the opportunity Explore Experienced Homeworkers - Try for Free
Are you an experienced Travel Professional now looking to run your own business?

We are keen to recruit newly available travel professionals but understand that the uncertainty of the current crisis will, understandably, make recently redundant agents nervous and cynical about investing in a franchise.

“Therefore, instead of our normal franchise offer, we are offering interested agents six months free of charge to ‘test drive’ our opportunity before fully committing to it.

“If agents decide that Explorer is not the right choice for them, they are free to leave.”

The normal franchise fee is £12,000 plus VAT.

Explorer Travel has been operating in the UK Travel Marketplace for over 15 years. We currently have over 120 homeworkers all operating their own home-based travel businesses. We are backed by the largest independent travel consortium in the UK, Hays Travel

We are now looking for a small number of experienced travel agents to complement our existing network of homeworkers.

What’s included:-

• Access to over 400 trade suppliers
• ABTA bonding
• Your own bespoke website
• EPDQ Payment facility
• ISELL Front/Back Office system
• Central administration/IT and Marketing support
• 70% Commission
• Low monthly fees

Your experience and skills

You will have a minimum of 2 years working within an ABTA/ATOL bonded operation.

You will be able to source your own leads and convert these into firm sales.

You will be confident in your ability to build a comprehensive database of repeat clients or you may already have such a database in place.

You will be self-disciplined which will allow you to work from home and control your working hours and in turn have the autonomy to manage your own income (uncapped)

This role will be self-employed and you will be responsible for your tax and National Insurance.

Our start-up fees for experienced travel professionals start from as little £250 followed by monthly management fees of £49*

To request additional information or to apply, please send you current CV to

*Inclusive of VAT. initial 6 month period.



I have experience but it was a long time ago, is this OK?

Please speak to us, it depends on what experience you have. We would prefer that your experience has been within the last 5 years but your passion and drive for success is far more important

How does your commission work?

We work with over 400 trade suppliers. Each of these suppliers pays us a commission for selling their products. These commission rates vary from supplier to supplier. A good average rate would be around 12%. As an example – You sell a £5000 holiday to the Maldives which generates a profit(commission) of £600.  You retain 70% of this profit which equates to £420

I have experience. Will I still need training?

Yes, you will need training on our systems and processes which will be different from what you are used to. We can train online via Zoom conferencing and this could be anything from 3-5 days dependant again on your experience.

What support do I get?

We have a whole team dedicated to support. As a company, we do not sell travel ourselves so our Head Office team is there to support our network of Homeworkers and Franchisees.  We have admin/booking support, IT Support, Marketing support.  We also have a dedicated Facebook group where all our agents share ideas and ask for advice.

What systems do you provide?

You will get access to a CRM back office system, 400+ trade suppliers, PDQ Online payment system and a dedicated members area. You will also be provided with your own Explorer Travel Holidays website and branded email account, business cards and electronic signature.

Do I get everything as per your Franchise Package?

Yes, we are not removing anything from our package so you will have the same tools and features as our existing Franchisees.

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