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Cruise Planners Dominates as Industry’s Premier Franchise to Own

February 11, 2020

Cruise Planners is unstoppable as one of the best travel franchises to own and No. 1 in category, according to Franchise Business Review Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, continues its reign as a top travel franchise to own. Franchise Business Review inducts Cruise Planners into the Franchise Hall of Fame by once again…Read More »

Cruise Planners Ranked ‘No. 1 Travel Franchise’ for 17 Years in a Row

January 14, 2020

The nation’s largest home-based travel advisor network remains untouched and continues reign as the best travel franchise to own   Now, in its 41st year, the annual Franchise 500 Ranking ranks Cruise Planners as the No. 1 Travel Franchise for 17 years in a row based on the brand’s outstanding performance of costs and fees,…Read More »

Cruise Planners Inspires Travel Advisors to Achieve Mission Possible at Annual Convention

December 3, 2019

  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Dec. 3, 2019 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, kicked off its highly anticipated annual Convention in Hollywood, Fla. at The Diplomat Beach Resort with more than 700 Cruise Planners® travel advisors and hundreds of trade partners. Its 26th year Convention theme is Mission Possible, inspiring the network to identify their mission and make it possible.     …Read More »

5 Ways to Market Your Business When Starting a Travel Agency

October 22, 2019

One of the first things you think about when starting a travel agency is, “how will I market my business?” With so much to keep track of, marketing should be a main priority. As a travel advisor, you need to stay on top of the latest travel trends, keep your website up to date, maintain…Read More »

How to Find Clients When Starting a Travel Agency

October 15, 2019

While starting your own travel agency may seem like a daunting task for any new travel agent, with the proper resources, it doesn’t have to be. We have many published resources available to you that go in depth about marketing and running your business. Finding clients boils down to a few key objectives: • Where…Read More »

Travel Agent Training: Learning About Different Travel Suppliers

October 8, 2019

Whether you are a brand-new travel agent or exploring starting your own travel agency, it’s important to learn about different travel suppliers, so you can help your clients find the trip that is best for them. You can never be expected to know everything about every travel vendor, but you should at least know where…Read More »

4 Ways to Establish Your Travel Agency’s Online Presence

October 1, 2019

When starting a travel agency, it’s important to make your business presence known. Today, nearly everyone is searching online, Googling and scouting resources within just a few clicks. If current and potential clients are online—you should be too! More people are planning and researching travel online as consumers are becoming more informed and then turning…Read More »

Franchise vs. Host: Determining the Best Option When Starting a Travel Agency

September 24, 2019

When starting a travel agency, partnering with a larger network can have many benefits, including providing increased buying power, giving access to business support and minimizing risk. In the world of travel, there are two traditional options for forming this type of partnership: affiliate yourself with a host agency or own a travel franchise business….Read More »

Cruise Planners Reinforces Elevated Training for Travel Advisors as Land and Cruise Experts to Grow Its Land-Based Business

September 12, 2019

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, hosted its second annual Land Symposium at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The three-day workshop was organized for 150 Cruise Planner Travel Advisors and more than 45 suppliers. Special guests and keynote speakers included high-level executives from Apple Leisure Group, Trafalgar and ShoreTrips. Cruise Planners Travel Advisors received inspiring…Read More »