What is a Tourbase Franchise?

A digital-first, travel business that empowers you to work from anywhere, anytime. Build a marketplace of top tours and activities with cutting edge technology and a human-centered approach.
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Why should you own a Tourbase Franchise?

It’s simple really. You get to discover the most epic things to do in a destination, then help others find and experience them. Did we mention you get paid to do this?

Work Anywhere

Set your own schedule as you work from home or even abroad


Your business helps promote environmental and local causes


Scale a multi-million dollar business without a scaling workload


We are constantly innovating to put you at the cutting edge

Why The Travel Industry? Why Now?

Because there has never been more demand.... and there has never been a better opportunity. The $183 Billion dollar tours & activities space is ready

The Trend

A rapid shift to buying tours & activities online. This trend is only accelerating

The Demand

Huge pent-up demand for local and international travel in 2022 - 2025

The Industry

A highly fragmented industry means a big growth opportunity for a digital business

Who is an ideal Tourbase owner?

We seek entrepreneurs that can learn quickly, embrace uncertainty and deliver exceptional customer experiences. An ideal owner is eager to collaborate with other Tourbase owners and has grit that keeps them going.
A Leader

You can build teams AND roll up your sleeves to get stuff done

A Learner

You can adapt in a rapidly changing environment and you embrace new technologies

An Overachiever

Your are ready to work hard and think bigger than than you thought possible

A People Person

You know how to connect with customers and can offer a human-centered experience

What type of territories are available with Tourbase?

Tourbase Franchise Information & Next Steps

We'll email you our Tourbase Info Packet, no commitment whatsoever. You can also take our quick questionnaire to see if you qualify. Then, we'll set up an introductory call to explore your territory of interest and see if we seem like a good fit.

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    Have More Questions?

    A list of FAQs to help you understand how it works.

    Do I need to be a travel or marketing expert?

    Definitely not. We teach you the essentials and have a team of experts to provide support along the way. You DO need to have a hunger to learn and a willingness to try new software and systems that will power your business.

    How do I actually make money in this business?

    You will partner with local tour operators that deliver the end experience to the customer. You drive online marketing, sales and provide the customer service to earn roughly 20-30% commission of each sale.

    How much initial investment is needed to start a Tourbase Business?

    The franchise fee is $5k. The total investment needed for your first year of business ranges from $25k – $75k depending on your territory and how heavily you invest in online advertising. Most businesses could anticipate a range of $35-50k investment.

    What does a Tourbase owner actually do?

    Build relationships with top tour operators. Write helpful travel tips and excursion guides. Build a team to help close warm leads and provide excellent customer service. Experiment with new marketing strategies and sales channels. Learn about customers and how to better serve their needs.

    As an owner, you can choose to DIY the majority of this work or pay to have it done for you.

    Do I need to live in the territory I operate?

    You can live and work anywhere where you have a fast internet connection. With that said, you MUST be deeply knowledgeable about the region so that you can provide unique tips, insights and guidance to curate incredible experiences for the guests that book through your platform.

    What does Tourbase provide for me?

    We provide you with a six-figure website and a proprietary software that integrates into tour operator reservation systems, automating a huge amount of the work typically involved with most travel agencies. Further, we provide extensive training, business playbooks, marketing tools and individualized coaching to help you scale your business.