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Old 01-02-2011, 08:05 AM
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Default Expedia Cruise Ship Centers?

Has anyone tried the opportunity with Expedia Cruise Ship Centers?
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:36 PM
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I haven't tried it but there are good reviews on it. It's a franchise opportunity, so it'll cost.
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I haven't tried it but there are good reviews on it. It's a franchise opportunity, so it'll cost.
You can be a home-based agent without having a franchise. You would be 'affiliated' with a franchise for support. The initial, one-time fee is $499 with a fee of $29/month for their exclusive software, CruiseDesk, your website, and tools. I was just on a webinar of theirs yesterday, so I had my notes handy.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:01 AM
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What would be the advantages (if any) of going with a franchise travel opportunity versus a hosting agency?
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you would probably pay more for a franchise...
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:41 PM
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You can be a home-based agent without having a franchise. You would be 'affiliated' with a franchise for support. The initial, one-time fee is $499 with a fee of $29/month for their exclusive software, CruiseDesk, your website, and tools. I was just on a webinar of theirs yesterday, so I had my notes handy.
Thanks for your notes Gina!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:20 AM
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Default Does anyone know if it's better to go through them or Mtravel?

I can't decide which one is better, please help?
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:46 PM
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This article may help you with a few of the differences between host agencies and franchises: What is a host agency? | TravelQuest Blog

In the end, the biggest differentiator is the upfront investment. Most hosts belong to either a consortium or a franchise so they can offer their agents the marketing programs the same as or comparable to a franchise.

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