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Jumpstart Your Journey

We understand these are unprecedented times, and we want to make our franchise accessible to as many people as possible. That's why, for a limited time, we are reducing our franchise fee by $4,000*. Click below to claim your special pricing and see why now is a great time to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise.

 

CLAIM YOUR $4,000 DISCOUNT

 

Why Purchase a Travel Franchise Now?

There’s no denying it—It’s a tough time for the travel industry and the business community as a whole. But just because we’ve had to postpone some trips, doesn’t mean you have to postpone your goals and aspirations of business ownership and financial freedom.

 

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The Travel Industry Is Resilient and Demand Will Be High

One thing we know is the travel industry is incredibly resilient. After 9/11, the travel industry bounced back. After the 2008 recession, the travel industry bounced back. After H1N1, the travel industry bounced back. And after the coronavirus, the travel industry will bounce back.

The world will reopen, and let's face it, after spending so much time cooped up in our homes, we’re all going to need a vacation!

The demand for travel will be high - already, bookings at Cruise Planners are up for 2021 - and travel advisors will be key to the rebirth of the travel industry.

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Cruise Planners Travel Advisor

The Value of a Travel Advisor is at an All-Time High

Being a travel advisor is more than just knowing the trendiest travel destinations. Advisors protect their clients’ travel investments. When travel restrictions went into effect, travel agents advocated for their clients to get them home safely and get refunds or credits for future travel. Travelers who opted to book without a travel professional often found themselves on hold for hours and with limited options.

Even as the world opens back up, travelers will need to navigate a web of guidelines that will vary from destination to destination. Travel agents will play a critical role in providing guidance on safe destinations and activities and protecting travelers’ investments.

Establish Your Business Foundation Now

We’ve made it as simple as possible, but getting a new business up and running doesn’t happen overnight. Now is a good time to start establishing the foundation of your business so you can capitalize on the surge in travel that is to come. Here's how we help:

 
  • Getting Started Checklist to help set your business foundation
  • Personal coach to help plan go-to-market strategy
  • Hundreds of hours of online training available
  • STAR University in-person training when the time is right
  • Robust technology that lets you work from anywhere
 

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STAR University

We offer tons of online training and dedicated support to help you start your business now. However, we still believe strongly in the value of in-person training. In addition to all the virtual learning we provide, when the time is right, we will bring you to STAR University, our week-long in-person training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Here, you will learn firsthand from our executive team and get facetime with many of our travel partners.

 

How Cruise Planners is Helping Travel Advisors Right Now

Now more than ever, we are committed to providing our franchise owners the information, tools, marketing and coaching they need to be successful. Here are a few of the things we’ve done to help our travel advisors navigate these challenging times:

  • Created cancellation and refund policies grid for all top suppliers
  • Producing additional customized marketing, social media and video content to adjust to changing situations
  • Built custom tool into our proprietary CRM system to track all client FCCs
  • Providing notices and education on small business and tax relief opportunities
  • Offering personal coaching on marketing, operations and how to handle client concerns
  • Hosting weekly live webinars with Cruise Planners owners and executives and travel supplier executives
  • Advocating for travel advisor commission protection with major cruise lines
  • Offered financial relief to our franchise owners in March and April
  • No missed or delayed commission payments
  • American Express Travel and Cruise Planners' 25+ year legacy of success ensure consumer confidence

Resources to Help You Make the Best Decision

We know times are tough right now, and we want you to feel confident in your decision to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise. We've compiled a list of resources to help you make the most informed decision possible.

Cruise Planners Video Walkthrough

[VIDEO] This video will take a deep dive into everything you need to know about starting your own Cruise Planners home-based travel agency.

Franchisee Satisfaction Report

[REPORT] Get honest insights from real franchise owners in this report compiled by Franchise Business Review, an independent third-party organization.

Travel Advisors and the Rebirth of Travel

[BLOG] CEO Michelle Fee writes about the future of travel and how travel advisors will be key to the industry's resurgence.

Your Roadmap to a Timely ROI

[VIDEO] Wondering how you're going to get a return on your investment? Our Business Development team breaks down your path to a timely ROI.

COVID-19 Q&A: Get the Most from Your Host

[WEBINAR] Karen Holmes and Scott Murphy came to CP from other host companies within the last six months. Hear why they made the switch and how CP is supporting them.

Travel Advisors Checklist

[CHECKLIST] COVID-19 has created unique challenges for the travel industry. It can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. This checklist will help you stay on track.

 

Claim your $4,000 discount and jumpstart your new journey today!

*The $4,000 franchise fee savings is only available for new franchise owners who purchase their franchise at the $10,995 initial franchise fee tier by May 31, 2020. Franchise owners who claim the $4,000 savings are not eligible for an airfare credit reimbursement when attending STAR University. This promotion is not combinable with any other promotion. Other terms and conditions may apply.

NOTE: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.