in sales, South America up 126%, Sri Lanka up 150% and Turkey sales up a massive 148%.

 

Featured in The Press

The success of our franchisee’s at The Travel Franchise has been noticed by the national press. They featured our record-breaking month and the success of our home-based Travel Consultants.

In particular, Travel Weekly talked about how the fears and uncertainty of Brexit have not done anything to slow holiday sales, in fact, quite the opposite as our sales continue to rise.

Co-founder Paul Harrison said the unanticipated, record sales figures were down to the “entrepreneurial spirit” shown by franchisees following investment in training homeworkers on personal and business development and spending time with them on a one-to-one basis over the last year.

 

Want to find out more about The Travel Franchise and how you can join the success?

Access our free ‘Discovery Site’ now for over 80 videos packed full of news, views, and information to help you learn more about this multi award-winning business.

 

 

Direct Debit Launch

Clients can now pay their holiday balance up to 6 weeks before departure using our new Direct Debit Service. For the client this means:

  • Easier payment terms
  • No need to remember to pay your balance on time
  • Spread the cost of your holiday

For our Travel Consultants it means:

  • More reasons to book with us
  • Spread payments mean more time to pay which means more bookings
  • Reduced costs as there are no expensive credit card fees

Our new Direct Debit facility is available to all of our new Travel Consultants (franchisees) as standard.

 

Shortlisted for Major Award

Not Just Travel (our travel agency brand) has been shortlisted as one of the best travel agencies in the British Isles.

From more than 500 travel agencies who were nominated for the TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019, we are proud to announce we have been shortlisted to the top 5.

This week, Paul and Steve (our Co-Founders) were interviewed by a panel of judges ahead of the awards in April. Clearly, to be in the top 5 is an honour in itself, we look forward to finding out if we win.

 

Incentives For Our Franchisee’s

This week we’ve been helping our franchisee’s by paying their special bonuses on their bookings. In fact up to £100 extra for every booking. All throughout January and February, we have bonus incentives being paid to our Travel Consultants.

This week our incentives have focused on Cruise and Ski bookings.

Each incentive is unique to The Travel Franchise and funded by us which means these are above and beyond any additional incentives being paid by tour operators and trade partners.

All this means you can be earning £100’s of commissions and bonuses on every single booking you make.

 

Want to find out more about The Travel Franchise and how you can join the success?

Access our free ‘Discovery Site’ now for over 80 videos packed full of news, views, and information to help you learn more about this multi award-winning business.

  





Meet our sales team!home/news/Meet our sales team!

 

Meet our sales team!

Our in-house sales team have smashed sales in January, and they’re here to help you smash yours, too!

It’s time we introduced you to our in-house sales team. They’re here to help our Travel Consultants close those sales and ultimately, make more money. Their services are available to all franchisees who feel they need a little bit of extra help closing those bookings.

Whether you lack sales experience or simply work part-time and can’t fit everything in, the sales team at our headquarters are here to support you with their expert knowledge and experience.

Our team did over £70,000 worth of Lapland bookings in January alone, and the Travel Consultants who use the sales team’s service will have that reflected in their commission payment.

Want to know about how our sales team at HQ can benefit your business? Read on to find out more.

1. Years of experience and extensive knowledge

We truly believe that if you’re looking to start a career in travel then all you need is a passion for travel and a passion for people. Many of our franchisees have never worked in the travel industry before, but we provide you with full training and ongoing support to help you build your business effectively.

Our sales team have years of experience and extensive knowledge in the travel industry. Many have come from other travel agencies, airlines or tour operators, so they really know their stuff, and they can use this to help you with your business.

If you’re not as confident with the sales side of things as you are with the networking, then our in-house team can be a great asset to help you turn your enquiries into bookings.

2. Gives you more time to generate leads

Following on from our first point, if you’re great at generating leads but struggle to convert them into sales, then the head office team can help! With the team behind you, you’ll have the freedom to go out and do what you do best- network. Attend lots of events, speak to everyone you know, and then direct all the leads and enquiries directly to our sales team to seal the deal.

With their years of sales experience, they’ll be able to handle your enquiries efficiently and professionally so that you start to see a higher conversion rate from your enquiries.

3. Gives you more time to work on your business

Not only will you have more time to generate leads, but you’ll have more time to nurture your business in every area. While the sales team take care of closing the deals, you can be out networking, working on your social media presence, learning new skills, attending training events and so on.

