Meet Dana Apple, a Dream Vacations franchise owner from Simi Valley, California and owner of her very own home-based travel business, Dapple Destinations. Dana enjoys various aspects of being her own boss, including the freedom to set her own schedule, the opportunity to travel the world, and being available to spend time with her family as much as she wants.
Dana takes full advantage of Dream Vacations’ customer service team and the incredible support she receives. She credits it for much of her success as a Dream Vacations travel franchise business owner. “The service desk is the best!” says Dana. “I’m calling them constantly with just simple little questions. Questions that I don’t have time to read in the manual or try to find on my own. A simple call to HQ and they walk me through whatever problem I’m having.”
Dream Vacations offers a mentorship program for its franchise owners to ensure you have all the knowledge and resources you need to build a successful travel business. A year after starting her very own home-based travel business, Dana was paired with a mentor. “He’s been fantastic,” says Dana. “It’s nice to have a good friend that’s got your back and he’s happy to help.”
Becoming a Dream Vacations franchise owner requires very little overhead and no inventory, but yields high-paying commissions. Previous experience in the travel industry is not necessary—just a passion for making your dreams come true, which makes owning your own travel business a real possibility. Our experts are here to help you navigate the frustrations of starting a business and to help you find the joy in being your own boss. Find out more about how to help others make their travel goals a reality and learn how to start your own travel agency franchise by checking out Dream Vacations.