What We Are All About

Our Franchisee model is designed to appeal to individuals who dream of running their own business in the travel industry, providing them with the support, processes, and protection under the GoCruise & Travel umbrella. This empowers the Franchisee to build a customer database and effectively sell cruise and holiday products, whilst benefitting from the strong backing of Fred. Olsen Travel.

Our Business

GoCruise & Travel is a Franchise that is focused on providing a framework for passionate individuals to become business owners, selling a fantastic array of cruises and holidays. We are part of the Fred. Olsen Travel family that have been selling cruises and holidays for over 35 years.

Our Vision

To have positive, determined and like-minded Franchisee members, who put their customers at the heart of everything they do and are focused on building a successful business, with the guidance and leadership from us as the Franchisor. We truly believe that success comes to those who work for it!

Our Mission

Creating a warm and inviting community of remote workers and aspiring travel entrepreneurs interested in building their own franchise, or travel shop including a Licensee model.

What do Franchisees receive?

Unlimited earnings… we pay outstanding commission rates…
Partnership with a nationally recognised brand, Fred. Olsen Travel
Full Members of the British Franchise Association
ABTA & ATOL Bonded to give full financial protection to your clients
Your own website
Fantastic quote system to bring your clients quotes to life
We take care of all your admin, so you concentrate on the marketing and selling
Marketing support from Eshots, studio design work to magazine distribution
A marketing territory that you own
Weekly training sessions along with conferences and educationals
A mentor and business development support to help grow your business to success

At GoCruise & Travel you will never feel alone. You will receive all the support you need to operate a successful business. With our dedicated head office team, we offer support and guidance, giving you all the ideas in promoting your business via online and offline platforms.

For a modest outlay, GoCruise & Travel franchise offers you an exciting and fun-filled business opportunity with a potentially high financial return. As soon as you join us, you become part of the GoCruise & Travel family, with all the help and support that comes with it!

Are we right for each other?

GoCruise & Travel is rooted in the ethos of quality, and we invest time and attention in nurturing and developing you to be the best you can be. We provide you with the knowledge and opportunities needed to build your own successful business, all while maintaining a focus on quality service.

We’re thrilled to give you the chance to create your own customer database and promote the products you want to sell, using a territory model approach. Our main focus is on providing quality care and attention to detail, aiming to encourage repeat business from your happy customers.

Enjoy the flexibility to set your own hours based on your personal circumstances and commitments, set goals without imposed targets, and unlock limitless earning potential.

What we look for in a GoCruise & Travel franchisee:

  • Friendly & outgoing personality
  • Professionalism
  • Drive and determination to succeed
  • Good sales skills
  • Polite telephone manner
  • Great at building relationships with people
  • Business acumen
  • Passionate about Travel & Cruising

What’s in it for you?

  • Pride & Satisfaction in a job well done
  • Great Work/Life balance- shape your work around your lifestyle
  • Being part of a fun and exciting industry
  • Taking part in industry events
  • Additional Incentive and earning potential from our travel and cruise partners
  • Discounted rates for your own personal holidays and educational experiences
  • A recognised brand and platform to build yourself a successful business

Uncapped Earning Potential

Expand your horizons and be your own boss with a GoCruise & Travel franchise with annual income potential up to £80,000*

GoCruise & Travel have excellent opportunities with our Travel and Cruise Partners for you to earn a good income from the holidays you sell to your customers. Our Commission Earning Potential is literally uncapped! and our highest earner in 2023 exceeded £80,000 in commission payments. So, the more time and effort you put into your business, the more financial rewards you will gain.

As a GoCruise & Travel franchisee you can even earn up to 100% of the commission paid to us on the holidays and cruises you sell (based on our in-house offering). Currently commissions paid by holiday and cruise operators ranges from 8%, right up to 25%. Your income percentage range is between 69% - 80% of the commission paid to us by our partners (currently with the exception of our in-house offering).

For example booking a holiday or cruise worth £5000

Your Income
Commission Value at 8%
Minimum Earning
Commission Value at 11%
Maximum Earning (selected products)
Selected in-house products

*Based on our top achieving business owner 2023, income is subject to HMRC taxes

So what does this opportunity cost you?

Our joining fee is £495+VAT for everyone, irrespective of your level of travel experience. In the first year of operating your business, there is even an opportunity to recoup this fee if you achieve a gross turnover of £100,000 or more.

We understand the thrill and excitement of embarking on the journey of a new business, but it can be daunting, especially if you are new to the industry or have been away from the industry for a long time. That's why we provide a range of training options tailored to suit you, we have an option for everyone.

There are three training options to choose from, and we encourage you to pick one that best suits you and the experience you have. The training cost is in addition to the above joining fee.

As well as your start up costs, there is just a monthly management fee of £130+VAT which covers the following for you:

Licence to trade
System licences
Access to our commercial agreements with all our trade partners
Head office support & development
Booking administration
Marketing support
Finance team
Business development

Your Training Academy Options

New to Travel
Never worked in the travel industry before but have a passion for sales and travel. This Academy will get you up and running with everything you need to know and more.
  • Full training academy over 3 weeks
  • 6 months complimentary management fees
  • Personalised website
  • Assigned mentor for 1st year
  • “Shop in a box” kit to use at events
  • Full stationery pack
Returning to Travel
Worked in the travel industry before and looking to make a return. Using your past experience to help, this training is the one for you.
  • Partial training academy over 1 week
  • 3 months complimentary management fees
  • Personalised website
  • Partial stationery pack
Experience In Travel
Currently working in the industry and know your stuff, this training will just help you with the basics and understanding of the operations of our franchise and the software we use.
  • Partial training academy over 2 days
  • Personalised website
  • Partial stationery pack

Your next steps

Taking the next steps to a rewarding business with us could not be simpler:

Arrange a discussion with one of our Franchise support team. We can talk you through your business options and answer any initial questions you may have.
Meet with the Franchise General Manager for a more in depth discussion and to ask any further questions you may have.
Assuming both parties wish to go ahead, sign our Franchise contract, complete the start up forms and pay your joining fee and select training package.
Meet with our Business Development Manager to arrange your Academy Training Programme, and mentor if applicable to the training package you decide upon.
Attend your Academy Training Programme which includes training on product, sales, marketing, ecommerce and administration. You will also be given your ‘Starter Pack and Franchise Manual’ and once complete, you can begin selling holidays and cruises to your customers - it is that simple!
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