December 13, 2011 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - This holiday season, five former educators have more to celebrate than ever before. CruiseOne, the nation’s leading cruise retailer, today announced the winners of its 2011 “Second Chance at Success” contest, which was launched earlier this year in an effort to provide new business opportunities to unemployed teachers. Each winner will receive a full week of start-up training at the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida headquarters, a 3-night Bahamas cruise aboard Carnival Imagination and their own CruiseOne franchise.
The five lucky winners will depart their hometowns the first week in December, heading to CruiseOne’s state-of-the art corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a week of in-depth industry training.
“Former educators are some of our most profitable franchisees, as they have the right skill set to build a successful travel business,” said Dwain Wall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CruiseOne. “Sadly, the current economy has forced many teachers to abandon their dreams and begin searching for new opportunities. CruiseOne is pleased to support this important group, giving them a ‘Second Chance at Success’ in an industry that is fun, exciting and has tremendous growth potential.”
Nearly 300 submissions were received as part of CruiseOne’s “Second Chance at Success” contest, which is expected to become an annual program. Entries – including resumes, business plans and other background materials – were judged by members of the CruiseOne network development, marketing and executive teams. Eight finalists were interviewed before the five winners were selected.
For more information, visit www.SecondChanceatSuccess.com.
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 franchisees the highest possible commissions. 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.”
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