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The Holiday Franchise Company - Travel Franchise

The business has been created by travel professionals to open up this exciting industry to those with a passion for travel.


The Holiday Franchise Company

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 performance.


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.


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 non-refundable, 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

The Institute of Travel & Tourism.

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.

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.


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