Entries by Nicole Bowyer

What’s the Value of a Travel Agent?

Three reasons why Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise Owners are benefiting from the increasing demand for travel agents Who’s Still Using Travel Agents? At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, a common question our Franchise Development Managers receive is “why invest in a retail travel agency franchise when all travel is booked online?”. We love dispelling this myth because there is an abundance […]

In the News: Expedia CruiseShipCenters President Featured in Travel Market Report

Headquarters Happenings: Dominant In Canada, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Targets U.S. Market This story appeared in the April 2017 edition of Travel Market Report. Editor’s Note: Headquarters Happenings is a regular feature that keeps you updated on the major travel agencies, host agencies, travel agency consortia, cooperatives, travel networks and franchise groups. Top executives detail how their […]

The Value of an Annual Franchise Conference

Our annual week-long conference at sea re-energizes our Franchise Partners and Corporate Team Each year our Franchise Partners and Corporate team look forward to our much anticipated annual franchise conference at sea. As an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise owner, attending our National Conference is so much more than a sun-drenched cruise in the Caribbean it’s an opportunity […]

Great Leaders Make Great Franchise Owners

How Our Franchise Owners fill several leadership roles as they set their team and business up for success At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, there’s a key characteristic we actively look for in our franchisees – leadership. While a passion for travel in this business is important, it actually plays a smaller role in the realm of the […]

In the News: Mill Creek Franchise Owner Featured in HeraldNet

Expedia CruiseShipCenter franchise opens in Mill Creek This story appeared in the January 2017 edition of HeraldNet. Expedia, the Internet’s favorite go-to source for self-booking travel, has found a port in downtown Mill Creek for curious and intrepid travelers ready to hit the high seas with a more personalized touch. Ricardo Pruneda opened his Expedia […]

An Incredible Year in Review

Another Record Breaking Year for Expedia CruiseShipCenters At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, we’re continually working towards being the largest retail network across North America. Over the course of 2016 we have been actively expanding our brand throughout North America and providing the best tools and systems to our franchise owners to continue to grow a profitable and […]

In the News: Expedia CruiseShipCenters Featured in Daily Business Review

Cruise Travel Agency Betting on Brick and Mortar This story appeared on www.dailybusinessreview.com At a time when retailers are shrinking brick and mortar operations, a Canadian cruise franchise is doing the opposite. Expedia CruiseShipCenters, a full-service travel agency specializing in cruises, has plans to open 10 Florida stores over the next three to five years. […]

In the News: Expedia CruiseShipCenters featured in Travel Agents Taking Off Film

News-style film highlights increased use and value of booking with a travel agent The American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) debuted it’s news-style film, Travel Agents Taking off featuring Expedia CruiseShipCenters today at the ASTA Annual Convention in Reno, NV. Reporter Jarret Hill highlights the continued rise of travel professionals – with usage at a […]

Travel Franchise Review: Q&A with Michael Decker of Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Why a 35 year travel industry veteran chose to invest in an Expedia franchise With 35 years of experience in the travel and cruising business, Michael Decker knew Expedia CruiseShipCenters was exactly the franchise opportunity he was looking for. He opened the Orlando Shingle Creek location in 2013. Michael was Director of Sales for Expedia […]