Today, Cruise Holidays announced that Jim Pascale is its new director of franchise development.  With an extensive background in franchising – having previously spearheaded strategies to grow such franchise brands as Let’s Dish!, NOVUS Franchising, and Tires Plus – Pascale has been tapped to cultivate prospects and add significantly to the overall Cruise Holidays system, which ranks as the oldest and largest cruise-specialty retail franchise in North America.

“Jim has a broad and proven track record in franchise development and comprehensive knowledge on how to further build upon a foundation of successes. I’m excited to have someone like him join our Cruise Holidays team,” said Peter D. Thomson, vice president and COO of Cruise Holidays.  “I am also looking forward to working together on our continued sales growth and bringing many new franchisees and locations onboard to share in our dynamic industry.”

“The most exciting thing in business is to help something grow.  Given the incredible pace of expansion within the cruise industry, coupled with Cruise Holidays’ leading role, I’m excited to join a franchise network that is already poised for further growth,” stated Pascale.  “I’m thrilled to join Cruise Holidays in the critically important area of recruiting the right franchise operators to build an even larger and stronger network.”

Cruise Holidays is the oldest and largest cruise-specialty retailer in North America with locations throughout the United States and Canada.  For more information about Cruise Holidays or to learn about joining the Cruise Holidays network, call 800-496-2255 or visit www.CruiseHolidays.com.