What can be better than starting your own cruise travel business? Cruise Amour is a member of Freedom Travel Group, a subsidiary of Cooperative Travel Group. Cruising businesses in recent times have shown solid growth. There are around 270 cruise ships which can accommodate over half a million people. Cruise Amour works hard to provide excellent customer service and has thus gained a high ranking in the UK’s cruise lines, ships and destinations business. Cruise Amour enjoys preferred partner status from other well known cruising groups like Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and MSC cruises.
The Pros – As a Cruise Amour franchisee you get to enjoy good market reputation so the customers show great trust towards your travel agency. The commission payment to the franchisee is released each month after the booking has been made which ensures a quick transfer of funds to your account. The company provides extensive support and training to franchisees. Hand-held training is provided for the ﬁrst three months to help you become established.
There franchise options available are Home Worker and Local Business Exclusive. The franchisee fee for the Home Worker is £5,999 + VAT and for the Local Business – £8,999 + VAT. There is no set up fee required as all this will be taken care of by the company.
The professional sales training does not come free for the franchisees. You need to pay in addition for these services. The business is very fragile and can easily become disrupted by prevailing market conditions.
To conclude, this is a low cost franchise oﬀered by one of the leaders in the UK cruise business. You can beneﬁt from the brand name and can cash in on the rising popularity of cruising at the moment. But travel can be a volatile industry, which makes this a risky investment for the most part.