Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agency franchise network in the industry, continues to be one of the best franchises to own and remains in the highest ranking in the “Travel Industry” category for the twelfth year in a row.
In 2015, Cruise Planners ranks in the No. 22 spot on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 List.
“Our first-place ‘Travel Industry’ ranking for the twelfth consecutive year is a testament to our innovative style and longevity within the industry,” said Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners. “This year, we have extensively developed new techniques for building success, have grown our in-house support team for franchise owners so they are never alone in business, and created new in-house technology, so this accolade is quite an honor.”
With this placement, Cruise Planners remains the No. 1 franchise opportunity in the “Travel Industry” category for 12 consecutive years, which makes Cruise Planners stand out among similar travel franchises. Also, since Cruise Planners is a home-based business opportunity, the work-from-home business model is ideal for anyone with a passion for travel.
“Entrepreneur’s ranking is something savvy business people trust when deciding to invest in a franchise,” Garcia said. “Our franchisees are set up for success from day one with our award-winning marketing efforts, innovative technology and top-notch training programs, and our accomplished Home Office team to help build successful businesses.”
Entrepreneur magazine judges all companies by the same criteria with financial strength and stability, growth rate and the size of the franchise as the most important factors. The magazine also researches the number of years the company has been in business and working as a franchise as well as startup costs, litigation, percentage of franchise terminations and if the company provides financing.