Entrepreneur Magazine has named Cruise Planners to its 2017 Best of the Best list, making it the only travel franchise to appear on the 2017 list. The Best of the Best list recognizes elite franchises that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500. The companies on the list appear based on their 2017 Franchise 500 rankings, which are determined by an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength and financial strength and stability.
Cruise Planners’ business-in-a-box model provides franchise owners with the tools needed to start their career as a home based travel agent, including technology solutions like personalized websites and mobile apps for both franchise owners and consumers, as well as an advanced digital and print marketing strategy, the company said. Additionally, Cruise Planners supports franchisees throughout all stages of their business through individualized business development coaching, training tools such as the recently updated Cruisitude Academy and in-person training and development events, such as the annual convention and numerous regional boot camps throughout the country.
In a written release, Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, said “being recognized as the Best of the Best is an honor that is achieved through the partnership between Cruise Planners, our franchise owners and our industry partners. Our franchise owners have a passion for travel and recognize the family atmosphere at Cruise Planners from the moment they attend their very first training session and the camaraderie and ongoing support is crucial to the success of our franchise owners.”
Cruise Planners is a nationwide franchise network with franchisees located in all 50 states. Cruise Planners is also an American Express Travel Representative, allowing franchises to offer clients exclusive travel offers and programs including Pay with Points.
To see the full 2017 Best of the Best List, click here or inside the May issue of Entrepreneur, on stands now.