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Cruise Planners named Hot Franchise for Veterans, offers military discounts

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Named a 2015 Hot Franchise for Veterans™, Offers 30 Percent in Savings to Military Community

Coral Springs, Fla. — May 21, 2015— G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its 2015 Hot Franchises For Veterans™ just in time for Memorial Day. The list includes Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, as the top travel franchise business for veterans due to its focus on recruiting and training more franchisees with military experience. Aspiring “vetrepreneurs,” those active military and their families with a passion for travel can be their own boss, travel and sell the world with Cruise Planners.

“Cruise Planners continues to be dedicated to the men and women who serve our country,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “We offer a Veterans Initiative Program that incorporates award-winning marketing, top-notch technology and ongoing training and business development support to help transition veterans from the military to civilian life and our work-from-home business model offers flexibility for active military and their families.”

A 2014 study prepared by Franchise Business Review for the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that, since 2011, 203,000 veterans and military spouses have started careers in franchising. Cruise Planners offers unique benefits that make it attractive for active military, military spouses and veterans to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise.

“It’s clear from the numbers that successful businesses like Cruise Planners and our other Hot Franchises recognize that veterans are among the best employees around,” says Sean Collins, Vice President for Military Products at Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and post-9/11 Navy veteran. “Skills and traits learned in military service — leadership, being a quick learner, determination, following operational procedures and leveraging all available resources — are used each and every day to run a franchise.”

Cruise Planners’ Veterans Initiative Program provides nearly 30 percent in savings and gives the military community the opportunity to become their own boss and build a home-based travel franchise using a proven track record of successful marketing, technology and business support.

“People with military experience typically think of Cruise Planners because they enjoy helping others, have a passion for travel, and have a large network within the military community,” Fee said. “We provide them the support they need to be successful since we don’t make money unless they make money.”

Veterans and military personnel interested in owning a Cruise Planners franchise should visit the Cruise Planners military page. The complete list is published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs®.

About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,000 franchise owners who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients, many who are veterans. The Florida-based Home Office team positions franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and lead- generating tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and has been named the No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur for 12 consecutive years.

Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. with more than 20 years of experience, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Cruise Planners is one of the Top franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine and the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review. For more information, visit http://www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com/military/.

About Victory Media and G.I. Jobs®: Publisher of G.I. Jobs®,Victory Media is a service- disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. G.I. Jobs® is the premier brand in military recruitment and free guide to opportunities from classrooms to careers for the military community.

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