How To Become A Travel Agent


Earn a Travel Agent Certification with STAR University by Cruise Planners: The #1 Travel Agency Franchise, and get your own travel agency business off the ground with no experience necessary. You'll benefit from dedicated one-on-one support and robust marketing from day one and always. An easy, one-stop solution to get a travel agent career going, YOUR way!




Start Your Career as a Certified Travel Agent! 

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Travel Agent Training & Support

You’ll learn everything you need to know in one action-packed week. From business operations, marketing, advertising, tech, and all facets of the travel industry: Cruises, Land Tours & Resorts, Luxury and Group Travel, Travel Insurance and more. STAR University™ by Cruise Planners will help you adopt industry best practices for the modern era of travel. The best part is, when you partner with Cruise Planners, you’ll benefit from continued training, networking opportunities and backend support to automate and optimize your travel business.

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Your Passport to Success

With nearly 30 years' experience in the travel sector, Cruise Planners is the nation’s largest home-based travel advisor franchise network.  Cruise Planners is the most highly awarded travel company in the industry, period. Our proven training program, STAR University, was developed to provide a multi-faceted curriculum for travel agents at any stage in their career. Our training program integrates the Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) certification, and several cruise line and land tour company trainings with Cruise Planners’ core travel agent training modules. Graduating travel agents will have the tools and knowledge to begin their successful career as a travel advisor.



Begin your new career from home, or anywhere!

Even before you attend your 6-day STAR University training in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you’ll have access to hundreds of online travel agent certification courses accessible from anywhere in the world!  You'll also have immediate support from a dedicated Development Coach who will guide you along the way.  And you'll always have dedicated 1 on 1 coaching, group coaching sessions, and access hundreds of online and on-demand training resources.

Become a Cruising Expert


With nearly 30 years of experience selling cruises, and receiving top partnership accolades from industry trendsetters, we are proven leaders in an industry that’s projected to significantly bounce back from the pandemic and reach an all-time high of over $34 Billion in global revenue by 2025 (according to The Mobility Market Outlook 2021). 




Be your own boss,
Travel the world,
Work from anywhere!

Luxury Travel

Upon earning your STAR University Certification, you’ll have the tools and knowledge to become a luxury travel agent and access to selling the world of Luxury Cruises, Resorts and Guided Excursions.You’ll have an immediate edge over competing advisors with the ability to offer exclusive incentives and promotions, building opportunities for repeat business with affluent clients.



Connect with a STAR University Representative to answer any questions you may have, including:


  • How do I start my own travel agency franchise?
  • How will I make money?
  • Are people cutting back on travel due to the economy?
  • Do I need prior experience?
  • Why do I need Cruise Planners? Can’t I just do this on my own?
  • If I am already in the travel industry, how can Cruise Planners help me grow my business?
  • What about the internet? How can I compete?
  • What kind of training is provided?
  • How much does the franchise cost, and what’s included in the franchise fee?

Ready to Start Your Travel Industry Journey?




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