“Travelers are realizing that booking through travel professionals offers advantages that an online service can’t match,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners.
Coral Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) August 24, 2016
Millennial travelers are leading the way in travel agent bookings, according to a recent study by Association of Travel Agents (ASTA). Millennial travelers are characterized as having an appetite for trips that are anything but cookie-cutter, however the generalization stops there, as each Millennial is as unique as their generation. Cruise Planners travel agents can customize vacations to match the interests and desires of each traveler while saving travelers time and money.
“Travelers are realizing that booking through travel professionals offers advantages that an online service can’t match,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners. “It’s exciting to see Millennials coming to our agents eager to travel the world. For traditionally DIY travelers, a travel agent is actually the best resource as they’ll save time with trip planning and still get the best deal with the expertise of a well-traveled professional.”
In comparison with Baby Boomers and Generation X, Millennials are labeled as more sociable and more likely to travel in groups. Whether it’s a bachelorette party, reunion, “buddymoon” or simply a friends-and-family getaway, travel agents simplify group vacations. Travel agents can handle multiple reservations, arrange transportation and accommodations, access exclusive discounts and add-ons and give recommendations based on their experience, offering travelers a personal touch unmatched by online retailers.
In addition to offering personalized service, travel advisors are also high tech, meaning technologically savvy Millennials will benefit from Cruise Planners’ cutting-edge mobile technology. Using the Cruise Planners’ mobile app, travelers can access their personalized trip information and itinerary in the palm of their hand and even check the weather in their destination.
“From helping to choose the right all-inclusive property for a group getaway to planning a romantic trip for two off the beaten path, Cruise Planners travel agents can plan it all,” Fee said. “When you see the amount of attention agents put into each trip, it’s no surprise that an increasing number of travelers from every generation are looking to travel advisors to plan the perfect vacation.”
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 1,400 franchise owners who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office Team positions a nation-wide network of franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and has been named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 13 consecutive years. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 5 years in a row, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel since it started ranking companies.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. with more than 22 years of experience, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include numerous Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly for the past seven years, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for 11 consecutive years (2004-2014), American Express Agency of the Year (2010), Royal Caribbean International Chairman’s Award (2015), Royal Caribbean International President’s Award for Overall Achievement (2012 and 2014), Royal Caribbean International Home-Based Partner of the Year (2007-2013), Norwegian Cruise Line Franchise Agency of the Year (2011-2015), Celebrity Cruises Field Sales Account of the Year (2015), Celebrity Cruises Home-Based Account of the Year (2013-2014) and Celebrity Cruises Southeast Region Travel Agent Partner of the Year (2010), American Express Vacations Best of the Best Globe Award (2008-2015), Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner (2009-2014), Platinum Member of the 500 Club for Sales Excellence (2014), Platinum Circle Member with Viking River Cruises (2009-2012), Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Top Producer (2008-2014) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer. Cruise Planners is one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, 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 more information, visit http://www.cruiseplanners.com.
Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room, following us on Twitter @Cruisitude or on Facebook. 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 our franchise website.
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