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2014 Press Releases

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11.24.2014

Ski in Style with Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction’s luxurious vacation homes in some of the most sought out ski destinations — Utah, Colorado and newly added Wyoming — are a ski-lover’s dream..

 

11.14.2014

CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Launch Revolutionary Video Asset Library
A first in the travel industry, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® announced the launch of a video asset library of travel vlogs, blogs that are primarily video content.

 

10.14.2014

CruiseOne® Proudly Honors Military Veterans by Awarding Five Cruise Franchises and Meeting Military Goal
Company announces 30 percent of franchise network is comprised of military veterans and spouses at annual awards ceremony featuring government officials.

 

10.09.2014

Villas of Distinction® Offers New Luxury Villas in Ibiza, Spain and Miami Beach, Fla.
Villas of Distinction® has announced it added two new destinations to its portfolio: Ibiza, Spain and Miami Beach, Fla. The two locations increase the ever-growing list of worldwide locations the villa rental provider has in the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, the United States, private islands and more.

 

09.23.2014

CruiseOne® Receives Prestigious Accolades for Military Recruitment
CruiseOne®, the nation’s leading home-based franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings, announces that Military Times ranked it number one on its annual Best For Vets: Franchises list, and by Entrepreneur as part of its Top Franchises for Veterans.

 

09.16.2014

Three Gold, One Silver Awarded to World Travel Holdings’ Brands in Prestigious 2014 Travel Weekly Magellan AwardsWorld Travel Holdings and three of its brands including Villas of Distinction®, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® have been recognized again this year by Travel Weekly for their industry leadership, creative consumer marketing campaigns, innovative website design and exceptional training. Three gold and one silver rankings were awarded as part of the publication’s annual Magellan Awards program.

 

09.11.2014

Win a VIP Week in Barbados with Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction®, a full-service premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio of thousands and as part of World Travel Holdings, is rolling out the red carpet for whoever wins this latest sweepstakes.

 

08.13.2014

CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Named Among Top Private Companies in Florida
Leading home-based travel agencies CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®, which are part of World Travel Holdings, have been recognized by Florida Trend and South Florida Business Journal on their annual lists of Top Private Companies based on revenue.

 

08.05.2014

CruisesOnly® and Loyal Customers Raise $28,985 to Benefit Make-A-Wish®
CruisesOnly®
, America’s Largest Cruise Agency, and flagship brand in the World Travel Holdings portfolio of brands, announced today that it raised $28,985 for the company’s signature charity, Make-A-Wish.

 

07.24.2014

CruiseOne® Announces 900th Franchise Location
CruiseOne®, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has reached another milestone with the opening of its 900th  franchise location, with more than 100 locations opening since January 2014.

 

07.01.2014

Top Five Travel Mistakes to Avoid
As the summer travel season heats up, the travel planning experts at Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, share five travel mistakes to avoid when planning for and going on vacation.

 

05.19.2014

In Celebration of Military Appreciation Month, CruiseOne® Rewards Military Veterans with Free Franchises
CruiseOne®, the nation’s leading home-based and military-friendly travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, celebrates Military Appreciation Month this May with the launch of its third annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest, which begins on Monday, May 19, 2014 and continues until Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

 

05.06.2014

In Celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cruises Inc.® Awards Teachers Extra Credit With New Business Opportunities
This Teacher Appreciation Week, Cruises Inc.®, the original work-from-home travel business opportunity and part of World Travel Holdings, announced the four winners of its annual nationwide “A, B, Seas of Travel” contest.

 

05.01.2014

CruiseOne Gives Away Free Cruise As Part Of National Customer Appreciation Contest
CruiseOne®, the leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, recently hosted it’s first-ever Customer Appreciation Contest and announces that the Roberts family of Jessup, Md. have won a free cruise.

 

04.17.2014

CruiseOne® Certified as a World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research InstituteCruiseOne® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. 

 

04.15.2014

Turn Tax Refund into Profits by Purchasing CruiseOne® Travel FranchiseEntrepreneurs with a passion for travel can capitalize on their tax refund this year with the purchase of a low-cost, low-overhead travel agency franchise such as CruiseOne®, a leading home-based travel franchise, which is part of World Travel Holdings. 

