Making a first-time entry in this year’s HSBC 2023 Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100), The Travel Franchise rose to number 17, ranking well above numerous other travel franchises in Britain. In fact, The Travel Franchise is the only one from the travel industry to be ranked in the top 20.
The Travel Franchise’s Head of Marketing Jenny Farenden has described this as a “massive achievement”. And for good reason. The EF100 is the UK’s most prestigious rankings league that’s announced every December for the following year. It celebrates excellence in the industry and The Travel Franchise couldn’t be more proud.
So, how did the brand make it so high up in the rankings? An independent panel of judges is gathered and they allocate scores for each entrant. The criteria they look at includes growth, ambitions, plans for the future, community engagement and contributions made to franchisees.
According to Farenden, 2022 was a year of “massive investment and growth for the company”. This was exemplified by The Travel Franchise either winning or being shortlisted for nearly 30 awards. But that’s not all. The brand has also invested more than £1 million in technology and in recruiting travel experts. These experts help each of their franchisees build their homeworking travel consultancy business.
The parent brand is so invested in its franchisees’ success that the franchisees are the ones reaping the rewards of this investment. This has resulted in some travel consultants recording “extraordinary sales” with October and November being the company’s best months to date. One couple even sold holidays worth £1 million in the space of one month.
Farenden believes that the successes of 2022 are just a precursor of what’s to be expected in 2023. In fact, their sales figures indicate that the January to March peak season will be “bigger than ever”. As such, interested and aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible to avail of the opportunity that’s just around the corner.
As one of the UK’s fastest-growing travel agency businesses, The Travel Franchise offers individuals part-time and full-time opportunities and work from the comfort of their own home. Support is provided throughout the franchisee’s journey and no prior travel agent experience is needed.
The cost of a franchise ranges from an incredibly low £2,995+VAT to £49,995+VAT, depending on the chosen package. Franchisees who opt for the Elite package (£14,995+VAT) can have their full franchise fee refunded if they’re able to meet certain milestones.