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Cruise Planners Honored as Top Franchise for Women and Top Low-Cost Franchise

Cruise Planners Honored as Top Franchise for Women and Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Recognition by Franchise Business Review


CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. March 25, 2024—Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based franchise host travel agency, proudly announces its recognition by Franchise Business Review (FBR) as both a Top Franchise for Women and a Top Low-Cost Franchise again for 2024.


FBR, a leading market research firm specializing in franchisee satisfaction and performance, conducts extensive surveys among franchise owners across North America. The rankings are based on franchisee feedback regarding their experiences and satisfaction with various aspects of their franchisor’s system, including training and support, leadership, financial opportunity, and overall satisfaction.


Being named a Top Franchise for Women acknowledges Cruise Planners’ commitment to fostering an inclusive environment and providing exceptional support for female entrepreneurs within the travel industry. This recognition reflects the company’s dedication to empowering women to achieve their business goals and succeed in the dynamic world of travel entrepreneurship.


In addition to being recognized for its support of women entrepreneurs, Cruise Planners has also been acknowledged as a Top Low-Cost Franchise, solidifying its stance as a highly promising business venture with an accessible investment threshold. Both of these honors have been received for the past six years in a row. 


“We are thrilled to be honored by Franchise Business Review as a Top Franchise for Women and a Top Low-Cost Franchise,” said Michelle Fee, founder, and CEO of Cruise Planners. “At Cruise Planners, we are dedicated to creating opportunities for all aspiring entrepreneurs, and these accolades validate our ongoing efforts to support our diverse network of franchise owners.”


Cruise Planners has consistently been recognized as a leader in the travel franchise industry, offering best-in-industry technology, comprehensive training, and ongoing support to help franchisees thrive in the rapidly evolving travel market. With a proven business model and a strong focus on empowering entrepreneurs, Cruise Planners continues to attract ambitious individuals seeking a rewarding career in the travel industry.


About Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners was founded in 1994 and is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network. As a leader in the travel franchise industry, Cruise Planners positions a nation-wide network of 2,500 franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing programs, proprietary and cutting-edge booking, and technology tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be an industry leader and was named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 18 consecutive years and awarded by Franchise Business Review as “Best-In-Category” for 2 years.


Franchise Business Review also ranked Cruise Planners #3 OVERALL on their list of Top 200 Franchises of 2022. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel.


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