Cruise Planners Makes Sixth Straight Appearance on Inc. 5000 List

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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has once again earned a spot on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000,” a list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The home-based travel company has been ranked six years in a row with a three-year growth of 69 percent. This honor places Cruise Planners on the Inc. Hall of Fame list.

Inc.’s annual 5000 list ranks a company’s performance and growth by percentage revenue from the last three years and has been a tradition since 1982.

Cruise Planners is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. The company operates a network of more than 1,800 franchise owners who independently book vacation and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida since 1994, Cruise Planners supports its network of franchise owners with marketing, booking and technology tools, professional development and training with industry executives.


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Cruise Planners works to accommodate and exceed the needs of franchises, specifically in the areas of:

  • MarTech Tools to Work from Anywhere – The Cruise Planners Technology Team launched a new tech platform, CP Maxx, a work-from-anywhere tool that gives Cruise Planners agents access to hands-free marketing and reporting tools as well as the voice-activated technology in the form of two Alexa skills.
  • Business Coaching to Drive Franchisee Success – The Business Development Team works to make sure travel franchise owners are set up for success by providing regular coaching calls and assisting with strategic business growth. 
  • On Demand & In-Person Training – Cruise Planners offers in-person and virtual ongoing training, so franchise owners can increase sales and achieve a successful home-based travel business.

Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Viking Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as land vendors such as Travel Impressions and Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

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