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CRUISEONE CELEBRATES DURING FINAL DAYS OF 2012 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

More Than 700 Attendees Took Part in October 14-21 Keynotes, Workshops and Networking Events; Weeklong Fundraising Initiative Sets Record, Raising More Than $60,000 for Make-A-Wish®   Fireworks Illuminate the Sky During the 2012 CruiseOne National Conference, Held October 14-21 Aboard Disney Dream Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – October 30, 2012 – As the 2012 CruiseOneNational Conference came to a close, the sister companies looked ahead to an exciting year filled with innovative product rollouts and out-of-the-box creative marketing campaigns. Ending their annual continuing education event on a high note,

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CRUISEONE TAKES TO THE HIGH SEAS ABOARD DISNEY DREAM

CRUISEONE TAKES TO THE HIGH SEAS ABOARD DISNEY DREAM  Jon Wolske, Zappos! Culture Evangelist Delivers Motivational Keynote Address, Encouraging Attendees to Focus on Creating Great Client Experiences   Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – October 19, 2012 – Themed “Making Memories,” the 2012 CruiseOne®  National Conference – a continuing education extravaganza for agents who are part of the leading vacation retail network – began with several days of panels, workshops and networking opportunities at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort.  Last evening, the majority of the group set sail aboard

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CRUISEONE NATIONAL CONFERENCE KICKS OFF AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

CRUISEONE NATIONAL CONFERENCE KICKS OFF AT WALT DISNEY WORLD’S CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT  Opening Day of Weeklong Continuing Education Program Welcomes 750+  Attendees for Variety of Presentations, Panel and Interactive Workshops   Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – October 15, 2012 – CruiseOne, one of the nation’s top travel retail networks as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), today celebrated the beginning of their 2012 National Conference.  The annual program, which has become one of the industry’s hottest events welcoming an impressive roster of industry leaders, features a week of dynamic speakers,

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OVER 750 GATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD FOR CRUISEONE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

OVER 750 GATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD FOR CRUISEONE® NATIONAL CONFERENCE Sessions Include Presentation by Norwegian Cruise Line, River Cruise Panel,   ‘Chat’ with Industry Vets Vicki Freed and Dondra Ritzenthaler and CLIA Workshop Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – October 16, 2012 – The 2012 CruiseOne® National Conference continued today at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort, with more than 750 attendees gathering for a morning general session and series of afternoon workshops. The morning kicked off with a presentation by Shanel Knight-Tarver, Program Manager, Home Based Accounts

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CRUISEONE® NOTES 35% INCREASE IN LAND SALES

CRUISEONE® NOTES 35% INCREASE IN LAND SALES Nearly 200 Franchisees and Agents Have Already Enrolled in Network’s New Land Certification Program, Which Includes Self-Study Classes, Product Training & More Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – September 25, 2012 – With just weeks until their first-ever joint land and sea National Conference, CruiseOne® & Cruises Inc.™– which comprise one of the nation’s top travel retail networks as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH) – today revealed a 35% spike in land sales versus the same period last year. Citing a

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WORLD TRAVEL HOLDINGS’ BRANDS RECEIVE SIX PRESTIGIOUS 2012 TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARDS

WORLD TRAVEL HOLDINGS’ BRANDS RECEIVE SIX PRESTIGIOUS 2012 TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARDS   CruiseOne® & Cruises Inc.™ and Villas of Distinction® Recognized for Innovation in Consumer Marketing, Agent Training and Business Development  Wilmington, MA – September 18, 2012 – CruiseOne® & Cruises Inc.™ and Villas of Distinction® – three brands owned by World Travel Holdings (WTH) – have been recognized again this year by Travel Weekly for their outstanding agent resources, innovative business development programs and creative consumer marketing campaigns. As part of the publication’s annual Magellan Awards

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CRUISEONE® REVAMPS LUXURY PROGRAM, ‘SEA LUXE CRUISES’ IN HONOR OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY

CRUISEONE® REVAMPS LUXURY PROGRAM, ‘SEA LUXE CRUISES’ IN HONOR OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY Discriminating Travelers Can Tap CruiseOne Luxury Specialists for Vacation Planning, Timely Promotions and Added Value In celebration of its 20th anniversary, CruiseOne® – one of the nation’s top travel retailers as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH) – today debuted a new look and feel for its luxury program.  Sea Luxe Cruises by CruiseOne® boasts a luxury travel-specific website with access to hundreds of luxury-certified travel agents across the nation.  By visiting the new site

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CRUISEONE LAUNCHES MOBILE APP FOR FIRST-EVER LAND & SEA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

CRUISEONE LAUNCHES MOBILE APP FOR FIRST-EVER LAND & SEA NATIONAL CONFERENCE More Than 600 Travel Professionals Registered to Attend Seven-Day Event, Set for October 14-21, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort & Aboard Disney Dream Cruise Ship CruiseOne® & Cruises Inc.™ – which comprise one of the nation’s top travel retail networks as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH) – today announced the launch of an innovative mobile app for their joint 2012 National Conference.  Themed “Creating Magical Memories” in cooperation with Walt Disney World Resort and

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Don’t Be Bullied

As part of my educational studies through the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE); I have had the opportunity to work many different case studies covering a wide array of topics including franchise development.  In this course, Franchise Executives learn the proper ethics and standards in searching for the right potential franchisee to award a franchise to.  Also covered in the curriculum is the legal compliance aspect in this highly regulated industry.  The things a Franchise Development Specialist (FDS) can say and can’t

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Set sail on an exciting career as a work from home travel agent

Perhaps the office gossip, long commute with high gas prices and daily office grind has you wishing for a more fun and fulfilling career.  If so, then working from the comfort of a home office planning dream vacations for clients (and sampling them yourself) sounds like a winning combination then consider being a work from home travel agent. Recent media reports from major television network TV shows and national print publications have been promoting stories on why consumers need a travel agent. It appears that when consumer

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