29th June 2023
Designed to accelerate the sales of The Travel Franchise's "Cruise Mastery members, the Seminar at Sea is unlike any other in terms of its size and immersive experience. It includes four days of intensive coaching including industry and product knowledge, social media training, as well as personal and business development. The super-sized group also enjoyed the uniqueness of a Virgin Voyages experience.
As a result, franchisees have been generating enquiries by sharing their new passion for the brand. “Sales and enquiries have been coming in thick and fast since we got back”, says Paul Harrison, co-founder of The Travel Franchise and its consumer-facing holiday firm Not Just Travel. “We expect this to be our busiest week ever selling Virgin Cruises, looking set to be possibly our biggest week for cruise as a whole”.
“This is what the winning formula to success looks like,” says Paul Harrison, “Virgin Voyages has pulled out all the stops for us. Every single one of our franchisees are raving about the ship and its unique offer. Preconceptions that this type of cruise isn’t for them have been blown away. You can see the evidence of this not only in their social media posts, but also in the bookings they’ve made before they’ve even got off the ship.”
Co-founder Steve Witt said: “The training our members have received has been laser-focused on increasing their cruise business through product knowledge, social media skills, mindset and business strategy. Training also includes sessions by TV presenters, brought onboard to help upskill our team with wide range of personal development and confidence-boosting skills”
Our Cruise Mastery Programme grows and grows, and Seminar at Sea is a pinnacle event. Our investment in our franchisees is significant.”
Witt continues: “Virgin Voyages has surpassed our expectations as hosts in terms of their incredible service, food, social events and generosity. Our agents now know that on a Virgin Voyages cruise you can make the holiday what you want it to be - it can be a relaxing fitness and wellbeing retreat, an incredible multi-centre adventure with fine dining, or a social party that is inclusive to all ages. Franchisees are making bookings onboard as they are using the skills we’ve taught them, as well as demonstrating their new passion for the Virgin brand.”
SJ Walker, Director of Sales at Virgin Voyages says: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many people have been able to enjoy the Seminar at Sea onboard Valiant Lady in the Mediterranean. There's no better way to be able to sell a product than experiencing it first-hand and this event has been an incredible success. We are really proud that we've curated a casually luxurious adult-only cruise experience and that we've been able to showcase it to such a large group of passionate travel agents. They have loved enjoying so many surprising and delightful moments onboard where everything is inclusive – be it speciality dining, wifi, fitness classes, tips, entertainment, events and activities. With our fourth ship on the way later on this year, we have significant growth ambitions and see Not Just Travel and The Travel Franchise playing a big part of that goal considering their own growth plans. As a key trade partner, our relationship has been strengthened, but this is just the beginning.”
Witt concludes: “We have created a winning formula that results in significant sales success for absolutely everyone involved.”
12th October 2023
Vas Jesani, a franchisee with The Travel Franchise is enjoying a roaring trade in a specific market, selling holidays to her local community and specialising in vegan tourism.
21st August 2023
"This month so far we’ve paid more commission to our travel franchisees than ever before. Sales are simply staggering,”
14th August 2023
The Travel Franchise has announced a wealth of ground-breaking rewards, benefits and development initiatives for its staff as part of its rapid expansion.
27th July 2023
Breaking down the cruise barriers with a three-pronged approach: Recruitment, technology and training.
20th April 2023
The Travel Franchise took over one hundred franchisees to Cyprus for overseas training during its Millionaire’s and International Mastery Retreats.
21st February 2023
The Travel Franchise has reported “formidable growth” in its membership network over the last few months.
9th February 2023
The Travel Franchise is adding extra training dates for people waiting to join, as its homeworking consultants celebrate its best January ever.
13th December 2022
Not Just Travel scoops Homeworking Agency of the Year for second consecutive year at the 2022 Classic Awards in Cyprus
'I’ve more time with my family now. I have more time to get away with my family. It’s given me a new lease of life and something to be joyful about.
I did £340k of turnover in my first year. I’m now looking for my next challenge, reaching 1 million turnover by the end of year 2.
'The Travel Franchise offers you everything you need to create a successful travel business and to be your own boss. It’s hard work, but starting a new business is within any sector. The growth in the business and quality of the training and materials you are equipped with really puts you in a superb position to build a fantastic travel business.
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