Cruise Planners Dominates as Industry’s Premier Franchise to Own with ‘Franchise Hall of Fame’ Induction & ‘Best-in-Category Franchise’ Award by Franchise Business Review
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Cruise Planners Dominates as Industry’s Premier Franchise to Own with ‘Franchise Hall of Fame’ Induction & ‘Best-in-Category Franchise’ Award by Franchise Business Review

Cruise Planners is unstoppable as one of the best travel franchises to own and No. 1 in category, according to Franchise Business Review

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (PRWEB) February 11, 2020 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, continues its reign as a top travel franchise to own. Franchise Business Review inducts Cruise Planners into the Franchise Hall of Fame by once again naming it a Best-in-Category Franchise.

This follows Cruise Planners recent ranking as the No. 1 Travel Franchise for 17 years in a row in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking.

“As the nation’s largest network of home-based travel agents, it’s an honor for Cruise Planners to be inducted into Franchise Business Review’s Hall of Fame as one of the best-in-category travel franchises in the U.S.,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. “We have the best franchisees in the travel industry, and it’s incredible that we’ve been helping people see all the possibilities that come with owning a travel agency business.”

Franchise Business Review is the leading market research firm in the franchise industry, where ratings and reviews are provided directly by franchise owners, who are able to offer the best testimonials about what it really is like to own a franchise. Cruise Planners continues earning franchising-industry accolades year after year and for a decade has held top spots with Franchise Business Review across multiple categories.

“I chose Cruise Planners to separate myself from the competition. The technology was the determining factor for me,” said Sharon Manzy, Cruise Planners® franchise owner since 2017. “The ease of researching and sending cruise quotes, the array of marketing and business automation and support is great from Home Office (headquarters). It’s what I was looking for, and I'm so glad I joined Cruise Planners.”

The Cruise Planners’ home-based franchise model provides entrepreneurs the ability and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, even while traveling. Its network of more than 2,500 travel advisors receives access to unmatched hands-on training, dynamic marketing, innovative mobile technology, lead-generating tools and continuous business development and coaching.

Cruise Planners’ travel advisor network enjoys open territories and offers a stress-free planning experience for all types of worldwide travel.

Some of the travel types Cruise Planners advisors sell, include:

  • All-inclusive Resort Vacations
  • Guided Land Tours
  • Car Rentals
  • Group Vacations (Land and Sea)
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Land Excursions
  • Theme Park Vacations

Aspiring entrepreneurs with a love for travel can own one of the best and low-cost franchises in the industry with the full support and proven model of success. Special incentives are available for active military, veterans, military spouses, first responders and travel industry professionals. Cruise Planners provides the foundation to grow a thriving travel advisor business. Intrigued? Check out the video walkthrough.

About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacation and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners supports its network of franchise owners with innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, professional development and training with the industry’s top executives. Cruise Planners and has been named the No. 1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 17 consecutive years and was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology. Consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, Cruise Planners is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the No. 1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 7 years and is recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun-Sentinel.

Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line including Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Viking Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as many land vendors such as Travel Impressions and Sandals and Beaches Resorts. As an American Express Travel Representative, Cruise Planners maintains a reputation for quality and offers exclusive American Express Travel benefits such as Pay with Points. Cruise Planners has earned the American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award since 2004, as well as numerous marketing, technology, franchise and philanthropy awards including an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation, Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly and Travvy Awards from travAlliance media. Cruise Planners celebrates diversity and supports our troops as one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. Visit our website,, for more information or to view the complete list of awards and honors.

Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room or Socially Yours page for social media updates and handles. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should locate a travel advisor near them. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit the Cruise Planners franchise website.

Media Contact:

Caitlin Gardner
Director of Corporate Communications and Digital Strategy
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

SOURCE Cruise Planners



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