One of the most important lessons we learned as children is that “there is no I in team;” a lesson that has withstood the test of time and which can be applied to business situations. When working as home-based travel franchisee it is important to feel part of a team and know that you are not alone as you embark on this exciting business venture.
World Travel Holdings is the leading retailer of cruise vacations and CruiseOne makes up part of its home-based division. CruiseOne travel agency franchise owners who work-from-home are part of the World Travel Holdings family and the corporate team rallies around these home-based travel agents to provide support in any way possible. Fellow travel franchise owners are not foes, but rather teammates who care for one another and offer advice to ensure everyone’s success.
“In my line of work, teamwork is all-important. Every player, from the starting quarterback to the special teams’ rookie, is interdependent. We have this sign up in our locker room: ‘Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.’” Bill Parcells in “Finding a Way to Win”
Being a member of a team often has exclusive perks and benefits that cannot be found elsewhere. Being a member of the CruiseOne cruise franchise team has many benefits that are only possible because of its affiliation with World Travel Holdings. As one of the largest vacation suppliers in the U.S., World Travel Holdings’ more than 40 brands negotiate together and receive unique product offerings, the best deals and highest commissions in the industry, all of which benefit CruiseOne franchisees.
“You can never have enough talent.” Pat Riley
A well-operated and winning team has seemingly endless talent and resources available. Being part of the world’s leading cruise retailer gives CruiseOne franchisees access to the very best technology, supplier negotiations, marketing and lead generation strategies, and more. These programs would be very difficult to acquire individually, but are all part of the package when joining CruiseOne.
“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Vince Lombardi
Before a winning team puts a play into action, they always test it out first, whether it is in practice or pre-season. They want to know the plan will work before they implement. The same is true in business. Being part of a network such as World Travel Holdings, many of our promotions are first tested using the World Travel Holdings brands, and then only the most successful ones are passed on to the travel agency franchise network.
“If you love your job, you haven’t worked a day in your life.” Tommy Lasorda
“Work with Passion” is a core value of CruiseOne and World Travel Holdings, and this value is passed on to CruiseOne franchise owners for them to also embody on a daily basis. We are firm believers that in order to be successful you have to love what you do and work with passion.
“The ideal way to win a championship is step-by-step.” Phil Jackson
Join the likes of Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Bob Nystrom of the New York Islanders to be part of a dynasty that have won three or more championships in a row since 1980. In 2013, our parent company World Travel Holdings three-peated for being recognized as Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States, an annual award which recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation toward employee engagement, as well as being named Norwegian Cruise Line Elite Agency of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Other noteworthy recent three-peat, four-peat and five-peat accolades for CruiseOne include:
- Apple Vacations ‘Platinum Partner’ 2012, 2013 and 2014
- Viking River Cruises ‘platinum circle’ 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Travel Weekly Magellan Gold & Silver Awards – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Travel Weekly Power List 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Franchise Research Institute ‘world class franchise’ 2012, 2013, 2014
- Franchise Business Review, Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction – since 2009
- GI Jobs / MilitaryFranchising.com: Military Friendly Franchise Since 2009
When selecting a home-based travel franchise, consider if you want to be part of a winning team that is a powerhouse in the industry, or if you want to be in the field by yourself.