Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 8, 2014) -
The World Franchising Network has compiled and published its fifth
annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Veterans" and CruiseOne
was the only travel franchise recognized on the list. The results
were featured in the June 20, 2014, issue of
in the Franchising Today section.
"We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor for the
second year in a row and be included on a list with many of the
best franchisors in the country," said Tim Courtney, CFE, vice
president of franchise development and ambassador of veteran
affairs. "We have military veterans to thank for making the
U.S. the land of opportunity, and CruiseOne's military veteran
programs are just a token of our gratitude."
Pledging to have 25 percent of its franchise network be
comprised of military veterans and active-duty spouses by the end
of 2014, CruiseOne has many incentive programs in place. A
member of VetFran, CruiseOne honors military veterans by offering
service members a 20 to 40 percent discount off the franchise fee,
as well as an additional discount to franchisees who hire veterans
and active-duty spouses as associates. Currently, U.S. military
veterans can enter-to-win a free CruiseOne travel franchise through
the company's "Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General"
contest, which awards five free franchises to deserving veterans.
The entry form and all contest details can be found at
or on CruiseOne's Facebook page,
The World Franchising Network selected 50 franchisors from more
than 300 companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the
article. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Each
participating franchisor was required to submit a completed
questionnaire. The questionnaire noted both the absolute number of
and the percentage of the total number of operating units owned or
managed by veterans, as well as the number of veterans in senior
management that earned more than $80,000 per year.
"The steady increase in veteran representation within the
overall franchising community over the last several years has been
extremely encouraging," stated Rob Bond, founder of the World
Franchising Network. "It certainly is clear evidence of the
intrinsic values, invaluable experience learned through life's
lessons, and the exceptional work ethic of our military veterans.
Hopefully, this trend will continue in the years to come so that
these fine young men and women can test their skills in
For a more complete list of franchise programs that wish to
increase their veteran representation, please go to
and click on Franchises for Veterans under the Search menu. This
site feature serves as an effective and cost-efficient tool for
franchisors to increase veteran representation within their
To learn more about the CruiseOne travel franchise opportunity,
or call 888-249-8235.
Celebrating 22 years in business, the home-based travel
franchise CruiseOne® is ranked in the top one percent of all
franchises worldwide and is a member of the International Franchise
Association. As part of World Travel Holdings, the world's largest
cruise retailer, CruiseOne franchisees are able to offer their
customers the lowest possible pricing on vacations with its 100
percent "Best Price and Satisfaction Guarantee." CruiseOne has
received partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the
major cruise lines including Norwegian Cruise Line®, Royal
Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Carnival® Cruise
Line. For more information on CruiseOne, visit
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