Updated October 8, 2020.
There is nothing more engaging than travelling. People need to move around the world for entertainment, business purposes, to improve their health, etc. The demand for travel related services will continue growing with the increasing number of people on the Earth. Travel business involves many different concepts; one can deal with travel agency, the other with hotel management, yet another with cruise planning. Travel franchises offer a lot of opportunities for entrepreneurs with various budget, availability and experience. There are new trends in travel franchising which offer home-based, online, flexi-time jobs. For more information, take a glance at our top 8 Travel Franchises below.
Founded in: 1991
Franchising since: 1992
Franchise units: 1330 Worldwide
Initial investment: $3,245 - $21,850
Royalty Fees: 3%
Dream Vacations is consistently recognized as the best home-based travel agency franchise. As part of World Travel Holdings, Dream Vacations is the world’s largest cruise agency, gain instant affiliation as a powerhouse in the travel industry with unrivaled buying power. Dream Vacations franchisees sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups.
Founded in: 2007
Initial investment: From $4,300
Duong Hoa Nang is one of the outstanding business operation units in the field of communication and tourism in Ho Chi Minh. Duong Hoa Nang Travel Service Trading Co., Ltd. came into operation on June 15, 2007, with the main field of activities being organizing tours, especially tours for schools (germination), young, elementary, secondary, and high school). Franchise advantage is in inherited high reputation brand, good quality; Duong Hoa Nang also has been certified by Tourism Department and awarded many merit certificates.
Founded in: 1987
Franchising since: 1987
Franchise units: 240 Worldwide
Initial investment: $165,000 - $282,000
Royalty Fees: 9%
Expedia CruiseShipCenters specializes in cruises but also sells tours, excursions, vacation packages, travel insurance, and more. The company establishes small retail locations that have the advantage of carrying the very recognizable Expedia brand where the company’s independent Vacation Consultants can work their magic. In addition to cruises, Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchisees sell vacation packages, tours, excursions, travel insurance and more.
Founded in: 2004
Franchise units: 20+
easyHotel (styled easyHotel) is an international super budget hotel chain head quartered in London. There are 28 hotels open today with a pipeline of 22 hotels under development in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Ownership of a franchise can bring considerable benefits; for instance, you can brand your hotel with the leading “super budget” brand and take advantage of franchise support that provides a powerful set of tools to drive new business and profitability. For franchisee full training and support will be given.
Founded in: 1994
Franchising since: 1999
Franchise units: 2570 Worldwide
Initial investment: $2,295 - $23,367
Royalty Fees: 3%
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Services Representative, is a home-based travel agent network. Cruise Planners travel agents work from home selling full-service travel packages, including cruises, land-based vacations, travel insurance, car rentals and more. The company has won a lot of awards over the years, most recently the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Travel Agency Innovator Award, and an International Franchise Association (IFA) FranTech Award.
Founded in: 1997
Franchise units: 100+ Worldwide
ARCHIPELAGO INTERNATIONAL is the largest hotel management and franchise company in Southeast Asia, owning more than 200 hotels and more than US $ 4 billion in assets. Company has a multinational staff managed by experienced managers in the hospitality industry, providing comprehensive solutions to the hotel management and franchise industry including ISO standards and facilities. ARCHIPELAGO INTERNATIONAL is a strong corporation with many hotel franchise brands with good brand image and financial performance.
Established in 1888
Franchising since: 1984
Franchise units: 350+ worldwide
Initial investment: $2,270 - $16,910
Royalty Fees: To $1,000/mo
Travel Leaders represents the merging of several travel companies over the years, some with long histories. The company prides itself on its agents getting to know each customer’s unique travel interests and aspirations in order to better serve them. Travel Leaders agents will help with everything from dealing with canceled flights to sifting through all the options to find the best vacation package, cruise, shore excursion, restaurant, or anything else a customer wants for traveling, including tips, advice, and insights.
Founded in: 2009
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: 20+
favehotels are in the forefront of the budget hotel sector, redefining the industry’s standards for select service hotels. Imaginative design and mid-market features such as high quality bedding, complimentary high-speed internet access and LCD televisions have awarded the chain with a number of accolades.
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