EWIF – Vas Jesani

date icon 1 minute to read date icon 2nd October, 2023

Vas Jesani, a franchise with The Travel Franchise is enjoying a roaring trade in a specific
market, selling holidays to her local community and specialising in vegan tourism.
Individuals on a vegan diet can often find planning holidays abroad challenging, especially
when it comes to eating out, as not all destinations cater for plant-based diets.
Vas and her husband Hari have found that their travel expertise is highly valued and popular
in their local South Asian community. As a result, bookings are soaring.
Vas said: “I loved organising holiday packages for my friends and family and friends and so
naturally, I turned it into a business.
Vegan travel is growing ever-popular. Tourist destinations are getting more and more
inclusive. Only a few years ago, you would struggle to find vegan food. Let alone vegan, you
wouldn’t be able to find restaurants that would cater to your vegetarian food needs. But now,
every major city has expanded to include vegan and vegetarian options.
As someone from a vegetarian background who has travelled extensively, I can prevent
problems arising for my customers and can provide them with the knowledge and
confidence that they are going to have a stress-free holiday. “
The Travel Franchise is supporting the work of industry organisation Encouraging Women
Into Franchising (EWIF) by sharing a series of stories from a number of women to show how
its possible to build highly successful full- and part-time businesses around other jobs or
busy family lives.
EWIF is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and
guidance to women looking for a route into the franchise industry. Its aim is to encourage
women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage businesswomen to franchise their
existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks.