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Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 34 – Cruise Planners-American Express Travel – US

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Products & Services: Cruise & tour travel agency

Number of Locations: 1,456

Total Investment: $2.09K – 22.48K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 1999

About Cruise Planners-American Express Travel

Since 1994, agents for Coral Springs, Florida-based Cruise Planners/American Express Travel Service have been connecting business and leisure travelers with the ideal cruise. Franchisees work from their homes, selling cruises full or part time.

Franchise Units

YEAR U.S. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OWNED
2013 1,455 0 0 1
2012 1,172 0 0 0
2011 994 0 0 0
2010 947 0 0 0
2009 823 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $2,095 – $22,490
Franchise Fee: $495 – $9,995
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 3 years, renewable
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Net Worth: $17,100
Liquid Cash Available: $9,990

OPERATIONS

Franchise can be run from home. 2-3% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 – 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (97% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

FINANCING TYPE IN-HOUSE THIRD PARTY
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Training available
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #34 (2013), #44 (2012), #51 (2011), #62 (2010), #85 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #12 (2013), #46 (2012), #19 (2011), #44 (2010), #42 (2009),
Low-Cost: #6 (2013), #7 (2012), #11 (2011), #16 (2010), #23 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #6 (2013), #10 (2012), #12 (2011), #16 (2010), #20 (2009),

About Cruise Planners-American Express Travel

Since 1994, agents for Coral Springs, Florida-based Cruise Planners/American Express Travel Service have been connecting business and leisure travelers with the ideal cruise. Franchisees work from their homes, selling cruises full or part time.

Franchise Units

YEAR U.S. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OWNED
2013 1,455 0 0 1
2012 1,172 0 0 0
2011 994 0 0 0
2010 947 0 0 0
2009 823 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $2,095 – $22,490
Franchise Fee: $495 – $9,995
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 3 years, renewable
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Net Worth: $17,100
Liquid Cash Available: $9,990

OPERATIONS

Franchise can be run from home. 2-3% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 – 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (97% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

FINANCING TYPE IN-HOUSE THIRD PARTY
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Training available
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #34 (2013), #44 (2012), #51 (2011), #62 (2010), #85 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #12 (2013), #46 (2012), #19 (2011), #44 (2010), #42 (2009),
Low-Cost: #6 (2013), #7 (2012), #11 (2011), #16 (2010), #23 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #6 (2013), #10 (2012), #12 (2011), #16 (2010), #20 (2009),