Cruise Planners enters Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame with six-time appearance on the fastest-growing private companies in America list
Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, has once again earned a spot on Inc. magazine's 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Cruise Planners has been ranked six years in a row with a three-year growth of 69 percent. This prestigious honor places Cruise Planners on the Inc. Hall of Fame list, a rare achievement for a travel brand, especially a home-based travel company.
"This 2018 Inc. 5000 honor is a remarkable stepping stone for Cruise Planners as we have continuously proven ourselves as an innovative franchise company changing the travel industry," said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. "This growth is thanks to our incredible network of franchisees who keep surpassing the sales targets we have with our partners alongside our growing Home Office Team, who work to inspire and support our franchisees."
As the nation's leading home-based travel franchise, Cruise Planners is always working to accommodate and exceed the needs of franchises, specifically in the areas of:
- MarTech Tools to Work from Anywhere – The Cruise Planners Technology Team launched a new tech platform, CP Maxx™, a work-from-anywhere tool that gives Cruise Planners agents access to hands-free marketing and reporting tools as well as the industry's first voice-activated technology in the form of two Alexa skills.
- Business Coaching to Drive Franchisee Success – The Business Development Team ensures travel franchise owners are set up for success by providing regular coaching calls and assisting with strategic business growth.
- On Demand & In-Person Trainings – Cruise Planners offers in-person and virtual ongoing travel agent training, so franchise owners can increase travel sales and achieve a successful home-based travel business.
Cruise Planners prides itself in creating sales opportunities for its nationwide network of home-based travel agents while agents are inspired, trained and prepared to focus on selling travel. Cruise Planners agents push the envelope with their dedication to sales, while delivering personalized customer service to their clients.
"Our agents continue to make a positive impact in overall sales and build a positive reputation around the country," Fee said. "Their efforts and positive Cruisitude™ helps maintain our strong brand image while servicing travelers and connecting them with unique vacation opportunities."
Inc. exclusive annual 5000 list ranks company's performance and growth by percentage revenue from the last three years and has been a tradition since 1982. Inc. recognizes the hard work of respected private businesses in America and earning a place on the list is nothing but a rewarding accomplishment. According to James Ledbetter, Inc. Editor in Chief, "We believe the credit for job growth should go to the leaders who've made this list."