Travel Leaders Franchise

Travel agency

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. The new company serves travelers in more than 140 countries.

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The investment required to open a Travel Leaders Franchise is between $2,270-$17,910. There is an initial franchise fee of $0-$2,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Travel Leaders name.

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When did the first Travel Leaders open? 1888
When did Travel Leaders start Franchising? 1984

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 778 0 0 24
2003 876 0 0 25
2002 953 0 0 32
2001 1174 0 0 98
2000 1460 0 0 836
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

22% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

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Travel Leaders

Travel Leaders

3033 Campus Drive, Suite W320
Minneapolis, MN


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