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Expedia CruiseShipCenters

2015 Franchise 500
#221
At a Glance

Products & Services: Cruise and vacation travel agency

Number of Locations: 180

Total Investment: $79.5K - $149.5K

Founded: 1987

Began Franchising: 1987

About Expedia CruiseShipCenters

In addition to cruises, Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchisees sell vacation packages, tours, excursions, travel insurance and more. The company has been franchising since 1987 and is part of the Expedia Inc. family of brands.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 41 138 0 1
2013 42 135 0 1
2012 26 132 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $79,500 - $149,500
Franchise Fee: $29,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 9%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: once per quarter.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #221 (2015), #200 (2014), #473 (2013), #446 (2011),

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