September 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – CruiseOne®, which is part of leading cruise retailer World Travel Holdings (WTH), announces its weeklong National Conference educational workshops onboard Regal Princess®. With the theme of GROWTH, Gain Relationships and Opportunities through WTH, attendees can join inspiring general sessions and interactive workshops dedicated to personal and professional development; meet with industry executives; and learn how being affiliated with travel powerhouse World Travel Holdings gives them access to additional resources and advantages.
"Having sharp business skills and staying current with industry events and supplier news is important to be successful in the travel industry and we designed the CruiseOne National Conference with this in mind," said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance. "National Conference is one of our most popular training events and we have record-breaking attendance this year due to the positive reputation we have gained as a result of providing educational opportunities that produce results, and history shows that agents who attended our training programs experienced a nearly 25 percent increase in sales."
Nearly 30 workshops will be offered during the CruiseOne National Conference ranging from social media and sales strategies to product updates, technology support and more. Agents can also receive credit from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for several of the classes, which counts toward accreditation as a Cer¬ti¬fied Cruise Counselor by CLIA.
"We believe our National Conference is about being part of something bigger," said Daly. "Not only does our network of franchise owners have the opportunity to learn, network and brainstorm business ideas with each other and industry executives, but together they will support Make-A-Wish, our corporate charity for the past three years."
With a goal of raising $75,000 at National Conference, agents will have the chance to help Make-A-Wish grant more wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions by participating in several fundraisers that will be hosted onboard such as a silent auction and 50/50 chance drawing with prizes including but not limited to cruises, iPads, wine and more. In addition, agents onboard will party for a cause in St. Maarten with the second annual "Zumba@Sea – Dance For Wishes" sponsored by Celebrity Cruises, and those unable to attend can donate online at http://friends.wish.org/100-100/page/CruiseOne-CruisesInc./Zumba-Sea.htm.
People with a passion for travel who want to learn more information about franchise opportunities with CruiseOne should visit www.CruiseOneFranchise.com.
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.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.
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CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.