If you have a passion for travel, a hotel franchise opportunity could be your way to break into the hospitality industry.
Are you interested in running your own holiday and hotel franchise? Before you get started, there are a few things you need to know. If you have a passion for travel, a hotel franchise opportunity could be your way to break into the hospitality industry.
Many of us like going on holiday. During times of bad weather or the winter seasons in our home countries, taking a sojourn to a sunnier clime can be just what the doctor ordered. Sometimes, the colder weather isn’t the right type of cold — skiing, anyone? If you love to travel, have you ever thought about turning your passion into a business?
There are many franchise opportunities available for you to discover in the holiday and hotel sectors. From running your own hotel to taking charge of a cruise and much more besides, there are a number of ways to join this popular industry. We look at the top five holiday and hotel franchise opportunities you can get involved in.
1. Run your own branch of Best Western
One of the world’s most well-known hotel brands is planning further international expansion — could you be part of this global initiative? With more than 4,200 locations under its belt, Best Western operates under a number of names, each of which is independently owned and run. As a franchisee, you’ll benefit from the 3.8 million-strong Best Western loyalty programme. Best Western will take care of your distribution platform, taking charge of marketing, sales and revenue management services. You’ll be projected to receive a return on investment of 10:1, all for an initial investment of £420,000.
2. Cruises could be your way into franchising
If you’re a particular fan of the open seas, starting a cruise franchise may be the perfect travel business opportunity for you. GoCruise started franchising in 2001 and now boasts over 60 franchises across the UK. As part of this franchise, you’ll be able to craft bespoke cruise packages to meet your customers’ various requirements. A major advantage of GoCruise is its extensive relationships with many major cruise companies, including P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean International, which means you’ll be able to offer your customers a wide range of different cruises at great value.
3. There are opportunities within caravans and camping
The Camping and Caravanning Club was started in Berkshire in 1901 and is now the oldest of its type in the world. This holiday business focuses on people who are interested in taking holidays in caravans and on campsites. The idea behind this franchise network is adding to the large number of campsites under its wing and providing more places for would-be holidaymakers to choose from. The Camping and Caravanning Club has campsites across England and Wales and boasts over 1.3 million pitch nights spent on its club sites annually.
4. You can take on adventurous holidaymakers at Treasure Trails
With more than 1,000 themed treasure hunts across the UK, Treasure Trails is the perfect opportunity if you want to start a travel franchise with a difference. Your customers will guide themselves along each treasure trail, finally discovering an answer that could win them £100. With £7,500, you can get started at Treasure Trails and begin a unique travel franchise.
5. You could be a travel consultant
Do you have a flair for organisation, or do your friends always come to you when they’re looking to go on holiday? If you’re a great planner and have an interest in travel, starting a franchise as a travel consultant could be a great fit for you. With Travel Counsellors, you can get involved in this dynamic industry — and it’ll cost you a highly affordable £295. Using expert travel knowledge and benefitting from established relationships with hotels, you can help craft the vacations of people’s dreams.
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