Top Five Benefits of Investing a Tax Refund in a Cruise Franchise

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Low-cost, home-based cruise franchise CruiseOne® shares advice for entrepreneurs

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Many Americans will seek creative ways to reinvest their tax refunds this year; however, one of the more lucrative ways is to reinvest in a business such as a home-based CruiseOne franchise.

People with a passion for travel and an entrepreneurial spirit can experience exponential growth on their tax refunds by investing in CruiseOne, a low-cost and low-overhead home-based cruise franchise that is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company.

“Many Americans will seek creative ways to reinvest their tax refunds this year; however, one of the more lucrative ways is to reinvest in a business such as a home-based CruiseOne franchise,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne. “Not only is it financially beneficial in the long-run, but it also has emotional advantages that can improve a person’s way of life.”

Here are the top five benefits of investing a tax refund in a cruise franchise:

1. Low-risk, high-reward opportunity.
Life is all about taking risks and using a tax refund to purchase a cruise franchise is a low-risk, high-reward opportunity for those who want to embrace their passion for travel and become an entrepreneur. As part of a franchise system, owners have access to a variety of resources that if implemented, lay the blueprint to their success. This includes marketing programs, sales support, business training, innovative technology tools, exclusive promotions with suppliers and more.

2. Create a desirable work/life balance.
Home-based franchise owners set their own hours, meaning they can spend more time with family and pursue their passion for travel. Plus, owning a franchise gives owners the option to hire associates to handle the daily business operations, while they handle the back-office and management functions, enabling them to take more time for themselves. This is an exciting industry that offers many travel perks for owners so they can experience the products first-hand and sell to clients.

3. Build a business to pass on to family providing them with financial security.
While many people will use their tax refund on one-time expenses, invest in the future by building a profitable business that can easily be passed on to family members. Many home-based franchise owners operate their franchise as a family business and have a succession plan in place so they can easily transfer their business ownership and client list to family members when ready for retirement.

4. Strong economy means more disposable income.
The U.S. dollar is the strongest it has been in years, motivating Americans to explore the world. In addition, resort and cruise vacation offerings are becoming increasingly complex with more people relying on travel agents to book their vacations. According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 70 percent of the population used a travel agent when booking a cruise vacation and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) reports that 55 percent of consumers found their vacations to be a better quality when booked through a travel agency. Regardless of the economy, people will always want to vacation and there will always be a need for travel agents. Now is the time to invest in a travel franchise.

5. Future tax deductions.
Investing a tax refund into a franchise may lead to additional tax deductions in the future. Benefits include the potential ability to expense the equipment purchases, business travel, certain educational expenses and claiming a home office deduction for a home-based business.

CruiseOne is a low-cost cruise franchise opportunity with the initial fee being less than $10,000, and financing available to qualified applicants. In addition, U.S. veterans receive a 20 percent discount, and through our DiversityFran initiative we offer 10 percent off the initial fee. What’s more, experienced travel professionals can receive up to 95 percent off the initial franchise fee. In return, travel agency franchise owners with CruiseOne receive 100 percent of the travel industry’s highest paid commissions.

Consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity, CruiseOne has received accolades such as Forbes magazine’s “Top 20 Franchises to Start,” FranchiseBusinessReview’s “Top Low-Cost Franchises” and Entrepreneur magazine's “Top 500,” among others. Ranked as a “Top 100 Private Company” by the South Florida Business Journal for the past three years and a “Top 250 Private Company” by Florida Trend, the CruiseOne franchise also consistently receives high satisfaction ratings among agents in surveys conducted by FranchiseBusinessReview and Franchise Research Institute. In addition, for the past two years CruiseOne’s training and marketing programs which support small business owners were recognized by Small Business Trends as being a Top 100 Small Business Influencer.

Consumers interested in turning their tax refund into a cruise franchise opportunity can learn more by calling 888-249-8235 or visiting

About CruiseOne®
In operation since 1992, the home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® is ranked in the top three 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 agency and award-winning leisure travel company, 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 Lines. For more information on CruiseOne, visit Like CruiseOne on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at @CruiseOneBiz.

About World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings is the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country's original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple owned and private label cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Long Island, NY, Wilmington, Mass., Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla., Virginia Beach, Va., and Chorley, United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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