The Annual Franchise Owner Conference 2019 Aboard the Carnival Dream
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 setting sail on an amazing cruise it’s an opportunity to come together to celebrate our successes from the past year and to prepare for another great year ahead.
This April, we welcomed over 500 of our franchise owners, travel industry executives and Corporate team, onboard the Carnival Dream for a roundtrip Eastern Caribbean sailing from New Orleans. The seven-day conference consisted of an action-packed agenda with executive keynote presentations, workshops, and panel discussions aimed at leveraging the future growth of the cruise industry and helping our franchise owners prepare for another incredible year ahead.
“Our annual conference represents a unique moment when our entire industry and system are united in the same space. Our Franchise Partners, Corporate executives, and industry thought leaders gather to share best practices, build relationships, and drive the industry forward,” says Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters.
Keep Your Finger on the Pulse
We thoughtfully craft the week at sea with our franchisees in mind. Our goal is to provide maximum value for our Franchise Partners as they take time away from their Center to work on their business. We organize a variety of educational workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, and fun networking events with industry leaders, suppliers, and fellow franchisees. Plus, a little downtime in the sun! By the end of the week, our franchisees come home with a renewed and elevated level of excitement for their business.
Build and Establish Relationships
Another benefit of attending National Conference is getting to meet or reconnect with members of the Corporate team that you work so closely with! You’ll also get to spend some quality time with your fellow franchisees who are truly your built-in support network. Having a group of people to turn to who have been in your shoes is an incredible resource for a franchisee, whether you’re just starting out and want advice on recruiting your dream team, or have been in business for years and are looking for fresh new ideas to reach travelers in your community.
Experience the Company Culture
At Expedia CruiseShipCenters we’re dedicated to recognizing our success when we’ve earned it and we make fun a priority. This couldn’t be more true than at our National Conference with great events like our Awards Dinner Gala, Neon theme night, cocktail parties and more. Our franchisees live our mantra of Stronger.Together® and enjoy time together while recognizing our combined and individual accomplishments. Expedia CruiseShipCenters charity of choice is breast cancer research and awareness. Through donations at National Conference from corporate and franchise initiatives, in addition to a match donation from Expedia Group, Expedia CruiseShipCenters raised more than $30,000!
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Expedia CruiseShipCenters is a retail travel agency franchise backed by the largest travel brand in the world with more than 290 retail locations open or under development across North America. As the cruise industry grows larger each year, customers are seeking the expert advice of a travel agent who can create customized travel plans and provide personal service.
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