CruiseOne, the leading United States cruise travel retailer, today announced the latest news regarding its strategic global expansion plan. From a press conference in Vancouver during the 2010 CLIA cruise3sixty tradeshow, CruiseOne Senior Vice President and General Manager Dwain Wall revealed that Canada is the next international market on tap for the company.
“Last year, when we launched our first-ever international CruiseOne franchise in Norway, we promised that more news would come about emerging markets…and here we are today,” said Wall. “We are thrilled to announce that we have completed the necessary due diligence for the launch of CruiseOne Canada. I can’t imagine a more fitting time and place to share this news.”
CruiseOne expects to begin signing its first Canadian franchise agreements by the end of 2010. According to that timeline, the first CruiseOne Canada franchises will be fully operational and selling travel to Canadian consumers by early 2011.
“The size of the Canadian market is unlimited and based on the interest we’ve already received from prospective franchisees, an incredible opportunity clearly exists for us here,” said Wall. “This is not only a chance for us to seize market share, but also to further educate Canadian consumers about the variety of travel products we offer.”