October 05, 2011 // Franchising.com // Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – CruiseOne, the nation's largest home-based franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), has earned a coveted spot on PODER magazine's 5th annual "Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics" list. Other renowned brands featured on the list include Burger King, Denny's, SUBWAY, and Liberty Tax Service. Coming in at an impressive #5, CruiseOne is the only travel industry player to make this year's list.
"We are proud to be in such esteemed company on this list, but even prouder that we continue paving the way in the travel industry when it comes to Hispanic job creation and franchise ownership," said Dwain Wall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CruiseOne. "We support and embrace all minorities with innovative training, marketing, support and incentives to help them grow successful travel careers."
CruiseOne is a long-time member and supporter of MinorityFRAN, which was created by the International Franchise Association (IFA) to increase the number and success of minorities in franchising. The company offers minorities 10% off its initial franchise fee, as well as a variety of other incentives including financing referrals and mentoring to help jumpstart their business. To-date, CruiseOne has placed 80 Hispanics into franchise ownership.
PODER magazine's "Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics" list is based on a detailed survey sent to 3,500-plus franchisors headquartered in the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-five companies were chosen based upon the survey's results, which among other things, asked for the number of Hispanic franchisees, as well as the percentage of the franchisor's management team that were Hispanic.
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CruiseOne, the nation's largest home-based franchise travel agent network, was founded in 1992 and currently has more than 750 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." A proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA), MinorityFRAN, and VetFRAN, the company is consistently ranked 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 FranchiseBusinessReview's "Top Low Cost Franchises."