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…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 life may…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 »

Top travel franchise business for veterans

November 10, 2015

We are celebrating Veteran’s Day this month. You may wonder what FRANCHISE DISCOUNTS or FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES veterans and today’s military are presented as a token of our appreciation for their service. There are many discounts, services and deals just waiting for veterans, as well as the enlisted men now, for all their hard work in keeping America safe.  has the following list for discounts…Read More »


October 13, 2015

Franchises that are proving to be the most profitable for 2015 so far, offer a lot more than just low-cost start-ups. Entrepreneur magazine does a top ranking every year of franchises that are highly successful, present new trends and show growth potential. Here is a comparison chart that outlines some of the most profitable franchises…Read More »


September 11, 2015

    As you browse the internet looking at small business websites, or even as you are reading your monthly business magazines, you will inevitably come across ads that read, “Franchise for Sale“. Now considering an investment in a franchise business requires pre-planning and lots of homework. Your first step before even creating a business…Read More »