Rank no. 388 – Cruise Holidays – US
Products & Services: Cruise travel agency
Number of Locations: 219
Total Investment: $10.35K – 160.35K
Began Franchising: 1984
About Cruise Holidays
Cruise Holidays, a cruise travel franchise, was founded in 1984. It is part of Travel Leaders Group, a travel services parent company comprised of multiple operating subsidiaries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cruise Holidays is made up of retail locations as well as home-based franchise owners concentrated in the United States and Canada.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Western Europe.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $10,350 – $160,350
Franchise Fee: $9,500 – $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: Varies
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $15,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,350
Franchise can be run from home. 3% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee’s location: Varies. Conference calls; annual mid-year meeting, 2 days; annual convention, 6-7 days; annual group training seminar, 7 days
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Websites, consumer magazine
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #388 (2013), #376 (2012), #351 (2011), #134 (2010), #346 (2009),
Low-Cost: #70 (2013), #82 (2012), #78 (2011), #33 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #37 (2010),
America’s Top Global: #81 (2013), #107 (2010),
About Cruise Holidays
Cruise Holidays – Your Personal Cruise Experts!
Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is North America’s oldest and largest cruise-specialty retail franchise with locations and home-based cruise professionals throughout the United States and Canada. As our name suggests, our cruise experts specialize in cruise travel, providing unparalleled expertise in matching clients with the cruise ships and destinations that are right for them.
Cruise Holidays is one of the franchise brands within Travel Leaders Leisure Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most respected travel franchisors. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Travel Leaders Leisure Group, Inc. is part of Travel Leaders Group, Inc.
Because of the size of the Cruise Holidays network, the proven expertise of its owners and agents and the unparalleled strength of its industry connections, Cruise Holidays is considered by many of the world’s best cruise lines and travel suppliers to be a distribution system of choice. As a result, Cruise Holidays can offer its clients an amazing array of cruise vacations at highly competitive prices. And since Cruise Holidays agents can arrange travel on virtually any cruise line in the world, the list of destinations seems endless.
Although Cruise Holidays focuses on cruise travel, the network’s service doesn’t stop there. Cruise Holidays can also provide travelers with pre- and post-cruise travel arrangements and options like hotel packages, shore excursions and land tours – all at competitive prices.
About Travel Leaders Group: With approximately 1,500 travel agency locations in the United States and Canada, Travel Leaders Group serves millions of individual leisure travelers, as well as select corporate clients and destinations. Travel Leaders Group also manages numerous leisure and franchise travel operations throughout the United States under a variety of diversified brands. Organized into three individual companies, its brands include Cruise Holidays, Travel Leaders, All Aboard Travel, SinglesCruise.com®, Partners in Travel, Luxury Travel Network, Cruise Specialists, Fly4Less.com, CruiseDeals.com, Tzell Travel Group and Results! Travel®.