Cruise Planners Training is Key to New Franchisee Success

March 21, 2017

At Cruise Planners, franchisees are provided with a surplus of training opportunities to help them reach their full potential. From the award-winning, in-person, new franchisee training program to more extensive, ongoing training opportunities, Cruise Planners supports travel advisors through all stages of business operation. Training opportunities include regional events focused on new tools and strategies…Read More »

Cruise Planners’ Business Model is Ideal for Armed Forces and First Responders – Earns Praise from Franchise Business Review

March 8, 2017

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is once again recognized by Franchise Business Review as Top Franchise for Veterans Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agency franchise network in the industry, is recognized by Franchise Business Review for its commitment to transitioning, training and supporting veterans, the active…Read More »

Michelle Fee, Cruise Planners CEO, Shines at EY’s National Entrepreneur of the Year Gala for Hospitality

December 2, 2016

Ernst & Young named Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 National Finalist in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction category. After co-founding Cruise Planners more than 22 years ago, Fee has built Cruise Planners into the nation’s leading home-based travel agency focused on training, technology and marketing.

There Are Many Target Audiences for Travel Agencies

August 16, 2016

  Marketing your Travel Agency to your Target Audience When starting a travel agency, getting and retaining travel clients and making travel bookings takes work. The more effort you put into marketing your travel agency to your target audience, the higher the success rate and profit margins will be. Everyone around the world was most…Read More »


July 19, 2016

Summertime is a great time frame to gear up ways to promote your travel agency business both online and offline. Here are some additional tips for travel agency franchise owners to promote their Cruise Planners franchise offline. Collateral Materials: Print your URL and email address on all of your collateral materials, including letterhead, stationary, and envelopes, business…Read More »


June 15, 2016

 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 »

Should Business Owners Do Their Own Taxes?

April 3, 2016

    People in business are pretty savvy with numbers, but do they know enough to do their business taxes?  They  know all about contracts, investments, and deductions.  Yet, are they are smart about the Law regarding taxes in business?  Knowledgeable enough to know the laws, keep updated on new ones and how your personal…Read More »


February 18, 2016

The Better Business Bureau looks at several things to determine your score as a business, and Cruise Planners scored a big A+. Several questions are asked in the review, giving you the opportunity to share your experience with the company you want to review. Within a year, the BBB will ask for Customer Experiences. They…Read More »


January 9, 2016

The New Year brings with it five tips you should consider for a more productive 2016: Strategic Emails – Don’t just forward emails to simplify your correspondence.  Summarize key ideas and brainstorm  to cut down on emails.  Look for responses only.  Estimate if it is more efficient to stop by a desk or office and…Read More »