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World Travel Holdings Wins 2021 President’s Award from Travel Leaders Network

President’s Award given at TLN’s annual conference, EDGE  Wilmington, Mass. (November 4, 2021) – World Travel Holdings was given the President’s Award at Travel Leaders Network’s (TLN’s) annual conference EDGE. EDGE was held from October 18-21 at the Loews Royal Pacific and Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Fla. World Travel Holdings has been a member of the Travel Leaders Network consortia since 2019. “I was honored to accept the President’s Award on behalf of World Travel Holdings and our network of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne

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Dream Vacations Kicks Off 2021 National Conference with Virtual Component

Home-based travel agents will have access to exclusive content a week in advance Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 3, 2021) – While the in-person 2021 National Conference for Dream Vacations sets sail next week aboard Celebrity Apex, starting today, November 3, 2021, advisors who are affiliated with the leading home-based travel agencies will have access to exclusive educational content virtually.   “Even though we are back to hosting in-person events, the last 20 months has demonstrated the value of virtual events and we are excited to launch a

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Dream Vacations Ranked #1 Franchise for Veterans According to Entrepreneur Magazine

Travel agency franchise tops lists for fifth year in a row  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 6, 2021) – Dream Vacations recently ranked #1 in Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans list, published in the October/November issue of Entrepreneur magazine. Since 2017, Dream Vacations has been ranked the top travel agency franchise for veterans by Entrepreneur magazine, always ranking either first or second out of 150 franchises nationwide.   “Military veterans are a valued asset to their country, their community, and those they work with — so it’s no wonder

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“TOGETHER” Announced as Motivational Theme for Dream Vacations 2021 National Conference Aboard Celebrity Apex

After more than a year of connecting virtually, home-based franchisees will reunite for week of learning and networking Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (August 4, 2021) – Franchise owners with Dream Vacations will return to the high seas for their annual award-winning National Conference aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex the week of November 13 – 20, 2021. This year’s theme, TOGETHER, is a reflection and celebration of the travel industry’s collective perseverance to overcome the obstacles faced because of the pandemic, as well as the symbolism of being TOGETHER

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The Life of a Travel Agent [What You Need to Know]

Travel agents help their clients make the most out of their traveling budget by doing all of the groundwork, from researching destinations to finding the best value and offers—they handle it all. Agents will even scope out the forecast throughout the year to find the best time to travel to certain destinations and for the best prices. Travel agencies first came about in 1822, when Robert Smith declared himself as the first travel advisor and operator, booking passengers on steamers to charter from Bristol, England to Dublin,

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How to Get Into the Travel Industry [Successful Strategies]

You’ve got the travel itch and have decided it’s time to do something about it in a professional sense by taking your passion and turning it into a career in travel. What might seem like an easy market to tap into actually has many different avenues to climb to the top of the travel business. If you’ve decided to take the leap and are now wondering how to get into the travel industry, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need strategies on how to be

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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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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”: 2016 Winner James Selleh

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 2016 Air Force Veteran James Selleh left corporate America to pursue a new career in a fun industry that also provided flexibility to travel the world. He got the chance of a lifetime when he entered the 5th annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest. Here’s a brief Q&A with James. 1. Why did you enter

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Dream Vacations Kicks Off In-Person Events with Advisory Council Meeting in Mexico

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 30, 2021) – With travel returning, leading home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations partnered with GOGO Vacations to host both organization’s first in-person event since March 2020. Members of the travel agency’s leadership team met with their network’s Advisory Council, a coalition of travel advisors who serve as liaisons for the entire network, providing advice and guidance on matters relating to operational procedures, systems analysis, marketing and more. The meeting, which was held at LIVE Aqua in Cancun, provided everyone with firsthand knowledge

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