Entries by Heather McManus

Love to Cruise?

Here’s how to start a travel business and make your passion your career. It’s a new year and anything is possible! If you’ve been thinking of taking the leap into business ownership, here are four reasons why investing in a cruise franchise could be your ticket to financial freedom and a great lifestyle in 2017. […]

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Forecasts Wave of Franchise Growth in 2017

Cruise Industry Leader Looks to Build upon Record Setting 2016   BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The top cruise travel agency franchise in North America, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, announced a record-setting year after ending 2016 with exciting growth. The brick and mortar travel agency chain achieved over $560 million in gross bookings in 2016, with 18% year-over-year growth in fourth […]

What is the Benefit of Joining an Industry Leading Franchise?

How Our Travel Franchise Owners Are Leveraging Our Strong Cruise Industry Relationships to Build Their Business Expedia CruiseShipCenters had an incredible year in 2016, adding 33 new travel agency franchises and welcoming more than 1,300 new Vacation Consultants to our growing network! All of that translated into more spectacular vacation experiences delivered across North America. After a […]

What Makes a Great Cruise Promotion?

How we help our franchisees generate new leads and sales all year long At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, our promotions are the drumbeat of our organization. Strategically planned and meticulously implemented, the cruise sales we hold over the course of the year provide an essential road map for our franchisees to follow to ensure they are reaching out […]

Saluting Our Veterans

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Offers $5,800 Franchise Discount For Veterans & First Responders Expedia CruiseShipCenters is proud to introduce a new program offering Veterans and First Responders a $5,800 discount on our initial franchise fee! We are seeking people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of travel to open Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise locations in their communities. […]

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Announces Expansion Plans for Florida

Leading Travel Franchise Seeks to Add 10 New Locations in the Sunshine State Over Coming Years KEY WEST, Fla.– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Announcing targeted expansion, Expedia CruiseShipCenters unveiled a plan to bring additional travel franchise locations to Florida. Joining 10 locations already operating in the state, the leading travel franchise brand plans to add at least […]

In the News: Expedia CruiseShipCenters Agent Featured in Vegas Inc.

  Ready for a cruise? Travel agent offers pro tips This story appeared in the October 2016 issue of Vegas Inc.  Christine Brown, cruise sales manager for Expedia CruiseShipCenters, recently won the Rising Star award, presented by the Cruise Lines International Association. She beat out travel agents from all over the cruise industry for the recognition. “Winning […]

How to Build Your Dream Team

Discover how rewarding and profitable it is to build your sales team of Consultants as an Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise Owner. When prospective new owners are researching our franchise opportunity, we often get asked “What does it take to be successful as an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise owner?” We always respond in the same way: Build and […]