When contemplating purchasing a franchise, it is important to view other parts of the business to see the entire picture of what tools are available to you. This convention highlight will show you just how involved and successful Cruise Planners American Express is making it a number one investment choice.

An amazing 500 Agents attended the annual Cruise Planners American Express conference on Nov. 29th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The event launched the 2013 plans to host exemplary year, after accolades for a fantastic 2012, even in a down economy.

Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners said that “CP vacations” , packages that was launched last year, was very popular with more than 300 packages that combined cruises with hotel stays, and air and car rentals.

Brian Shultz, VP of Technology announced that a smartphone app of iOS and Android has been developed and attendees at the convention were asked to help name the app and once the name is finalized it is hopeful that it will be available in January at app stores.

There has been an increase in mobile users researching travel and that is expected to increase by more than 51 per cent in 2012. Schultz also announced new features with agency websites including a client portal called “My Trips” where any authorized user can log in to view upcoming trips and share with friends, family or social media sites.

There you have the first hand update for the exciting year ahead for Cruise Planners/American Express. The company goes beyond selling a franchise, they go beyond the run of the mill businesses, they just plain go beyond, over and above…period.