Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise News

Monday, June 23, 2014

Expedia Inc. Ranked #1 in Travel Weekly Power List

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is proud to be a part of Expedia Inc. The travel brand was recently ranked as the top company on the Travel Weekly Power List with $39.4 billion in sales in 2013.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Featured on The Queen Latifah Show

Together with Norwegian Cruise Line, Expedia CruiseShipCenters is proud to play a role in providing Dr. Gloria Santiago of LEAP Academy, an unforgettable cruise vacation.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Houston Chronicle: Running a cruise-centered travel agency floats his boat

Riyaz Momin reveals how he pursued his passion for travel by opening an Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Webster, TX. Read more to learn about Texas' first Expedia Franchise.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Meet the Viking Eistla's New Godmother

Expedia CruiseShipCenters' Geraldine Ree, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, was named by Viking Cruises as Godmother of the new Viking Eistla.


January, 2014

Expedia CruiseShipCenters with Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio

Peter Greenberg interviews Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, on the booming cruise industry and the need for a travel agent to address the growing demand of a complex vacation product.


January, 2014

Canadian Business Franchise Magazine: Captaining My Career

Sean Flynn reflects on how investing in an Expedia CruiseshipCenters franchise has helped his family achieve their income, career and lifestyle goals. Sean's family has been in the CruiseShipCenters business since 1988 and now own and manage three locations in Quebec. Read more to learn about Sean's path to success with Expedia CruiseShipCenters.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Franchise Canada Magazine: Cruising into Town

Vicky Barzey reveals why opening an Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Chestermere, Alberta was the right business decision for her. Read more to learn about Vicky's first year as a franchisee and the steps she took to establish her travel agency in the Chestermere community.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Las Vegas Review Journal: Cruises now majority of travel agents' business

Dan and Brenna Maurer open the first Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Las Vegas, Nevada! The Maurers discuss the growing demand of travel agents and the forecast for the cruise industry in North America.


Friday, December 6, 2013

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.


Friday, December 6, 2013

More Magazine: Unretiring, with passion

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.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

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, 100+ corporate support team and $34 Billion in buying power to achieve her personal, career and equity goals.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

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.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

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.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

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.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

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.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

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.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

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.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

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.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

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.

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