In the News:Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Takes Action Against Breast Cancer, Raises Over $30,000 at Annual National Conference

May 03, 2019 Bellevue, Wash. – The top cruise travel agency franchise in North America, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, continues to generously support its charity of choice, breast cancer research and awareness. Through fundraising initiatives at the corporate and franchise level, in addition to a matched donation from Expedia Group, the company raised more than $30,000 for the cause at its recent National Conference onboard the Carnival Dream – contributing to its year-to-date total of more than $320,000.

Over 300 franchise partners, suppliers, and corporate staff all came together on the morning of April 12 for a group stretch and a “Pink and White Pajama Party” themed walk around the ship’s jogging track. In addition, Expedia CruiseShipCenters posted several memorial boards, where participants could write the names of individuals they personally knew who fought the battle against breast cancer, or write words of encouragement. Throughout the week-long conference, funds were raised via a 50/50 draw, a raffle containing incredible travel prizes donated by Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ suppliers, and an online pledge drive. As the event came to a close, more than $19,000 was raised, and Expedia Group contributed another $15,000 donation to the cause.

“Our fundraising efforts toward finding a cure for breast cancer both allows the Expedia CruiseShipCenters family to not only give back, but come together as a community. It is a cause near and dear to our hearts as it has impacted our company in many ways,” said Matthew Eichhorst, president of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “As our organization continues to grow, we look forward to launching even more initiatives and opportunities for our team to get involved. As the network strengthens, we hope to be able to increase the amount we donate each year.”

At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, customers can choose from numerous vacation possibilities over land, sea and air, including customized trips, coach and rail tours and insurance – all at Expedia prices. Each franchise location offers personal vacation consultations in person, through email or over the phone, so customers have the freedom to book when, where, and how they choose. As part of the Expedia Group family of brands, customers get to enjoy the best of two worlds: competitive pricing on a wide range of travel products and expert, personalized advice from a real person connected to a locally owned business.

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About Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of over 291 retail travel agency franchises. As part of the Expedia Group family of brands, the company’s more than 6,400 Vacation Consultants facilitate the booking of a wide range of vacation products including cruises, flights, hotels, vacation packages, tours, excursions and more. The company has been navigating spectacular vacation experiences for customers across North America for 30 years.

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