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Vacation Key

Run your own online travel business with VacationKey.

Min Investment: £4,600

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Curves

Join the established, popular women's fitness franchise Curves, and run your own business in the health and fitness...

Min Investment: £37,500

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Puncturesafe

PunctureSafe manufactures and distributes an outstanding and unique high grade puncture preventive for all types of...

Min Investment: £1,499

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The Holiday Franchise Company

The Holiday Franchise Company was created after recognising a need to welcome and support people with no experience...

Min Investment: £13,745

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White 7 (UK)

With White 7, you can run your own luxury chauffeuring service. With our fleet of white 7 series BMWs and high qual...

Min Investment: £7,995

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The Camping and Caravanning Club

Having a Camping and Caravanning Club franchise is your opportunity to share this wonderful heritage with us.

Min Investment: £400,000

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Award Leisure

Award Leisure are a family-run business that have become the UK’s leading franchised retailer for premium Hot Tub...

Min Investment: £45,000

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Great Cruise Deals

We specialise in offering unique cruise holiday packages to beautiful destinations around the world.

Min Investment: £995

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FunPix

Join the booming photo booth industry and earn a fantastic income doing something fun and enjoyable.

Min Investment: £7,950

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MTC Travel

Start your own enjoyable and profitable business as one of our specialist MTC franchise partners.

Min Investment: £1,495

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Motorhome Depot

Work from home and take control of your life operating in the growing motorhome and caravan market. High earnings a...

Min Investment: £30,000

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The Global Travel Group

Make an initial investment from £14,995 and own a fully bonded, full service travel business from home, retail, ca...

Min Investment: £14,995

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Travel & Leisure Franchises: Facts and Figures

The UK travel and leisure industry is a vibrant and rapidly growing sector that offers exciting franchise opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Franchising has become an integral part of the travel business and leisure industry in the UK. It offers a unique business model that allows individuals to tap into established brands, proven business strategies, and a network of support.

The franchise sector provides a bridge for enthusiastic entrepreneurs to enter the market with reduced risk and a higher chance of success.

Trends and Growth Figures

  • The total revenue of the UK travel and tourism industry was estimated to be £214.2 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% between 2015 and 2019.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel industry experienced a significant decline in 2020, with a total revenue of £60.5 billion, a decrease of 71.7% compared to 2019.
  • However, the industry is expected to recover gradually in the coming years, with a forecasted compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% between 2021 and 2026.
  • Domestic tourism spending surged by 51% in 2022 compared to the previous year, showcasing the potential of local travel.
  • The wellness and fitness segment within the leisure industry grew by 8% in 2022, reflecting a rising health-conscious consumer base.

What’s Coming in the Future?

Tech is Big: Technology is playing a big role in travel and leisure. You can book trips online and even experience things virtually. This makes things easier and more exciting for customers.

Healthy Choices: People are getting more interested in wellness, which means staying healthy in body and mind. Franchises that focus on wellness trips or fitness getaways are likely to do well.

Helping the Planet: Many people care about the environment. Travel and leisure businesses that are eco-friendly are becoming popular. So, if you’re into being green, there’s a market for it.

Diverse Franchise Opportunities

The travel franchise business encompasses a wide array of niches, catering to various interests and preferences. Here are some popular types:

  1. Travel Agencies: Offering tailored travel packages, flight bookings, and vacation planning services.
  2. Fitness and Wellness: Fitness franchises focusing on gyms, yoga studios, and wellness retreats have gained traction.
  3. Hospitality and Accommodation: From boutique hotels to bed-and-breakfast establishments, this segment continues to thrive.
  4. Adventure Travel: Catering to thrill-seekers, these franchises specialize in activities like hiking, kayaking, and more.
  5. Culinary and Food Tours: Exploring local cuisine through guided food tours has become a unique and sought-after experience.

Why Invest in a Travel Franchise?

Advantages for Franchisees

  • Established Brand Identity: Franchisees benefit from a recognized brand name, which translates to quicker market acceptance.
  • Proven Business Model: Franchises come with tried-and-tested operational methods, reducing the learning curve for new business owners.
  • Ongoing Support: Franchisees enjoy ongoing training, marketing assistance, and operational guidance from the franchisor.
  • Access to Networks: Being part of a franchise network means access to a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration and growth.

Conclusion

The UK travel and leisure franchise industry is a dynamic landscape ripe with potential for individuals seeking lucrative business opportunities. With diverse niches, impressive growth figures, and the backing of established brands, entering this industry through franchising can be a rewarding venture.

As the appetite for travel and leisure experiences continues to grow, aspiring franchisees have a chance to carve their niche and thrive in this exciting sector.

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