Not Just Travel’s homeworking group The Travel Franchise has launched a ‘low-risk low-cost’ package, for new recruits to become homeworking personal travel consultants.

It said its Travel Consultant Lite package is for people who want to build a new career or ‘side-hustle’ around busy commitments such as a job or family life, or for those who would otherwise be deterred by traditional entry costs.

The group, which specialises in hiring people with no prior travel experience, is charging an upfront £2,495 (plus tax) for the Travel Consultant Lite package, which covers online training classes, and is in addition to a monthly management fee.

Franchisees get a personal marketing website, back office technology and have access to ongoing support such as a travel coach, training and marketing materials.

Co-founder Paul Harrison said: “The Travel Consultant Lite package has everything you need to get started as a travel agent. It means you can run a business around your other commitments, or simply try something new. This is a low-risk, low-cost entry level package which makes a new career or side-hustle immediately possible – as well as opening up access to millions of holidays around the globe.”

There are currently more than 750 franchisees in the business, selling packages under the Not Just Travel umbrella.