SunSentinel: Cruise agency franchisor sees growth potential in South Florida
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Geraldine Ree, discusses the development potential of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in the US market. Read more to discover how the booming cruise industry, new debuting ships and the credibility of the number one brand in travel have made it an optimal time to invest in an Expedia travel franchise.
More Magazine dives into the reconfigured career path of Mary Beth Casey, Franchise Owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Weston. Realizing that traditional retirement did not suit her personality, this ex Advertising Executive found a new career passion owning a travel franchise. Read more to learn how Mary Beth has built a profitable and rewarding business with Expedia CruiseShipCenters.
Forbes Magazine: Three Business Founders Who Gained From Franchising
Forbes Magazine delves into why Franchise Partner, Ines Turus, converted her independently owned travel agency of 30 years into an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. Read more to discover how Ines capitalized on our award-winning marketing, 90 + corporate support team and $36 Billion in buying power to achieve her personal, career and equity goals.
Franchising World Magazine: A Cut Above the Rest: Five Ways to Differentiate Your Franchise
President, Matthew Eichhorst, unveils the five key strategies Expedia CruiseShipCenters has leveraged to become one of the leading travel agencies in North America. Read more to find out how these industry secrets have earned us numerous franchise awards year after year.
Canadian Business Franchise: Vacation-Planning Franchise Cruises into Alberta
Vicky Barzey and her team have opened a brand-new Expedia franchise location in Chestermere, Alberta! After 12 years as an Expedia CruiseShipCenters Vacation Consultant, Vicky decided it was time to open her own franchise location.
Travel Agencies Chart Alternate Routes to Compete with Online Deals
Franchise Partner, Matt Cervone discusses why he decided to convert his independent travel agency to an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. Read more to discover what attracted Matt to join our team and the many benefits Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise Owners receive as being part of the #1 brand in travel.
Open Jaw: Michael Drever Chats About the Future of Travel Agents at Cruise3Sixty
Michael Drever, Founder and former CEO of Expedia CruiseShipCenters was recently inducted into the Cruise Line Industry Association Hall of Fame! Listen in as he discusses inspiring advice for agents entering the industry, travel trends, customer behaviour, and where he sees the world of travel and cruising evolving in the next 2 to 5 years.
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage to the International Franchise Expo
Expedia CruiseShipCenters is excited to bring their franchise opportunity to the booming cruise port of New York. We will be exhibiting at the International Franchise Expo show taking place in New York from June 20-22.
Wall Street Journal: Michael Drever Becomes First Canadian Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Founder and former CEO of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Michal Drever is being inducted into the Cruise Industry Hall of Fame by Cruise Lines International Association. Expedia CruiseShipCenters' bright future and inspiring past are a result of Drever's visionary leadership and passion for the industry.
Financial Post: Expedia CruiseShipCenters' Joint Venture with Microsoft
With Expedia CruiseShipCenters' continual growth, we needed to find a way to improve collaboration and streamline communication. Microsoft's Office 365 was the perfect solution. Find out how Expedia CruiseShipCenters has made use of this high tech solution to accommodate their growing business.
Globe and Mail: Boomers On Why They Chose Second Careers as Entrepreneurs
A trend over the last few years has seen many choose a second career as business owners instead of the traditional retirement model. Find out how Franchise Owners Sandra and Ian McLeod made the decision to open their brick & mortar franchise, as well as their biggest challenges, rewards and words of wisdom.
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Recognized as a 2013 Top Franchise System by Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review conducts an annual survey of franchisees across hundreds of today's leading franchise brands and have named Expedia CruiseShipCenters as one of the Top 50 franchise companies with the highest level of overall franchisee satisfaction.
Open Jaw: Adapting to a Changing Online Market with Matthew Eichhorst
President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Matthew Eichhorst takes a seat on the pink couch to discuss wave season and how we've been able to adapt to a changing online market and grow positively year over year. Expedia CruiseShipCenters works to facilitate a strong relationship between customer and travel agent through our innovative technology.
Critical Mass Radio Show: Interview with Franchise Partner, Chris Meyer
Franchise Partner Chris Meyer joins Critical Mass Radio Show to discuss how he decided to join the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team. Listen in and discover how he transitioned over to the world of travel after 30 years as a journalist, and was able to generate more than $1.2 Million in bookings within the first 10 months of opening his Expedia Franchise location.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
US News & World Report: Your Month-to-Month Guide to Great Sales
Geraldine Ree, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing discusses the best times to book a cruise vacation and the best time travelers can snag a deal in this article with tips on what to buy each month to secure incredible savings. Find out when and why the travel industry offers deals throughout the year.
Five Minutes with Expedia CruiseShipCenters' President, Matthew Eichhorst
HelloWestTravel.com caught up with Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters to chat about Expedia CruiseShipCenters' 25th anniversary celebration aboard their annual National Conference, challenges of the past year, predictions for the upcoming wave season, and the value of travel agents.
Franchise Business Review Blog: Navigating the Franchise Landscape
With the numerous franchise opportunities available today, it is difficult for people to determine which opportunity is best for them. Franchise Sales Specialist, Jeff Warkentin gives tips on what to consider when you first start your due diligence on buying a franchise.
MSN Money Small Business Smarts: Seven Fast-Growing Franchises
Expedia CruiseShipCenters was recognized as one of seven fast-growing franchise companies with staying power. With low start-up fees and good growth prospects, an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise is ideal for those looking to turn their passion for travel into a rewarding business.
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Discusses Franchise Opportunities on Franchise Interviews
Matthew Eichhorst, President, Expedia CruiseShipCenters and Franchise Owner Mary Beth Casey join host Marty McDermott to talk about Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise opportunities. Tune in and discover how Mary Beth transitioned from retirement to franchise owner during tough economic times in 2008 and what attracted her to Expedia CruiseShipCenters.