As a travel advisor, aligning yourself with a larger entity is a way to set yourself up for success. By doing so, you can tap into an established vendor network and gain access to enhanced buying power. There are two traditional options: affiliate yourself with a “host” or join a franchise and start your own travel agency. While there are benefits to both options, it's hard to beat everything that is provided with a travel franchise like Cruise Planners.
With a host, technology, marketing and support are very limited, if they are provided at all. Cruise Planners provides robust technology tools, marketing support, ongoing training and business development coaching to help you grow your business.
Some host companies take as much as 70% of your commissions. With a Cruise Planners® franchise, you pay a royalty that is never more than 3%.
Host companies may not be subject to as many regulations as franchise companies, therefore they may not disclose important details and business information to you before you join. Franchise companies are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Before purchasing a franchise, we are required to provide full disclosure on the company’s fee structure, financial information, litigation and more.
Established systems with host companies are limited, if available at all. A franchise like Cruise Planners has been developing successful processes and tools for over 25 years. When you join, you have use of proven systems to guide you and your business.