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Cruise Planners jumps five spots to #18 on Travel Weekly’s annual 2022 Power List

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. July 21, 2022 – As the nation’s largest home-based travel advisor franchise network, Cruise Planners is thrilled to be recognized at #18 on Travel Weekly’s prestigious 2022 Power List. This marks an impressive jump of five spots from last year’s ranking and puts Cruise Planners in the top ten amongst leisure travel companies. Cruise Planners first made the list in 2013 at #44 and in that time, has steadily climbed to #18 with impressive year-over-year growth to become the powerhouse agency it is today.


The Power List is determined by companies that typically has a minimum of $100 million in travel sales in the previous year. Despite the standstill in travel due to the pandemic, Cruise Planners has grown with an estimated sales revenue of $545 million. Rankings in 2021 were frozen to reflect the global shutdown for travel.


“Despite many obstacles, Cruise Planners has continued to thrive, and I attribute that to the perseverance of our incredible network of advisors and Home Office team,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners. “We’re looking forward to 2023 and are excited to unveil our signature list of new initiatives and innovations at this year’s convention.”


Company Background: 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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