Two former homeworkers launch new travel agency franchise

Two former Luxury Holidays and Honeymoons homeworkers have launched their own travel agency franchise business, recruiting seven of their LHH colleagues.

Vicky Yates-McCowan (pictured left) and Lyn Cooper (right) have named their new business LV Prestige Travel, which is a member of Protected Trust Services.

The pair are inviting other agents to join LV Prestige, which has a £99 sign-up fee and charges a subscription of £19.99 a month. Agents receive a commission split of between 60/40 and 80/20.

“Our goal is to grow LV Prestige Travel into a brand synonymous with exceptional service, reliability, and a passion for creating unforgettable memories,” said Vicky.

She said the pair ‘bring a wealth of experience to the table, having worked with various travel agencies’.

“Recognizing the need for a supportive and nurturing environment for travel agents, we have set out to create a haven for professionals in the industry at LV Prestige Travel,” he added.

Vicky said she and Lyn had chosen to join PTS because ‘we like the flexibility of being able to set up agreements with whoever we want to work with’.

Both Vicky and Lyn started their travel careers with InteleTravel before joining Luxury Holidays and Honeymoons, which was set up in August 2020 by Charlotte Davies.

Travel Gossip understands that Luxury Holidays and Honeymoons are not currently taking bookings. Its website has expired. Travel Gossip has asked Charlotte for a comment.

Seven of LHH’s 123 homeworkers have recently joined LV Prestige Travel, while five have moved to Andrew Earle’s Holidays of Midcounties Co-op, which has a commercial agreement with LHH. Others are understood to have joined Your Holiday Booking.

Andrew Earle has set up a new arm, Luxe Holidays, to fulfill some 740 forward bookings his business had with LHH. The five agents who joined the business from LHH are trading as Luxe Holidays for the time being.

Vicky and Lyn can be contacted at