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Grab a piece of the travel industry by opening your own travel, cruise or hotel business. Get involved in one of these exciting and rewarding industries with your own franchise – help grandparents plan a cruise, book tickets to an amusement park for a young family, or find a bed and breakfast for a couple that wants to get away for the weekend. Own a business that gives you the freedom to be your own boss, and maybe even travel once in a while!

Find the perfect Franchise Opportunity for you!




Opportunities:  Do business with customers who are at their best – excited about their vacation and very happy to work with you. The most prominent travel, cruise, and vacation franchise opportunities are situated in the subcategories of cruise/travel agency and hotel/motel - each of which offer prospective franchise owners a lucrative business opportunity.


Travel 1 by Andy Siitonen

Image Courtesy of Steven Brisson


Travel 2 by Eustaquio Santimano

Image Courtesy of Steven Brisson


Top Franchises: According to the AllBusiness AllStars Top Franchise Rankings for 2009, the top franchise opportunities in the travel, cruise and vacation industry include:

1. Choice Hotels International
2. Hampton Inn & Suites
3. Baymont Inn & Suites
4. InterContinental Hotel Group
5. Motel 6 
6. Hilton Garden Inn
7. Super 8 Worldwide
8. Country Inns & Suites
9. Microtel Inns & Suites
 10. Doubletree










Sources: In addition to specific citations noted in this “Overview” section, supplementary source materials include: Franchise Gator and AllBusiness.com.