Explorer Travel

Initial Franchise Fee£5,995
Capital Required £5,995 ~ £10,000
Number of units 129
Investment Level £0 - £10,000
Franchising Since2005

Explorer Travel

Live and work the dream with your own travel business

If you’ve ever dreamed of a career in travel or running a successful business from home, but never taken the plunge, then now you can do both with no experience required.

We opened our doors as the first online travel franchise in 2005 with just one goal: to provide an affordable and flexible solution for aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to start their own travel business, and enjoy the ultimate work life balance.

We've stayed #1 ever since.

What Our Franchisees Say


“I love what I do. Simply because I do!” Deborah G. Joined 2008.




“?I am able to do a job I love so much, for a company that I am so passionate about, with people that are like my family.” Vicky E. Joined 2009.



"It’s everything I was hoping it would be and more. If I can do it, anyone can.”


The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Becoming an Explorer gives you the flexibility and freedom to live the life you want, while managing your own successful travel agency.

All of our franchisees earn high commissions and enjoy exclusive industry perks, including holidays at cost for you and your family.


Choose The Franchise That Suits You!

Whether you want to work part time or full time we have a package to match your lifestyle.

Why not start as a Travel Advisor? Or, specialise in your favourite holiday destination? Love skiing, then offer bespoke ski holidays – the possibilities are endless.

With 2 dynamic packages to choose from, you can create the perfect travel franchise to suit you and your budget!

Discovery Days

Our Discovery Days are for discovering! Why not come along to one and discover exactly what it is like to manage your own successful travel agency from home with Explorer Travel. Click 'Request Free Info' to get in touch and reserve your place.


Training and Support

We provide all of our franchisees with the best travel technology and interactive websites available. But more importantly, the foundations and motivation to succeed.

From ongoing IT, marketing and administration support – we’ll ensure you have everything you need to take off to a confident start.

Partner With the Best!

Explorer Travel is a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group, the UK's largest independent travel agent with an annual turnover last year of £900 million. As a member, we can offer you some of the best prices and commissions in the industry.

ABTA Protected

Explorer Travel is ABTA bonded (L3832) and has ATOL and IATA facilities. In short we can offer your clients complete security and peace of mind when booking their holiday.



Take the leap. Become an Explorer today! Just click 'REQUEST FREE INFO' below or to the right to get in touch with us and discover more.

Upcoming Expos

Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019 London, UK
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Mum's Enterprise Roadshow

Apr 4-5, 2019 London, uk
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The International Franchise Show 2019

ExCel - London
May 14-15, 2019 London, UK
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The Business Show 2019