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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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Dream Vacations Celebrates Five Years

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 5, 2021) – April 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of leading travel agency franchise Dream Vacations, which launched as the sister brand to CruiseOne® in response to the need for an all-encompassing brand name that speaks to all types of vacation experiences. “The equity of a powerful brand name such as Dream Vacations was never so apparent as it was this year when cruises stopped sailing as a result of COVID-19,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president and general manager of Dream Vacations.

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Debbie Fiorino Named an Honoree

Debbie Fiorino, Chief Operating Officer for Dream Vacations, recognized  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (March 17, 2021) – Dream Vacations’ Chief Operating Officer Debbie Fiorino has been honored by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) as a recipient of the publication’s first annual Prestigious Women Awards. “I am humbled to be recognized by South Florida Business & Wealth for the Prestigious Women Award alongside so many noteworthy leaders who are making a difference in our community,” said Fiorino. “I believe that transparency and empathy are key traits of every

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Get in a Vacation State-of-Mind

Dream Vacations Rebrands Popular Virtual Cruise Events Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (March 9, 2021) – Leading home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations led the way in implementing innovative ways to connect with customers virtually long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Its long-standing signature Virtual Cruise Events will now be rebranded as “Take Me Away – A Virtual Vacation Experience.” The program relaunch kicks off on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST and features representatives from GOGO Vacations and Globus discussing domestic and international tours, as well as

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Franchise Owner Wins Business Award

CruiseOne® honors female franchisee with OPAL Award for leadership and community service  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (March 4, 2021) – For the ninth year in a row, leading home-based travel agency franchise CruiseOne® celebrates Women’s History Month in March by honoring a female travel agency franchise owner with the OPAL Award for Women. The company has named Addie Edwards, the 2021 recipient of this prestigious award. The OPAL Award recognizes a female franchise owner who demonstrates Outstanding Performance And Leadership. The honorees are active in community and civic

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New Travel Safety Program

Robust multi-part training educates advisors about traveling safely in a COVID-19 world   Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (February 23, 2021) – With a mission of delivering a remarkable experience, leading travel agency franchise Dream Vacations is committed to training its franchise owners to be the most knowledgeable in the industry when it comes to traveling safely in a COVID-19 world. Dream Vacations recently launched its Travel Safety Program, which is a robust training program exclusively available to its travel advisors. Nearly 1,000 travel advisors are in the process of

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“We’re There to Help” Stimulus Plan

“We’re There To Help” Stimulus Plan provides resources and funding for franchise owners with Dream Vacations/CruiseOne®  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (February 12, 2021) – Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations/CruiseOne® has been an industry leader with its support of its franchise owners. With the financial backing of its parent company World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, the franchisor has raised the bar even higher by offering up to $1 Million in commercial loans to its franchise

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Certification document of their 2020 Lenny Award.

Nationwide Learning & Development Award

Dream Vacations’ travel agent training named “Best Customer Training” from Litmos Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (December 17, 2020) – For the second year in a row, Litmos, the world’s fastest growing enterprise learning solution, recognized the home-based travel agency franchise  Dream Vacations for continued excellence of its travel agent training program, as well as their quick and effective launch of a virtual training solution for their in-person training classes and virtual events. The franchisor’s Training & Events Team won “Best Customer Training” at the 2020 SAP Litmos Lenny Awards,

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