Why owning a franchise with GoCruise may be the best decision of 2017
It is understandable that the passing of Christmas and the inevitable dawn of January 2017 may bring with it an uncontrollable feeling of melancholy. Short days, bad weather and returning to work after the holidays certainly don’t help in this respect, but it doesn’t have to be the norm. The start of 2017 also brings with it a great chance to try something different or to embark on a new opportunity.
Owning a franchise business may seem like a daunting thought, but it could be one of the best decisions you ever make. The cruising industry is currently enjoying continuous year-on-year growth and GoCruise enables you to enjoy a slice of the wave. Here are five reasons why owning a franchise business with GoCruise could be highly rewarding,
The Cruise Industry continues to grow
More and more holidaymakers are looking to cruising as a holiday option and with more cruise terminals opening around the UK, it is also becoming more accessible. Around the world, the number of global ocean cruise passengers grew from 17.8 million in 2009 to a projected 24.2 million in 2016 and this is expected to rise to 25.3 million in 2017.
New and exciting vessels from lines including P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean are continuing to engage consumers’ imaginations and make them feel less and less that they are even on a ship at all. With a total of 80 ocean vessels and 17 river vessels currently scheduled for launch between 2017 and 2026, it is clear that cruise lines are building to supply the increasing demand.
We will provide Full Training and Support
Our fantastic in-house support network will ensure you receive all the training required to be successful with your franchise business. Upon joining, you will be invited to our head office in Ipswich, where you will meet with our Franchise Manager, Bridget Coe, before being introduced to all departments of the business including sales and marketing, admin, accounts, and e-commerce.
After completing the training, the respective teams at our head office will be able to offer a range of resources to help your business. We can assist with any request or query you have and our bi-annual conferences provide an opportunity to meet with members from our head office and discuss business strategy.
Simply put, we make money when you do, and it is therefore in our interest to support you as much as possible.
Run a Business the way you want to
While we do provide extensive training and support, it is also important to note that GoCruise provides the freedom to run your business as you like. For example, you may choose to specialise in the luxury or river product, or you may choose to open a shop on the high street. Likewise, you may choose to be an all-rounder and appeal to a wider range of potential clients. Whichever way you wish to maximise business potential, we will provide support to ensure you enjoy the maximum possible success.
Earn Competitive Rates of Commission
Working flexible hours to suit your needs, you can earn competitive rates of commission on every booking you secure. Upon joining GoCruise, you will be assigned a UK territory local to you in which you can familiarise your business and start growing your customer database. As part of the Fred. Olsen Travel group, you will benefit from bulk buying power and receive high rates of commission from our cruise and travel partners.
We are Experienced
With 12 years of experience, GoCruise Franchise has grown from strength to strength and our network of currently consists of more than 60 franchisees located around the UK. During this time, we have also established relationships with key figures from leading cruise lines within the industry and the support for GoCruise in second to none. As part of the Fred. Olsen Travel group, we have been able to flourish under one of the most respected travel companies in the country.
If you love travel and have embarked on journeys to the far corners of the earth, the business opportunity presented by GoCruise may be a perfect option for you. As previously stated, you will have the flexibility to run the business to suit your needs, while being able to take advantage of an extensive support network at our head office in Ipswich.