Cruise Planners Tribe Gears up to Outwit, Outlast and Outplay in its First-Ever Cruise Planners Forum

Cruise Planners (Logo)Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, signals their travel advisors as they get ready to connect for its first-ever Cruise Planners Forum, Virtually Yours. The two-day event is expected to have one of their largest attendance records as the nation’s largest network of home-based travel advisors register from all 50 states.

Cruise Planners Forum will take place online from December 7- 8 and feature interactive panels with top-industry leaders, exclusive networking opportunities and the unveiling of Cruise Planners newest travel advisor tools.

Supporting Its Nationwide Tribe

Even before experiencing unprecedented circumstances throughout 2020, Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent network, has been active in its ongoing support for Travel Advisors, franchisee’s clients and the cruise industry as a whole. Recently, Cruise Planners was awarded the first-ever Franchise Partner of the Year by The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), the leading global advocate for travel advisors and the world’s largest association of travel professionals, for its strong partnership and dedication to the travel industry.

Cruise Planners Forum is yet another initiative to support its network and further amplify its training and business development pillars.

“With so many challenges our industry has faced this year, many of us switched to survival mode,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder of Cruise Planners. “Our travel advisors have proven that they will not only survive this crisis but will thrive and our virtual Cruise Planners Forum event is themed after the reality television competition show, Survivor, showing just how tough they can be as franchise owners.”

Cruise Planners Forum is focused on providing valuable information with actionable tips to its home-based franchisees by offering exclusive content in an immersive virtual experience, which every advisor can safely attend from anywhere in the world. Included is a comprehensive lineup of industry supplier partners who have been strong supporters of Cruise Planners for the brand’s 27-year history.

Virtually Yours, Survivor Edition

Travel Advisors make their way with torches in hand to the tropical virtual island of Cruise Planners. “Our goal is to equip our advisors with what they need to be successful and thrive in the ever-changing environment,” says Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners.

“It’s in the spirit of Cruisitude that we make this event fun while packing it with industry insights and knowledge our network needs to continue moving forward and guiding their clients to have fun, vacations with their safety in mind. On this island, everyone wins… CP Survivors ready…Go!”

As the top-industry leader for home-based travel agencies, Cruise Planners will highlight business development support and resources, discuss how COVID-19 had sped up the pace to find even more efficiencies and activated the network with laser-focused marketing efforts and point the spotlight to preferred suppliers to ready their advisors for when the floodgates open for travel.

About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel advisor franchise network and an American Express Travel Representative, has more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacations and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners supports its network of franchise owners with innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, professional development and training with the industry’s top executives. Cruise Planners has been named the No. 1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 16 consecutive years and was on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line, many land vendors and maintains a philanthropic drive earning an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation and Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly and The American Society of Travel Advisors first-ever Franchise Partner of the Year.

(Cruise Planners)