New Franchise Website Makes It Easy For People To Fire Their Boss And Invest In Themselves

Posted on: January 5, 2010

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, today announced the launch of its new franchise website designed exclusively for budding entrepreneurs seeking flexibility and personal career investments. At, entrepreneurs interested in franchise ownership can easily locate the information they need to become their own boss.

Cruise Planners welcomed 200 new franchise owners last year, which is a true testament to just how many people are “firing their boss” and becoming home-based cruise travel agents. The increase in new franchise ownership is due to the low-cost investment purchase of $9,995, revealing how new owners have taken the economy in hand with a creditable brand. With so much interest in franchise ownership, Cruise Planners created the website as a quick-start guide to inform, engage and impress prospective franchise owners interested in becoming a part of the travel industry.

“Our new website is an innovative tool that’s ideal for people interested in starting their own business, taking back control over their paycheck and investing in themselves,” said Jason Mattes, director of franchise development, also known as “The Franchise Guy” who completed his mission to get 200 people to “fire their boss” in 2009 and turn to entrepreneurship. “Cruise Planners’ franchise website was not only created to highlight what we can do for entrepreneurs, but to feature what our owners have built for themselves.”

Created as a research guide for soon-to-be franchise owners, the website is interactive, easy to navigate and fun too. It features “Fun Facts” centered around frequently asked questions regarding training and franchising, an integrated social media network option where followers can keep up with the latest news and notes from the executive team and testimonials from current franchise owners.

Recently, Cruise Planners ranked No. 62 in Entrepreneur’s 31st Annual Franchise 500 Issue and for the seventh year in a row, the company is ranked No. 1 in the cruise industry. With more than 4,000 franchise companies and business opportunities in operation today, Cruise Planners is part of the top two percent and ranks well above many household names recognized by Entrepreneur.

“The main reason we decided to create this website was to illustrate how appealing it is to be a Cruise Planner franchise owner,” continued Mattes. “As our business franchise opportunity is low-cost and high-fun, we simply wanted a website that exemplifies this exciting business endeavor. Overall, we see it is a useful launching pad for anyone interested in franchise ownership.”