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Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens Named Keynote Speaker of CruiseOne® 2015 National Conference

More than 30 workshops will complement his presentationand conference theme of “Connect”

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 28, 2015) – CruiseOne®, whichis part of World Travel Holdings — the world's largest cruise agency andaward-winning leisure travel company, has announced that Robert Stephens, thefounder of Geek Squad, will be the keynote speaker at its 2015 NationalConference which takes place the week of November 14, 2015 aboard the brand newNorwegian Escape.

“Technology and travel are two industries that have manysimilarities because they are constantly growing and evolving. I am thrilled toillustrate these parallels and use my small business success story as a way toinspire CruiseOne franchisees in their entrepreneurial journey,” said RobertStephens, founder of Geek Squad.

Stephens’ will share how his series of small successesultimately transformed Geek Squad into a growing business with nationalpresence in Best Buy stores nationwide and in Canada. His keynote will focus onmotivating attendees to think differently and approach their business from anew perspective.

“I had the opportunity to hear Robert Stephens presentand he is an insightful presenter who has a knack for connecting with peopleand influencing them to think outside the box,” said Drew Daly, general managerof network engagement and performance for CruiseOne. “With the theme ofConnect, this year’s National Conference is the perfect setting for hispresentation because our vacation specialists can build upon his messagethroughout the week as they participate in our specially-designed trainingprogram.”

The weeklong National Conference at sea provides vacationspecialists the opportunity to connect with each other, suppliers and thecorporate headquarters team to network, learn more about industry updates andbrainstorm new ways to continue their business development. More than 30interactive workshops and seminars will be offered, ranging from social mediaand sales strategies to product updates, technology support and more. Agentscan also receive credit from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) forseveral of the classes, which count toward accreditation as a Certified CruiseCounselor by CLIA.

Use the #ConnectConference hashtag to follow theexcitement leading up to the annual CruiseOne conference, as well as forupdates during the week at sea.

For more information on owning a CruiseOne travelfranchise, please visit www.cruiseonefranchise.comor call 888-249-8235.

About CruiseOne®

In operation since 1992, the home-based travel franchiseCruiseOne® is ranked in the top three percent of all franchises worldwide andis a member of the International Franchise Association. As part of World TravelHoldings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travelcompany, CruiseOne franchisees are able to offer their customers the lowestpossible pricing on vacations with its 100 percent “Best Price and SatisfactionGuarantee.” CruiseOne has received partner of the year, a top-ranking status,by all the major cruise lines including Norwegian Cruise Line®, Royal CaribbeanInternational®, Celebrity Cruises® and Carnival® Cruise Lines. For moreinformation on CruiseOne, visit  Like CruiseOne on Facebook at,and follow us on Twitter at @CruiseOneBiz.

About World Travel Holdings

World Travel Holdings is the world's largest cruiseagency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brandsdistributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travelservices, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private labelpartnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost everyU.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company alsooperates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country's original hostagency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-homeemployment. Its global presence includes operating multiple owned and privatelabel cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdingshas offices in Long Island, NY, Wilmington, Mass., Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando,Fla., Virginia Beach, Va., and Chorley, United Kingdom. For more information,visit


Media Contact:

Rachel Shapiro, Public Relations Specialist CruiseOne



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