Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
According to Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry, families are traveling more. The brand saw a 15% increase in passengers cruising with children or multi-generational groups over the past 12 months*.
“As the travel industry continues to experience exciting changes in 2014, one of the fastest growing trends in travel involves the entire family,” said Vicky Garcia, COO of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel representative. “Instead of taking solitary trips, family members are pooling their resources to take advantage of multi-generational travel deals.”
The best way to get the most value is using a trusted travel agent who can ensure family members get to enjoy their quality time together experiencing once-in-a-lifetime activities in their chosen locale. This summer, there are plenty of money-saving deals that the best travel agents can secure for families looking to cruise – some of the deals even include children sailing for free!
Below are the top trends in multi-generational family travel for summer 2014:
*Based on a report showing the number of passengers in a multigenerational group (at least 2 adults in a cabin, and one passenger under 18 years old), which departs between April 10, 2013 to April 9, 2014 vs April 10, 2012 to April 9, 2013.
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 franchise network of more than 900 experienced travel professionals who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office team positions franchise owners for success by providing them with innovative marketing, booking and lead-generating tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and was named No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur for 11 consecutive years and was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. for 20 years, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include a record 11 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly in 2013, Special Needs Group Accessible Travel Advocate Power Partners™ for 2012, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for eight years in a row (2004 – 2011), American Express Agency of the Year (2010), Royal Caribbean International Home-Based Partner of the Year (2007 – 2013), Royal Caribbean International President’s Award for Overall Achievement for 2012, Norwegian Cruise Line Franchise Agency of the Year (2011-2013) and Home-Based Agency of the Year (2010), Celebrity Cruises Home-Based Account of the Year (2013) and Southeast Region Travel Agent Partner of the Year (2010), American Express Vacations Globe Award (2008 – 2012), Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner (2009- 2012), Platinum Circle Member with Viking River Cruises (2009-2012) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer. Cruise Planners is one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, has been named one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. For information, visit http://www.cruiseplanners.com.
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