The Holiday Franchise Company

Initial Investment

£4,500 + VAT


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Company Overview

The business was created after recognising a need to welcome and support people into the industry
who didn’t have experience, but had amazing skill sets and a passion for travel, so we created a
unique franchise model, which allows us to utilise and build on franchisees own travel experiences.
As part of Hays Travel Independence Group (Hays IG) we have access to 500+ suppliers, so we can
tailor our franchisees business to their preferred area of specialism, whether that be type of holiday
or destination.

Franchise Overview

We are backed by multi award winning Holidaysplease, who started in 2003 on a £6K investment
and now turnover in excess of £30m, and are currently ranked as the number one travel agent on
trust pilot.

We are the first travel franchise to get accreditation by both The British Franchise Association and
The Approved Franchise Association.

We currently have a network of Thirty-three franchisees across the country. This enables us to
provide intensive one to one, training, support and development.

What Makes Us Different?

Build Your Own Brand
With us, you are a stand-alone business. We support you to create your own
brand making you a fully bonded independent travel agent. This means you are
building a business you could go on to sell.

Flexible One-to-one Training
All training is bespoke to you and your business, ensuring you’re getting the most
from your time and money. The five days can be spread out to suit your
schedule, with flexibility on start and finish times.

Cloud-based Systems
Our in-house system can be accessed on any device meaning you can work
anytime, anywhere. You don’t need a dedicated laptop with you, all you need is
an internet connection.

Our in-house system will grow with you and your business. Users can be added
without any further cost if you choose to build a team. It enables tracking on

Inhouse Tour Operator
We have our own in-house tour operator, that only serve our companies. This
means you have a dedicated Head Office sales team to help you close sales with
preferred commission levels well above the industry average.

We Only Take 2% Revenue
We don’t offer commission splits like other companies, we only take 2% of the
revenue which means you earn more on every booking.

No Renewal Fee
We are looking for longstanding partnerships so we don’t charge our franchisees
renewal fees, meaning more profit for your business.

The British Franchise Association
We are proud to be accredited by the British Franchise Association who are the
voice of ethical franchising in the UK.

The Approved Franchise Association
We are the first travel franchise to be accredited by the Approved Franchise
Association & the first travel franchise to be accredited by both the Approved
Franchise Association & The British Franchise Association. This endorses our
model and ethical approach to recruiting and supporting our franchisees.

Encouraging Women Into Franchising
We are proud members of EWIF who focus their time and energy supporting
women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry.


Business Planning Meeting
If we both feel we are the right fit then we invite you to sign a deposit agreement
of £500 + VAT to secure your business planning meeting. The deposit is nonrefundable, however, if you enter into the full franchise agreement the deposit
will go towards the cost of the package you decide to take.
It’s a half-day spent with one of our directors who have built a £30 million online
travel agency from scratch and who have won ‘Online Travel Agency of The Year’,
to explore earnings, costs and cash flow.

Our Accredited Training Program
Our on-boarding training programme “Journey To Success” is a bespoke programme delivered one
to one, over a number of months, at dates and times to suit your schedule.
This consists of:

– Creating & maintaining your website
– Google Ads
– Sales Through Service/Local marketing
– Customer Management System
– Supplier networking
– Operational Efficiency

We are the first travel franchise to have their training accredited by The
Institute of Travel & Tourism.

We hold regular training via webinar to keep our product knowledge up to date.

Introducing Journey to Success Our Knowledge on Demand E-Learning Site

We are proud to announce our addition to our accredited one-to-one training program with our
brand new E-Learning site Journey to Success. It is a one-stop site with all the knowledge at your
fingertips and available 24/7 on any device. The courses include:

– Creating & maintaining your website
– Google AdWords
– Destination Guides & Content
– Cruise Line Guides & Content
– Tour Operator Guides
– Our Live Training Sessions
– Our Mental Health Program
– Partner Reward Programs
– Virtual Reality showcase
– Plus much more!

Ongoing Support

Support is key to your success.

The Holidays Franchise Company is run by travel experts, our team have worked for some of the
biggest names in the industry, so they understand the role of a travel agent and the skills and
knowledge needed to be successful.

We hold our annual team conference where we mix both business and pleasure. We enjoy
networking with each other, it is a great opportunity to share tips.

We bring in suppliers to upskill us on destination and product knowledge, and our favourite part is
the annual company awards, where we recognise a host of different achievements.

If you purchase our Designer+ package you will also receive:
– Bi-monthly reviews of your online marketing
– Bi-monthly business development call
– Annual business and personal review

As you can see you will be far from alone in this venture.

Financial Information

Travel Professional – From £4,500 + VAT
Holiday Designer (No Travel Professional Experience) – From £13,745 +VAT

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