Cruise Planners Support Veterans with Discounted Franchise Opportunity

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Veterans can start new business with additional 25 percent off in honor of Veterans Day

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – November 5, 2009 – Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is offering a limited-time discount for U.S. veterans looking to start a new career in the cruise industry. To celebrate Veterans Day, Cruise Planners will provide veterans with an added 25 percent discount on a Cruise Planners franchise, nearly a $2,700 savings. The offer is available November 9 – 13, 2009.

“Cruise Planners is seeking motivated, entrepreneurial-minded veterans looking to control their destiny,” said Cruise Planners CEO Michelle Fee. “We offer a strong training program and provide all the tools necessary to build a successful home-based business. We’re confident it’s the best franchise opportunity currently available with the added bonus of travel.” Cruise Planners franchise benefits include the highest commissions in the industry, travel agent rates for personal travel and year-round educational training opportunities. Exclusive veteran benefits include a $1,000 franchise discount, a $500 co-op advertising fund to help get the business started and a complimentary three-month trial on Cruise Planners’ Web Program, just to name a few.

“We support our U.S. troops and veterans through our successful CP Cares program. We’re proud to launch this program as an extension of our support and we look forward to helping entrepreneurial veterans transition to a new and rewarding career,” Fee continued. “Some of our veteran owners are among our strongest and most successful agents.”

To receive the Veterans Day 25 percent discount, honorably discharged veterans must inquire during the week of November 9 – 13 and join Cruise Planners prior to December 31st, 2009. A full list of benefits exclusive to veterans and more information can be found at: http://www.beacruiseagent.com/pres/Veterans_Program. Veterans can also call 1 (888) 582-2150 and mention this Veterans Day program.

About Cruise Planners/American Express

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Services Representative, is the largest home-based travel agent network in the cruise industry with more than 700 franchise owners across the country that independently book cruises and associated travel. Named No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur Magazine for the past five years, Cruise Planners positions franchise owners for success by providing them with innovating marketing, booking and lead-generating tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include Royal Caribbean International Home-based Partner of the Year (2007 – 2008); Regent Seven Seas Top Producer (2009); and American Express Travel Representative Excellence Awards (2004 – 2009).

For more general information, please visit http://www.cruiseplanners.com/. Information about purchasing a Cruise Planners franchise can be obtained by contacting the Franchise Sales Department at (888) 582-2150 or visiting http://www.beacruiseagent.com/.

Public Relations and Media Contacts:
Holly Zawyer / Caitlin Murphy
Cheryl Andrews Marketing
P: 305-444-4033
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