Own an Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise

Retail Center Travel Franchise

Since 1987, we have been offering franchise opportunities that create success for seasoned travel agency professionals and entrepreneurs with little or no travel industry experience. Our Franchise Partners enjoy turn-key setup, initial and ongoing training and award-winning support to grow their business.

Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Franchise Partners come from a variety of career backgrounds. Business management skills, a passion for travel and the ability to lead a sales team are the key qualities for success.

Let the #1 Brand in Travel Work for You

  • Expedia® Brand
  • The power of the most recognized brand in travel will bring instant recognition and credibility to your brick and mortar travel agency business. Plus, Expedia's $34 Billion in purchasing power for all types of travel products will bring your clients vacation value they won't find anywhere else.
  • CruiseDesk® Technology
  • Our industry-leading technology, CruiseDesk, makes it easy to manage your franchise business from virtually anywhere in the world. Just log on to any computer with an Internet connection and you can check on your sales team, run reports and order your marketing materials with the click of a button.
  • Customizable Travel Website
  • Your travel franchise location and each of your agents will receive their own personalized website featuring virtual tours, interactive maps, cruise reviews and up-to-date pricing on over 51,000 staterooms! All leads and bookings from your website are directed back to you.
  • Marketing Tools & Exclusive Promotions
  • Our award-winning marketing makes it easy to turn everyone you know into a potential customer. With innovative web, email and print strategies that work on behalf of your franchise business, you and your team will build relationships with every interaction and eventually, create Customers For Life.
  • Initial & Ongoing Training
  • Our dedicated Training and Support team will be with you every step of the way to help you get your travel franchise up and running. With ongoing support and plenty of professional development opportunities along the way, we'll help you ensure your travel agency business continues to grow.
  • Sales Team Support
  • We'll help you recruit, train and lead a large sales team. A CruiseDesk® license, personalized website and email marketing will be provided for you and each member of your travel agent sales team. You can support several agents in your retail location and an unlimited number of agents working from their home offices.
  • Dedicated Franchise Development Manager (FDM)
  • Your Franchise Development Manager will provide ongoing support with recruitment, sales leadership, marketing and achieving your business objectives.
  • Franchise Start-Up Support
  • To help get your travel agency business up and running, our Franchise Operations Manager will guide you through our start up process, providing systems training and 1-on-1 support for all your day-to-day operations.
  • 90+ Corporate Support Team
  • Our 90+ person Corporate Support Team is dedicated to the success of your franchise business. The Partner Support Help Desk is always just a phone call or email away, while the Marketing, Training, Product, Technology and Finance teams ensure the system is running smoothly behind the scenes.
  • Exclusive Territory
  • As a retail location, you will enjoy the added benefit of a protected franchise territory. Expedia CruiseShipCenters currently has franchise territories available across North America.
  • SBA Approved
  • Expedia CruiseShipCenters' travel franchise is approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Ask us about financing options and discounts for qualified military veterans and those with previous industry experience.