Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Announces 5,000th Vacation Consultant

July 06, 2017 // Franchising.com // Bellevue, Wa. – Expedia CruiseShipCenters, a leading cruise travel agency franchise, announced today that it has grown to over 5,000 Vacation Consultants serving travelers across North America.

Through personalized service and expert advice, the brick and mortar travel agency has been helping clients navigate through the overwhelming amount of travel options to choose the right vacation for their needs. The demand for customized travel services continues to grow. In fact, American Express Spending and Saving Tracker revealed that between 2015 and 2016, consumer use of travel agents increased nearly 80 percent. Cruisers in particular are partial to agents, with 82 percent of them stating they tend to book cruises through an agent, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s 2017 Cruise Travel Report.

As consumers continue to reap the benefits of using travel agents, cruise specialist Expedia CruiseShipCenters is building on this momentum and looking to add more than 1,400 new Vacation Consultants and over 30 new retail travel franchises by the end of 2017. Their CruiseDesk® technology gives Consultants the flexibility to sell travel from the retail store, their home office, or anywhere in the world. In addition, their marketing tools and comprehensive sales training provides the tools and support to attract and retain customers for life. Expedia CruiseShipCenters is seeking individuals interested in careers in travel to join its growing team of Vacation Consultants.

“Our goal is to navigate spectacular vacation experiences for every single customer, and in our 30th year, we now have over 5,000 Vacation Consultants striving to do just that,” said Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our customers and plan to continue exceeding expectations in everything we do.”

To research cruise vacations and find a qualified Vacation Consultant, visit www.cruiseshipcenters.com.

For more information about joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team, visit www.joinecsc.com.

About Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of over 235 retail travel agency franchises. As part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands, the company’s 5,000 Vacation Consultants sell a wide range of vacation products including cruises, flights, hotels, vacation packages, tours, excursions and more. The company has been navigating spectacular vacation experiences for customers across North America for 30 years. For more information on joining Expedia CruiseShipCenters, visit www.joinecsc.com.

Expedia and CruiseShipCenters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. or its affiliates 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. © 2017 Expedia. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-50 and CST # 20893-43

Contact:

Mariah Weintraub
Fishman Public Relations
847-945-1300
mweintraub@fishmanpr.com

SOURCE Expedia CruiseShipCenters

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