Cruise Planners ranks high on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 TOP FRANCHISE LIST. The company also ranked No. 1 in travel industry category for the ninth consecutive year.
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Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is ranked No. 44 out of 500 franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s 33rd Annual Franchise 500 Issue and for the ninth year in a row ranked the No. 1 franchise in the travel industry category.
Did you know you could own a franchise business you actually enjoy working? You can love what you do. Cruise Planners is a low-investment business opportunity which yields high returns with no travel experience required. Our home-based business model has a family of over 725 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately-owned, nationally-recognized and continually-awarded cruise selling agencies in the country.
The blue box.
Americans have trusted the brand name American Express above all others in travel for over 150 years. We are an American Express Travel Service Representative agency which lends instant credibility to our new franchise owners with a trusted, well-recognized brand. Plus, you can benefit from exclusive programs associated with this distinction.
Exclusive AMEX benefits you can take part in:
Pay with Points program. Your clients can pay their cruise or vacation package by redeeming their rewards points. And you earn full commission on every sale.
Pre- and post-hotel program. You can book a pre- or post cruise hotel stay, transfers and sightseeing tours to enhance your clients' vacation.
Hosted travel. With over 600 group cruises sailing around the world, your client will enjoy a full time host as well as a private, free shore excursion on every sailing.
Did you know a cruise vacation is an incredible value?
It's a fact: People want to travel. Studies find almost 34 million Americans plan on cruising in the next three years. By 2012, 37 new ships will enter the water. Travel agents are needed now more than ever! It's time you joined a recession-resistant industry.
We offer unique benefits to our franchise owners.
• Highest commision levels in the industry
• Turn-key, award winning marketing and advertising programs
• Lead generation and website programs
• Enormous buying power and group inventory
• CPU — our continuous training program
• Proprietary accounting and customer managment software
• Dedicated support staff
A family that laughs together stays together
We are a family business. And you've joined a family of travel professionals when you buy a franchise with us. Our CEO has an open-door policy and you can call upon her or anyone at the Home Office at any time. Plus, our franchise owners offer each other support, advice and friendship whenever needed. Our annual convention is more like a family reunion. And our Seminars at Sea are the perfect way to reconnect with members while you learn.
And a family that trains together...
Our training begins with a comprehensive 6-day program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., in the heart of the cruise industry. And we've expanded our strong commitment to training and continuing education with the launch of our CP University Program. CPU is designed to helpour franchise owners maximize sales and manage their franchises more effectively. It features a comprehensive curriculum covering marketing, advertising, product updates, technology, group and individual sales, web marketing and more.
We chose entrepreneurship:
"This remarkable company rose to the challenge and achieved a ranking as #1 in category of home-based franchises. With vision, commitment and a steadfast determination, they have truly made a difference." ~ Entrepreneur magazine
working as an operating room nurse for 20 years, I wanted to do
something that would broaden my horizons and allow me to share my love
of travel with others. With hard work and the exceptional training,
marketing assistance and all around support from the Home Office, I am
now a full-time home-based travel professional. Joining the Cruise
Planners family was the best career choice I’ve ever made!”~ Joel Wilder, RN, MCC
and I have been with Cruise Planners for 11 years and we are amazed at
the exciting vehicles they constantly create for us to market to our
clients. Thanks to the Creative Center, the Home Office can send us
just about any size ad that fits our advertising needs-quickly.”~ Ruth and John Shaw
been a Cruise Planner for four and a half years. I had previously been
in retail and have really enjoyed the flexibility, creativity and
freedom of owning my own business. I love the support and relationships
I have with other agents and the Home Office team—it’s a strong family
atmosphere that we all benefit from. I highly recommend joining because
it’s a great company and it’s definitely changed my life. It is, after
all, how I met my husband. And I think it will change other’s lives as
well.” ~ Tammy Lackey
Stop dreaming. Start planning.
At Cruise Planners/American Express, we're anchored in your success. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cruise Planners' family. We have the team, the talent and the dedication to help you succeed. And we firmly believe your success is our success.
So what are you waiting for? Choose entrepreneurship.