Cruise planners named 2021 Franchising @ WORK Gold Award winners by Franchise Business Review

Independent survey rewards cruise planners for exceptional corporate culture and employee engagement in the franchise industry

Posted: October 22, 2021 at 6:09 PM EDT|Update: 44 minutes ago

CORAL SOURCES, Florida, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was recently awarded the Gold Award by Franchise Business Review as part of Franchising 2021@Price of WORK. The awards recognize franchise companies whose employees are the most satisfied based on an independent survey of their corporate franchise’s head office team.

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Participants were asked to answer 24 benchmark questions relating to job satisfaction, engagement, management, brand leadership and culture, as well as detailed personal questions about their position, their compensation, benefits and demographics. To be on the list of Gold Award winners, companies must have an overwhelmingly positive response to the anonymous employee survey.

CEO and Founder of Cruise Planners, Michelle Fresh, has high standards for a positive corporate culture at Cruise Planners. She set the bar over 25 years ago and the Cruise Planners head office team have embraced her ever since, supporting and building the largest network of home travel counselors in the country.

“Who we are determines what we do,” says Michelle Fresh, “and with everything we do, we do it with what we called Cruisitude®; a positive outlook on life and travel. There are many travel agencies out there, but one of the biggest things that sets us apart from any other business is our people and our culture. “

“We are honored to be named Franchise 2021@WORK Gold Award Winner, ”said Vicky Garcia COO of Cruise Planners. “We are committed to fostering an amazing culture at Cruise Planners and this award confirms that our efforts have been successful. Most importantly, our head office team provides the cruise that results in successful franchisees. We help franchisees turn a passion for travel into a passion for entrepreneurship. “

About Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest franchise network of in-home travel advisors and an American Express travel representative, has more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacations and travel experiences for their clients. Based at Coral Springs, Florida since 1994, Cruise Planners has offered its travel consultants access to innovative and award-winning marketing; advanced mobile technology; dynamic and practical training; lead generation tools, as well as professional coaching and development. Cruise Planners has achieved premier producer status with all major cruise lines, many land vendors and maintains a philanthropic momentum by winning a FranTech Award from the International Franchise Association for Innovation and Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards . Learn more at

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