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Five Military Veterans Win Home-Based Travel Franchises

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 5, 2015) – Five military veterans with a passion for travel were recently recognized as the 2015 winners of the fourth annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest. Hosted by nationally recognized military-friendly cruise franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, Operation Vetrepreneur awards free travel franchises each valued at $12,700 to five deserving U.S. military veterans, for a total value of $63,500. “Every year I am impressed by the

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Top 50 Franchise 2015 Franchisee Satisfaction Award

Franchise Business Review Survey Reveals CruiseOne Exceeds Industry Standards in Franchise Satisfaction Five Years in a Row

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 30, 2015) – For five years in row, home-based travel franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings, has participated in Franchise Business Review’s Franchise Satisfaction Survey and each year has consistently outpaced the Travel & Hospitality Index in franchise owner satisfaction. In 2015, approximately 50 percent (453 franchises) of CruiseOne’s franchise owners participated with the highest ratings to date. “These survey results are testament to the personalized level of support our employees at corporate headquarters provide to each and every franchisee,”

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Franchise Buying Tips

Franchise Buying Tips: Purchasing a Franchise

For many entrepreneurs, one type of business model that attracts many to either start their first business or to add to their current business portfolio is the franchise business model. And while achieving success as a franchise business owner depends on a great number of factors, it all starts with the purchase of the franchise. Since we here at Direct Capital help provide financing solutions that directly support many current and prospective franchise owners, we wanted to learn more about the franchise buying process. We specifically wanted to

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Mark Grishman

Cruise One ‘zee operates from home, with twins

Working from home is the highest career goal for some—freedom from rigid schedules, a more lenient dress code, no commute. Others fear the loss of social contact or the omnipresent temptation of the fridge. Mark Grishman knows both sides of the coin. During a long career as a CPA in Dallas, he was a master of long commutes and frequent, extended work travel. As his 40th birthday approached with kids on the way, he and his wife, Ellen, a pediatric endocrinologist, wanted a drastic life change that

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Vet Friendly Awards

Best for Vets: Franchises 2016; 42 brands with benefits

Are you compatible? Do you share similar values? Can you depend on them for support? How have their other relationships gone? Are they in it for the long haul? Are you? Important questions when you’re trying to find a spouse, for sure. But you should also have these things in mind if you’re considering a franchise. You can always transfer out of a bad college or put in your two weeks’ notice at a bad job. But pick the wrong franchise and you could be stuck for

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Remarkable Results for CruiseOne’s New Automated Social Program, Powered by SproutLoud

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 22, 2015) – Home-based travel franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company World Travel Holdings, recently launched one of its most successful marketing programs to date, CruiseOne Automated Social Program. The progressive new program utilizes SproutLoud’s advanced hyper-local marketing platform to deliver automated, branded social media content and scheduling to its vast network of franchisees. The CruiseOne Automated Social Program launch received a record-breaking response, with more than 320 enrollments in just the first

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CruiseOne Wins Three Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

World Travel Holdings and its brands including CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®, Villas of Distinction®, and MileagePlus Cruise Awards have been recognized again this year by Travel Weekly for their industry leadership, outstanding and creative consumer marketing campaigns, industry-first innovations, an informational and engaging travel video library, and exceptional training. “I continue to be impressed by our team of employees whom are laser-focused on creating innovative programs that enhance the positive experiences of our customers, franchisees, independent agents, suppliers and private-label partners,” said Jeff Tolkin, co-chairman/CEO for World

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Cruise One Franchise

New Franchise Development Website Engages Prospects with Educational Videos and Testimonials

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 1, 2015) – The travel franchise selection process just got easier with the recent launch of CruiseOne’s new recruitment website, Organized intuitively on the website, prospective franchise owners will learn the ins and outs of franchising with CruiseOne while getting a first-person introduction to the business opportunity by viewing video interviews with the corporate team, watching franchisee testimonials, and seeing actual photos of franchisees in the field taking advantage of all that CruiseOne has to offer. “Our new website is designed to

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Cruise Franchise Named Among Top Private Companies in Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (August 19, 2015) – Leading home-based travel franchise CruiseOne, which is part of World Travel Holdings, has been recognized by South Florida Business Journal and Florida Trend and on their annual lists of Top Private Companies based on revenue. “To be recognized year after year as one of the top private companies in the region and state is truly an honor and testament to our hard-working franchisees and employees, as well as the strength of the travel industry,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne.

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Robert Stephens

Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens Named Keynote Speaker

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 28, 2015) – CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings — the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, has announced that Robert Stephens, the founder of Geek Squad, will be the keynote speaker at its 2015 National Conference which takes place the week of November 14, 2015 aboard the brand new Norwegian Escape. “Technology and travel are two industries that have many similarities because they are constantly growing and evolving. I am thrilled to illustrate these parallels and use

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