Do something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Do you love to travel? Do most of your friends and family ask for your travel recommendations? Do you like helping others in finding that perfect gateway? If you answered yes to these questions, you might start asking yourself, “Should I buy a travel franchise?” After all, you’d be helping people make lasting memories on amazing vacations, and you might pick up a few perks along the way for yourself.
When researching travel franchise opportunities, you’ll want to consider Dream Vacations, a franchise opportunity that’s been around since 1992. You can become part of our network of home-based franchise owners located across the United States. When you become a Dream Vacations franchisee you turn your passion for travel into a career!
What Are the Different Types of Travel Agencies?
There are mainly two different travel agency franchises. You have the option of starting a travel agency with a physical storefront or you have the option to start a home-based travel agency business. Both are suitable options, and you can provide your clients with the options they are looking for — vacation packages, hotels, guided tours., excursions, cruises and just about any other type of vacation you can think of. Currently, most people choose to operate their travel agency from home as there are lower costs involved and the expense of having a storefront is not necessary to have a successful travel business.
The beauty of becoming a Dream Vacations franchise is that you’ll combine the convenience and cost-savings of a home-based business that can be run from anywhere with an internet connection, as well as add the personal touch and service that a travel professional provides. Folks looking to plan a getaway can connect with you from the comfort of their homes, and you can help make their dream vacation a reality from the comfort of your own home, too. It’s the perfect balance of experience and convenience.
As you figure out which is the best travel franchise for you to invest in, we encourage you to ask yourself the following: Are you a person with an entrepreneurial spirit who loves to travel? Do you want to join and learn from an active professional community? Most importantly, do you want to earn an income while keeping a flexible schedule? If you said yes, then you should keep Dream Vacations at the top of your list.
What Are the Most Affordable Franchises?
When it comes to home-based travel agencies, Dream Vacations is the best low-cost franchise business. Becoming a Dream Vacations franchisee is more affordable than ever; you can get started for as little as $3,500 down. Since you’re working from home, there’s very little in the way of start-up costs, and with Dream Vacations and you can work from anywhere with an internet connection. And you get to keep 100% of your commissions, which are the highest-paid commissions in the travel industry!
As a Dream Vacations franchise owner, you get a lot of value for your money. As a franchisee, Dream Vacations offers you the chance to take “familiarization trips,” where you can experience new resorts, guided tours and cruise ships at significantly reduced rates so you can pass that first-hand experience on to your clients.
Dream Vacations also offers plenty of ongoing training courses so you can stay on top of the latest travel industry trends. This training includes more than 1,500 award-winning online courses, which you can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn on your own schedule!
Regional training sessions are also held in person more than five times a year, along with summits that are often hosted at international resorts. Every year, Dream Vacations also hosts its week-long national conference on a cruise ship. These are all great opportunities for you to network, learn and have some fun while learning how to grow your business.
Being a Dream Vacations franchise owner also gives you access to a vast support from a dedicated corporate team. You have a professional marketing team helping you with lead generation, email marketing, social media marketing and more! You can choose from an array of free marketing tools and programs that work best for your market and your clientele.
How to Be a Travel Agent
The more passionate you are about travelling and helping others find the best vacations for them, the more success you’ll see. Do some research and talk with other travel agents to find out what they like and what they don’t like about the Dream Vacations business.
If you decide that being a travel agent is what you want, then it’s time to make a move, and the first step to becoming a Dream Vacations franchisee might just be the easiest. All you need do is sign up for a FREE 45-minute webinar on our website. If you want to learn more, we’ll assign you a franchise development manager who will guide you through the entire process, answer any questions you have, get you started on the application process and talk to you about financing options.
Maybe you want to join the exciting travel industry, but you’re unsure if owning your own travel agency is right for you. With Dream Vacations, you also have the option of being an independent home-based travel advisor — an independent contractor who works under the mentorship of a franchise owner. Advisors can learn about the travel business from home, get trained on the industry latest and still provide travelers with the personal touch to take their vacations from ordinary to extraordinary. Dream Vacations advisors can also access training courses and earn their travel perks.
So, if you’re ready to answer “Yes!” to the question, “Should I buy a travel franchise?” and want to know more about how to become a Dream Vacations franchise owner, sign up for a FREE informational webinar HERE and connect with a Franchise Development Manager today!