A Cruise Planners Travel Advisor Franchise Opportunity Is a Great One for First-Time Investors - and Here’s Why!
If you’re tired of working for someone else's bottom line and are wondering if it's possible to become your own boss by investing in a low-cost franchise, the answer is a resounding yes! Becoming a travel advisor with Cruise Planners is a great way to enjoy all the perks of business ownership while still benefiting from the support of industry experts. As a home travel agent, you'll get to call the shots. Keep reading to find out more about why our opportunity is perfect for first-time investors.
A Low-Cost But Not Cut-Rate Opportunity!
First-time investors often don't have the financial resources available to take advantage of premier industry opportunities. The good news is a Cruise Planners investment is an exceptional one that won't break the bank! Our initial franchise fee of $8,995 is extremely affordable and comes with all kinds of advantages you'd expect from one that costs much more. We want to help as many first-time investors take advantage of our robust industry, and by keeping our franchise fee low we do just that.
While our low-cost franchise opportunity is affordably priced, our longstanding legacy is testament to our excellence. Celebrated as Entrepreneur's top low-cost franchise for 18 consecutive years, a Cruise Planners franchise equips you with the following advantages.
- Leverage the Best Technology
Our technology is the best in the industry, with a robust CRM and booking system, mobile apps, and email automation platform that will give you the chance to grow more quickly - something that's especially important to first-time investors.
- Work from Anywhere
Thanks to that robust technology, you’ll have the chance to work from anywhere and make your own hours, so you can determine a schedule that works best for your lifestyle.
- Earn the Highest Commissions
Our serious purchasing power and well-established relationships with cruise lines, tour companies, hotels, and all-inclusive resorts mean better rates for your clients and the best commissions in the industry for you!
- Enjoy Award-Winning Marketing
Our expert marketing team will help you get the word out about your franchise through direct mailings, social media and email programs, a dedicated website, and much more.
- Tap into Expert Coaching
Our commitment to your success includes access to coaches who will help you with goal setting and tracking, networking and marketing, troubleshooting and problem-solving, and more. You’ll also have access to our webinar series to keep you in the know and on top of best practices.
Furthermore, unlike other franchise brands, our home office does not sell travel. We are here to support you - not compete against you! Each one of our 120+ home office team members is dedicated to helping your business succeed. Maybe that’s why we enjoy incredibly high franchisee satisfaction, as measured by Franchise Business Review, a peer-reviewed site that polls franchisees to gauge their satisfaction with their brand partnership. Cruise Planners has received a 92% overall satisfaction rating, surpassing other franchise companies in the travel and hospitality sector and exceeding the benchmark by 21 points!
Do Some Brand Research
As a first-time investor thinking of becoming a travel advisor, it's important to do your homework. After all, there are countless industries to choose from, as well as hundreds of brands to consider before making a final decision. You won't just be investing your money - you'll also be committing your time and energy to building a small business. It will require your patience and dedication, which is why it's very important to ultimately align with the right brand.
So how can you be sure you've done that? Well, one of the best and most important ways you can is by requesting a copy of a brand's franchise disclosure document, or FDD. An FDD is a very important document that all brands are required to have and that goes over every detail about what your investment in that brand looks like. It will tell you what the numbers are, what kind of training and support you can look forward to, who the brand leadership is, what's expected of you as a franchisee, and much more. By law, you'll have at least two weeks to review an FDD before signing any kind of franchise agreement if that's what you choose to do.
At Cruise Planners, we believe in full transparency and make our FDD available to any serious franchisee candidate. We know the value of our investment and all it offers and are happy to invite first-time investors to spend some time with our FDD because we're confident that once they do, they'll realize what an exceptional value our investment is.
If you’d like information about why Cruise Planners is such a great choice for first-time investors, reach out to our friendly team today.