 

04.08.2014

Villas of Distinction® Adds New Properties in the South of France to Its Distinguished CollectionVillas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, announce the addition of several new villa rental properties in the South of France to its worldwide portfolio.

 

03.27.2014

Villas of Distinction® Offering Complimentary Rental Car and Up To $400 for Dining in U.S. Virgin IslandsVillas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, in partnership with the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, announced an exclusive promotion for U.S. Virgin Islands villa rentals. 

 

03.26.2014

CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® to Focus on Growth at 2014 National Conference Aboard Regal PrincessCruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®, which are part of leading cruise retailer World Travel Holdings, has announced that its 2014 National Conference will take place aboard the Regal Princess and feature President and CEO of Carnival Corporation and PLC Arnold Donald as the annual event’s keynote speaker. 

 

03.19.2014

CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Rewards Agents With Six Figures in BonusesCruiseOne® and Cruises Inc. ®, which are part of World Travel Holdings, recently rewarded a total of six figures in bonuses to more than 70 of its home-based travel agents for achieving the company’s yearly targeted goals. These bonuses are above and beyond the normal commissions earned. 

 

03.13.2014

CruiseOne® Attracting Younger Generation of Franchise Owners

CruiseOne®, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, announces that it is seeing a shift toward a younger generation of  travel agents in its franchise system. In fact, one of its newest travel franchisees is an 18-year-old high school senior. 

 

03.12.2014

Complimentary Car Rental When You Rent a Villas of Distinction® Villa in the British Virgin IslandsVillas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, in partnership with the British Virgin Islands Tourism Authority, announced that it is offering up to a 7-day free car rental on new villa reservations for any of Villas of Distinction’s British Virgin Islands villas. 

 

03.10.2014

CLIA Announces 2014 10th Annual Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Inductees 
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the inductees into the 2014 CLIA Hall of Fame including Brad and Jeff Tolkin, Co-Chairmen and CEO of World Travel Holdings, as “Cruise Sales Innovators”. 

 

03.06.2014

Travel Agent Wins National Business Award In Celebration of Women’s History MonthFor the second year in a row, the leading home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® celebrates Women’s History Month in March by  honoring a female CruiseOne Vacation Specialist and Franchise Owner with the OPAL Award for Women. The company has named Tina Hogue the 2014 recipient of this prestigious award. 

 

02.27.2014

CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Announce Appointment of Senior Vice President Debbie FiorinoCruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® announced today the appointment of Debbie Fiorino as senior vice president. 

 

02.26.2014

Resort for a Day Launches New Website, Expands Product Offerings

Resort for a Day, the largest distributor of resort day-pass shore excursions, launches its new website and expands its product offerings giving travel agents, their clients and consumers more options when choosing how they would like to spend their time at port.

 

02.14.2014

Villas of Distinction® Names the Top Five Most Romantic Villa Vacations
Love is in the air and the villa experts at Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, are sharing the top five most romantic villa vacations.

 

01.28.2014 

CruiseOne® Vows that 25 Percent of Franchise System will be Military Veterans and Military Spouses in 2014With the New Year comes resolutions and CruiseOne®, the nation’s largest home-based and military-friendly franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings, has resolved that in 2014 military veterans and active-duty military spouses will make up at least 25 percent of its franchise network by the end of the year, an increase of nearly 10 percent.

 

01.16.2014

Win a Week in the Caribbean with Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, is celebrating the launch of its redesigned, mobile-friendly website with a 7-night stay giveaway at the beautiful Villa Aquamare, in Virgin Gorda.

 

01.14.2014

Three-Peat, World Travel Holdings Named One of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United StatesFor the third year in a row, World Travel Holdings, the world's leading cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, announces its recognition as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States.

 

01.13.2014

World Travel Holdings’ Home-Based Division Experiences Double-Digit Increase in 2013World Travel Holdings, the world's leading cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, announces that its home-based division, comprised of CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®, achieved many notable accomplishments in 2013.

 

01.01.2014

Take Your Resolutions on Vacation with Villas of Distinction®
The New Year is here and so are those coveted resolutions. Whether it is to spend more time with family and friends, get fit or be less stressed, Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, has resolution vacations that will help you realize your 2014 resolution and stick to it.