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No. 1 Travel Agency
#1 Travel Agency

Why is Cruise Planners #1?

Let us count the ways. From support and training to award-winning marketing and technology tools to a model that works for all experience levels, all lifestyles and all schedules, Cruise Planners ranks #1 travel franchise to own by Entrepreneur for 16 straight years.

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Your Journey Starts Here.

A new career in travel will have many exciting twists and turns, and your team at Cruise Planners will be your co-pilots on your path to success. We’ll help you navigate your way as you set up your business, learn how to sell travel and use Cruise Planners marketing and technology tools. You’ll be a savvy travel advisor in no time!

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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel advisor franchise network. As a Cruise Planners® travel franchise owner, you have the flexibility to run your own travel agency business from anywhere. Cruise Planners provides you with access to award-winning, innovative marketing; cutting-edge mobile technology; dynamic, hands-on training; lead-generating tools, as well as professional coaching and development.

The Travel Industry

The travel industry is booming!

Americans are traveling more than ever, taking more than four vacations per year and spending over $1 trillion on travel annually. See why now is a great time to work in travel.

Today's Travel Advisor

With so much information to sift through on the web, customers are seeking advice from travel advisors more than ever. See how today’s travel agent is on the move, often traveling the world and using a number of modern tools to help clients plan amazing trips.

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Our competitively priced initial franchise fee is $10,995.

A Cruise Planners® Travel Agency franchise is listed among the lowest cost franchises to own, which makes it a smart franchise investment for entrepreneurs. Attend an upcoming travel franchise opportunity webinar to learn more about our low-cost franchise investment opportunity.

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Top FAQs

Why is the American Express Travel affiliation important?

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After I say “yes” to owning a Cruise Planners® franchise, how soon can I start?

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