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“VISION” Announced as Motivational Theme for Dream Vacations 2020 National Conference Aboard Celebrity Apex

Home-based travel agents will be challenged to take their business to next level Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 25, 2020) – Travel agents with Dream Vacations will take to the high seas November 7, 2020, aboard Celebrity Cruises second Edge-class ship Celebrity Apex for their annual award-winning National Conference. Each year’s National Conference has a theme that will not only be the inspiration for the week, but also the coming year. 2021 is going to be a rebuilding year for the industry as a whole and the theme

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New Travel Agents with Dream Vacations Receive Additional Support for Opening Travel Agency During Pandemic

Travel agency franchise offering additional incentives, support and virtual training for new travel agents  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 11, 2020) – Leading national travel agency franchise Dream Vacations is encouraging entrepreneurs who have always wanted to open a travel agency to not give up on their dreams and start a home-based business now, despite the current pandemic. The future of travel is bright and according to UBS research, 76 percent of people who had a canceled cruise have chosen a future cruise credit in 2021, while Cruise

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Inspiring Vacation Dreams Amid a Pandemic: How Marketing Shifted Its Creative Strategy

When it became apparent that Covid-19 was going to have a long-term impact on the travel industry, the Dream Vacations marketing team had to literally start from scratch and create an entirely new marketing plan with a different focus, messaging and support. Director of Marketing Alicia Linden recently sat down for a brief Q&A about this shift in creative strategy. What does a typical day look like in the marketing department? Our team supports agents by producing a wide variety of marketing assets that can be used

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Two-Day Virtual Conference Engages Home-Based Franchisees with Dream Vacations

More than 250 work-from-home travel agents attended first of three virtual regional trainings Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 4, 2020) – Virtual conferences are becoming the new normal and when three of the five previously scheduled in-person Regional Trainings were impacted by COVID-19, the headquarters team at Dream Vacations jumped into action to reschedule those events, but in a virtual environment. As a result, the home-based travel agency franchise launched a series of two-day live Virtual Regional Trainings. The first was hosted the last week of May with

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Dream Vacations, along with Playa Hotels and Resorts, team up to thank a Sante Fe Couple for their heroism in the fight against COVID-19

The selected couple are the face of courage and dedication. Santa Fe, Texas (June 2, 2020) – Santa Fe resident Melody Toppins, an associate travel agent with Dream Vacations – TNT Travel Group based in Deer Park, Texas, recently teamed up with Playa Hotels & Resorts (Playa) to offer a free all-inclusive luxury vacation to Jamie and Brandee Roy. Dream Vacations travel agents from around the country submitted more than 80 nominations, and the Roys were selected to join a list of more than 30 heroes nationwide

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Support Services Steps Up Its Game Under Leadership of Marc Kramer

Available six days a week, the Support Services team is a lifeline for work-from-home travel agents with Dream Vacations, assisting franchise owners via phone, live chat and email. Under the leadership of Support Services Manager Marc Kramer, this team of seven knows the ins and outs of running a travel agency business.  On a typical day, the Support Services Team handles 150-200 calls a day, and roughly the same number of emails from Dream Vacations travel agents. They help them with the nuts and bolts of making

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Military Veterans and Community Heroes Can Enter-to-Win Free Work-From-Home Travel Agency Franchise from Dream Vacations this Military Appreciation Month

Ninth annual Operation Vetrepreneur contest begins Monday, May 25, 2020, and runs through July 31, 2020  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 21, 2020) – This Military Appreciation Month, the number one franchise for veterans Dream Vacations announces that five military veterans can enter-to-win a free travel agency franchise as part of the award-winning Operation Vetrepreneur business plan contest. Since 2013, Dream Vacations has awarded 42 free franchises valued at $533,400 to military veterans, and in recognition of the contest’s ninth anniversary this year and to pay tribute to

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Dream Vacations Adapts to Current Environment with Enhanced Support

The home-based travel agency franchise quickly responded with changes to ease financial burden as well as provide new virtual resources and a fresh marketing approach  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – The mantra “We Care More” can be found painted on the walls of the worldwide headquarters of Dream Vacations, yet this saying has never rang more true than now, when its employees, network of home-based travel agents and travel partners need to hear it most. Everybody is craving social interaction and is anxious about the

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Tech is Always on Deck for Franchisees

Barbara Hollings is a Senior Product Manager in the Information Technology department. This team creates cutting-edge technology so home-based travel agents can work efficiently from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Barbara manages a team of business analysts and ensures that the technology systems franchise owners use are meeting their business needs, exceeding expectations and working effortlessly. This means she is in constant communication with our network – answering support questions, meeting with the IT Committee or sharing departmental news. Barbara often serves as the

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Communications Team Shifts Focus; Becomes Central News Hub for COVID-19

While many businesses started feeling the impact of COVID-19 in March, Public Relations & Corporate Communications Manager Rachel Shapiro along with the rest of the Communications Team have been in the trenches since late January ensuring that our Dream Vacations franchisees are informed and educated with official information in order to assist their clients. The Public Relations Team is responsible for securing interview opportunities for agents and executives about travel franchise news, as well as supporting franchisees with garnering publicity in their local communities. She also is

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