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.
Are you members of the BFA?
Yes- We are full members of the BFA (British Franchise Association) and we believe this is really important when choosing a Franchise.
All BFA members have undergone a substantial accreditation process review to achieve their membership. With this in mind, you can expect honesty and transparency throughout your exploration process and when in business with them.
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 but earnings of around £60k+* are achievable. We have established Franchisees that earn much more than this figure but we don’t want to promise you the world as earnings are down to your drive, passion and most of all, commitment to your business.
*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 too! 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 Day 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 email@example.com .