FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is ranked No. 62 in Entrepreneur’s 31st Annual Franchise 500 Issue. For the seventh year in a row, the company is ranked No. 1 in the industry.
“While other industries struggled this past year, Cruise Planners saw a significant increase in new franchise owners,” said Michelle Fee, CEO of Cruise Planners. We believe that it’s our mix of innovative tools and technology, owner resources and corporate support that puts us above competitors and attracts new franchise owners.
With more than 4,000 registered franchise companies in operation today, Cruise Planners is part of the top two percent of all franchise systems and ranks well above many household names recognized by Entrepreneur.
“We are all very proud of the advancements we have made and the new marketing tools we are able to offer our agents,” continued Michelle Fee. “The dedication, enthusiasm and innovation our entire team has demonstrated this year are the reasons we are part of this elite Entrepreneur list.”
Staff members at Entrepreneur spend several months calling, e-mailing, researching and analyzing hundreds of franchise companies in order to determine the rankings. For the past three decades they have been perfecting the ranking procedure and proprietary formula to present the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking.