Our country’s recent economic woes have given many people cause to reevaluate how they spend their working hours in both time and energy. It’s very true; life is just too short to be unhappy at work. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do” stated Bob Dylan.
Whether looking at new opportunities due to choice or forced circumstances many prospective entrepreneurs recognize the value a turn-key franchise business opportunity presents. Upon assessment of what they love to do and look to do more of, at the top of the list is frequently the love of travel.
Recent sales of a travel franchise have become increasing popular for numerous reasons. Most obvious is that the baby boomer market is now retiring and planning to travel, offering tremendous market growth, bigger than any other time in history. Most popular today are cruises, which have seen industry growth averaging 8% a year for 20 plus years plus, very high customer satisfaction and repeat customer rate. Owning a travel franchise has a typically affordably low franchise fee yet, has unlimited income potential. Most have no restricted territory (your market is anyone in the world) plus no overhead as it is a virtual business operated from home or on the go. Other benefits are that no inventory is required nor employee headaches and the owner of the travel franchise enjoy flexible hours of operation working full or part-time. Did we mention that actually personally experiencing the cruises is a must via training cruises and familiarization trips? A tough job for certain!
A reputable travel franchise will offer marketing material at your fingertips, consumer friendly booking websites that are designed, built and maintained for you, software to keep track of your business and complete business training…. often including a short cruise. When considering how best to spend your working hours joining the cruise craze with a travel franchise is a tough gig to beat.
Janet Harris, Franchise Development Specialist
Mark Bryant, Franchise Development Specialist