CRUISE PLANNERS/AMERICAN EXPRESS IS ‘TOPS’ WITH GLOBUS
Globus Family of Brands Top ‘Premier’ Travel Partner Award presented in recognition of strong 2008 sales
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – (February 16, 2009) – Cruise Planners/American Express announced today that it has received a 2008 Top “Premier” Travel Partner Award from the Globus Family of Brands. The award was presented in recognition of Cruise Planners/American Express’ exceptional 2008 sales results with the Globus Family of Brands.
“Congratulations to everyone at Cruise Planners/American Express for a strong showing in 2008 worthy of our top travel partner honors,” said Kristen Steele, Business Development Manager, South Florida and Puerto Rico for the Globus Family of Brands.
The Globus Family of Brands consists of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways. Long recognized as the world’s largest tour operator with 80+ years of international travel experience, the Globus Family of Brands offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river and small ship cruise options.
The Top “Premier” Travel Partner Award follows closely on the heels of a slue of other honors recently won by Cruise Planners/American Express. Last month, the company achieved the #1 ranking among all cruise agency franchises on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list of the world’s top franchises for the sixth consecutive year, while also receiving a Globe Award from Travel Impressions/American Express Vacations. Awards earned in 2008 included NCL’s President’s Elite Award (seventh straight year), the American Express Travel 2007 Representative Excellence Award (fourth straight year) and a Silver Magellan Award from Travel Weekly. In February 2008, Cruise Planners was inducted into Carnival’s Pinnacle Club, while Royal Caribbean International also named Cruise Planners “Homebased Partner of the Year” in December 2007.
About Cruise Planners/American Express
Founded in 1994, Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Services Representative national cruise agency headquartered in Coral Springs, FL, that operates a franchised network of 725+ experienced travel professionals who independently book cruises and other associated travel. Cruise Planners/American Express annual gross sales exceed $120 million. Cruise Planners/American Express has achieved the highest industry awards year after year; Royal Caribbean’s Homebased Partner of the Year (2007), Carnival’s Pinnacle Club (2008), Carnival’s Agency of the Year (2005), American Express Travel Services Rep Excellence Award (2004-2007) and Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® ~ ranked #1 cruise agency franchise (2004-2009), to name a few.
For more information about Cruise Planners/American Express, including details on how to become a Cruise Planners Specialist, please call 1-888-582-2150 or visit www.cruiseplanners.com.