Cruise Planners Ebooks, Guides & More

At Cruise Planners, we want to arm you with as much information as possible, so you can make an informed decision about purchasing a franchise. Browse our library of ebooks, guides, and more to learn about Cruise Planners, franchising and the travel industry.

Your Guide to Cruise Planners

Learn more about the Cruise Planners model and how you can start your own travel advisor business. You'll get insight into our training, support, marketing and technology and how you can work from anywhere, be your own boss, and travel the world.

Franchisee Satisfaction Report

Satisfaction is one of the most critical factors every entrepreneur should consider before investing in a franchise. Get honest insights from real franchise owners in this report compiled by Franchise Business Review, an independent third-party organization.

Your Ultimate Guide to Franchising

The research stage—before choosing a franchise— can be exciting, yet overwhelming. This guide breaks it down for you, walking you through the basics of franchising so you can compare options and make an educated business decision.

Cruise Planners Video Walkthrough

Ready to take a deeper dive into Cruise Planners? This approximately 45-minute video will walk you through everything you need to know about starting your own Cruise Planners home-based travel agency.

How to Start a Travel Agency

Starting a travel agency can be a fun, fulfilling and profitable career, and with the number of resources available today, anyone with a passion for travel can start a travel agency. This guide will show how you can start a travel agency and earn money in a career you love.

How to Find the Best Low-Cost Franchise

Low-cost franchises provide an excellent opportunity for business ownership, but not all low-cost franchises are created equally. This guide will walk you through the things you should consider, so you can find the best low-cost franchise for you.

How to Start a Business from Home

The allure of starting your own business is hard to deny—who doesn't want to be their own boss? As romantic as the idea might seem, starting a business is hard work. This guide will walk you through everything you should consider when starting a business from home.

Starting a Business from Home Checklist

Stay on track and get helpful tips about all the steps needed to start your own home-based business like creating a business plan, getting your tax ID number, setting up your home office and marketing your business. Download the free checklist today.

[Webinar] The Future of Travel

In the same way 9/11 changed how we travel, we are likely to see changes in how we travel after COVID-19. Join us for this webinar as we discuss the future of travel, the role of the travel advisor and how Cruise Planners is adapting to the new reality.

Travel Advisors Checklist

COVID-19 has created unique challenges for the travel industry. It can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. This checklist will help you stay on track and make sure you are doing all that you can for your clients and your business.

[Webinar] 5 Strategies for Success

We've heard "we're all in this together," but what actionable steps should you be taking to help your travel business now? Join us for this webinar as we walk through five actionable strategies you can implement today to help your travel advisor business thrive.

[Webinar] Get the Most from Your Host

Karen Holmes and Scott Murphy came to Cruise Planners from other host companies within the last six months. Join us for this webinar as they discuss how they have been advising clients and the support they are receiving.

[Worksheet] How Much is My Time Worth

Time = Money, but do you actually know how much your time is worth? This interactive worksheet will help you better understand how you spend your time each week and the actual cost of every activity to your business. You may be surprised by how much time (and money) you might be wasting.

Transition Benefits Checklist

Are you a current travel advisor thinking about changing hosts? This checklist will cover everything you should consider before making the switch and how Cruise Planners makes the process simple. Download the checklist now.