Fred. Olsen Travel has honoured its franchisees during its annual GoCruise & Travel Top Achievers Celebration which took place onboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria from 15th to 18th September 2023. The trip was hosted by Colin Martin-Weekes, GoCruise & Travel Franchise General Manager, who was joined by members of Fred. Olsen Travel’s head office support teams as well as the company’s top ten franchisees who were congratulated on last year’s impressive business performance results. During the f...Read More
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We are delighted to introduce you to our franchise business. We can help you make the right decision on starting up your own business.
It’s important when you are considering setting up your own travel business from home that you choose an established, well known business to work with. We can offer you just that and more… We have it all covered whether you have travel experience or not we offer you the training that you need most.
With GoCruise & Travel it’s not just the support you get when joining our business, it’s the ongoing support that makes the difference. When setting up your franchise we offer franchisees a three week training course. Content includes learning all aspect of the travel industry along with sales and marketing skills to operational processes.
We continue the support with a mentor that will help you get your business off the ground quickly. It doesn’t stop there… we continue to offer ongoing weekly trainings to all franchisees to increase knowledge on different products to help you sell to your clients.
Are you looking to...
- Run your business your way and be your own boss?
- Have the backing of a big brand behind you?
- Sell a number of different holiday types to suit all customer's needs?
- Have the freedom and flexibility to work the hours you want to suit your lifestyle?
- Use the latest cutting edge technology to make the sales process as easy as possible?
- Work with ABTA & ATOL holders to give you & your customers the protection you need?
What do GoCruise & Travel franchisees receive?
- Unlimited earnings… we pay outstanding commission rates…
- Partnership with a nationally recognised brand, Fred. Olsen Travel
- £495 +VAT Joining Fee with the advantage of earning it back in your first year (based on performance)
- Full Training and Induction Programme with a choice of three tiers to suit your experience
- Full Members of the British Franchise Association
- ABTA & ATOL Bonded to give full financial protection to your clients
- Your own website
- Complimentary CLIA Membership for the first year
- A fantastic system that will bring your clients quotes to life
- We take care of all your admin, so you concentrate on the marketing and selling
- Marketing support from Eshots, studio design work to magazine distribution
- A marketing territory that you own
- Weekly training sessions along with conferences and educationals
- A mentor and business development support to help grow your business to success
- Opportunity to attend Conferences/Events and Business Workshops
- Plus, create that right balance for you and your family, you choose the hours you want to invest in your business.
Unprecedented support and guidance
Unlike many other franchises or home-working organisations, we won’t simply take your money and leave you to it. As soon as you join us, you become part of the GoCruise & Travel family, with all the help and support that comes with it.
With a 30-strong team of dedicated head office staff, we will support you in promoting your business via online and offline marketing and take care of all the necessary administration - from processing your customers' bookings to dispatching tickets. You will also receive advice on business development and lead generation, and benefit from ongoing product training to help you further your knowledge.
We will also undertake the initial marketing of your business to make it a success right from the start.
There will be three options for the Training Academy:
All candidates will pay a £495+VAT Joining Fee (regardless of experience) with the opportunity over their first year in business, to have this paid back to them, if they reach £100k in Gross Turnover.
- 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).
What makes the ideal GoCruise & Travel franchisee?
What we look for in a franchisee
- Friendly & outgoing
- Drive and determination to succeed
- Good sales skills
- Polite telephone manner
- Great at building relationships with people
- Business acumen
- Passionate about travel
What you get in return
- Job satisfaction
- Work/Life balance
- Be part of a fun and exciting industry
- Take part in industry events
- Incentives from our travel partners
- Reduced rates for your own personal holidays
- Build a successful business for yourself
Next steps to joining GoCruise & Travel
Fill in the form below and a member of our franchise recruitment team will be in touch to answer any questions you may have on the opportunity?
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Meet some of GoCruise & Travels current franchisees. With a network of over 60 franchisees and the backing of our parent company, Fred. Olsen Travel, GoCruise & Travel is one of the UK’s premier travel agents. “Garry and I bought our franchise 7 years ago after thinking about it for quite a while. We spoke to some good friends of ours, who are also Franchisees, and they told us all about the company and how GoCruise & Travel feels like a family. We were a bit dubious about this but it’s tru...Read More