February 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Debbie Fiorino, currently serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for parent company World Travel Holding, comes with more than 20 years of leadership experience. In her roles at World Travel Holdings spanning more than 11 years, Debbie was instrumental in many key growth and change initiatives that continue to have a lasting impact on the organization’s continued success. Prior to joining the organization in 2002, Fiorino served at companies including KaBloom, Bertucci’s Corporation (NE Restaurant Company) and Medical Diagnostics, Inc.
Fiorino was selected after a three-month search led by Brad Tolkin, co-chairman and CEO of World Travel Holdings. "After a very thorough interview and selection process, I am very confident in my appointment of Debbie," shared Tolkin. "I am extremely excited about the future of our CruiseOne® division with her at the helm. She will bring a fresh, new leadership approach that will guide us into the next exciting chapter."
"As a member of the selection team, I was very impressed with Debbie’s passion for and knowledge of the travel industry," shared Bobbye Haupt, franchise owner and chairperson of the advisory council for CruiseOne®. "I was most intrigued by her clear advocacy for franchise owners and independent contractors. She struck me as a visionary leader and I look forward to seeing the fresh ideas and perspectives she will bring to the respective brands."
Fiorino officially begins her new post on March 31, 2014.
Celebrating 22 years in business, the home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® is ranked in the top one percent of all franchises worldwide and is a member of the International Franchise Association. As part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise retailer, CruiseOne franchisees are able to offer their customers the lowest possible pricing on vacations with its 100 percent "Best Price and Satisfaction Guarantee." CruiseOne has received partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the major cruise lines including Norwegian Cruise Line®, Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Carnival® Cruise Line. For more information on CruiseOne, visit www.CruiseOneFranchise.com. Like CruiseOne on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CruiseOneFranchise, and follow us on Twitter at @CruiseOneBiz.