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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency
701 Carlson Pkwy
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Total investment required: Up to US$10,000 Investment Range: $1,600 - $11,600
Industry: Travel Franchise
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates - a Proven Business

  • As the baby Boomer generation matures, the demand for top quality, exotic travel is escalating.
  • You can be the best you can be, and sell the world, with a Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency Franchise.

What are the benefits of owning a Carlson Wagonlit Travel Franchise?

  • Support of both field and headquarters staff
  • Training
  • Marketing Materials
  • Consultation
  • Exclusive products with recognized values
  • Opportunities that will set your agency apart

This category of franchise is designed to help owners of existing, independent travel agencies grow their businesses and operate more efficiently by utilizing the benefits of a Carlson Wagonlit Travel franchise.


Our Requirements

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The candidate for this category of franchise must be ARC appointed have owned their agency for at least one year and have a minimum annual sales volume of $2 million dollars.


This franchise provides access to override agreements with a variety of travel suppliers and a variety of negotiated third party vendor agreements for goods and services ranging from CRS/GDS, to overnight services, and long distance providers.


About Carlson Leisure Group

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Carlson Leisure Group (CLG) is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and includes the franchise leisure travel arm of Carlson Companies, a global leader in the marketing, travel, and hospitality industries.


Carlson Leisure Group includes franchise travel operations in the United States, as well as leisure and lightly-managed business travel services, using a variety of brand names. Tours, cruises, escorted and independent travel -for individuals and groups-are sold by the division's travel experts in all fifty states. The retail division, a network of company-owned and independent Associate locations, also manages commercial travel accounts of medium and small-sized companies.


All totaled, there are more than 1,700 travel agency locations that fall under the auspices of Carlson Leisure Group, including CLG's four U.S. travel agency franchise groups-including Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, Cruise Holidays, Results Travel and SeaMaster Cruises-along with the Carlson Wagonlit Travel retail agencies in the United States owned by Carlson Leisure Group.


Our Success

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates is one of the largest leisure and lightly-managed business travel agency networks in the world, and is the direct descendant of "Ask Mr. Foster," founded in 1888 in St. Augustine, Florida. As such, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates is the oldest travel agency network in North America. As the United States licensee of the Carlson Wagonlit Travel brand name for leisure and lightly-managed business travel, CLG makes available to franchise travel agency operators the benefits of national and local cooperative advertising, the latest in technology tools, assistance with commercial business development, education and training, and opportunities to participate in negotiated vendor and travel supplier programs.


Through a network of nearly 700 Carlson Wagonlit Travel retail offices, "Your experience begins with ours." Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates enable customers to book travel by any means they prefer, including via the Internet at with the experience of local Carlson experts never being more than a phone call away. Through, customers can either locate the agency nearest them through our acclaimed agency locator or find one of over 3,700 "certified specialists" among more than 90 different niche areas.


Our Awards

In 2005, for the ninth consecutive year, a Carlson Travel Franchise Group brand was named the top travel business franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. The Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associate program was also ranked as the third top franchise organization overall in 2005 for the fifth year in a row by Franchise Times.


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