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Travel Agent Michael Graham Wins Top Award at Annual Cruise Planners Convention

Cruise Planners Convention shows commitment to its entire network of travel professionals

(Myrtle Beach, SC) – December 8, 2016 – This year, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, hosted their 2016 Cruise Planners Convention. Local Cruise Planners franchise owner, Michael Graham, was recognized with several top producing travel agent awards.

During convention, which was focused on travel agent training, networking and technology innovation, Cruise Planners took notice of this year’s shining stars. Franchise owner, Michael Graham, was recognized for multiple top producer awards and was awarded with Top River Cruise Sales (#4 nationally) and for the 3rd consecutive year, Highest Percentage Increase Annual Sales (#1 nationally).

Caption: Cruise Planners franchise owners Michael & Kelly Graham (center) received Top River Cruise Sales from CEO Michelle Fee (left), and COO Vicky Garcia (right), which means they are at the top of their specialty of Luxury and Group Travel.

Because Cruise Planners is anchored to the success of its travel professionals, this year’s Cruise Planners Convention included multiple days of training customized to their success. Franchise owners also interacted with vendors and became more familiar with brands, trends and types travel in order to refine and perfect their skills and discover their specialties.

“Reaching this level of success is not something I could have accomplished without my team: Kelly Graham, Elyse Monroe, Troy Montenery, Jane McDonagh, and Tom Mugno,” said Michael Graham, franchise owner.   “With Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, we are able to offer our clients a level of attention and personalized service that you just can’t get with online booking.  When providing expertise on river cruises, world cruises and luxury group travel we evaluate the right fit and best value for each client.”

“Attending convention reminds me that I am apart of the world’s best network of home-based travel agents,” said Michael Graham.  “Even though we stand out as not being home based, Cruise Planners is the perfect fit for us.  At Convention we get to come together, learn from each other and become stronger. Being recognized for my hard work and the achievements of my team makes me want to keep growing my business and climb higher.  Offering those American Express travel benefits to my clients is just one of many reasons why I love Cruise Planners.”

Cruise Planners travel agents are the experts when it comes to travel, travelers should reach out directly to Michael Graham or any one of the several agents in his office in Myrtle Beach.  They should call 843-279-0310 to make an appointment or visit to customize their next vacation experience.

Caption: Cruise Planners - Michael Graham & Associates is located in the Murrells Inlet area.  The address is 10764 Highway 707,  #1 Salem Shoppes, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

About Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners, an independently owned and operated home-based franchise, is part of the American Express Travel Representative network and the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise company in the travel industry. Cruise Planners’ travel professionals independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients around the world. Cruise Planners franchise owner Michael Graham & Associates is based in Myrtle Beach, SC and specializes in Luxury and Group travel.  For more information, please visit

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Media Contact: Elyse Monroe

Cruise Planners, Group Manager & Event Coordinator


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