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June 18, 2019

“DARE” Announced as Motivational Theme for Cruises Inc.® 2019 National Conference Aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas

Home-based travel agents will be challenged to take their business to the next level

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 18, 2019) – Travel agents with Cruises Inc.® will take to the high seas aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas for their annual award-winning weeklong National Conference. Celebrated among industry thought leaders as the most comprehensive travel agent training at sea, each year’s National Conference has a theme that will not only be the inspiration for the week, but also the coming year. This year’s theme – DARE – was inspired by the acronym for parent company World Travel Holdings’ mission to Deliver A Remarkable Experience.

“National Conference is my favorite week of the year because not only is it like a family reunion, but it provides a fun platform for engaging with each other and learning how we can improve and continue to be the best sellers of travel in the industry,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president for Cruises Inc. “I love how this year’s theme emphasizes that the ownership is on all of us to encourage people every day to be better and always take risks.”

The theme of DARE will provide attendees with the direction and inspiration to focus on evolving their businesses and to discover unique ways to grow. The goal of Cruises Inc. is to inspire travel and deliver memorable vacation experiences and dream vacations to all customers. At the end of the weeklong conference at sea, all attendees will be dared to take a risk and try something new both personally and professionally.

Throughout the week, attendees will participate in inspirational general sessions featuring key travel industry executives and world-renowned motivational speakers; engaging networking events; one-on-one meetings with cruise, resort and tour suppliers; interactive educational workshops; and peer-to-peer brainstorming sessions. They will learn how to elevate their businesses by leveraging the award-winning technology, marketing and training programs available at no extra cost.

Use the #DAREConference hashtag to follow the excitement leading up to the annual Cruises Inc. conference, as well as for updates during the week at sea.

For more information on joining Cruises Inc., please visit www.sellcruises.com or call 888-462-4992.

About Cruises Inc.®

In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc.® is the original work-from-home travel agency business opportunity. With an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cruises Inc. has independent vacation specialists nationwide who create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. For more information on Cruises Inc., visit www.SellCruises.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SellCruises.

April 4, 2019

Designed to Boost Land Vacation Sales, New Technology Package Launches for Cruises Inc. Travel Agents

Travel Planner creates interactive experience for home-based travel agents and their clients

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 3, 2019) – As land vacation sales continue to experience double-digit growth year-after-year for Cruises Inc., the home-based business opportunity has made multi-million dollar technology investments used in part to develop technology solutions that simplify the land booking process for travel agents while also enriching every dimension of their customer’s travel experience.  Launching today, travel agents will have access to new Land Booking technology, and Travel Planner, an interactive mobile app that enables customers to easily access their custom itinerary while communicating directly with their agent on the go.

“Providing great, flashy technology these days is table stakes. Our mission is to provide solutions for travel agents who are often burdened by having to use multiple systems to book different products such as cruise and land vacations,” said Sandi Szalay, vice president of information technology. “To accomplish this, we worked closely with our agents to develop land technology within our current reservation system which not only provides a consistent agent booking experience whether booking a cruise or land package, but also creates a very consistent customer experience through the customizable itinerary builder. We are extremely proud to help our agents increase their productivity with this new land technology and embrace personalization to better serve today’s connected traveler through the mobile app. That is what makes our agents stand out from the competition.”

The multi-browser, multi-device compatible Land Booking technology creates flexible reminders and payment schedules, and is fully customizable to add robust details to invoices and transactional emails. In addition, agents can increase their book of business when their clients can share details about their dream vacation to invite others to join them, without sharing price and other personal details.

Travel Planner, a fully customizable itinerary builder is also integrated into the new land technology package, allowing Cruises Inc. agents to auto-generate detailed itineraries that their customers can view on any browser and device, including an interactive mobile app. Clients can view their vacation itinerary by-the-minute, complete with background information on the destination, as well as personal recommendations from their travel advisor of excursions, restaurants and shopping. What’s more, when downloading the mobile app, clients can view their itinerary offline and take advantage of a convenient chat feature that provides them direct access to their travel agent.

Those passionate about travel with an entrepreneurial spirit who would like to be part of a travel agency network that cares more about its agents and travelers, should visit www.SellCruises.com or call 888-462-4992 to learn about becoming an independent vacation specialist with business opportunity Cruises Inc.

About Cruises Inc.® 

In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc.® is the original work-from-home travel agency business opportunity. With an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cruises Inc. has independent vacation specialists nationwide who create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. For more information on Cruises Inc., visit www.SellCruises.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SellCruises.

 

March 12, 2019

Local Travel Agent Wins National Business Award In Celebration of Women’s History Month

Cruises Inc.® Honors Fort Pierce, Fla. resident with OPAL Award

for leadership and community service

Fort Pierce, Fla. (March 7, 2019) – The original home-based travel agency Cruises Inc.® celebrates Women’s History Month in March by  honoring a female Cruises Inc. vacation specialist with the fifth annual OPAL Award for Women. The company has named Fort Pierce resident Denise Valente the 2019 recipient of this prestigious award.

The OPAL Award recognizes a female Cruises Inc. travel agent who demonstrates Outstanding Performance And Leadership. The honoree is active in community and civic organizations, is among Cruises Inc.’s top selling agents and has exhibited strong business skills. Valente will receive $250 to be donated toward the non-profit of her choice.  

“At Cruises Inc., caring is in our DNA and Denise’s activism within our travel agency network and her global humanitarian efforts are just a few reasons why Denise is a worthy recipient of the fifth annual Cruises Inc. OPAL Award,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of Cruises Inc.  

Prior to becoming an independent vacation specialist, Valente dedicated her life to being a full-time volunteer in education and has traveled both nationally and abroad to help others in this regard. She has also been extensively involved in disaster relief efforts and volunteer construction projects locally and across the country. Her goals are to continue in her education work and to be available to volunteer for international disaster relief and construction projects as the need arises. In addition, in her community she has coordinated fundraisers for a childhood cancer survivor and is committed to supporting animal shelters and heart disease-related organizations.

For more information or to book a land or sea vacation with Denise Valente at Cruises Inc. please call 772-333-1136 or visit www.ValenteAdventures.com.  

About Cruises Inc.® 

In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc.® is the original work-from-home travel agency business opportunity. With an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cruises Inc. has independent vacation specialists nationwide who create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. For more information on Cruises Inc., visit www.CruisesInc.com.

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