What Are the Top Franchises for Veterans?

Dream Vacations franchisees in NYC

Attention U.S. military veterans! Do you have a keen sense of adventure and love seeing the world? Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking to fill your downtime with something fun and exciting that could help set up a successful post-military career as an entrepreneur?

If that’s you, then Dream Vacations is here to help! We’re one of the top franchises for veterans because we offer a flexible business model – and because our training and support systems are the best in the business. Plus, we offer many exclusive benefits for veterans and military families to allow those who have given so much in defense of our nation to truly thrive with an incredible business opportunity.

If you’ve thought about breaking into the travel industry, and you’re looking for support you can rely on, Dream Vacations offers everything you need to get started. If you’re determined to succeed and have the right entrepreneurial spirit, we can help you build a fulfilling and lucrative second career.

Veterans Franchise Opportunities With Dream Vacations

Since you’re a military veteran, you’re quite likely to have a strong sense of duty, teamwork and camaraderie – this is why you’ll love being part of the Dream Vacations family! More than 30% of our franchisees are veterans, allowing you to meet those with similar backgrounds at in-person events and training sessions. Plus, you’ll be able to join them in our special online community, known as the Command Center. You can call on this family – and the entire Dream Vacations network – any time you need help, advice, or support.

If you’re not sure, take the word of veteran Kimberly Foster, who discovered Dream Vacations on a list of top franchises for military veterans and has never looked back. 

“The best part of these national conferences and regional conferences is meeting your fellow agents,” says Foster. “Everyone has been helpful, from learning, to ideas on how to promote your business. I highly recommend reaching out to your fellow agents because they love to help you, and they’re always there.”

As well as having her fellow franchisees to call on, Foster credits her success to the support she’s received from Dream Vacations HQ and her business development manager, Robert. 

“Support services answer any and every question I have,” she says. “Robert helps me with my business plan, and when I had to relaunch when I relocated to Florida, he was with me every step of the way.”

Awards and Incentives for Military Veterans

Our franchisees – and the leading business and travel experts – recognize the value and experience that comes from our strong brand, tools and support. Dream Vacations has been ranked as one of the top franchises for veterans in 2023 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review, US Veterans Magazine and others. That’s partly because of our renowned support network for veterans, but also because of the special incentives we offer to those who have served and protected our country.

To start with, our veterans and military immediate family receive a discounted initial franchise fee, making our low-cost, high-value franchise even more affordable! In fact, we’re rated as one of the best veteran franchises under 10k! You’ll also get special discounted rates on your own travel, and if you decide to take on one of your fellow veterans as a business partner, there are additional deep discounts available.

National Marketing Exposure, Unparalleled Brand Equity

One of the most important aspects to any business is marketing and promotion. Where do you find your potential clients? What platforms should you use? How much should you spend? With Dream Vacations, we offer the tools – and brand equity – you need to succeed. We provide travel agency marketing and promotional materials consistently for all platforms and channels. Plus, you’ll get veteran-specific resources that you can use to market specifically to those who have also served.

Owning a business with a trusted brand name like Dream Vacations offers you higher exposure and stronger recognition. Take our recent billboard in the heart of NYC’s Time Square! That campaign earned staggering 18 million impressions, and its appearance was also noted by Travel Professional News, SeaTrade Cruise News, Franchise.org, and Travel Pulse, amongst others. Like Foster says, this is the kind of visibility and exposure that an independent advisor can only get by being part of the Dream Vacations family, and it’s one of the reasons why Dream Vacations franchisees love us!

You Can Live Your Dream!

With Dream Vacations, you can combine many of the greatest aspects of the military – like camaraderie and travel – with the opportunity to make vacation dreams come true! 

We’re consistently named as one of the top franchises for veterans – because of our support and community, along with our special incentives, a flexible business model and an industry-leading support network. You’re in business for yourself, but never by yourself! If you’re ready to continue towards your new career and join our community of hundreds of veteran entrepreneurs into the world of “travelpreneurship”, take the next step by watching our webinar!