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Cruise Planners Strong Sense of Community Strengthens Even More with Destination Hub

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. Jan. 19- When it comes to destination experience all over the world, Cruise Planners travel advisors have an abundance of tips and recommendations to share. That’s why Cruise Planners award-winning technology team created Destination Hub, a new directory platform in the company’s proprietary engine, CP Central, that enables agents to search, view and submit business recommendations for destinations all around the world. Agents can submit and view recommendations for numerous business types including:

  • Restaurant
  • Tour/Activity
  • Hotel
  • Shopping
  • Transfer
  • Other

Destination Hub is designed for agents to leave written reviews, star ratings, and photos of their experience with businesses they or their clients have visited.

“For years our advisors have been utilizing our Facebook page as a space to ask for recommendations and advice and we saw an opportunity to streamline the process,” said Brian Shultz, Chief Information Officer at Cruise Planners. “This is an evergreen library that will continue to grow into a one-stop shop for peer-driven reviews and we are confident it will be a useful resource for both new and experienced advisors.”

Business listings in Destination Hub can be filtered by geographical location (destination), business name, business type, businesses they have favorited, and businesses they have recommended. Agents can favorite a business which will be added to their “My Favorite” list within the platform. This allows agents to easily navigate to their favorite businesses with a click of a button. On the flip side, agents can also add to the recommendation list by submitting a recommendation, add details such as budget type, recommendation description, family-friendly, romantic ratings, upload images and URLs.

“One of the hallmarks of what makes our organization unique is the willingness of our advisors to collaborate and share information,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. “We could see our advisors had so much insight to share and our technology team got to work creating a space where it could be organized and easily accessed for a robust library available to our franchisees.”

 

Company Background

Cruise Planners was founded in 1994 and is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network. As a leader in the travel franchise industry, Cruise Planners positions a nation-wide network of 2,500 franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing programs, proprietary and cutting-edge booking and technology tools, as well as professional development and travel agent training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be an industry leader and was named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 18 consecutive years and awarded by Franchise Business Review as “Best-In-Category” for 2 years.

 

Franchise Business Review also ranked Cruise Planners #3 OVERALL on their list of Top 200 Franchises of 2022. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel.

 

Visit our website, www.cruiseplanners.com, for more information or to view the complete list of awards and honors. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit https://www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com/.