"We are extremely proud of this recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine. We feel this high ranking is a result of our proven system of success...and constant innovation to ensure our franchisees can reach their financial goals", says Michelle Fee, Founder and CEO, Cruise Planners.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (PRWEB) September 09, 2020
Cruise Planners, the leader in home-based travel franchises, announced today that they have been ranked no. 6 on Entrepreneur magazines' inaugural Franchise Growth List. Dunkin', Taco Bell, Supercuts, Orangetheory Fitness, and Planet Fitness were among those included in the top 5 rankings. Entrepreneur's Franchise Growth List celebrates franchisors' achievements and their teams who have demonstrated year-over-year growth for the last three consecutive years (2016 – 2019). This recognition sets industry benchmarks of excellence amongst U.S. based franchises and Cruise Planners leads as the best travel franchise, best low-cost franchise, and best home-based franchise.
"We are extremely proud of this recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine. We feel that this high ranking is a result of our proven system of success, the strength, and allure of the travel industry and constant innovation to ensure our franchisees have the tools to reach their financial goals", says Michelle Fee, Founder and CEO, Cruise Planners.
Indicators of Continued Success
From its inception in 1994, Cruise Planners has led the way for home-based travel advisors and technological advances in the travel industry. A hands-on and energetic executive team leads a team of over 100 home office team members and a nationwide network of home-based travel advisors. Founder and CEO, Michelle Fee and Co-owner and COO, Vicky Garcia are instrumental in guiding the franchise network to success. Through their leadership, the franchise network has grown to over 2,500 franchisees nationwide and record-breaking profitability.
Some of the award-winning technology-driven marketing that has played a pivotal role in the business's evolution includes:
- CP Maxx, a proprietary "work-from-anywhere" platform, serves as a vacation booking tool, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and insightful marketing platform. It was designed from travel advisors' direct feedback to help "Maxximize" efficiencies and profits.
- Where2Next Virtual Event Series recently launched to introduce new travel opportunities to their clients. These hands-free packaged events include automated client invitations, website banners, registration pages, event reminders, post-event follow-up, professionally produced video presentations with destination specialists, and exclusive offers for clients.
- All-Inclusive Resort System allows Cruise Planners travel advisors to search from hundreds of all-inclusive properties based on budget, resort amenities, client travel style, and more. Cruise Planners advisors have always sold land-based travel, but in response to COVID-19, the company pivoted to create a better and more effective way for resort information to be easily shared with clients to help drive sales.
"The proprietary travel technology systems we continue to develop allows franchisees to work remotely while maintaining a consistent brand, solid reputation, and unmatched levels of productivity nationwide," said Fee.
Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise Planners continues to amass recognition for its unwavering support of travel advisors, small businesses, and the travel industry from the American Society of Travel Advisors. Cruise Planners has proven themselves to care for their franchisees in this difficult time by waiving and deferring certain fees for their advisors knowing that the travel industry will see a rebound and surge like it's never experienced before.
About Cruise Planners
Cruise Planners, the nation's largest home-based travel franchise network and an American Express Travel Representative has more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacations and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners provides its travel advisors with access to award-winning, innovative marketing; cutting-edge mobile technology; dynamic, hands-on training; lead-generating tools, as well as professional coaching and development. Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line, many land vendors, and maintains a philanthropic drive earning an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation, the Cruise Lines International Association highest honors, and Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. Learn more at http://www.cruiseplanners.com
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