Posted on: Mar 18, 2012 1:40:36 PM


The concept of Franchising is over 150 years old. The legal terms of franchising is defined by two definitions…one, a company provides the rights to sell products or services in a specific territory. Secondly, franchise refers to a two-party contract offered by a chain, and gives rights to operate as an outlet in a particular area, for an initial fee and offers a percentage of the gross sales of the business. The company can also provide the training, marketing, and tools necessary for the start-up of a franchise business.

Research shows that many franchise networks boast of being the first and oldest in the country. Brewing companies in the UK thought their beer was the first franchise. In America, Isaac Singer was credited as the inventor of the franchise industry with his historical sewing machines. Once called “units,” their business concept of operations became very popular, and forged ahead as the recipe for success, and others joined in with their type of expanding businesses and concepts.

More than 500,000 franchise outlets in the United States provide for one-third of all retail sales and services. Franchisees provide more than $1 trillion in revenue annually, according to a report from the Charter Franchise Group.

Among those franchise outlets, you have Cruise Planners/American Express billed as the top Award-winning travel agency through many other Franchise Teams. Royal Caribbean named them Home-Based Partner of the Year, They were recognized as Carnival’s Agency of the Year, and won the highly acclaimed, American Express Service Excellence Award.

Cruise Planners/American Express has ranked #1 for five years in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine.“Anchored In Your Success” Cruise Planners/American Express has created Proprietary software and technology that aids you in selling your products and working smart for success.

As an owner of the Franchise Cruise Planner/American Express:

• Cruise Planners Franchising/American Express never sees or shares your client database
• Own your own business
• Become part of a national cruise/tour agency
• Low overhead, work from home

Cruising has been the fastest growing segment of the travel industry for over 20 years, and it is still booming! Our unique cruise franchise program is for those with no travel industry experience, but who are committed to building a successful business!
As a franchise owner, you would enjoy many benefits such as:

• Highest Commission Levels In The Industry
• Exclusive Cruise Planners Bonus $ Program
• Secure Client List
• Marketing/Advertising Programs
• Exclusive Lead/Website Programs
• State of the Art Technology
• Extensive Group Inventory
• Training Programs
• Industry Benefits

Taking a look back to 150 years of franchising tells us one thing…it has been proven highly successful, but there is one more thing to think about – do you think that ANY of these franchises were able to open their doors for under $10,000 in franchise investment, which includes not only training, but MANY benefits and perks? Think hard because that is exactly what you get by going with Cruise Planners/American Express home-based franchise opportunities.