Joining Expedia CruiseShipCenters Alleviated Tracey Codd’s Biggest Business Headaches

Tracey Codd was an independent travel operator when she purchased her first Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. She has since purchased two more. She shared her franchising experience with Franchise Business Review.

What specific business advice do you have for franchisees when it comes to succeeding in franchising? Follow the system! Don’t try to recreate the wheel. Being part of a franchise family that is transparent and works closely with you is such an amazing benefit to business ownership and is worth its weight in gold.

The value that Expedia CruiseShipCenters brings to my business is second to none.

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Purchasing her Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise eliminated many challenges Tracey Codd faced as an independent travel operator.

How did you enter into franchising? Starting a business no matter what your business goals are isn’t easy. You have to contend with employees, contractors, legal fees, marketing, sales…the list goes on and on. As an independent travel operator, continuing to operate, grow, and create innovation in my business was a never-ending battle. For me, when I first learned of the Expedia CruiseShipCenters model, it seemed surreal. I had a list of about 25 struggles that I was facing every day as a stand-alone company including recruiting, technology, and marketing. It was apparent that becoming part of their franchise system would enable me to cross off all 25 of my challenges and so much more. I can happily say beyond the shadow of a doubt that becoming an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchisee was the best decision I ever made for my business!

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What are you most proud of overall when it comes to your career in franchising? That I selected an amazing franchisor to work with. The value that Expedia CruiseShipCenters brings to my business is second to none. I can honestly say that I believe my success is what it is today because of the amazing opportunity selecting this franchise not only promised, but has delivered to me.

 

For more information about franchising with Expedia CruiseShipCenters you may call (844) 358 0361 or visit Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Investment Info

  • Startup Costs:
    $99,430 – $183,900
  • Cash Required:
    $50,000
  • Net Worth Required:
    $250,000
Company Stats

  • Year Founded:
    1987
  • Franchising Since:
    1987
  • Locations:
    224
  • Franchisees:
    350

As the Editorial Director at Franchise Business Review, Emma Pearson reports regularly on today's top franchise opportunities and the latest trends in franchising. She also writes and oversees the publishing of Franchise Business Review's annual Top Franchises, Top Low-Cost Franchises, Top Franchises for Veterans and many other specialized franchise reports. They feature the only lists of top franchises based on feedback from those who know best - the franchisees who own them.

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