Cruise retail travel agency franchise Expedia CruiseShipCenters has announced plans for expansion in Texas. The brand expects to have a total of 23 locations open and operating in Texas over the next three to five years. Expedia CruiseShipCenters is already developing seven locations in Dallas, McKinney, Houston, San Antonio and Waco.
Bob Tipple, Senior Director of Franchising, said “The strength and rapid growth of our brand is influenced by the increased popularity of the cruise industry which has continued to rise over the last decade. As the third largest state for cruise embarkations, Texas provides enormous potential for cruise vacation sales and is the perfect market for Expedia CruiseShipCenters to continue its growth.
“Texas is the second most populated state in America – and with over 28 million residents residing there, we have room to add over 100 new Centers. Our current franchise development plan hones in on the next three years as we look to add 12 more Centers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as in several other growth markets.”