Business Name: NLG USA, Inc. DBA Expedia CruiseShipCenters Virginia Beach
Phone Number: 757 550 1184
President's Name: Vilma Schenone
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?
To be the largest cruise retail network in North America that is the trusted brand in their communities.
At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, we are navigators of spectacular vacation experiences. As part of the number one brand in travel. This is our promise to you:
1 - Advice you can trust
2 - The best choice and prices
3 - Expedia Extras
4 - More than cruises
5 - Always there
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?
We are proud of our commitment with the city of Virginia Beach and the business community in Hampton Roads.
Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?
CruiseShipCenters was founded in 1987 in Vancouver (Canada). In 2007, Expedia Inc, made a strategic decision to invest in CruiseShipCenters to grow its expertise and sales in the cruise market. In 2013, Expedia CruiseShipCenters become a whole subsidiary. Expedia's goal is to own and power the best travel brands in the world. These include Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Trivago, Travelocity and ECSC.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
"Cruise vacations & much more"
We are cruise specialists, navigating all types of vacation experience from all inclusive resorts and everything in between. Our Vacation consultants can arrange the flight, hotel, transfers, travel insurance and pre & post cruise for customers.
With so much travel information available online, travelers want advice and expertise from someone they trust, face to face, especially when it comes to booking complex or high value vacations.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?
We are currently recruiting vacation consultants that have a passion for cruising and travel, to work either full or part time, from our retail center.
Our consultants have the freedom and flexibility to build their own travel business on their own schedules with the power of Expedia behind them.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
To be part of the largest travel companies in the world.
What do you see for the future of your business?
The future of the cruise industry is incredibly bright. Sales of cruise vacations have increased by 8.4% annually since 1980, a rate that doubles the growth of the tourism industry as a whole. With the new ships continuously entering the market to meet increasing demand, cruise capacity continues to grow each year. In fact, 65 more of these spectacular floating resorts will arrive between and 2020.
Contact us today to start planning your spectacular vacation experience!
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