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Cruise Planners Announces New Virtual Associate Training Program
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is making it easy for franchise owners to grow their businesses by introducing a new virtual associate training program. The newly-launched program helps franchise owners confidently recruit new associates to join their growing franchise businesses by offering travel agent mentorship, flexibility to work from home and a new training platform to onboard associates with ease and professionalism.
"Our goal is to help our franchise owners grow their business exponentially and we know associates are a great way to extend their sales force," said Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. "The added flexibility with the new virtual associate training program allows for faster onboarding with interactive and engaging e-learning content which is completely mobile-friendly and accessible 24/7."
As small business owners, Cruise Planners franchisees have the ability to run their business with associates as extensions of their salesforce working alongside, yet independently, as a full-service travel agent. Associates will benefit from virtual training over the course of 12 days, which includes multiple live check-in sessions to ensure all associates fully understand each topic. This new approach to learning is appealing to both associates and franchise owners since it offers greater flexibility to take the courses anytime, anywhere.
Cruise Planners top-producing franchise owners who have associates are the most successful in the business model since they are able to increase their overall sales. Based on that data, Cruise Planners recently rolled out this new virtual associate training program with that in mind so more franchisees can bring on new associates through this well-received program.
"As a Franchise Owner, giving my new associates an option to train "virtually" allows them to get a great training right away from the convenience of their own home office so they can start selling,” said JJ Kuykendall, Cruise Planners franchise owner based in Oak Ridge North, Texas. "With the virtual training program, I can track my associates’ progress and see their test results, allowing me to manage my business as efficiently as possible."
Franchise owners get support in growing their franchisees through the industry’s best technology, strategic marketing, hands-on business development coaching and in-person and virtual training opportunities.
"By introducing the new associate training program, it provides associates the opportunity to quickly onboard within the travel industry to start selling under the mentorship of a franchise owner, which truly is a win-win," Garcia said. "When associates join Cruise Planners, they have the benefit of being under someone already established in the travel industry and can focus on selling travel instead of running a business."
One of the biggest hurdles to bringing on associates is the commitment – both time and money – so this new program helps franchise owners easily bring the right people to train on Cruise Planners’ proprietary technology, tools and marketing programs. This is valuable because the training is tailored to the associate – since their needs are different than someone who is investing in full franchise ownership.
Cruise Planners, a leader in training and technology, has invested in industry-leading training technology in the form of a new online/virtual training platform and a team dedicated to building the industry’s most effective and award-winning training programs. The virtual associate training program is online, flexible and optimized for tablet, smart phones and personal computers with dynamic timing elements, so it is self-paced while also holding the associates accountable.
"Everything we do is designed to make it easier and more efficient for our travel agents – whether franchise owners or associates – to be as successful as possible," Garcia said. "We are confident this new training program, combined with all the other great training tools we offer, will continue to skyrocket our agents to success."
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With nearly 30 years’ experience in the travel sector, Cruise Planners, is the nation’s largest home-based travel advisor franchise network. Our proven training program, STAR University, was developed to provide a multi-faceted curriculum for travel agents at any stage in their career. Our training program integrates the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) certification, and several cruise line and land tour company trainings with Cruise Planners’ core travel agent training modules. Graduating travel agents will be Certified Cruise Planners® Experts (CCPE), and will be ready to sell travel!
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CLIA is the world’s largest cruise industry trade entity, providing a unified voice and is the most prominent authority of the global cruise community. On behalf of its members, associates, and partners, the organization helps support regulations and practices that foster an organized, efficient, and sustainable cruise ship environment, and advocates for high-quality travel experiences for the more than 30 million passengers who cruise yearly. The CLIA network consists of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river, and specialty cruise companies; a distinctly skilled and certified travel agent network, and integral industry stakeholders, such as ports & destinations, ship improvement vendors and commercial enterprise offerings. CLIA represents 95% of the sector’s ocean-going cruise fleets, in addition to over 60,000 travel advisors (including you one day), and 15,000 of the most important travel corporations in the international industry.
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After your initial training coursework at STAR University, you’ll have the continued resource of over 100 online travel agent training courses available from the convenience of your home, or anywhere in the world. You’ll become a master travel agent at your preferred pace. STAR University is designed to assist our advisors in training and veteran advisors alike to maximize income and manage their independent travel agent businesses more successfully and efficiently. If you prefer an in-person learning experience, you should keep reading!
