#1 Travel Agency Franchise

The best home-based travel franchise

If you have a passion for travel and you are looking to earn extra income, starting a travel agency with Cruise Planners is the perfect opportunity for you. Cruise Planners, An American Express Travel Representative, has been rated the #1 travel franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur for 17 years in a row.

If you're looking for a career change, we've got you covered. Say good-bye to boring jobs and work full-time or part-time selling travel for your own travel agency. At Cruise Planners, you can be your own boss, set your own schedule, and work from home or anywhere in the world.

With over 25 years of success in the travel industry, multiple awards, and low-cost of investment, Cruise Planners is simply the best travel franchise to own.

Why A Travel Franchise Is An Amazing Business Opportunity

The travel bug is real

In 2019, over $1 trillion (yes that's trillion with a "T") was spent on travel in the United States from domestic and international travelers. The travel industry has continued to expand year-after-year and experts are not expecting the growth to slow down any time soon. 

People love to sightsee, go on tours, relax on cruises, visit new countries, and immerse themselves in culture. When it comes to travel, people are looking for an experience. Whether they’re taking a Caribbean cruise, a trip to Europe or a quick getaway to Las Vegas, people are booking travel more of than ever before. Why not earn money from their trips? Our job is to make you the expert in travel, so all you have to do is get them to buy travel through you!

A travel agent that can provide exclusive benefits, great discounts, and completely packaged vacations is invaluable. Travel agents tend to have loyal life-long clients that they have built relationships with over the years.


Cruise Planners is one of the most affordable franchises at $10,995 with incentives for veterans/active military personnel, first responders, and current travel agents. You do not have to open a traditional brick-and-mortar travel agency location either.


There's nothing quite setting your own schedule and working when you want to. You can dedicate as much time as you'd like by working full-time or you can supplement your income by working part-time. 

The commissions you deserve

As a Cruise Planners travel franchise owner, you'll earn the highest commissions in the industry on all travel that you sell (cruises, car rentals, tours, hotel bookings, travel insurance, and more).

World-class training and support

 At Cruise Planners, we truly succeed when our travel agency franchisees succeed. We provide our agents with comprehensive training, their own websites, booking tools, marketing materials, and support from our Home Office Team to guide them on the path to success. 

Highly favored

In addition to being the ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur since 2003, we've earned a variety of awards and accolades over the years.

Check out the numbers below to see how the travel industry is booming.


average number of vacations people take per year


average amount baby boomers plan to spend on travel in 2020


average amount millennials budget for vacations

32 million

travelers expected to cruise in 2020


new cruise ships expected to debut by 2027

Intrigued? Download the Guide to Cruise Planners to learn more about our travel franchise opportunity


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