We wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business. You can win a travel franchise, too.

Military - Cruise PlannersWe wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business. You can win a travel franchise, too.

Sheila and Chris Korte met in the Army and have been together ever since. With a love for travel and an entrepreneurial spirit, Sheila found the turn-key opportunity she was looking for with Cruise Planners-American Express Travel. Through the franchise business, Sheila instantly grew the business with Cruise Planners’ marketing programs, technology, and business development support. Chris even retired and joined her to make what is now a 100% veteran owned-and-operated franchise.

After Chris left the Army, he worked as a civilian air traffic controller while Sheila managed their young family and worked toward and completed an Associate’s degree in Business. A few changes over the years and in their career paths finally lead them to Cruise Planners-American Express Travel. After Sheila saw an ad for Cruise Planners, her desire to own her own business was ignited and within a few days of calling Cruise Planners, she was a proud owner of her very own Cruise Planners-American Express Travel franchise.

In 2012, Chris retired from his Wall Street career to join Sheila and has given their home-based business an extra boost with his sales and work experience. With hard work, a mutual love of travel, and a desire to provide the best service, Cruise Planners has grown to a perfect business for them. They can work while on the road traveling or at their cozy home office. Working with Cruise Planners allows them the flexibility to be able to see their grandchildren regularly and to travel and check off those destinations on their bucket lists. As long as they have a smartphone, WiFi device & a laptop, Chris and Sheila are able to work their business most anywhere.

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Cruise Planners-American Express Travel is offering the entire military community the opportunity to win their own Cruise Planners franchise this November. Those interested in being their own boss, traveling for leisure and business and working from home should enter here.


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This article was written by Liz Wheeler