If you're looking for franchising opportunities in the travel sector, you'll want to make sure you find the best possible holiday company. In order to decide which one is the right one to choose, it pays to spend a little time researching your various options by seeing what competing providers have to offer you.
As with many things these days, the best place to start looking for a successful travel and tours franchise is online. Perhaps you're looking for an agency that will enable you to compare the prices of the world's leading holiday companies? Or maybe you're in search of a company with many industry contacts around the world, offering the most exclusive deals?
Perhaps one of your requirements is that they sell package holidays to a particular destination, such as the Caribbean Islands? Whatever it is that you're looking for, you're bound to find a good fit by searching online, as the opportunities are practically endless.
Do not forget you can always get in touch directly for a quote if the website's pricing is not clear. The company should have a customer service team available around the clock – whether this is over the phone, by e-mail or through an online chat facility.
Different agencies will likely have varying specialties, such as all-inclusive packages or the best knowledge of Sandals resorts, and which one you choose may come down to personal preference. If you have a particular destination in mind, use the search bar to scope out the options for flights and accommodation relevant to this area.
However, in order to find the best travel and tour franchise you will need to track down the company that offers the widest choice of holiday destinations, both online and by phone. It may be worth contacting the company directly to discuss the different options they have available, or you can simply spend some time looking through their website.
Another factor to take into consideration is the price of these holidays compared to other leading providers. Do they have access to the most exclusive last minute deals? How many international flight and hotel providers do they have in their database? Look out for collaboration with major holiday brands like Virgin and Western Oriental.
Be sure to check to see if the agency you've chosen is part of a bigger group. You may not realise it, but they could be part of a larger independent buying group – a detail that could just swing your decision in their favour. If they have an affiliate company, spend some time researching them, too.
It is vital that the company you choose is a member of the ABTA and that the holidays they sell are fully protected by ATOL and Flight Plus schemes. This will ensure (more than great customer testimonials ever could – although these are important too) that they are a trusted company that travellers continue to use with confidence.
If you're satisfied that the company you're researching is a trusted and acclaimed travel provider, it's time to spend some time browsing through their travel and tour options to make sure you like what you see.
You should find a vast range of worldwide holidays, cruises, city breaks, ski and snowboard packages and – most importantly – tailor made packages. These packages may be all-inclusive, inclusive or allow clients to choose their flights and hotels separately, whilst still remaining under the company's financial protection.
Offering bespoke travel packages will set your agency above other competing companies in the industry. Not only will this option allow customers to choose the most convenient flight and hotel options, but they will also be able to curate every detail of their experience from scratch – resulting in a holiday to remember.