November 17, 2016 // Franchising.com // Powell, OH – Voted ‘Best Travel Agency in Central Ohio,’ Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® – part of Expedia Inc., the largest travel company in the world – is one of ThisWeek Community News 8th Annual Reader’s Choice award winners. The Powell, Ohio location was recognized by votes from the members of the Central Ohio community as it continues to work with residents to plan cruise vacations.
A result of votes made over a 24 week period by readers, the Reader’s Choice awards highlight more than 100 local businesses that are thriving in local communities. Categories range from dining and restaurants to auto care and even travel. The Powell location, owned by local entrepreneur Doug Senter, was selected and announced in the Sports & Entertainment section.
“Receiving this award through the votes and recommendations of our community members means so much to us. As travel agents and experts, our agency is always building meaningful relationships with our customers, and it’s amazing to feel the love from them, as they let us know they consider us a part of their family,” said Doug Senter, Franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Powell. “Our Vacation Consultants strive to make planning a dream vacation easy and stress-free. We look forward to continuing building up our relationships with members of the community and local travelers for many years to come.”
Expedia CruiseShipCenters offers cruise vacations and much more through its 220 locations across North America. Customers are able to choose from numerous vacation possibilities over land, sea and air, including customized trips, coach & rail tours and insurance – all at Expedia prices. In addition to the research and booking features available on their local website, Doug Senter and his team offer personal vacation consultations in person, through email or over the phone, so customers always have the freedom to book when, where and how they choose.
Cruises are becoming increasingly popular in communities because they offer comfort and convenience while making it easy for people to visit several exotic locations on a single trip. According to Cruise Lines International Association, an organization that conducts continual analysis of the industry, the demand for cruising has increased 68 percent in the last ten years. The association also points out that the U.S. economic impact of the cruise industry is larger than ever — at $42 billion annually. Cruise lines have responded to that growth by commissioning the construction of more than 65 new ships that are on pace to set sail over the next five years.
For more information about Doug Senter and Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Powell, Ohio, visit www.cruiseshipcenters.com/Powell, call (614) 808-0108, or visit their location at 4024 W. Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065.
Named a fast-growing franchise by MSN Money, Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of 180 franchise locations. As part of Expedia, Inc., the company’s 4,000 Vacation Consultants have been navigating spectacular vacation experiences for customers across North America for more than 25 years. For more information on joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team, visit www.expediafranchise.com.
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