Cultivating a new breed of Explorers
At Explorer Travel we exist to help people like you start up and run your own thriving online
travel business from the comfort of your home.
 We opened our doors in 2005 as the very first UK based travel franchise, and have since grown to support the success of over 300

travel agency websites by providing financial backing, training and marketing to aspiring franchisees.


You can often find us working on:

Checking out the latest hotspots to wine and dine

Administering bookings

Going for a run

Coordinating digital marketing campaigns

On a plane to our next holiday destination

Running training courses

We believe in passionate people.

We’re passionate and committed about what we do, so we like to surround ourselves with like-minded people. Travel is one of the most satisfying industries to work in, and when you love what you do it makes it all the more rewarding.

We believe talent comes from anywhere.

We connect, foster relationships and train our community of Explorers regardless of their professional background.

We believe you can blend work and life.

We’re not tied to the normal 9-5 job. Sometimes life gets in the way of it, but our commitment never strays. And that’s the way we like it.

Our office space is unique
Where we work is different for all of us.
Whether it’s sitting in our PJs at home, relaxing on a beach, enjoying an office with a view,
or exploring the world as we Explorers do, we are not confined by our workspace.
And the same applies to our franchisees too.

Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available.

Explorer Travel, as registered with ABTA and the CAA, sells travel services on behalf of Hays Travel Limited and benefits from Hays Travel’s membership of ABTA with membership number L3832. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or visit

Explorer Travel is an Accredited Body Member of Hays Travel Ltd, ATOL 5534

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected

Hays Travel Limited are registered in England and Wales with company number 1990682 and VAT number 193167195. Registered office: 25 Vine Place, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR1 3NA. Explorer Travel as registered with ABTA and the CAA, of The Bold Business Centre, Bold Lane, Sutton, St.Helens. Merseyside. WA9 4TX. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

Please use the Contact Form on this website for all holiday requests or enquiries. Our usual hours of Business are Monday – Friday 0900-1900 (excludes Public Holidays) and Saturday 0900-1300.