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A Travel Agency Franchise Owner [A Day in the Life]

It’s possible to become your own boss without having to invent a new product or service. One solution is starting a travel agency business by becoming a Dream Vacations franchise owner. This allows you to be your own boss while still being part of a larger organization. Discover more about how you can start your own travel agency business that will allow you to travel around the world as part of your job. What Does a Travel Agent Franchise Owner Do? Becoming a travel agent franchise owner

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Continued Investments in Marketing Pay Off for Dream Vacations

Exclusive summer promotions drive bookings for future cruises Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (August 26, 2020) – Staying in front of the consumer is more important than ever before and despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the travel industry, Dream Vacations continues to make investments to support its network of home-based travel agents. As a result, the headquarters’ Marketing Team has created innovative campaigns and promotions that not only engage consumers but are also driving bookings. “Our inspirational marketing messaging throughout the pandemic has encouraged consumers to

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Wilmington Business Owner and Military Veteran Recognized as a Franchise Rock Star by Franchise Business Review

Mike Hanlon, owner of Dream Vacations – Ocean Dreams Travel, one of 81 franchise owners honored for franchise and community leadership by independent research firm Wilmington, N.C. (August 5, 2020) – Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm that benchmarks franchisee satisfaction, has announced the annual list of Franchise Rock Stars for 2020. Mike Hanlon, franchise owner of Dream Vacations – Ocean Dreams Travel in Wilmington, was one of 81 franchise owners nationwide who was recognized. Each year, Franchise Business Review honors franchise owners who set

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How Travel Agents Are Weathering the Storm during Pandemic

Meet just some of our 1500+ work from home travel agency owners who have joined this industry for their love of travel and passion to help people create lifelong memories. With support from each other, we look forward to a bright future in travel continuing to inspire people to keep dreaming!   Dawn Warner, Dream Vacations in Stone Mountain, GA “The travel industry is more than a passion for me. It is just as essential to me as food! I see this time as an opportunity to restructure

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Travel Agents Hit the Books with Former Elementary Educator Leading Training Efforts

Director of Training Charity Santiago is a former elementary educator who has a Master of Science in Education – Instructional Design & Technology. Under her tutelage, a team of trainers creates and implements interactive travel agent training that covers everything needed to run a home-based travel agency franchise – from basic hard and soft business skills to guidance on industry updates and step-by-step instructions on how to make the most of the resources provided by headquarters. For Charity, most days are a blend of agent support and

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Military Spouse Laura Dvareckas Finds Success with Virtual Work-From-Home Franchise

While Air Force Veteran Laura Dvareckas may no longer be serving active duty, she has successfully transitioned to be a military spouse. Laura comes from a family of small business owners and for years she wanted a business of her own.  As a military spouse who moves every couple of years, she knew she needed something that would move with her and that she would not have to pause while relocating. Pairing this desire to own a business with her passion for travel and she knew that

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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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