itravel will launch a new franchise network, expanding upon its mobile travel agent network and retail business.

The franchise network will begin rolling out new stores in New South Wales, then nationally over the next few months, according to MD and co-founder Steve Labroski. Its current operating Mobile Travel Agent Network, most recently a high performing JTG affiliate, will remain intact and move under the new network umbrella.

“The itravel brand has received an incredible amount of positive feedback throughout the industry and it was only natural that it continued to develop new growth opportunities as part of our vision, offering a variety of purchasing mediums to the consumer gives us an opportunity to increase our market presence and engage new customer segments,” Labroski said.

The business model for the new franchise network is said to continue on the back of the itravel brand as a “boutique style travel advisor”, with the group now inviting other retail business owners to join the “fresh and exciting brand”.

“We will offer a high level of support, financial rewards and most of all transparency. It will ensure retail business owners receive more control and input into the way their business operates,” Labroski said.

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