Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners,
an American Express Travel Representative

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Join the family that is a leader in

technology, marketing and commissions

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, offers franchisees the best technology tools in the industry, a proven track record of excellence, an  marketing tools. During the past 20 plus years, Cruise Planners has grown to be the nation’s largest, most nationally recognized, and highly awarded travel agency. See why Cruise Planners is one of the most successful travel franchises in the industry and beams with CruisitudeTM, a positive outlook on life and a zest for travel.

American Express Travel Credibility
*  Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Representative, which lends instant credibility to new franchisees with a trusted, well-recognized brand
* Exclusive cardholder programs help franchisees close the sale

Keep Hard-Earned Commission
*  Earn the highest cruise and land tour commission levels in the industry
*  Commissions are paid biweekly via direct deposit so franchisees get paid quickly

Full-Service Business Development Support and On-Going Training
*  Dedicated in-house team of more than 80 travel-industry professionals ready to answer all questions and support franchise owners
*  Full access to Cruise Planners University—a self-paced, online, training program
*  Regional, face-to-face training opportunities with Cruise Planners executives

The Right Technology
*  Proprietary online booking and customer relationship management system with an exclusive intranet for support
*  Custom-built, mobile platform for access to business details and client information, plus a consumer-facing smartphone app
*  Triggered email campaigns—a series of automatic email touchpoints triggered throughout the lifecycle of a booking
*  CP Brochure Rack—a selection of digital version of top industry brochures, for clients to easily learn more about each destination, cruise line, and vacation experience

Turnkey Marketing Programs
*  Free direct mail program with multimedia, cross-channel elements customized with franchisees’ contact information and mailed to clients at no cost
*  Print-on-demand marketing tools with a 250-household free mailing list
*  Search engine friendly website for each franchise and a social media program with ongoing supplemental content

Whether you are just starting out in the travel industry, are a million-dollar producer or just want a better work/life balance, join Cruise Planners and get recognition with the American Express Travel brand, top commissions, back office support and training, top-notch technology, and award-winning marketing to make your small business look larger than life.

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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative
The only host company with CruisitudeTM

Continuously Awarded Best Travel Franchise … By Two Top Respected Companies in Franchising

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For 12 years in a row, Cruise Planners has been named the #1 Cruise Tour/Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine and has been ranked the #1 travel franchise to own by Franchise Business Review for 4 years in a row. Both of these awards are based on third-party evaluations, showcasing how Cruise Planners’ management experience, business model, and focus on constant innovation and travel agent support are a winning combination. When you join the Cruise Planners family, you’ll find it has the team, the talent, and the dedication to help you succeed.