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Travel agency & franchise recruitment of travel agents

£2m to £5m
Leisure, Tourism
UK Wide
29 April 2021

Business description

The company is a highly-regarded travel agent which operates with two distinct divisions: holiday sales and the franchise recruitment of travel agents.

As one of the UK’s fastest-growing travel businesses, the company has established an excellent reputation within the market for the quality of its bespoke services and its commitment to its franchisees.

Having built a successful and respected business, our client is now offering the company for sale or investment to facilitate its further growth under the impetus of new ownership.

Offers invited.


  • Operates to an extremely high standard, with a dedicated, skilled and professional workforce, 95% of whom work from home. 
  • Currently works with circa 480 active franchisees and has sold approximately 13,200 holidays throughout 2020. 
  • Has won multiple awards for the quality and reliability of its services. 
  • Has remained robust throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with over £3 million of commission due over the next 12 months. 
  • Multiple opportunities for continued growth, such as international expansion and the launch of new products. 
  • Operates from leasehold premises.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2017 (Actual) 5,216 445
2018 (Actual) 6,047 519
2019 (Actual) 8,309 321
2020 (Actual) 4,356 82
  • Total transaction value of over £42.7m in 2020, and over £56m in 2019.
  • Achieved a YE20 turnover of circa £4.3m, with an adjusted EBITDA of £82k.
  • YE19 turnover of £8m, with an adjusted EBITDA of £298k. 
  • Gross profit margin of 30%. 
  • Has shown a 59% increase in turnover since YE17.

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