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 my small business success story as a way to inspire CruiseOne franchisees in their entrepreneurial journey,” said Robert Stephens, founder of Geek Squad.

Stephens’ will share how his series of small successes ultimately transformed Geek Squad into a growing business with national presence in Best Buy stores nationwide and in Canada. His keynote will focus on motivating attendees to think differently and approach their business from a new perspective.

“I had the opportunity to hear Robert Stephens present and he is an insightful presenter who has a knack for connecting with people and influencing them to think outside the box,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance for CruiseOne. “With the theme of Connect, this year’s National Conference is the perfect setting for his presentation because our vacation specialists can build upon his message throughout the week as they participate in our specially-designed training program.”


The weeklong National Conference at sea provides vacation specialists the opportunity to connect with each other, suppliers and the corporate headquarters team to network, learn more about industry updates and brainstorm new ways to continue their business development. More than 30 interactive workshops and seminars will be offered, ranging from social media and sales strategies to product updates, technology support and more. Agents can also receive credit from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for several of the classes, which count toward accreditation as a Cer­ti­fied Cruise Counselor by CLIA.

Use the #ConnectConference hashtag to follow the excitement leading up to the annual CruiseOne conference, as well as for updates during the week at sea.

For more information on owning a CruiseOne travel franchise, please visit or call 888-249-8235.

About CruiseOne®

In operation since 1992, the home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® is ranked in the top three percent of all franchises worldwide and is a member of the International Franchise Association. As part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, CruiseOne franchisees are able to offer their customers the lowest possible pricing on vacations with its 100 percent “Best Price and Satisfaction Guarantee.” CruiseOne has received partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the major cruise lines including Norwegian Cruise Line®, Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Carnival® Cruise Lines. For more information on CruiseOne, visit  Like CruiseOne on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at @CruiseOneBiz.

About World Travel Holdings World Travel Holdings is the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country’s original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple owned and private label cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Long Island, NY, Wilmington, Mass., Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla., Virginia Beach, Va., and Chorley, United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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