How Dream Vacations Provides Travel Franchise Resources

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Why buy a franchise business? According to franchise consulting firm FranNet, 92% of franchise owners continue to thrive after two years.  

Dream Vacations – the #1 franchise in travel – offers franchise resources for entrepreneurs who want to explore opportunities in the travel industry. We provide comprehensive assistance—from initial training and setup to ongoing support—to help franchise owners achieve optimal success and work-life balance. 

In-Person Onboarding 

Onboarding for new Dream Vacations Franchise Owners is typically done at our Fort Lauderdale headquarters, and a virtual option is also available to connect from your home anywhere across the country. Franchisee Chris Hornick attended his Dream Vacations travel agent training without prior sales experience – he simply brought his desire to be his own boss. He started his franchise in 2015 to dive deeper into his love for travel and help people plan perfect vacations. 

“The initial week of onboarding provided a fabulous classroom training environment complete with learning our proprietary booking system, the basics of sales, marketing, IT and how they support their franchise owners,” he said. 

Dream Vacations also offers in-person education beyond the onboarding process with multiple travel agency conferences. Events include regional training sessions, immersive summits and a week-long national conference that takes place annually on some of the newest cruise ships in the industry. 

Online Training Modules 

Once franchise owners complete the initial training, they gain access to more than 1,500 online training modules. These courses cover several topics such as itinerary building, travel technology and soft skills training. 

“Dream Vacations provides amazing at-home continuing training modules inclusive of how to enter bookings and track commissions and specific trainings on cruises, all-inclusive and guided tours all over the world,” Chris said. 

New franchise owners also join our network of more than 2,000 existing business owners. “Travelpreneurs” can seek advice, share stories and get to know each other better through an online forum of franchise resources. 

Robust Marketing Assistance 

New Dream Vacations Franchise Owners receive the support of an established company with decades of industry experience and the advantage of a well-recognized and trusted name in the travel sector. Dream Vacation’s marketing team serves as the backbone of each franchise’s public brand image. 

“They maintain and update the content on my websites, generic weekly and monthly email blasts to my clients and help coordinate physical mailers from various suppliers throughout the year,” said Chris. 

With assistance from Dream Vacations, franchise owners can run their businesses on their terms while benefiting from our branding, marketing and operating systems—alongside a dedicated support team at headquarters. 

Information Technology Support 

Dream Vacation’s Information Technology (IT) department focuses on keeping customer data secure and protecting franchise owners when conducting business transactions. 

“Software programs provided to Dream Vacations franchisees eliminate spam and phishing attempts that reach our business email addresses,” Chris said. “Our Travel Planner program gives me the power and confidence to collect payments from customers in an encrypted and secure environment.” 

In addition, we recently launched an updated group booking system that makes it even easier to manage group cruises. 

Start a Home-Based Travel Business 

When you start a travel business with Dream Vacations, you get franchise training and support every step of the way. From our comprehensive week-long initial training to 24/7 access to an online learning center to marketing and IT support, you reap the benefits of a powerful network of franchise resources. 

If you’re ready to start a home-based travel business and begin your next amazing adventure, sign up for our 15-minute webinar today!