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The World Is Your OfficeIn business for over four decades, Cruises International has weathered crisis before. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has arguably impacted the travel industry more negatively than 9/11, both financially and in employment, Cruises International continues to foster the success of their independent travel advisors while still onboarding both new and experienced advisors.

Ines Turus, President and Founder said, “We have seen a downturn in the industry before, one specific example was in the housing market crash in 2009. We remained vigilant and came back stronger. With a program focusing on the success and growth of our independent travel advisor team, we will be back stronger – together.”

Cruises International Independent Travel Advisors are more prepared to weather this storm than others with diverse support staff, industry-leading technology, and strong relationships built with suppliers. Cruises International’s group department, marketing department, and management team are there to help grow advisors’ businesses during this time, from keeping an extra eye on any booking changes to creating marketing materials specifically for independent travel advisors and their personal selling goals.

“We are focused on our strong partnerships we have with preferred supplier, which ultimately serve our clients,” says Mary Clegg, Manager of the Mobile Advisor team. “Having been in business for over 42 years is monumental, especially when accompanied by the strong leadership offered by Ines Turus, the founder of Cruises International, a well-respected leader in the travel industry”.

Although some travel suspensions are still in place, now is the ideal time to continue, or even begin your journey in Travel Advising. Cruises International continues to hosts weekly, virtual training sessions including supplier training, best practices in sales, and how to market your business – all exclusively for Cruises International Advisors. Being a member of Signature Travel Network, advisors have access to free on-demand webinars, regional training summits, and annual sales conference. Advisors also receive one-on-one training, personalized website, and automated marketing tools to build their business from day one.

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“Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” No, we aren’t talking about love, but instead Travel. Going on four months since the beginning of travel bans being put in place, Cruises International is finding people are wanting to travel now more than ever!

Since many cruises are suspended and resorts are temporarily closed, travelers are postponing their trips and looking to the future to take their vacations. However, this doesn’t mean they need to stop exploring the world! Cruises International is hosting three unique Virtual Travel Series, broadcasting live on their Facebook page. The quick, virtual getaways highlight unique destinations, exciting ship tours, and insider knowledge from expert Travel Advisors to inspire future travels.

If you are seeking a chance to experience what a day on a cruise ship or private island entails, you will find it during Royal Lunch Hour every Friday at 12pm CST. Life onboard is never dull, with ever-evolving enhancements, such as laser tag, rock climbing, and the FlowRider, a surfing simulator.Royal Caribbean's Cococay

To slow things down, take in the views on a relaxing river cruise while sipping a glass of wine during Travel Virtually with Viking every Thursday at 11am CST. Embark on a journey that will take viewers to the city-center of historical destinations in the matter of minutes. Plus, be the first to hear about new destinations coming soon to the USA and Polar regions!

Looking to do more exploring on land? Grab your “cuppa” and tune in for High Tea with Cruises International every Tuesday at 4pm, the traditional time for High Tea, to be transported to a different bucketlist-worthy destination every week, sure to spark your wanderlust.

All shows are completely free and do not require a Facebook account to tune in. The travel shows are recorded and available online to view at your own leisure. Those of all ages will enjoy!

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Click Here to view past recordings.

“Because we are all passionate about the joy that exploring the world brings to our lives, many of you are already rebooking your greatly anticipated vacations for later in 2020 and into 2021. Whenever you are ready, we are here for you, before, during, and after your travels,” stated Ines Turus, President.