Are you looking for marketing ideas for Valentine’s Day for your franchise?

Here are some ways to let your clients know they count, even on Valentine’s Day!

• Use Social Media to send out a special note on Valentine’s Day. “Love having your business!”

• A bounce back coupon when they book a cruise within the next month

“Show your love” to your employees by acknowledging time off from work to go show their love to their family, friend or significant other.

• Post rave reviews of your customers on Social Media sites.

• Post special pictures of the cruise couples celebrating Valentine’s Day for promotional/marketing of your business.

• Show your business cares by bringing awareness to soldiers, cancer victims, charitable events or contributions “in memory of”, on Valentine’s Day.

Holidays are an easy way to show appreciation to your clients, staff, business associates and potential markets for your business.

It doesn’t have to be all schmooze…just remind your customers that –

They LOVE to Travel
They LOVE other countries
They LOVE ships and cruises
They LOVE fun and fine weather
They LOVE the water
They LOVE the opportunity to purchase an Cruise Planners American Express Franchise

Yep…it’s ALL about LOVE.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


SUPERBOWL WEEKEND! Super Cruise Deals with Cruise Planners American Express. Deflated prices on purchase of a franchise! Many, many fans will be present to purchase their ticket to the biggest vacation of their life!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a Patriots or a Steelers FAN, but in the franchise game, you are assured that it is the American thing to do to purchase a franchise and the cost for a Cruise Planners American Express Franchise is a “steal” itself. The goals are to provide the greatest experience that doesn’t even come close to attending a football game!

Both football and cruises have BIG scores and Big Wins!

  • Tickets
  • Action
  • Appetizers
  • Dining Food
  • Travel
  • Gambling
  • Drinks
  • Excitement
  • Fans
  • Football Pools
  • Guaranteed Money in your pocket
  • Training Camp
  • Fun, Fun, Fun


American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award – 2014

Cruise Planners was once again recognized with the American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award. Cruise Planners has received this award for 11 consecutive years, which is a testament to the company’s quality.

“Our partnership with American Express Travel is something that truly makes us stand out from our competitors,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “Our franchise owners benefit from the instant creditably that come with our American Express Travel Representative relationship.”

To read more about the benefits of being an American Express Travel Representative agency, please visit our American Express Benefits page.

According to American Express Travel, each year, the Representative Excellence Program recognizes the top 25 performing agencies in our Network who have most significantly contributed to the Network’s success. These agencies have demonstrated concentrated efforts against Preferred Supplier goals, engagement with American Express products and programs, and a continued commitment to representing the pillars of the American Express brand.

“This award is a result of our dedicated franchise network and Home Office Team that together, strives for top performance, industry leadership, proven progress as the Cruise Planners family,” Fee said.


As we approach the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual holiday observance, states all over the globe are planning events, memorials, concerts and lectures, all in respect for this clergyman, activist and prominent leader for the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

This iconic man was known for his non-violent aspirations in fighting for justice and civil rights. His famous speech, “I Have a Dream” was presented following a March in Washington and he quickly became known as one of the most famous orators in American history. He was originally inspired by a visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace in India in 1959 and the deepening of his beliefs for non-violent activism became a stronghold for his ideals in life.

King’s contribution on promoting non-violent fighting for racial inequality earned him the illustrious Noble Peace Prize in October of 1964. In the following years, he also became involved in areas that would help combat poverty as well as voicing his concerns over the Vietnam War.

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Years after his death, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

In 1986 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a US National Holiday. Martin Luther King observance day for 2015 is Monday, January 19th.

Note: This was a reprint article by thewritingeditor.com (and CP blogger) appearing in a TV newswire website blog. In speaking of this holiday, we are also reminded of the vast diversity among the countries. It is a difficult time as we watch countries at senseless wars during this time, but as we cruise into the New Year of 2015, may we all strive to embrace our heritage, no matter what race, color, creed or cruise-ship. When we embark on the high seas, we can’t help but be in awe of the beauty and awe of many countries and we wonder, how in such peaceful waters, such harsh political waves can be made in our country or those we visit. May this year bring more peace in countries here and abroad, and may we all reach out to others to promote this peace as we meet our fellow shipmates enjoying the same journey toward a united world.