Posts Tagged ‘Cruise Planners/American Express’

Record Sales for Cruise Planners; Terrorism Hasn’t Affected Demand

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Cruise Planners is posting double digit sales increases when comparing the year-to-date 2017 sales against the organization’s record sales year in 2016. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners’ Top Producers Explore the Galapagos on Celebrity Xperience

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The 48-passenger Celebrity Xperience'Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, recently invited its top-producing travel advisors from the Cruise Planners franchise network on an exclusive week-long trip to the Galapagos Islands. (travelagentcentral.com)

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Cruise Planners to “Best of the Best” List

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Entrepreneur Magazine has named Cruise Planners to its 2017 Best of the Best list, making it the only travel franchise to appear on the 2017 list. The Best of the Best list recognizes elite franchises that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners 2017 Convention Set to Ignite Agents’ Passions and Spark Innovation

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Cancun, MexicoCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, will be hosting its annual convention at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico October 15-19, 2017. (more…)

Cruise Planners Announces New Virtual Associate Training Program

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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. (more…)

Cruise Planners Unveils Exclusive Cruise Ship Wedding Expo

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

For the first time, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has united with Celebrity Cruises and The Wedding Experience to create an interactive wedding expo event on board. (more…)

Cruise Planners Adds New Role, Welcoming Stacy Lowman as Director of Training and Development

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

This month, Stacy Lowman joined the team in a new role created to heighten the focus on travel agent and internal training and development. In his new role, Lowman will lead a seasoned training team charged with redesigning the training platform, Cruise Planners University (CPU).

Cruise Planners Earns Norwegian Cruise Line’s Highest Award

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line just announced that for the first time, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, won the Elite Travel Agency of the Year Award. This is the highest award from the cruise line. (more…)

Cruise Planners Conference: Booking and Sales Trends

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Cruise Planners agents who have been with the franchise agency group for more than three years book an average of $747,000 of travel per year. That’s up from $620,000 last year and $524,000 the year before. (travelagentcentral.com)

New Lead Generator for Travel Agents From Cruise Planners

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced a newly-redesigned website that offers travelers a chance to connect with their travel advisor to book travel. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners adds Elite level to its packaged vacations program

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The new Completely Packaged Vacations Elite component will focus on river cruises and luxury vacation packages that include land and cruise travel, transportation, excursions and more. (travelweekly.com)

Stacie Faulds Named New Marketing Director at Cruise Planners

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has appointed Stacie Faulds as its new director of marketing. (travelagentcentral.com)

Theresa Scalzitti Joins Cruise Planners From Royal Caribbean International

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced Theresa Scalzitti, a 20-plus year veteran with Royal Caribbean International, will join the company in the newly created role of vice president of sales and marketing. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners Names Corporate Director of Finance, Hosts Boot Camps

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has made a number of moves this week, including appointing Matt Kruszewski to the newly created position of corporate director of finance and announcing a lineup of three travel agent boot camps. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners Wins Chairman’s Award From Royal Caribbean

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced that the company has won the Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement from Royal Caribbean International for the first time. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners Picks Top 10 Travel Trends for Home Based Agents in 2016

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Like many organizations, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is taking stock of what’s in store for travel in 2016. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners Wins Top Travel Franchise Award From Entrepreneur

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced that it has been named the best travel franchise to own for the 13th year in a row by Entrepreneur. (travelagentcentral.com)

Marketing to Millennials, Baby Boomers and More at the Cruise Planners Convention

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Cruise Planners (CP) is definitely on a roll. Last year, CP’s Millionnaire Club – agencies earning more than $1 million revenue – grew by 12 percent. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners’ 2015 convention kicks off Thursday in Boca Raton

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Cruise Planners, a network of home-based travel agency franchisees, kicks off its 2015 annual convention Thursday at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. (touch.sun-sentinel.com)

2015 Cruise Planners Convention Sold Out

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced the theme and highlights of its Cruise Planners 2015 Annual Convention, which has sold out. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners: NSYNC Lance Bass Cruise Next April

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Allure of The SeasCruise Planners franchise owner Donald Goodlin announced that fans can now book the limited-space Dirty Pop at Sea cruise with former ‘NSYNC singer and Dirty Pop radio host, Lance Bass. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Sea of Love Cruise Wedding Packages Now Available for All Couples

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, Cruise Planners is updating its Sea of Love packages to include weddings and vow renewals for all couples. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners Sponsors Agent@Home Summit

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is a leading travel agent network that is sponsoring the first-ever Agent@Home Travel Summit. (travelpulse.com)

Cruise Planners Named to Sun Sentinel’s South Florida Top Workplaces

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Cruise Planners has been named to Sun Sentinel’s South Florida Top Workplaces, and recently hosted a land tour of Italy for its top-producing agents. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners CEO Fee to Christen AmaSerena

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

AmaWaterways has selected Cruise Planners CEO Michelle Fee as the godmother of the AmaSerena river ship, which will enter service in Europe in April. (travelpulse.com)

Cruise Planners Named Best Travel Franchise to Own

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, continues to be one of the best franchises to own and remains in the highest ranking in the “Travel Industry” category for the twelfth year in a row. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Planners Kicks Off 2014 Convention

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry, welcomed more than 500 travel franchise owners to its annual convention in Atlantic City, N.J. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Planners Launches “World’s Largest Cruise Event”

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Cruise Planners has announced the month-long “World’s Largest Cruise Event” (WLCE), timed to coincide with Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) National Cruise Vacation Week. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Planners Lauded with Nine Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, receives nine coveted Magellan Awards for top travel-industry tools, campaigns and programs.

Cruise Planners Announces Three Executive Promotions

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Cruise Planners announced the promotion of three award-winning team members to executive positions – Brian Shultz, Dan Hicks and Cathy Kusuma. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Planners Launches Advanced-Training MBA Program

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise, announces a new advanced training program to expand support for its network of travel advisors.

Cruise Planners CEO Raises Record Funds to Help Fight Cancer

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

On Saturday, Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society® (LLS) Woman of the Year. (travelpulse.com)