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10 Years of “Operation Vetrepreneur”: 2015 Winner Bill Wilson

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” business plan contest, Dream Vacations is highlighting one winner from each of the past 10 years.  In 2015 Army Veteran Bill Wilson recently retired from the Army and was looking for a fresh start, so he entered the 4th annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest. Here’s a brief Q&A with Bill. 1. Why did you enter the Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest? I entered the contest because my wife Barb

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Learn from Industry Experts at First-Ever Travel Advisor Learning Summit

Learn New Sales & Marketing Techniques from Travel Industry Experts at First-Ever Travel Advisor Learning Summit    One-day summit with Growth Masterclass workshops hosted by Dream Vacations takes place Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 3, 2021) – A surge of travel bookings is on the horizon and travel advisors need to be prepared to respond to this demand. Dream Vacations is hosting its first-ever, industry-wide virtual Travel Advisor Learning Summit on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from

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Learn How to Be a Good Travel Agent [Top 5 Tips to Know]

Becoming an amazing travel agent is more than finishing a training and certification program. So what makes the difference between being an average travel agent and being one of the best? It’s seemingly small actions and habits that lead to significant improvements in customer retention. Here are five tips to help you learn how to be a good travel agent with a deep, dedicated client base. 1. Be Organized It’s not uncommon for a travel agent to feel overwhelmed with information. The travel industry is constantly changing,

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Veterans Can Win a Travel Agency Franchise and European River Cruise

Military Veterans Can Become Vacation Heroes and Win a Travel Agency Franchise and European River Cruise from Dream Vacations  10th annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest begins Memorial Day    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 28, 2021) – The top-awarded travel agency franchise for veterans Dream Vacations announces that military veterans can start their next career in the civilian sector by entering-to-win a free travel agency franchise in the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Owner General” business plan contest. Five winners will be awarded a travel agency

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10 Years of “Operation Vetrepreneur”: 2014 Winner Marci DeWitt

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” business plan contest, Dream Vacations is highlighting one winner from each of the past 10 years.  In 2014 Navy Veteran Marci DeWitt found that with an empty nest on the horizon, it was time to pursue her passions. Marci joined the Navy to see the world, and by entering the 3rd annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest, she could not only sell something she loves, but help others see the world too.

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10 Years of “Operation Vetrepreneur”: 2013 Winner Doug Robinson

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” business plan contest, Dream Vacations is highlighting one winner from each of the past 10 years. In 2013 Air Force Veteran Doug Robinson wanted to begin an encore career and took a leap of faith in starting his next career journey as a travel franchise owner by entering the 2nd annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest. Here’s a brief Q&A with Doug. 1. Why did you enter the Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your

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10 Years of “Operation Vetrepreneur”: 2012 Winner Isaac Ingram

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” business plan contest, Dream Vacations is highlighting one winner from each of the past 10 years. In 2012 Navy Veteran Isaac Ingram was researching franchise opportunities for veterans and decided to buy a travel franchise because of his love for travel. He learned about Dream Vacations because Entrepreneur ranked it as one of the top two travel franchises. Isaac is one of the first-ever winners of the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest.

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Vaccinations Inspire Marketing Campaign

Franchisees given marketing assets promoting the hashtags  #HaveVaccineWillTravel and #HaveVaccineWillCruise Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 30, 2021) – With cruise lines announcing vaccination requirements and governments worldwide reducing travel restrictions on people who are vaccinated, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) reports that 44 percent of Americans are getting vaccinated so that they can travel. To capitalize on this trend, the marketing team at Dream Vacations has created promotional items and graphics showcasing the hashtags #HaveVaccineWillTravel and #HaveVaccineWillCruise. “We are seeing our cruise and land vacation bookings

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New Marketing Tools For Travel Advisors

Home-based travel agency franchise launches new social media and email marketing platforms Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 14, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic did not slow down Dream Vacations’ marketing investments for its network of franchisees, with the company continuing to invest more than $4 million annually in marketing programs, exclusive promotions, and national branding. The home-based travel agency franchise announces the enhancement of its automated marketing resources for social media, email, and digital marketing, which is now available for its network of advisors. “We are always seeking

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Fastest-Growing Travel Franchise

The home-based travel agency ranks in the top 20 worldwide, and top 15 in North America Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 8, 2021) – Leading home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations recently ranked 20th globally and 14th in North America in Entrepreneur’s list of the Fastest-Growing Franchises, published in the March issue of Entrepreneur magazine. “Nothing can stop the smartest franchises from growing—not even a pandemic!” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor-in-chief. “We’ve been impressed with how innovative franchises have pivoted and adapted this past year and are happy

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