Do I need experience?
The simple answer is no. We set up back in 2005 with the aim of providing the 1st online travel franchise in the UK specifically for people with little or no trade experience. And that ethos is still in place today and our induction training course has been designed with this in mind.
Will you help me market my business?
Yes – You’ll have access to professional and effective marketing materials created by our talented team of creatives. We’re also on hand with plenty of tips on how to market yourself in your local area and online via social media platforms
If you’d like to discuss upcoming marketing campaigns, our Business Development team would be happy to discuss this with you.
What kind of support is included?
We won’t throw you to the wolves – after your initial induction training you’ll have a support team of experienced admin, IT, accounts, training and sales staff available to lend you a hand. For example our admin team will handle all your ticketing, invoices, supplier documentation and much more. In the weeks following your initial training you’ll also receive specialist business mentoring in social media and web marketing.
Can I have a business partner?
Our Guru package is ideal for those looking to operate a partnership as it allows two people to run the business. Each person will need to attend our Induction training course.
How much money can I make?
How much do you want to make? Commissions are uncapped and earnings of around £50,000* per annum are achievable. When you expand your business with additional help, anything is possible! For entrepreneurs looking to go even bigger, we have a progression package that is ideal for our High Flyers
*For illustration purposes only and not a guarantee of income.
What do I need to get started?
To be part of the Explorer Travel franchise you’ll need a PC (or equivalent), broadband connection and a telephone (or VOIP). You may want to consider a printer if you don’t have one, but we’re all about keeping your overheads low so if you don’t need it – don’t buy it!
What costs are there to run my business?
Your only real fixed costs are our monthly management fees. If you already have a PC, broadband, and a telephone line you’re essentially sorted! We’re all about keeping costs to a minimum and commissions high to give you maximum profit potential.
Do I have to be set up as a Limited Company?
You can run your business as a Limited Company or sole trader – it’s completely up to you!
What do the management fees cover?
We’re glad you asked! The fee covers a range of services critical for your business including personal indemnity insurance, website creation and hosting, website maintenance, ABTA registration and membership, back office systems, software licences, and admin and marketing support.
Can I upgrade packages at a later date?
We’d love you to! You can upgrade at any time by paying the difference in the franchise fee between your current package and the package you’re upgrading to.
I am definitely interested. What’s the next step?
Attend one of our informative, no obligation Discovery Days sessions, or if you’re already certain this is the business path for you, we encourage you to meet with us.
How do I contact you?
We are an online agency so the best way to contact us is by completing the Contact Form or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .