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Staying Power: 14 Years as a Travel Consultant with The Travel Franchise and Still Loving It

Meet Agata Wiencis of Mini Max Travel to discover the secrets of success over a decade down the line with over £1 million in commission As one of the longest-standing consultants with The Travel Franchise, Agata Wiencis set up her...

GoCruise & Travel Conference 2024

GoCruise & Travel, alongside our parent Brand, Fred Olsen Travel held our Annual Conference last week at the Latimer De Vere Estate, 23/24 April 2024 with 186 attendees. The two day Conference included key business sessions, from our Trade Partners...

Part-Time Consultancy Proves to be the Perfect Business Plan For Many Who Join The Travel Franchise

You don’t have to launch your new travel consultancy on a full-time basis to be successful Launching your own business can be daunting. But not so much if you can do it on a part-time basis, running it alongside your...

Launch your Business with The Travel Franchise and make your First ‘Work Trip’ a Cruise with its Pioneering Seminar at Sea

New joiners overcome hurdles of selling a cruise by joining ground-breaking educational trip on board ship across the Med – limited places still available In a bid to allow all its franchisees to master the art of selling a cruise...

New to travel or want a portfolio career? Keen to run several businesses alongside each other? Made redundant? Turn to The Travel Franchise

The privilege of having a ‘job for life’ has long been a principle consigned to the past. Redundancies and job losses are all considered the norm within the lifespan of an average career. However, according to the latest Future of...

The Travel Franchise flies 50 franchisees to Fuerteventura as part of their package

The Travel Franchise flew 50 of its franchisees to Fuerteventura in March to enjoy the travel company’s exclusive five-day Millionaire’s Retreat, included as part of the company’s most popular Elite franchise package. Led by co-founders Paul Harrison and Steve Witt,...

The Travel Franchise unveils new initiatives and celebrates “a phenomenal 2023” for holiday bookings and franchise investment at its largest-ever UK annual conference

Holiday sales grew 36.6% in 2023 with one couple taking over £3.8 million in sales during 2023 New franchisee sign ups more than double New high-profile board of directors unveiled New initiatives to skyrocket cruise and other niche...

The results are in: customers LOVE Geek Retreat!

In September Geek Retreat received the results of its Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey. NPS is a customer service rating survey which canvasses hundreds of Geek Retreat customers to learn what they think and feel about the brand. It’s scored...

Geek Retreat – Adaptating during the Cost of Living Crisis

Stewart and Laura Brass, owners of the Geek Retreat store in Sunderland, offer their insights into how the franchise operation has adapted to changing customer behaviours and preferences during the ongoing cost of living crisis. Embracing Experience-Centric Shopping One notable...

Geek Retreat – Navigating Economic Challenges Successfully

The Geek Retreat franchise is booming, despite the current economic crisis; here Geek Retreat share their insights into how their franchise system selects and supports franchisees who are better equipped to navigate economic challenges successfully. In the face of a...

The biggest benefits of being part of the Geek Retreat family

It was a great summer for all the Geek Retreat franchised stores around the UK, but autumn is also shaping up to be something special, too. November is one of the busiest months of the year for store owners...

High street entertainment retailer Geek Retreat reported strong revenue growth in August thanks to Disney’s Lorcana

Lorcana Set 2 available in store on 17 November The geek culture retailer, gaming café, community hub and events venue, Geek Retreat, enjoyed a record August with average monthly store revenues 36% higher than the same period in 2022. Over...

Mum’s home-based travel agency business takes off in just six months

“I cannot believe I've got this business, it's working financially, it’s flexible and I enjoy it as well!” Alison Hunter-Gray, a mum of three girls...

The Travel Franchise’s Seminar at Sea “an incredible success”

Over 150 franchisees and corporate team members enjoyed “a truly magical experience” aboard Virgin Voyage’s Valiant Lady on a seven-night Seminar at Sea (18th - 25th June) - the only event of its kind...

Travel Franchisee ‘Sales’ Into The Sunset By Specialising As A Cruise Expert In His Spare Time

With commissions being among the highest in the industry, selling a cruise can be big business for a travel agent. But did you know you could be a travel agent in your spare time, and...

How to switch careers, work in travel and get your business for free

“It’s the best decision i’ve ever made,” says mum Becky who got her travel franchise for free! Becky Westaway worked in PR for 16 years but after the pandemic she wanted to be her...

A flexible franchise for people who want to sell millions of pounds worth of holidays or simply earn a bit of pocket money

Pull out quotes: “I sold £329k-worth of holidays in January without any former experience in travel” says commuter weary 36-year-old Ben who quit his job to work from home and start a family “You can work...

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