When you get started with a new franchise, it’s a two-way street. While the franchisor provides the tools and resources you need, it’s up to the individual franchise owner to put these tools and resources to work for their business. When you embark on the life of a franchise owner, any previous experience in the professional world will be of help; the franchisor provides all the tools you need to be successful in the industry. This includes training — both business- and industry-related — along with infrastructure, technology, marketing, support and more.
If you’re looking to operate a travel agent franchise from home, then becoming a Dream Vacations Franchise Owner may be just the right fit for you. When you start your own Dream Vacations business, you’ll have the chance to own your own travel business and help people plan lifetime trips!
Here are five easy tips for travel agency business owners to get started and find success:
1. Network, Network, Network
Home based travel business opportunities like Dream Vacations allow you to set your own schedule and work from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Keep in mind that you will have to get out there to network and establish a presence in your community. Join business networking groups and civic organizations. Make sure everybody knows who you are and what you can do to help them.
2. Know Your Basic Geography
You should have a general idea of different regions of the world and what they have to offer. This will help you narrow things down when clients come to you with general requests, like saying they want to travel “somewhere warm” or “to Europe” — there are so many possibilities under those umbrellas! Geographic knowledge will help you make informed recommendations of interesting places and countries for them to visit.
3. Travel the World
The best way to sell a product is to experience it yourself and provide first-hand recommendations. As a Dream Vacations Franchise Owner, you’ll have the opportunity to travel the world at a discount by taking advantage of familiarization trips. These trips allow our franchise owners to experience new cruise ships, destinations and resorts first-hand so they can pass that knowledge on to their clients! This and so many other benefits make Dream Vacations one of the best home based travel agent companies out there today!
4. Choose a Niche
As you get started in the travel industry, you’ll need to study up on all the different cruise lines and destinations that people may want to travel. One way to manage it — and to differentiate yourself from the competition — is by specializing in one product or niche. Pick something that interests you –it will make you more eager to learn, and you’ll also be excited to experience the product and sell it. This can be as specific as identifying a single cruise line to sell or as broad as genre of travel such as wellness or multigenerational travel.
As a Dream Vacations Franchise Owner, you’ll have access to our industry-leading travel agent training courses, which are offered online and on-demand, so you can learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. You’ll also have access to millions of dollars’ worth of award-winning marketing material, which you can customize to fit your market and your clientele.
5. Join a Franchise Network
Taking advantage of travel agency franchise opportunities might mean you’re in business for yourself, but with Dream Vacations, you’re not by yourself. When you become a Dream Vacations Franchise Owner, you become part of a great built-in support system with a proven business model that includes our corporate team and hundreds of fellow franchise owners. These people are rooting for your success and can help you with everything from how to create a business plan for a travel agency to how to use Dream Vacations’ industry-leading online reservation and financial systems.
Dream Vacations is a powerhouse in the travel industry, so becoming a franchise owner with us means you have immediate brand recognition. You can also offer exclusive promotions to your clients thanks to our buying power.
If these tips for travel agency business owners have struck a chord, Dream Vacations wants to hear from you! We’re always looking for people who are passionate about travel, have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy socializing with others to become franchise owners. Fill out our brief information request or give us a call to get started TODAY!