Company Details

  • Founded
    2010
  • Host Type
    Hybrid (Host & Travel Agency)
  • Currently Accepting
    Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
  • Accepts Agents in
    USA
  • # of Contractors
    175
  • Annual Sales
    $17.5 million
  • GDS
    Not Offered
  • Consortia
  • Accreditations
    ARC, CLIA, IATA
  • Members of
    ASTA-SBN, BBB, CCRA
  • Seller of Travel
    California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa
  • E&O Insurance Included
  • Focuses

Program Details

  • Ticketing Service for non-GDS Agents
  • Lead Program
  • Leads Belong to
    Host Agency
  • Charge for Leads
  • Education Program
  • Allows Sub-agents

Pricing & Commission

  • Start Up Fee
    $299
  • Location requirement
    Storefront, Home-based
  • Annual Fee
    $348
  • Commission Split Range
  • Frequency of Commission Payments
    Every Two Weeks
  • Method of Payment
    Check, Direct Deposit

Technology & Tools

  • Marketing Programs
    Website Program
  • Sample Website
  • Leisure Tools
  • Corporate Tools
  • CRM

About Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, OVC

Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, OVC’s commitment, strategy and vision is to be the leading host agency in the USA catering to both new and experienced Independent Contractors. With our industry-leading technology and innovative marketing, Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ Independent Contractors enjoy the best of both worlds: the dedicated support of a franchise built to support them and all the advantages of affiliating with the Expedia CruiseShipCenters brand, a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc®.

In 2017, our franchise was the #1 Sales producer in USA (single location) within the Expedia CruiseShipCenters network. By providing a comprehensive package of business-building tools we enable our IC’s to achieve their travel business ambitions.

• Cutting-edge and simple-to-use booking technology

• Ability to book the complete vacation including, cruise, air, land, hotel, etc.

• Personalized consumer facing website for you and your clients

• Exceptional online and offline marketing that drives new business

• Best in class, experienced agent support

• On and offline training and professional certification

• Top-level commissions with industry-leading brands and preferred suppliers

Our Independent Contractors enjoy unlimited income potential, time flexibility, reduced rate cruise pricing, hotel travel benefits and the tax advantages that come with owning their own business.

For agents interested in joining, please visit our website www.homebasedtravelexperts.com for more information.   

Thank you for your interest in Expedia CruiseShipCenters, OVC.

Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, OVC is offering new agents who join their franchise in the month of September a reduced initiation fee of $249 (savings of $50.00)!