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16 May 2018

Multi-award winning franchise, The Travel Franchise has just completed its latest Millionaires Retreat, that sees it whisk away its newest Travel Consultants for a week of training in a 5-star resort.

Held at the luxury Trendy Lara hotel in Turkey, the Retreat, sponsored by Thomas Cook, provided Travel Consultants with comprehensive training, advice and support to build on their initial week of residential training.

Its biggest to date, the Millionaires Retreat was attended by almost 70 of The Travel Franchise's newest Travel Consultants and was led by its co-founders, Steve Witt and Paul Harrison. Through a series of presentations and practical sessions, they shared their secrets to success, from being an entrepreneur, the principles of success and how to secure repeat business.

The Travel Consultants also had the opportunity to learn more about the Partners in Travel Programme, where Travel Consultants can sign up local organisations, such as schools, businesses, clubs, associations and charities, offering a percentage of commission on all bookings in return for a recommendation to their network.

As well as learning everything they need to build a successful home-based travel consultancy, the Travel Consultants also had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the hotel resort, as well as see more of the Turkish city of Antalya, with an adrenaline fuelled Jeep Safari sight-seeing trip.

Steve Witt, co-founder of The Travel Franchise, said: “We are delighted to have just returned from another successful Millionaires Retreat. This was our twelfth Retreat, and one of our biggest yet with almost 70 of our franchisees joining us in Turkey. It was a jam-packed week full of talks, presentations and workshops to provide our franchisees with everything they need to run a successful home-based travel consultancy.

“For many, it is the first time they have had their own business, or even worked in the travel industry, but their energy and enthusiasm to learn is fantastic. Our Retreats and all our training courses are geared towards helping our franchisees adopt a different mindset and see themselves as entrepreneurs, in charge of their own destinies; it is exciting to see those light bulb moments when everything clicks.”

The Millionaires Retreat ended on a high with two Travel Consultants winning The Travel Franchise's Money Back Challenge, which offers every new franchisee the chance to earn their franchise fee back within their first year if they achievable sales targets. Angela Aryitey, from London, a Pro Travel Consultant and Illesh Amlani, from Leicester, a Supreme Travel Consultant both earned their franchise fee back in just eight months. They join dozens of other Not Just Travel Consultants who have achieved The Travel Franchise's unique Money Back Challenge.

Paul Harrison, co-founder of The Travel Franchise, added: “It was a great moment to be able to announce Angela and Illesh had achieved our Money Back Challenge at the Retreat - it was the perfect way to end the week!

“Our Millionaire Retreats are always held in different locations; we've previously been to Marbella, South of France, Egypt and Tunisia, which helps to inspire our Travel Consultants as to how they can sell the location to their customers. We often see a big change in our Travel Consultants after the Retreats, as they build their confidence and learn new skills and ideas for selling. I'm sure this time will be no different!”

Sian Pages, one of The Travel Franchise's newest Travel Consultants, commented: “From start to finish. the Millionaires Retreat was a great experience. The sessions with Steve, Paul and wider team were so inspiring, I feel more ready than ever to be able to fully embrace the travel industry and its potential.

“Prior to joining The Travel Franchise earlier this year, I worked as a podiatrist for the NHS for ten years, so I really have no experience working in travel or being my own boss. However, after attending the Millionaires Retreat, I feel I'm fully equipped with everything I need to be a successful entrepreneur - I can't wait to get started!”

The Travel Franchise is the recruitment arm of the award-winning travel agency, Not Just Travel. With more than 600 franchisees, it is the UK's fastest growing travel franchise, with a new franchisee signing up every other day.

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