July 07, 2011 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – CruiseOne, the nation's largest home-based franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH) today announced the launch of a new online recruitment platform. Prospective franchisees visiting www.CruiseOneTV.com can take part in a unique Virtual Discovery Day, allowing them to virtually tour the company's world headquarters, meet with executives and learn more about becoming a CruiseOne franchise owner. Visitors to the site can also read testimonials from cruise line executives and find links to CruiseOne's social media sites.
"We are proud to announce the debut of CruiseOneTV.com, which is an industry first - not only in the travel industry, but in all of franchising," said Dwain Wall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CruiseOne. "CruiseOne has always been an industry leader and this new platform is yet another way we are blazing the trail, helping save prospective franchisees time and money while educating them on the benefits of joining our family."
The Virtual Discovery Day available online at www.CruiseOneTV.com includes a series of seven videos guiding participants through CruiseOne's new corporate headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Each department leader is featured and "attendees" can "meet" their franchise development specialist, and learn about the company's business model and support services offerings. Departments visited as part of the series include marketing, training, agent support, information technology, operations and finance.
"CruiseOne is committed to keeping our business a low-cost, low-investment franchise that produces high returns and rewards," said Wall. "Our new Virtual Discovery Day eliminates the need for travel to our Fort Lauderdale headquarters and is a groundbreaking way for us to communicate with those who are interested in learning more about our business model."
In addition to the Virtual Discovery Day, www.CruiseOneTV.com features background information on CruiseOne and its parent company, WTH, as well as testimonials from current franchisees and some of the cruise industry's most well respected leaders. The site also includes links to CruiseOne's social media tools, including the company's blog, YouTube and Facebook.
CruiseOne has more than 720 locations, up from 685 locations in 2010. The company consistently ranks in major editorial awards including Entrepreneur magazine's "Top 500", Forbes magazine's "Top 20 Franchises to Start," the Franchise Market "Top 100 Companies," and Franchise Business Review's "Top Low Cost Franchises."
To learn more or become part of the CruiseOne family, visit www.CruiseOneFranchise.com or www.CruiseOneTV.com.
CruiseOne, the nation's largest home-based franchise travel agent network, was founded in 1992 and currently has more than 720 locations. The company is part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), the nation's largest cruise retailer. The company has relationships with every major cruise line and many tour operators and as a result, offers consumers the lowest possible pricing. 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." CruiseOne is a proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA), MinorityFRAN, and VetFRAN.