A proven business model making Expedia franchise owners successful
Our proven business model is designed to help Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchisees achieve their goals and grow their business. Franchisees recruit Travel Consultants who earn commissions on the trips they book. A large team of Vacation consultants helps to drive top-line revenue, which in turn enables the franchisees to manage their Center as well as build profits.
The growth of the cruising industry has generated an explosion of demand for Expedia CruiseShipCenters around the country. Given the complicated nature of booking cruises, more than 70% of cruisers relying on travel retail centers to help them plan their dream vacations.
As one of the leading cruise sellers and most recognized brand in travel, we are rapidly expanding throughout the U.S. Here are three of the top reasons to start your own Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise and be a part of one of the largest travel company in the world.
The power of our brand
We have over 265 Expedia CruiseShipCenters locations open in North America, and our brand recognition is a huge marketing advantage. Because Expedia CruiseShipCenters is one of the top sellers of cruises worldwide, major cruise lines clamor at our doorstep to offer us competitive deals and promotions.
We then leverage those deals by creating marketing campaigns — some of which are largely underwritten by the cruise lines themselves. For instance, we are able to send out gorgeous fliers at little cost to targeted customers on behalf of our franchisees.
It’s a perfect symbiotic relationship — cruise lines get the word out about their trips and destinations, and we get the word out about our personal service and center locations.
The cruise industry is booming
Expedia CruiseShipCenters has over three decades of sales growth at an average of 11% each year. We’ve grown at 3x the rate of the cruise industry average, the rise of our brand has coincided with the popularity of cruising.
“Cruises are becoming increasingly popular because they offer comfort and convenience while making it easy for people to visit several exotic locations on a single trip,” says Expedia CruiseShipCenters CEO Matthew Eichhorst. “At the same time, though, the sheer magnitude of travel options has become overwhelming for many travelers — which makes a perfect opportunity for our expert consultants at Expedia CruiseShipCenters.”
Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise owners receive ongoing support
Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise owners get outstanding systems and support from our corporate team. We have grown faster than the rest of the cruise industry by building incredible systems that make it easy for franchisees and their travel consultants to share knowledge about destinations and build custom itineraries that suit clients. We also have built a strong culture of teamwork that allows franchisees and team members to build upon one another’s success.
“So much sets them apart: the strength of their technology, their commitment to their franchisees, the open-minded culture,” says Joyce Ripka, a former CPA who owns an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise location in Brossard, Quebec. “Their door is always open for us to make recommendations. We have a lot of support from our franchise-partners, as well. The people in Vancouver keep us well-informed and are really willing to help us grow our business.”
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