Like Father, Like Son – How a Mutual Love of Travel Turned This Duo into Entrepreneurs

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Cruise Planners’ business-in-a-box model has changed the lives of franchise owners across the U.S. by helping them build successful careers in the travel industry. With Father’s Day around the corner, father-son team, Neil and Jason Hantman, share their Cruise Planners success story.

Neil and Jason Hantman, share their Cruise Planners success story

Father and son, Jason and Neil Hantman, are Cruise Planners franchise owners based in Coconut Creek, Fla.

With travel industry experience under their belts – Jason is a former Norwegian Cruise Line employee and Neil as a former Wyndham Worldwide employee – Cruise Planners was a perfect business opportunity for the father and son team. “Both of us have a passion for travel and we enjoy helping others fulfill their passion,” Neil said. Even though travel industry experience is not necessary, in 2014, Neil and Jason discovered that Cruise Planners had exactly what they were looking for and opened their franchise, based in Coconut Creek, Fla.

This father-son team find their personal connection and mutual love of travel make them ideal business partners. “There is an element of trust and we can use our own experiences to assist our clients,” Neil said. The Hantman duo credits the many tools available through Cruise Planners for helping them operate their business smoothly, including “the ease of use of Cruise Planners technology, support from the Home Office Team and Cruise Planners partnerships throughout the travel industry,” he said.

Cruise Planners franchise owners use their extensive knowledge of the travel industry to create memorable and personalized trips for each client. Looking for the perfect Father’s Day surprise getaway? The Hantman duo recommends a fun-filled weekend cruise packaged with specialty dining and an unlimited beverage plan. Make the trip extra special by adding on adrenaline-filled excursions such as parasailing and jet skiing to ensure the ultimate Father’s Day adventure.


Contact us, by calling 888-582-2150 or register for an upcoming franchise webinar, for more information about starting a travel agency with Cruise Planners.