Q4 2022

8. Jul22575 Launched in 2001, The Travel Franchise is one of the UK’s largest travel consultancies. Indeed, as one of the UK’s fastest-growing franchises, beating the likes of Burger King and Subway in terms of forward momentum, it enables anyone to start their own travel business, giving them the support, resources, and guidance that they need to hit the ground running even if they have never worked in travel before. As the most popular choice for people with no travel experience to train as fully qualified travel agents and entrepreneurs, The Travel Franchise, enables anyone to launch their own agency in under a week. Consultants operate under the customer-facing Not Just Travel brand and can sell a variety of fully protected holidays from over 400 different suppliers. On the day they finish training, agents are given a ready-made infrastructure for their business and the ability to make bookings immediately. Not only do they get a personalised website, but access to marketing materials, mentoring, and a full support structure with the ability to call a business development manager to discuss any problems or goals. Agents also have access to ongoing training and development. This reflects its entire business model in the macro scale; being a company that prizes innovation and thrives on the success of its clients, it encourages franchisees to specialise in areas such as luxury travel and cruising, giving them the tools they need to become experts. Moreover, being the only homeworking agency with a MoneyBack Challenge, where franchisees can get their franchise fee refunded if they sell a certain number of holidays in a specific timeline, many get their business for free. Franchisees also get the chance to travel with its unique overseas Millionaires Retreat and Elite Experience giving a valuable first-hand experience of resorts and destinations abroad, whilst being educated by travel experts and its cofounders, serial entrepreneurs who have built a multitude of multi-million-pound businesses. The company also adapts and develops its franchise packages alongside industry changes and fluctuations, allowing it to achieve its own goals. Such goals include becoming voted one of the UK’s best workplaces, helping people switch careers, doubling in size in the next few years, and attracting the best talent, much of which it is already making impressive headway as it continues to pioneer new training opportunities such as within the cruise sector. The company managed to not only withstand Covid-19 but grow during the pandemic. Thanks to its team and consultants working with ironclad will and tenacity, it is on track to double the size of its enterprise by the end of the year in terms of sales and recruitment. Inviting clients and peers alike to ‘watch this space, 2022 is set to end on an exciting note with its continued push towards sustainability, updated training and ever-improving incentives all ensuring it can remain a front-runner of international travel. Company: The Travel Franchise Contact: Jenny Farenden Website: https://www.notjusttravel.com/ Best Bespoke Travel Consultancy – UK Working closely with Hays Travel and key trade partners, it sells a huge variety of holidays through its customer-facing brand, Not Just Travel, providing a variety of deals and packages often not available to the public anywhere else. Consultants aren’t just known for deals, however, but for the incredible personal service, they provide.