Leading Travel Franchise Predicts Smooth Sailing Throughout 2013

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Yields Growth in their 25th Year

March 19, 2013 // Franchising.com // Vancouver, British Columbia - Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® – part of Expedia® Inc, the largest online travel company in the world, has announced its 2012 bookings at an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

“This growth is attributed to our Franchise Partners and their sales teams who are the key to our success. Through all of their hard work, in conjunction with our focused promotions strategy, they have been successfully building Customers For Life,” says Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “This growth is also a reflection of the fact that we continue to invest heavily in sales training, marketing and technology to help our Franchise Partners grow their business.”

2012 also marked the franchise’s 25th anniversary, which saw the company open 21 new franchise locations and add more than 1,1000 new vacation consultants, bringing their current totals to over 4,000 agents and 170 franchise locations throughout North America.

The industry forecast for 2013 is looking positive, with 25 new ships set to debut in the next two years to meet current demand. Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ Franchise Partners and Vacation Consultants can leverage Expedia’s $34 Billion in buying power for flights, hotels, vacation packages and more. Visit www.expediafranchise.com or www.joinecsc.com for more information about joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team.

About Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of more than 170 franchise locations. As part of Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world, the company’s 4,000 Vacation Consultants have been navigating spectacular vacation experiences for customers across North America for more than 25 years. Named a fast-growing franchise by MSN Money, Expedia CruiseShipCenters offers flexible, rewarding business opportunities for 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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Sheryl Bass
Fishman Public Relations
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sbass@fishmanpr.com

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