Let the #1 Brand in Travel Work For You
Established in 1987, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® is a global leader in the marketing and sales of cruises and vacations. With a network of more than 170 franchise locations and over 4,000 Vacation Consultants across North America, we provide business opportunities that allow you to enjoy a rewarding business and great lifestyle.
Why an Expedia Franchise?
While we specialize in cruises, our franchise locations also operate as full-service, brick and mortar travel agencies selling a wide range of travel products to meet every vacation need. As part of the Expedia Inc. family of brands, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise Partners leverage the competitive advantage of the most recognized brand in travel and more than $34 Billion in buying power for flights, cars, hotels, vacation packages and more.
As a Franchise Partner operating in an exclusive territory, customers in your community will have the most options for purchasing their vacation – by calling, clicking or coming into your store. Your main responsibility will be to develop and lead a large sales team of Vacation Consultants who will work in your Center or from their home. You'll manage all of this with our industry-leading systems that allow your business to continue running smoothly, even when you're away traveling!
Innovative Marketing, Powerful Technology
Our proven strategy combines your franchise location with a powerful local website to not only attract new clients, but create Customers for Life. You'll build loyalty and trust with every customer interaction, which is why all of our marketing is personalized to the Consultant level and managed through our proprietary, web-based Customer Relationship Management System: CruiseDesk. Everything you need to run your business, from recruitment to marketing to financial reporting is always just a click away in CruiseDesk, no matter where in the world you are.
Go into business for yourself, not by yourself! Expedia CruiseShipCenters' proven support system and extensive resources facilitate a smooth transition into the travel business – even with no industry experience! Our Cruise Management Academy offers the essential foundation for your new business while our 90+ Partner Support team and your dedicated Franchise Development Manager will provide ongoing support. Our culture of Stronger.Together is encouraged through plenty of networking opportunities with our executive team, travel suppliers and your fellow Franchise Partners.
"Initially we used Expedia CruiseShipCenters as a benchmark for some other franchise options we were considering and the more we benchmarked, the more we liked ECSC. They have an excellent track record and reputation in leisure travel, top notch systems, incredible leadership and place an emphasis on improving quality of life for their franchise owners – we couldn't ask for much more."
"I would absolutely spend another 23 years in this business. You don't have to retire to see the world. It's wonderful when you're on a cruise to look up your reports on CruiseDesk and see that your agents are selling for you. You're making a living while also enjoying all the fruits of being a part of Expedia CruiseShipCenters!"
"After researching several franchise companies, we chose Expedia CruiseShipCenters because it was by far the best travel franchise option available. It was a wonderful to visit the corporate office for our initial training – it made us both feel like we're really part of this family now which makes us want to be even more successful! We feel very prepared and have some really good frameworks in place to help us move ahead and grow our business."
Val Kittson and Jane Munzell
If you're a team leader who loves to coach, motivate and celebrate, find out more about our franchise opportunity with Expedia CruiseShipCenters in your area by completing the form below. You'll automatically be registered for your personal online discovery tour which will allow you to explore the details of our marketing, technology and support at your own pace. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you discover how you can Change Your Life with an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise.
Currently, we are NOT registered in the following states: Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin.