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With an Expedia franchise, you can get in on the ground floor of a business with a proven track record of success.
50 million North Americans are interested in taking a cruise in the next 3 years. Fueled by the baby boom generation and an increasing appeal to younger travelers, cruising enjoys the highest satisfaction rate of any vacation. To meet the growing demand for this high value vacation, cruise lines continue to invest billions, with 20 new ships planned to enter the market by 2017. There's never been a better time to capitalize on this booming industry with an Expedia franchise.
Today's cruisers are overwhelmed with information and options. With so many ships, staterooms and destinations to choose from, travelers are looking for expert, in-person advice from a trusted professional. Bookings made through travel agents account for more than one-third of the $284 billion travel market – and that number is growing. With hotels, flights and shore excursions required to complete the vacation experience, your earning potential as an Expedia CruiseShipCenters' franchise partner is enormous.
With an Expedia franchise, you can own a retail travel agency connected to your community – backed by the largest travel brand in the world. As part of a $39 billion company, you can offer your customers a trustworthy brand and the best choice and prices, in addition to the personal service and advice you can expect from a locally owned and operated business. With the most recognized brand in travel on your door, you'll attract new customers and build market share in your exclusive franchise territory.
For more than 25 years, our sales have grown at an average rate of 20% each year, outstripping the industry 3 to 1. Now a market leader, our network includes more than 180 independently owned franchises who support 4,000+ Vacation Consultants across North America. Our continued success and outstanding franchisee support have earned us recognition as a top-ranked franchise year after year. By joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters' family, you can leverage our track record of success while enjoying the true benefits of owning your own business.
You can achieve your wealth, equity and lifestyle goals with our scalable franchise model. A manageable initial investment enables you to support an unlimited number of commission-based independent contractors who will sell travel from your store or their home office. Our proven network marketing strategy will help you generate new leads and repeat sales to jump-start your business and create customers for life.
If you're a proactive, outgoing leader who wants to build a profitable business in the exciting travel industry, find out more about Expedia franchise opportunities in your area by submitting the form below. You will immediately begin our franchise awards process with access to our interactive virtual brochure that will allow you to explore the details of our marketing, technology and support services at your own pace. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you discover how you can build wealth, equity and the life you've been dreaming of with an Expedia franchise.
"I would absolutely spend another 23 years in this business. You don't have to retire to see the world. It's wonderful when you're on a cruise to look up your reports on CruiseDesk and see that your agents are selling for you. You're making a living while also enjoying all the fruits of being a part of Expedia CruiseShipCenters!"
- Hope Saul
"After researching several franchise companies, we chose Expedia CruiseShipCenters because of the people, the culture and the brand. Attending the week-long Cruise Management Academy training at head office confirmed that we made the right decision. The amount of support that the corporate team provides for us is amazing – the people, the processes and the technology are all in place for us to achieve everything we want to."
- Dan Ganter
"As a mother of three young children, flexibility in my business was really important to me and the Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise offered me the chance to celebrate my passion for travel in a fun career. Our center, which began with three Cruise Consultants, has now grown to support 38 agents and we are looking to expand into a larger retail area to accommodate even more growth."
- Scarlett Hiller
"Initially we used Expedia CruiseShipCenters as a benchmark for some other franchise options we were considering and the more we benchmarked, the more we liked ECSC. They have an excellent track record and reputation in leisure travel, top notch systems, incredible leadership and place an emphasis on improving quality of life for their franchise owners – we couldn't ask for much more."
- John McIntyre
Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative is a low-cost franchise opportunity which yields high returns and requires no travel experience. Our home-based business model is a family of over 900 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized and continually awarded travel franchises in the country.
It’s a fact: people want to travel. The worldwide travel industry grossed almost 70 billion dollars in 2013 and over 34 million Americans plan to cruise over the next 3 years. Isn’t it time you joined a recession-resistant industry?
Americans have trusted the brand name American Express above all others in travel for over 150 years. We are an American Express Travel Service Representative Agency which lends instant credibility to our new franchise owners with a trusted, well-recognized brand.
Our franchise is a low-investment, low-risk opportunity – no inventory to buy, no employees, no retail space, no construction, no time clock, no mandatory monthly fees, and no more corporate America!
With our smart phone apps and back office access we help you build your business and you have control of your information right from the palm of your hand. You’ll have your own website with unlimited pages search engine optimized and access to Google analytics.
“We offer a business in a box for our new franchise owners. Even if you don’t have experience in the travel industry, we can still make you successful if you have the desire and passion to succeed. From our award-winning marketing tools to our cutting-edge mobile technology, we have the franchise you can run from literally from anywhere” – Michelle Fee, co-founder & CEO
GREAT! WHAT'S MY NEXT STEP?
Find out more about Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative by submitting the form to the right.
The Next Big Wave in Senior Care Has Arrived!
As Baby Boomers enter retirement and Seniors encounter lifestyle changes, they're creating an enormous market with high growth potential—and it's just waiting for you! Our recession-resistant business has multiple strong profit centers to help you grow your business. Have the fun, freedom and financial security you've been looking for and gain the satisfaction of knowing you're helping your clients relocate, downsize, or liquidate their entire household, from start to finish.
In addition to Seniors and Baby Boomers, many other clients may need your services due to a significant life-changing event such as a corporate relocation, divorce or loss of a loved one. With our proprietary "Home Sweet Home" transitions process, we'll show you how you can offer a variety of clients a total solution, including household liquidation and estate sale management.
Multiple Strong Profit Centers:
Unbeatable Training & Support
No experience is required! Backed by 25 years of franchising experience and our proven system, you'll receive comprehensive training and ongoing operational support to help you start out strong and build your business to the size you want. Our highly effective marketing and public relations programs are simply unmatched in the industry and you'll have our exclusive CT Online Auctions web site to help you grow your business quickly and profitably. Plus, as an owner, you can access our valuable network of strategic alliances and referral sources to help you build a highly respected and trusted business.
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A Successful Career You'll Love!
You'll enjoy working with estate attorneys, trust officers, funeral home directors, retirement community directors and other professionals in this high-demand industry. Feel great knowing you are making a real difference in the lives of families in your community and building a strong business and future for yourself and your family.
Take the Next Step Now…
Don't miss the opportunity to own one of today's most advanced and proven franchises in the exploding Seniors Baby Boomer markets. As a Caring Transitions owner, you can enjoy the income, lifestyle and freedom you've always wanted.