Joining Cruises Inc. Adds Up for Accountant Jo Ann Williams

December 13, 2019

When she’s not crunching numbers and balancing transactions, Jo Ann Williams is making vacation dreams a reality as an independent vacation specialist with the original work-from-home travel agency business opportunity Cruises Inc®. Here is a Q&A with Jo Ann about what it’s like to be a work at home travel agent

Name: Jo Ann Williams

Location: Manassas, Va. 

How long have you been with Cruises Inc? I joined Cruise Inc. in 2011.

Current Occupation: Accountant and Travel Agent

Jo Ann Williams in Seattle

Did any of your accounting skills carry over? My accounting background definitely helped in being detailed, organized and setting up the accounting to track my business. 

What inspired you to start a travel agency? Prior to joining Cruises Inc., I was always the appointed organizer of travel for family and friends, so I was somewhat familiar with vacation planning. I figured why not make additional income for something that I’m already doing and enjoy.  

What do you like best about being part of Cruises Inc? I like Cruises Inc.’s affiliation with parent company World Travel Holdings, which is a powerhouse in the travel industry. This prominence provides us with exclusive offers and partnerships with every major travel supplier. In addition, I like that the back office support is always there for agents.

Jo Ann Williams Travel Photo

Advice for somebody thinking of joining the Cruises Inc. business opportunity: My advice is to understand that this is a business which requires time and energy to expose your brand and market your services. Additionally, it is a constant learning process. 

What is the best part about the support you get from Cruises Inc.? I like the fact that we have extensive training available to us and most of it is free. Also, I like that I am not alone in this business, I have constant support and guidance, if I need it.

What’s your Dream Vacation? My dream vacation is to take a full month to travel various countries in Europe. I want to immerse myself in the different cultures of Italy, Spain, England, France and Germany. 

In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc. has an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau. Its independent vacation specialists nationwide create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. For more information about becoming an independent vacation specialist with Cruises Inc., please visit or call 888-462-4992.