From £299 Plus VAT
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Everybody loves to talk about travel, where they have been, their experiences and where they want to go next. In 2017 we took 72.8million trips out of the UK spending £44.8billion.
Over the last twenty years the true travel professional has moved out of the high street in favour of working from home. Our technology ensures you can run your business, your way, from your home.
The sky is truly the limit when it comes to earning potential. You decide the hours you want to work but the more time you invest in your business the greater the earning potential.
Travel-pa offers the franchisor the opportunity to run an exciting dynamic business working around the demands of their family. We, are a family owned and run business. Everyone here is passionate about travel! As we go from strength to strength we continue to be joined by like-minded, fanatical about travel, passionate, dedicated people.
As the owner of your own travel business you will spend your days:
Established in 2012, Travel-pa is the retail and wholesale homeworking division of Sunset Travel Ltd. Sunset is one of the oldest independent family run travel businesses and was established in 1980 and has been one of the pioneers in luxury travel for nearly 40 years.
With over 70 homebased travel professionals, it is the fastest growing subsidiary within the group. The homeworking commission-based role provides the tools necessary for you to establish your ‘OWN TRAVEL BUSINESS’.
Travel-pa have all licenses required for you to trade legally, be professionally indemnified and have an instant online presence as well as being completely independent to allow you to offer great flexibility and choice to your customers.
We take great pride in our ongoing technological advancements from our bespoke developments to allow you access to a wide range of suppliers to suit your client needs and budget.The majority of travel agents today concentrate on small supplier lists. We prefer to concentrate on you and your customer. We allow you to tap into all the bonded suppliers, a truly massive list, to ensure you match the right holiday to the right client.
We have an Intranet providing access to our systems, support tools and messenger system to speak to your fellow franchisees. Our unique wholesale system ‘Travellusions’ used by our sister tour operator ‘Sunset Faraway Holidays’ and ‘LuxuryHolidaysDirect.com’ gives you access to net rate flights on almost all carriers as well as access to a wholesale bed stock. This of course means little to you! Don’t worry! We will explain it all at your training, but what it means is you will have the edge on your competitors!
You will develop and run your own travel business. But you are not alone!You will be supported by Travel-pa, a 40 year old successful family run business alongside a team who have all grown and developed their own travel businesses. We will share your challenges and successes every inch of the way!
If you are considering your own travel business, but feel to reach your true potential you would like to belong to a community of friendly like-minded people, we are ready to help.
We have witnessed people from all walks of life create outstanding travel business but the things that they all have in common are:
Should you already run your own travel business or currently work in travel, we offer a Travel-pa two-day conversion course which on completion ensures you are ready to go! If you have had a travel career in the past and want to reactivate your travel business but need to enhance your knowledge or skill set, we are here to support you. After a two day residential course we offer an add-on self-study course to ensure you are ready to sell all aspects of travel in this ever evolving industry. This program will also suit the travel professional who has only sold one area of travel.
Travel is an exciting industry. An industry anyone can learn. Travel-pa are devoted to ensuring you have the tools at your disposal to build your own successful travel business. If you love to travel and want to become your own boss bring your dedication and passion to Travel-pa.
To start your journey email us with your address and telephone number we will arrange a convenient time for an initial chat.
We have 3 joining options
Already a Travel Agent – £299.00 + VAT
If you are already working in travel, either in a retail store or running your own business and are looking for a small, friendly, supportive business
The perfect transition for those with limited travel experience – £1500 + VAT
If you have limited travel experience, perhaps you have worked for a tour operator or in retail but over 5 years ago and now want to return to travel whilst creating and running your own business, this is the option for you.
Become a Travel Agent – £5000 + VAT (payable by an instalment plan)
For the person who wants to run their own business and is passionate about travel, but with no previous experience, we have developed the Academy.
Previously I worked in a school around my children, I wanted more of a challenge, but what could I do with children to be around for?
I have always been interested in travel, who isn’t? We have always booked our holidays through a travel agent who works for Travel-PA so when I spotted an advert on workingmums for franchisee’s I was extremely interested.
After a few telephone conversations, I took the plunge and decided to join and have never looked back! I am almost a year in now, why oh why didn’t I do this years ago!
I run my own business from home – I have a little office set up in my garden where I spend my working hours. I have the flexibility to spend time with my children or meet friends for lunch, I work my own hours, no pressure, no complying with set working hours. On those cold winter mornings I grab a cuppa and work as little time as I need to/wish to. Now that is perfect!