Travel Leaders

Travel Leaders

Travel Leaders

Initial Investment

LOW: $2,270
HIGH: $16,910

Change in Units

-7.3% -27 UNITS (1 Year)
+3.0% +11 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1984 (32 Years)

Corporate Address

3033 Campus Dr., #W320 Plymouth, MN 55441


Ninan Chacko

Parent Company

Travel Leaders Group

About Travel Leaders

In 1872, Georges Nagelmackers began his company, Wagons-Lits, to install sleeping compartments in European trains. A few years later, he created the Orient Express. In 1888, Ward G. Foster founded Ask Mr. Foster, a travel agency based in St. Augustine, Florida.

Each company expanded--Wagonlit throughout Europe and Africa, Ask Mr. Foster across the United States and Europe. Carlson Companies Inc. purchased Ask Mr. Foster in 1979; the company changed its name to Carlson Travel Network in 1990. Carlson Travel Network and Wagonlit Travel merged in 1997, forming Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Then in 2008, that company joined with Travel Leaders and Tzell Travel Group to form what is known today as the Travel Leaders franchise.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$2,270 - $16,910

Ongoing Fees

Ongoing Royalty Fee

to $1K/mo.

Ad Royalty Fee


Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 124

Lowest Rank: 400

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: varies

Training at headquarters: 3 days

Additional Training: Workshops, 1-2 days each; online training

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 10

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Updated: August 19th, 2016

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