Entries by Heather McManus

3 Reasons to Become Your Own Boss in 2018

With a passion for travel, business savvy and a proven model, travel agency franchise owners are finding success in entrepreneurship The decision to leave a full-time career for a new life as an entrepreneurial business owner doesn’t have to be a scary one. The benefit of joining a proven franchise system is that the blueprint for success […]

Natural Leaders Make For Successful Franchise Owners

Q&A with Larry & Chris Dettmer  |  United States Air Force Veterans Larry and Chris Dettmer, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise Owners in Florence, KY, are just one example of Veterans who have been putting our proven model to work for them in their community since they opened their doors in 2014. Here’s what they had to […]

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 […]

What Does It Take to Be a Top Franchise Owner?

How Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ culture of goal setting is driving record-breaking results for local franchise owners Each year, Expedia CruiseShipCenters holds a National Conference for all of our franchise owners. We get together to communicate company updates, network, share best practices, and celebrate the organization’s continued growth and success over the past year. We hold this […]

Celebrating 30 Years of Success

2017 marks Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ 30th anniversary. Take a look back at the making of this incredible success story. This month, Expedia CruiseShipCenters is celebrating an incredible 30 years in business. To say we’ve seen a few changes in the industry since we started out in 1987 is an understatement! We’ve seen a plethora of new cruise […]

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 2017, adding 25 new travel agency franchises and welcoming more than 1,700 new Vacation Consultants to our growing network! All of that translated into more spectacular vacation experiences delivered across North America. After another […]