NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the franchise industry continues to gain momentum in 2014, Expedia CruiseShipCenters – part of Expedia® Inc., one of the largest online travel companies in the world, is gearing up to meet face-to-face with prospective franchise owners at the 23rd Annual International Franchise Expo (IFE), scheduled from June 19 through June 21.
The International Franchise Expo is the franchise industry’s premier annual event, sponsored by the International Franchise Association. The three-day show will draw thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners to come and meet hundreds of top franchises. Expedia CruiseShipCenters will be exhibiting in booth No. 1045 where attendees can stop by to learn more about a low investment franchise opportunity in the booming travel industry.
“For more than 20 years, cruising has been the fastest growing segment of the travel industry and our team is very excited to meet face-to-face with show attendees in the New York area and from around North America who are looking to bring a global brand to travelers in their local community,” said Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “Our sales have grown at an average rate of 20 percent each year for more than 25 years. With our industry-leading technology, ongoing training and dedicated support team, we make it realistic for our owners to achieve their personal, career and income goals.”
In 2014 alone, Expedia CruiseShipCenters plans to sign 30 new franchise deals and open approximately 20 to 25 new retail travel franchises in the United States and Canada. Having experienced a year-on-year growth rate of 10% in travel demand of 10 percent, the company sees substantial franchise development opportunities in states with a high density of cruisers like New York, California, Arizona, Florida and Texas.
In addition to cruises, Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ Franchise Partners and Vacation Consultants can also leverage Expedia’s full range of products for flights, hotels, vacation packages and more. Visit www.expediafranchise.com for more information about joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team.
ABOUT EXPEDIA CRUISESHIPCENTERS
Named a fast-growing franchise by MSN Money, Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of 180 franchise locations. As part of Expedia, Inc., the company’s 4,000 Vacation Consultants have been navigating spectacular vacation experiences for customers across North America for more than 25 years. For more information on joining the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team, visit www.expediafranchise.com.
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