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Cruising Co., Etc.

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(4.9)
(2 reviews)
13108 Thomas Road NW
Gig Harbor, Washington, 98329, United States
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PMB 129, 15127 Main St, Ste 104
Sumner, Washington, 98390

2538536264

Host Agency Information

In Business Since
Since 1987
Average Yearly Sales Volume
$10 - $24 Million
Number of Independent Agents
50 - 99
Program for New Agent Training
Yes
Education Programs for Agents
Yes
Are Leads Offered for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer an Accounting System for Agents?
Yes (Accounting System Name: Client Base Online)
Do You Offer a CRM Program for Agents?
Yes
Is Air Ticketing Available for Agents?
Yes
Is a GDS Offered for Agents?
No
Is a Website Building Tool or Website Available for Agents?
Yes
Is Direct Access to Owners of Your Host Agency Available?
Yes
Are Marketing Tools and Assets Available for Agents?
Yes
Is Booking Technology Available for Agents?
Yes
Consortia Membership(s)
Signature
Association Membership(s)
ASTA, CLIA, IATA, IATAN
Is Hosting Available for International Agents (Outside of the United States)?
No

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Information About Company / Programs and Structure for Independent Agents

Benefits of Joining Cruising Company Etc.®

A Unique Model

We are a boutique agency offering high touch support for each of our consultants. Our unique business model provides individual coaching to top quality professionals who have and will uphold the highest standards of service for their clients. At Cruising Company Etc.®, we have a mix of both experienced and new professionals. For over 30 years we have learned how successful both can be within our company. Some of our busiest consultants came onboard as first-time consultants who achieved their expertise through our 12-week program of training from home. Coupled with our ongoing educational opportunities and support, we are here to help you succeed! Check out our website at www.CruisingCo.com We also have a Disney specialist division, Mouse Ear Vacations®. We are a Disney EarMarked Agency and Authorized Disney Vacation Planners, which means we have been recognized as one of the nation’s top sellers of Disney Destinations.  www.MouseEarVacations.com We are proud members of Signature Travel Network, a leading non-profit travel consortium.  Within the industry, we are known for advanced technology, comprehensive marketing and superb relationships with suppliers around the world. We are one of the first agencies to implement a successful home-based, nationwide Independent Contractor relationship.  We have access to amazing benefits and offers for your clients.

Marketing & Technology

This is a time of great change in the travel business, and Cruising Company Etc.® is taking advantage of the many opportunities that we can provide for clients and our vacation specialists. Despite the constant change in the dynamic travel industry, we thrive by staying ahead of the curve on technology and travel trends! We are constantly working at ensuring the highest quality of service, wonderful destinations at top value, and the highest level of support in our industry to our consultants. State of the art e-marketing and professional print advertising pieces are customized for each consultant and sent in the most effective time frames throughout the year. We provide full-circle marketing tools for you to capture your client's interest immediately! Our direct mail program is sent with your branded business name, phone number, and address on the mailers. We negotiate the best deals, then prepare and send out all marketing pieces for you.  You may also access all of this rich content electronically to share with your clients to help you close sales and provide information for all destinations around the world.  This is part of a proven formula for the cultivation of your private clientele and works beautifully. We operate an award-winning website and provide each Independent Contractor with a professionally branded website. Clients may request specific quotes from each consultant through your website booking portals. Our top consultants work with the most up to date tools in our industry to build their client base and utilize our technology to customize their marketing. Our websites offer current specials, have extensive destination information, real-time pricing, availability and much more.

Integrity

This is a time of great change in the travel business, and Cruising Company Etc.® is maximizing the many opportunities that we can provide for the public as leisure travel specialists. Despite the constant change in the dynamic travel industry, we thrive by staying ahead of the curve in travel trends and technology! Our unique travel agency constantly works at ensuring the highest quality of service, wonderful destinations at top value, and the highest level of support to our consultants in the industry.

Support and More

We are here to support our consultants whenever needed, no matter the time or day. We care about your business and are here to problem solve issues as they occur. Our agency goal is to support you and ensure you have the very best tools to succeed.  See our website for further information regarding joining our team: https://cruisingcoteam.com/

Awards and Recognitions

For over 30 years The Cruising Company Etc., Inc. has been recognized as an early leader in providing outstanding and exception tools for independent contractors.  Unparalleled support is given to each advisor to build their unique business.  A dominate seller of all leisure luxury travel services since 1987 is provided by highly trained professionals in their home offices nationwide. Owners are actively involved with top suppliers around the world connecting their consultants with the best service and amenities for their clients.  As active members in the prestigious Signature Travel Network, the agency was one of the first to be invited to join when the Consortia expanded nationally.  Recent participation on advisory boards brings strong relationships with the top suppliers for luxury and family travel.  Owners have recently served on many councils and boards including: The Travel Corporation (Uniworld River Cruises, African Travel, Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar Vacations, Contiki Vacations, Red Carnation Hotels, U by Uniworld) Disney Travel Company (Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, and their international hotels and resorts) Destination Specialists worldwide Luxury Travel with Journese All Major cruise lines including AmaWaterways River Cruises, Crystal Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn Cruises, Windstar Cruise Line, Viking and Royal Caribbean International, and many more

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Reviews For Cruising Co., Etc.

  • Lisa Costa
    I started as an independent travel consultant 6 years ago with CruisingCo. CruisingCo Etc has been like a second family to me! Management as well as the other agents are extremely ...
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  • James Felton
    CruisingCo.com has been in operation since 1987. A small but exceptionally responsive enterprise, they also have a vibrant Disney division called MouseEarVacations.com. I find that they ...
    (4.70)
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