CruiseOne Opens Its 900th Franchise Location

debbie fiorinoCruiseOne, a home-based travel franchise group that's part of World Travel Holdings, reached a milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location. The group has opened more than 100 locations since the beginning of the year.

“While we are thrilled to achieve such an impressive milestone of having 900 franchisees, our ultimate goal is providing our network of franchise owners with an unparalleled level of personalized support,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne ( “We have a saying that we are large enough to lead the industry, but small enough to care about each and every franchise owner.”

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As part of their due diligence, potential franchisees are encouraged to visit the CruiseOne’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale for a Discovery Day to meet executives and the team members who will be their day-to-day support system. If they can’t travel or want to keep their start-up costs down, CruiseOne has a Virtual Discovery Day online, or they can meet current franchisees in person by attending one of several regional trainings sessions that are held throughout the country.

“Owning a home-based travel franchise is a popular career move for people of all ages, from retirees to millennials,” said Tim Courtney, vice president of franchise development, CruiseOne. “They are attracted to this opportunity because it is a low-cost, low-risk investment where franchisees do business on their own, but are not alone. Support is provided at every level and every step of the way to ensure their success.”

CruiseOne’s next recruitment goal, which was announced earlier this year, is to have military veterans and active duty spouses make up 25 percent of its network. With five months to go, the franchisor is confident it will exceed this goal as a result of several veteran incentive programs. Running now through Aug. 8, the annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest awards five free franchises to U.S. veterans from all five branches of the military.

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