Expedia CruiseShipCenters Recognized by Norwegian Cruise Line

Leading Travel Franchise Named 2012 Retail Travel Agency of the Year

[start[Vancouver, British Columbia - Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® – part of Expedia® Inc, the largest online travel company in the world, was recently named 2012 Retail Travel Agency of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line. Expedia Inc. was also recognized as the 2012 Online Travel Partner of the Year.

Earning recognition for both retail and online performance is proof of Expedia’s effective cruise sales strategy, combining the convenience of booking online with the personal touch of dealing with a trained expert over the phone, or in one of Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ 170 franchise locations across North America. The sales garnered by the company helped Norwegian Cruise Line with their overall revenue and year-over-year growth.

“Congratulations to Expedia CruiseShipCenters for their support and dedication to our brand,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Our relationship with travel partners is at the core of all that we do.”

As a part of the award, Expedia CruiseShipCenters will receive a cruise for two in a balcony stateroom onboard Norwegian Epic, the cruise line’s most innovative ship to date.

“The hard work of our Vacation Consultants and Franchise Partners is the main reason for this recognition,” said Michael Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “We are thrilled that our sales have contributed to the success of Norwegian Cruise Line and we look forward to sailing full speed ahead with them in our continued partnership.”

Offering award winning marketing programs, the industry’s best customer relationship management system, CruiseDesk® and the power of the #1 brand in travel, Expedia CruiseShipCenters offers rewarding business opportunities for those with a passion for travel. Visit www.expediafranchise.com or www.joinecsc.com for more information about joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team.

About Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world, has partnered with Expedia CruiseShipCenters to provide travelers a one-stop-shop for cruises and vacations. Expedia CruiseShipCenters was founded in 1987 and offers the best value in the industry with 4,000 travel consultants in more than 170 franchise locations throughout North America. Named a fast-growing franchise by MSN Money, the company offers flexible, rewarding business opportunities for travel consultants and franchise owners with a passion for travel. For more information on joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team, visit www.expediafranchise.com.

Expedia is either a registered trademark or trademark of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-50 and CST # 20893-43

SOURCE Expedia CruiseShipCenters



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