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Virtual learning, although convenient to many, just isn’t for everyone. If you prefer an in-person learning experience, Cruise Planners hosts STAR University training seminars six times a year in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. Enjoy an action-packed week loaded with interactive training seminars and group classes geared to help you not only learn the ins and outs of the travel industry, but also learn best practices in launching your own successful business as a Cruise Planners® Travel Advisor. We even provide the resources to help you develop affordable, quality video commercials to separate yourself from the competition, and bring your personal brand to life!
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With your help, cruisers can set sail with a multitude of leading brands and destinations. You’ll also be an expert of the top cruise-based excursions and help make unforgettable experiences!
Become an expert in a wide-array of resorts. Ensure hotel properties meet the criteria of any family or couple looking to get away.
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Online Learning, although convenient to many, just isn’t for everyone. If you prefer an in-person learning experience, Cruise Planners hosts STAR University training seminars six times annually in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. Enjoy an action-packed week loaded with interactive training seminars and group classes geared to help you not only learn the ins and outs of the travel industry, but you’ll also learn best practices in launching your own successful business as a Cruise Planners Travel Advisor. We even provide the resources to help you develop affordable, quality video commercials to separate yourself from the competition, and bring your personal brand to life.
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Cruise Planners’ premiere and award-winning Sales Training to Accelerate Results University or STAR University, takes place several times a year in Fort Lauderdale, FL to train new franchisees and agents in sales, marketing, and travel systems to help them grow a successful business. One-on-one instruction, access to top suppliers, and executive presentations give agents top-notch training.
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Cruise Planners Launches Program for First Responders Interested in Franchise Travel
CP Savers promotion offers $1,000 franchise fee discount and free training
Coral Springs, Fla. - Cruise Planners/American Express , the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, today launched CP Savers, an exclusive franchise program for first responders in the public service and emergency medical professions. The limited-time program provides a variety of incentives to assist emergency personnel – including paramedics, law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians – with starting their own franchise travel business.
“The intent of CP Savers is to show our gratitude to the people who protect and save lives as a profession,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners/American Express. “Emergency personnel in the public service sector can use their flexible schedules to take advantage of this promotion while learning a new trade in the process. We are providing them with the incentives to start their own business, work from home and earn an extra source of income by simply helping customers plan their vacation.”
As part of the CP Savers promotion, which runs until September 30, 2010, new agents are granted a $1,000 discount on the company’s total franchise cost of $9,995. Franchisees will also receive a $500 credit on marketing materials, a free week of training for two people and three months of free website support, including assistance with developing a personal Cruise Planners page. CP Savers was created as a part of the company’s outreach program, CP Cares, which supports charitable organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world, while providing entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals looking to become a franchise owner.
“We’ve always been proud of our CP Cares charitable programs, and offering these incentives to firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency response teams is our way of helping these heroes start their own successful home-based cruise and travel business,” said Vicky Garcia, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Cruise Planners/American Express. “In today’s tough economy, it’s sensible and necessary to provide programs like CP Savers as it offers the opportunity for people to find additional ways to supplement their income.”
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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Services Representative, is the largest home-based travel agent network in the cruise industry with more than 700 franchise owners across the country that independently book cruises and associated travel. Named No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine for the past seven years, Cruise Planners positions franchise owners for success by providing them with innovating marketing, booking and lead-generating tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include Royal Caribbean International Home-based Partner of the Year (2007 - 2009); Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer (2009); and American Express Travel Representative Excellence Awards (2004 - 2009). For more general information, please visit www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com .
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Cash Investment: $1,000 Total Investment: $695 - $15,000 Franchise Fee: $8,995 Royalty: 3% but declines as volume increases Ad: 0 Average Number of Employees: Owner/Operator Passive Ownership: Yes Home Based: Yes B2B: No Master Franchise Opportunities: No Veteran Discount: Yes
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Yes. Cruise Planners is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.
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Is Cruise Planners a Master Franchise Opportunity?
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Does Cruise Planners Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?
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Is Cruise Planners Looking for Franchisees in Canada?
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