GoCruise & Travel

GoCruise & Travel has been established for over 20 years and offers a great business model that allows you to set up your own travel business from the comfort of your own home.

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Welcome to GoCruise & Travel your cruise and holiday franchise opportunity

“Thank you for showing interest in joining our GoCruise & Travel Franchise Family. It’s my pleasure to lead a supportive and successful Franchise Network, that allows everyone to enjoy what they do, whilst earning a living and lifestyle that suits you. Plus, making new friends, building your customer network and experiencing all the amazing things the holiday and cruise industry has to offer. It’s an honour to be a part of your business journey, and look forward to speaking to you very soon!”
Colin Martin-Weekes, Franchise General Manager

GoCruise & Travel Franchise is a Cruise and Holiday network of individual business owners who can help customers find their dream holiday experience, whilst giving independent and unbiased holiday advise. We work with all the big names in the Holiday Industry and have excellent partnerships with all leading Cruise Companies to be able to create the best holiday experience for our customers.

Creating memories that last and are treasured for everyone involved in the Franchise. 

At GoCruise & Travel we support our Franchise Business Owners with developing their travel knowledge and expertise in holiday products and cruising. Providing the tools in running your own business to sell holidays and cruises to your customers.

GoCruise & Travel Customer Ethos:

“Your perfect holiday begins with a conversation to craft your next unforgettable experience, and we ensure the arranging of your holiday is enjoyable and smooth. We can plan your holiday from start to finish, and to include any personal touches that makes your holiday special! We have great holiday and cruise deals to offer, due to our relationships with our Trade Partners. Plus, our assurance, no hidden charges or fees and peace of mind that your holiday is ATOL and ABTA Protected. We are part of Fred. Olsen Travel, one of the UK’s award-winning Travel Agencies with a proud history in the travel market.” 

Joining GoCruise & Travel franchise?

Joining a Franchise, and starting your own business needs to be right for all involved, and there is certainly lot’s to consider when you are starting your own business. 

All franchise businesses, seem to offer different things, and then give you different benefits in return. And, you need to choose the right one that suits your needs. Our Franchise prides itself on supporting the business owner with developing their business, and giving a personal service when it comes to how we Franchise. Our ethos is all about getting the right fit for all, whilst offering a personalised and tailored way in Franchising.

We support our business owners, and do our best to help grow your business to the level you want it to be!

What makes the ideal GoCruise & Travel franchisee?

What we look for in a franchisee:

  • Friendly & outgoing personality
  • Professionalism
  • Drive and determination to succeed
  • Good sales skills
  • Polite telephone manner
  • Great at building relationships with people
  • Business acumen
  • Passionate about travel & cruising

Key Benefits to you...

  • Pride & satisfaction in a job well done
  • Great Work/Life balance - shape your work around your lifestyle
  • Being part of a fun and exciting industry
  • Take part in industry events
  • Additional incentives and earning potentials from our travel and cruise partners
  • Discounted rates for your own personal holidays
  • Help with building a customer network
  • Build a successful business for yourself

More benefits...

  • Part of Fred. Olsen Travel, established for 35th Years in the Travel Industry (Supported by The Advantage Travel Consortium)
  • In-House Operators to sell products to your Customers
  • Ability to sell Packages with Operators or Package Holidays yourself with our Operator Network
  • Uncapped Earning Potential- Up to 80% Commission Split (In-house Products) Lowest Commission Split 69% (9-20% better than Competition average at 60%)
  • Incentive Programme
  • ABTA & ATOL Bonded
  • Strong Commercial Partnerships with Leading Cruise & Land Operators
  • Amazing Commission Earnings and Incentive Programmes
  • Full Head Office Support including Administration & Marketing
  • Training Academy Programmes & Business Starter Packs (including a Pop Up Shop Kit)
  • Business Development Mentoring
  • Franchisee Mentor Scheme for the first year
  • Unlimited ongoing Training & Development Opportunities
  • Fam Trips & Educationals with Leading Cruise & Land Operators
  • Free Annual Conference & Top Achievers VIP Trip
  • Complimentary CLIA Annual Membership (Subsidised each Year After)
  • Social Events throughout the year
  • Out of Office Support
  • Marketing Financial Contributions & Regular Publications/Advertising Opportunity
  • Your Own Website & Social Media Support
  • Professional Quote & Booking System
  • No Credit Card Fees charged to you
  • Customer Referral Schemes & Recommend a Friend to Join GoCruise & Travel
  • Your Own Marketing Territory to build your business with GoCruise & Travel

Our preferred Travel & Cruise partners...

  • Fred. Holidays 
  • Star Clippers 
  • P&O Cruises 
  • Cunard 
  • FOCL 
  • Princess 
  • TUI 
  • JET2Holidays 
  • Regent Seven Seas 
  • Oceania 
  • Riveria Travel 
  • Royal Caribbean 
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • And we work with many more... over 300 in fact!

Plus, you can build your own holidays and packages for your customers with the commercial contracts we have in place with our Holiday & Cruise Partners! Giving you the flexibility to match a holiday to your customer’s requirements!

We are proud to be part of the Fred. Olsen Travel Family, and The Advantage Consortium that allows us to have all these connections and so much more!

Three options for the Training Academy:

  • New to Travel: Full Academy Training over a 3 week period, £4995 plus VAT (with a Payment Plan Option Available- £995 paid before training starts, then 4/8 monthly payments)
  • Returning to Travel: Partial Academy Training over a 1 week period, £995 plus VAT
  • Experienced in Travel: Partial Academy Training over a 2 day period, £295 plus VAT
  • Franchise Travel Shops & Licensees: will have the opportunity to choose a Training Academy depending on Experience.

Training is encouraged in person at our Head Office in Ipswich, which we will pay for your hotel accommodation, B&B & Lunch on all days. Transport to and from would need to be covered by you, but parking at hotel and office for training will be free. Or, we can do the training over Teams if you prefer.

Uncapped Earning Potential...

GoCruise & Travel have excellent opportunities with our Travel and Cruise Partners for you to earn money via the holidays you sell to your customers. Our Commission Earning Potential is uncapped! So, the more time and effort you put into your business, the more financial rewards you will gain.

As a business owner you can earn up to 100% of the commission paid to us on the holidays and cruises you sell (based on our in-house offering). The lowest commission percentage we pay is 69%-80% of the money paid to us by the Travel and Cruise Partners.

So, if you sold a holiday worth £5000, with a commission level set at 15% (these are all different with Holiday and Cruise Partners, lowest at 9% up to 25%!) you would earn at the lowest percentage 69% £518, or at the highest £750.

All our commission payments are paid the month after the customer has travelled to the business owners.

Next steps to joining GoCruise & Travel

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