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FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS PERFECT FOR THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

April 22, 2012

Start a Business You Love in the Travel Industry Joining Cruise Planners is a smart business idea for women entrepreneurs looking to be empowered through business ownership while working in an industry they love. We’re women-owned with a majority of our leadership positions held by women and more than half of our franchises are owned…Read More »

DOING YOUR HOMEWORK WHEN PURCHASING A FRANCHISE

April 2, 2012

There are plenty of good franchises out there…there are some that you have to consider carefully to make sure that you are not being ripped-off of your money. Here are a few tips: 1. Do you have a business attorney/accountant lined up? He will need to not only check all the documents, but also advise…Read More »

Cruise Planners Focuses On The Power Of The Brand

April 1, 2012

Company launches new brand-focused, social media powered website for all travel advisors to boost consumer engagement CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – April 2012 – Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, this week released a completely new engine for its travel advisors website. Developed to build consumer confidence…Read More »

THE HISTORY OF FRANCHISING

March 18, 2012

The concept of Franchising is over 150 years old. The legal terms of franchising is defined by two definitions…one, a company provides the rights to sell products or services in a specific territory. Secondly, franchise refers to a two-party contract offered by a chain, and gives rights to operate as an outlet in a particular…Read More »

KEEP AN EYE ON SOCIAL MEDIA TRACKING

March 11, 2012

For baby boomers and retirees who want to invest in a small business after they exit the corporate arena, it is necessary to address the advantages of using technology and the benefits of social media to aid in your business success. Those caught between the old way of doing business – and the new advances…Read More »

WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE HOME-BASED BUSINESSES?

February 26, 2012

Most people start a home-based business, so they don’t have to deal with the stress, traffic, time factor, power chains, and political pressures to deal with going to a corporate workplace. Alternatively, they have lost their job and are looking toward a journey of entrepreneurship. While some people work from home to supplement their income,…Read More »

ROMANTIC SAILINGS ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN

February 4, 2012

Royal Caribbean has designated February as the Month of Romance and rightly so seeing it is Valentine’s Day as well. What could be more romantic than Roses, Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries to show your loved one what a romantic you are! For those who book between February 1st (Hurry up!) and February 29th (yes,…Read More »

Cruise Planners Honored With Travel Impressions’ ‘Best Of The Best Globe Award’

January 31, 2012

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. – January 31, 2012 – Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, was honored with the “Best of the Best Globe Award” by Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide. Cruise Planners received the award at Travel Impressions’ 16th…Read More »

2012 TOP FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES, ENTREPRENEUR FRANCHISE TOP 10

January 30, 2012

When looking for home-based opportunities, you will want to know what the top ten home-based Franchises are according to entrepreneur.com. Their report for 2012 top franchises that can be run from home and LISTED in order of their ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 cites Cruise Planners/American Express in the top 10.While this important stat reflects…Read More »

Cruise Planners Ranks High On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 Top Franchise List

January 10, 2012

Company also ranked No. 1 in travel industry category for the ninth consecutive year Coral Springs, Fla. – January 10, 2012 – Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is ranked No. 44 out of 500 franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s 33rd Annual Franchise 500 Issue and for…Read More »