CruiseOne & Cruises Inc., both part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), celebrated the grand opening of their new Fort Lauderdale world headquarters. Attending were hundreds of Florida-based CruiseOne franchise owners, Cruises Inc. independent contractors, corporate employees from CruiseOne, Cruises Inc. and their WTH sister brands, as well as the WTH executives. Notable attendees included Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler, executives from every major cruise line, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and other notable South Florida business leaders.
The new world headquarters houses over 90 employees, including the CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. executive team, business development, training, finance, technology, operations, customer care, marketing and network development teams. The space also accommodates team members from the World Travel Holdings’ house brands.
In his opening remarks, Dwain Wall, senior vice president and general manager of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. said that “This exciting move... allows us to continue finding innovative ways to support our expanding network of franchise owners and independent agents and, just as importantly, the new space lets us continue adding to our team, further solidifying World Travel Holdings’ economic impact on South Florida.”
Innovative capabilities at the new facility include a state-of-the-art training center that enables CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. to train more franchise owners and agents, utilizing the most modern technologies available today. Other attributes of the new headquarters include a studio, which will be used for creative training programming in the future, and offer consumers who are passionate about cruising a new type of content and interaction.
Co-founded by Brad and Jeff Tolkin in 2005, World Travel Holdings (WTH) is a multi-brand travel distributor with executive offices in Port Washington, NY and corporate offices in Wilmington, MA.
World Travel Holdings' owned brands include CruisesOnly, Cruises.com, Rooms.com, Vacation Outlet, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc., and Villas of Distinction. WTH's portfolio of licensed partner brands includes BJ's Travel, Orbitz Cruises, Priceline.com Cruises, American Airlines Cruises, continental.com cruises, and many others.