Cruise Planners Recognized for Leadership, Excellence in Florida Business

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise, is recognized by the South Florida Business Journal with three awards for revenue-growth and business leadership. 

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – July 8, 2013 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative , the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise announces its brand and leaders have been recognized with three honors from the South Florida Business Journal.

In addition to being named to the South Florida ‘Fast 50 List,’ Cruise Planners executives were recognized individually for their role in Florida business. CEO Michelle Fee was named Ultimate CEO in Broward County and COO, Vicky Garcia, was designated a Top 25 Most Influential Women in South Florida.

The Journal’s annual ‘Fast 50′ recognizes the fastest-growing companies headquartered in South Florida—across industries.

“We are humbled that after 20 years, Cruise Planners has evolved into the leading business we are today. To be recognized alongside my business partner and friends proves that you can work hard alongside those you trust, give back to the community and have fun along the way,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners. “The South Florida Business Journal continues to be our go-to local business news resource, and we are honored to be included in multiple accolades for 2014.”

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry based in Coral Springs, Fla. Fee co-founded the company more than 20 years ago and under her leadership, the company has grown to more than 60 employees dedicated to helping franchisees at Home Office in Florida and more than 1,000 home-based franchisees who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients.

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Media Contacts:
Caitlin Murphy
Director of Public Relations, Cruise Planners-American Express Travel