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  • Take Flight With a Travel-PA Franchise!

    Established since 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, established in 1980 (ABTA 57032, ATOL 2886) and has been one of the pioneers in luxury travel for over 35 year.

    With over 70 homebased travel franchises, it is the fastest growing subsidiary within the group. The homeworking commission based role allows you the means to start your ‘OWN TRAVEL BUSINESS’ within a few days.

    Travel-pa allows you to run your business from home, have all licenses required 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.

    Travel PA take great pride in their ongoing technological advancements from many bespoke developments to allow you access to a wide range of suppliers to suit your client needs and budget.

    You will receive access to the Travel PA Intranet, which enables you to use the Travel PA systems, support tools and messenger system to speak to your fellow franchisees. The unique wholesale system ‘Travellusions’ used by 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 inventory (hotels) . You will also receive acces to Traveltek, the Industry renowned travel system that gives you access to thousands of hotels, cruise and ancillary suppliers via the multi xml tool. Travel-pa will have the solution for your clients travel needs.

    Benefits of Becoming a Franchisee

    Below are just some of the benefits of becoming a Travel PA franchisee.

    • Earn a massive 70% of the commission on all bookings.
    • No running costs (subject to minimum commission earnings).
    • Total flexibility of hours.
    • Your own microsite for example (www.travel-pa.com/jackief).
    • Email marketing System
    • Travel-pa intranet with message board, news feeds and advice centre.
    • Product training days.
    • Annual conference.
    • Booking incentives.
    • Trade discounted holidays.
    • Administration support for confirmations/final ticket dispatch/balance chasing.
    • One to one ongoing support.

    There is a £5,000 + VAT joining investment, which can be paid in installments. For the first 6 months, there are no admin charges, whilst thereafter is just £50 per calendar month.

    All necessary software is included, including use of our proprietary retail and wholesale systems, marketing materials and microsites.

    Traveltek Retail System.

    ‘Traveltek’ is our retail and back office homeworking system, it has multiple xml supplier integrations to include all of the well-known bedbanks, ancillary suppliers, cruise, low cost and charter airlines as well as the traditional package operators.

    Illusions Booking System.

    Travel-pa’s Illusions booking system allows you to be the ‘wholesaler’ rather than just a ‘retailer’ earning commission from other suppliers.This tool will give you the competitive edge, with its unique local level supplier xml integrations saving £’s on normal retailer prices. This system also offers the negotiated contracts of our sister company Sunset Faraway Holidays/Luxuryholidaysdirect.com spanning the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Caribbean, USA and Far East

    Training and Support

    You do not need any experience in the travel industry to join us, as Travel PA will teach you everything you need to get your business off to a flying start.

    As well as one to one support, you will have access to plenty of training resources, including a 396 page Training Manual with 75 self-teach videos and self-assessment material.

    Training takes place over 7 days at residential accommodation – 5 days initial training and 2 days revising and recapping. If, however, you have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a retail agency or tour operator or have been involved with booking client’s travel arrangements in the past or have been a home-worker with a previous homeworking company and you feel you are qualified to sell immediately with only system knowledge required, then it is a matter of a 2 day fast track training course and you are live.

    Residential Training Course with Self-Teach Home Study Modules
    Ideal for those with no travel experience

    • 70% commission
    • No maintenance fees for the first 6 months, then subject to minimum monthly target
    • No Administration
    • Your Own Micro-site
    • Market leading technology that can search over 100 holidays for you
    • Tour operating Illusions system
    • 5 Days (4 nights) + 2 days (1 night) follow up training course in the boardroom at our offices in Croydon
    • 5 nights Bed and Breakfast hotel at the Hampton by Hilton or similar
    • ABTA Membership
    • Ability to Atol package
    • No directional selling
    • Competitive commission rate

    You will also receive a 396 page Training Manual with 75 Self-teach videos and self assessment exams, guided by your support manager. These cover the following modules:

    1) Preliminary Module- Introduction to travel (Home Study)
    2) Module 1 – Your Business start-up (Home Study)
    3) Module 2 – Marketing (Residential Course and Home Study)
    4) Module 3 – The Travel Booking Process (Residential Course and Home Study)
    5) Module 4 – Cruise (Residential Course and Home Study)
    6) Module 5 – Selling Ski (Home Study)
    7) Module 6 – Introduction to flights (Residential Course and Home Study)
    8) Module 7 – Travel-pa systems (residential Course and Home Study)
    9) Module 8 – Customer Service and Retention (Home Study)
    10) Module 9 – Training and Support (Home Study)

    • CLIA Membership for first year
    • Trailstream quoting system for first year
    • Day at the World Travel Market with lunch
    • Marketing starter pack: pop up stand/200 Business cards/Business Referral Cards
    • Guaranteed place on first 3 Travel-pa training days held in London
    • Place on the annual conference (first year) on a twin share basis
    • Business plan review with Support Manager
    • Marketing plan review with Support Manager
    • On going business development support with Training Manager

     

    Comparison To Other Travel Franchises

    Travel PA Hays Travel Counsellors Go Cruise Global The Travel Franchise
    Joining Fee £5000 + VAT £6000 + VAT £10,000 + VAT £11,995 + VAT £14,995 + VAT Up to £24,995 + VAT
    Installment Plan Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
    Commission Split after Graduation 70% 60% 60% 60% Unknown 60%
    Monthly Admin Charges £0 1st 6 months, then £50 p/m £75 + Vat p/m £75 p/m £130 + VAT p/m Unknown Unknown
    Days on Residential 7 days (5 days + 2 days recap after initial training) 10 days 10 days 3 days 10 days 5 days
    Course E-Learning workshop and Self Study Not Known E-Learning workshop and Self Study Not Known Not Known Not Known
    Established in Travel Industry > than 40 years 30 years 20 years Not Known 20 years Not Known
    In House Tour Operator Yes Yes Yes No No No

     

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    If you want to find out more about this exciting franchise opportunity with Travel PA, please call 0208 629 1553 or simply fill out the enquiry form below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss this opportunity further.

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