Expedia Cruises

Expedia Cruises

Retail travel agencies
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#423 Ranked #399 last year
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Initial investment
$170K - $300K
Units as of 2020
269 21.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Expedia Cruises

Industry
Recreation
Related Categories
Travel Agencies
Founded
1987
Parent Company
Expedia Group
Leadership
Matthew Eichhorst, President
Ticker Symbol
EXPE

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1987 (34 years)
# of employees at HQ
140
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
269 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1066 W. Hastings St., #900
Vancouver, BC V6E 3X1

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Expedia Cruises franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$39,000
Initial Investment
$169,950 - $299,645
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
9%
Ad Royalty Fee
$600/mo.
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Expedia Cruises has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
69.5 hours
Classroom Training
33.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #423

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #124

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Updated: February 8th, 2021