Travel Leaders
Travel agencies

Travel Leaders
Travel agencies

About
Founded

1888

Franchising Since

1984 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

3033 Campus Dr., #W320
Plymouth, MN 55441

CEO

Ninan Chacko

Parent Company

Travel Leaders Group

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$2,270 - $16,910

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$1,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

to $1K/mo.

Ad Royalty Fee

$109-$274/mo.

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Online Support

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

varies

Classroom Training:

3 days

Additional Training:

Workshops, 1-2 days each; online training

Number of Employees Required to Run:

10

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $2,270 High - $16,910
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: June 29th, 2017
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