We also offer a concierge service which means we can take a lot of the admin work of your hands, so you’ll have even more time to be generating those leads.For those that run their business alongside another job, this is also a great way to take the pressure off while trying to grow your business part-time.

4. More profitable for you

When you use our sales team service, you still make the same amount of commission you would when dealing with the bookings on your own, but it gives you a higher chance of securing those bookings. Not only that, our sales team only discount on average around 1%. During the first few months of starting up your own home travel business, you may find yourself offering discounts to secure sales, but if you find you start relying on this, the sales team could be a good way to get you and your customers out of that habit.

5. Higher repeat booking rate

Retention is one of the trickiest parts of business. As a personal Travel Consultant, you need to make sure you are always engaging with your customers before, during and after their holiday if you want to see repeat custom. We know how hard this can be, especially when you feel your time should be spent finding new leads.

Our in-house sales team has a repeat booking rate of 60%, so if you want to try and build up a regular client base, using the sales team could be a real benefit to your business. The power of an expert team behind you will make your business appear bigger, and their knowledge and skills will build a good rapport with your customers so that they’ll want to book with you time and time again.

Are you considering starting your own business but lack the confidence when it comes to selling? The Travel Franchise offers you ongoing support and training to help you grow a successful business in travel. To find out more about benefits like this, visit our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 084 8128.

  





Travel Industry sales are booming, and there’s never been a better time to join The Travel Franchise.home/news/Travel Industry sales are booming, and there’s never been a better time to join The Travel Franchise.

Travel Industry sales are booming, and there’s never been a better time to join The Travel Franchise.

Travel is booming. Whether its UK city breaks, long-haul holidays, or cruises; sales in the travel industry are growing rapidly.

Recent stats from the likes of ABTA and Travel Weekly confirm that holiday sales are on the up, and there is nothing to indicate signs of them slowing down. For the last 7 years, the number of people booking holidays has only increased, with a whopping 46.9 million holidays abroad taken in 2018 alone, and 54.7 million EU trips made (despite Brexit looming over us).

This just proves that the demand for holidays isn’t going away, and with such a positive start to 2019, these stats are only set to increase in the year to come. But where are customer’s booking these holidays? Surely they just book online I hear you ask. Wrong!

Here’s a breakdown….

  • 40% of holiday bookings are made through a travel agent
  • 76% of the population take at least one holiday
  • 80% percent of those who took an overseas holiday also had a UK break (and the remaining percent booked a second overseas trip).

This suggests there is a huge opportunity to make sales from existing customers, making holiday sales even easier for our Travel Consultants.

What does this mean for us?

The busiest month of the year for the travel industry has just drawn to a close, and what a month it has been. Our January sales have already been considerably higher than last year’s, which has given us a really great start to the year, and we’re set to see this trend continue throughout 2019.

We understand that one of the most common doubts our Travel Consultants and prospective franchisees have is whether they will be able to find enough customers and make enough sales. This would be a concern of anyone going into any kind of business for the first time. However, one of the best things about the travel industry is there are always people looking to go on holiday. Always.

Think of your friends and family, and their friends and family. It is likely that at some point throughout the year, they will take a holiday. Whether it’s an overseas trip or a weekend break in the UK, it’s still a holiday. And that makes them a potential customer of yours.

Trends for 2019

A holiday trend that is big for this year is cruising. It is estimated that 2 million people will cruise this year, with 1.1 million of those being from the UK, and nearly 20 million nights spent on board ships by UK holiday makers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our Travel Consultants to take advantage of, and that’s just a small percentage of the holidays that will be booked this year, so the earning potential from cruise bookings alone is huge, but by no means the only potential for earning in 2019.

After reviewing 2018’s stats, it is thought that 60% of the population will spend the same or more in 2019, and with 106 million domestic and overseas holidays sold last year, it certainly won’t be a struggle finding potential customers.

So if you’re thinking of making a career change, the travel industry is a no brainer. As a Travel Consultant at The Travel Franchise, you get to be your own boss, with the power of a hugely successful and growing brand behind you.

Our Travel Consultants have access to over 12 million holiday options, which really puts us ahead of the game in the industry.

To find out more about joining The Travel Franchise, check out our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 0848128.