Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (February 17, 2015) – Always seeking new ways to engage and educate its franchise owners, CruiseOne, which are part of World Travel Holdings — the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, has launched its new Meet Up initiative.
Inspired by the social networking website meetup.com, where people who share common interests connect at fun-filled events, the Meet Up program is designed to be an informal way for members of the corporate headquarters team and vacation specialists to engage and have in-person dialogue with each other.
“Our franchisees value their face-time with our headquarters team as evidenced by last year’s record-breaking attendance at our National Conference and the skyrocketing participation rate at the five regional trainings throughout the year,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance. “The Meet Ups are another avenue for us to spend time together and reinforce that they are in business for themselves, but not by themselves.”
Meet Ups recently took place in South Florida, Las Vegas and onboard a cruise ship, with three more currently scheduled in Boston, New York and northern Florida. Meet Ups will be held in hotels, diners, coffee shops or other community venues that are convenient and casual.
“It was good to see the headquarters team outside their offices and interact with them one-on-one,” said CruiseOne Franchise Owner Bryan Villella. “Additionally we were able to bounce ideas off of the other agents in attendance and share best practices. I am already planning on attending the next event in South Florida.”
Other engagement initiatives, which include a robust training and development program, form the foundation to the success of franchise owners with CruiseOne. The program features an award-winning online learning management system that provides interactive and on-demand training on everything from cruise and land products to sales skills, a business development team, two-day regional trainings throughout the year around the U.S., a weeklong national conference aboard a cruise ship and more.
For more information on joining this award-winning franchise, please visit www.cruiseonefranchise.com to learn more about owning a CruiseOne travel franchise