May 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – January 31, 2011 – CruiseOne, the nation's leading cruise travel retail network as part of World Travel Holdings, today announced their new partnership with Shore Excursions Group. Known as the experts in delivering exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in ports around the world, the Shore Excursions Group partnership will provide CruiseOne franchise owners a valuable opportunity to increase sales and deliver an added high quality service to their clients.
"The goal of partnering with Shore Excursions Group is to not only help our agents increase their earning potential, but to also provide better service and a more diverse array of offerings to cruise travelers," said Dwain Wall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CruiseOne. "We searched for the best partner and ultimately found that Shore Excursions Group is the leader in providing extraordinary, commissionable shore excursions to agents and consumers worldwide." CruiseOne agents will earn a very competitive commission on the sale of Shore Excursions Group products. The process of selling excursions has also been simplified, giving customers of CruiseOne agents direct access to dedicated websites with Shore Excursions Group staff handling the rest.
"We are extremely excited to partner with such a highly regarded and prestigious organization," said Brad Miller, co-founder of Shore Excursions Group. "We look forward to providing CruiseOne customers with high-quality, cost-effective shore excursions that will complement the great vacation experiences their agents are planning for them"
The CruiseOne corporate marketing and technology teams have already begun integrating Shore Excursions Group information into each agent's personalized consumer website, and will continue to do so moving forward as part of future marketing programs. The company's training and sales performance teams also plan to deliver webinars, customized training materials and online Q&A sessions to offer agents additional information on the partnership, as well as on how to most effectively market and sell excursions to their customers.
For more information or to become part of the CruiseOne family, visit www.CruiseOneFranchise.com.
CruiseOne, the nation's largest home-based retail travel franchise, was founded in 1992 and currently has more than 700 locations. The company is part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), the nation's largest cruise retailer. CruiseOne is an industry leader, providing agents with innovative support, training, marketing and technology programs to successfully grow the business. The company has relationships with every major cruise line and many tour operators and as a result, offer the highest commissions in the business. CruiseOne is consistently recognized for its efforts, including being named Royal Caribbean's "Partner of the Year," Celebrity Cruises' "National Account Partner of the Year" and Carnival Cruise Line's "Travel Partner of the Year."
Shore Excursions Group is a leading worldwide provider of shore excursions for cruise customers. The company focuses on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators, and offers nearly 1,300 excursions in all of the major cruising destinations including Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Bermuda and Hawaii. To learn more, visit www.ShoreExcursionsGroup.com.