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.
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.