Cruise Planners - American Express Travel is the largest home-based travel agent network in the cruise industry with more than 800 franchise owners across the country that independently book cruises, tour and land vacations. Cruise Planners has achieved Top Producer status with virtually every cruise line, land and tour companies offering its franchise owners the highest commission levels and the opportunity to pass preferential pricing, along with professional service and support, to their customers.
Cruise Planners started in 1994 when three travel industry veterans joined forces to create a cadre of franchised travel advisors to book cruises and other travel out of their own homes. The idea appealed to people from many walks of life; teachers, real estate agents, travel agents, car mechanics, military veterans, virtually anyone and everyone who was interested in starting a home-based business while providing an opportunity to travel around the world.
In 2004, Cruise Planners became an American Express Travel Services Representative agency. As a result, Cruise Planners Travel Advisors can offer exclusive AMEX benefits to their customers such as: Travel for Free program, pre- and post-hotel programs and AMEX Mariner Club special sailings with premier cruise lines.
We've got Cruisitude
Cruise Planners believes that you should love what you do. Do what you love. Cruisitude™ is having a positive attitude towards travel and everything in your life. If you love to travel and are considering a business in the travel industry, Cruise Planners is on this planet to help you grow your Cruisitude™ by providing you with awesome tools and cool experiences that help jack up your travel business. In fact, we've built our business with great Cruisitude™ for 20 years. Cruise Planners is a company that has a proven success model. The groundwork has been laid out and the hurdles have been cleared. The support network is in place where you're never alone in this business.
Franchising works. Accordingly to the United States Small Business Administration and the United States Department of Commerce, the success rates for franchises are significantly higher than non-franchised businesses.
Cruise Planners - American Express Travel company motto is:
Create Cool Stuff • Deliver Great Service • Have Fun • Make Money • Change the World
This is achieved by offering their franchise owners financial security, award-winning marketing programs and continuous education as well as a user-friendly web-based booking system. The company believes their franchise owners should concentrate on selling travel, therefore creating various programs to ensure each owner has access to the best tools to run a successful home-based business. Some benefits include:
Throughout its tenure, Cruise Planners has earned several accolades including American Express Travel Agency of the Year, Royal Caribbean International's Home Based Partner of the Year, Norwegian Cruise Line's Home Based Partner of the Year and has been named #1 Cruise Tour/Travel Agency category year after year by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Licensed, bonded, and insured, Cruise Planners is a member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), NACOA (National Association Of Cruise Only Agencies), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) and the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
For more information on purchasing a Cruise Planners franchise, please contact our Franchise Sales Department at (888) 582-2150, visit our website www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com or apply for new Cruisitude.