Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has been named the nation's # 1 home-based travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 15 straight years. Our unmatched training, marketing, technology and individualized support allow you to be your own boss, travel the world and sell travel for a very low franchise investment fee.
For more than 25 years, Cruise Planners has been giving people with a passion for travel and desire to be their own boss a low-cost franchise opportunity that can yield high returns. Best of all, owning a Cruise Planners franchise requires no travel agent experience! So, whether you're a work-from-home parent, a recent retiree, a veteran or just looking for a career change, we will provide you the training and tools to start and grow your own travel advisor business.
Our home-based business model gives you the power to set your own schedule and be your own boss. With our cutting-edge technology, you'll be able to run your business from anywhere, whether it's from the comfort of your own home or poolside at a resort in Mexico.
Cruise Planners is the #1 cruise sales franchise for the American Express Travel brand, one of the most trusted names in business. With the American Express Travel affiliation, you will gain instant credibility and access to double the amount of group inventory and promotions. You can also utilize exclusive tools and travel programs for your clients, such as the Pay with Points Program, all while earning full commission on every sale.
Cruise Planners has a comprehensive "MarTech" suite – a true blend of marketing and technology to help you grow your business. Our award-winning marketing and advertising programs are turnkey and have no hefty monthly fees. Plus, we built the first highly targeted marketing program for travel advisors using socio-economic identifiers. This means the right marketing goes to the right customer at the right time!
Unlike other travel franchises, our corporate office does not own competing travel companies and does not sell travel. Our focus is entirely on building your business. We provide comprehensive training to help get your business off the ground as well as a dedicated business development coach who provides you individualized attention every step of the way.
Our executives aren't just figure heads. They are hands-on and 100% dedicated to your success. Each member of our executive team attends all our trainings and draws upon decades of industry experience to lead informative classes on how to grow your business. Their main objective truly is to help you succeed.
We're proud of our name. It is one of the most recognized names in all the travel industry, and we have the sales numbers to prove it! But we sell more than just cruises. We are top producers with all major travel partners, including cruise, land, travel insurance, excursions, flights, car rentals and more. In fact, we are the #2 top global producer in Sandals and Beach Resorts.
We're not just tooting our own horn. Entrepreneur has ranked Cruise Planners #1 in the travel category for 15 consecutive years, noting our financial strength, lack of litigation and lack of terminations. We have won awards for sales, technology, marketing and training. We are truly the most highly awarded travel company in the travel industry. Period! And we're proud of it!
We'd love to talk with you more about your aspirations and goals. Contact us today to learn how you can start your own travel advisor franchise.