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Dream Vacations Celebrates Five Years as an Experiential Travel Agency Franchise

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 for South Florida Business & Wealth’s Prestigious Women Awards

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 successful

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“Take Me Away – A Virtual Vacation Experience” Inspires Consumers to Get in 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 National Business Award In Celebration of Women’s History Month

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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Dream Vacations Launches Travel Safety Program for its Travel Advisors

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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World Travel Holdings Offering Up to $1 Million in Commercial Loans to its Network of Travel Agency Franchise Owners as Part of a Financial Assistance Program

“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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Travel Agent Training Program Wins 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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Dream Vacations Named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review

Independent Research Data Shows Veteran Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Dream Vacations’ Performance Through Pandemic Dream Vacations was identified by independent research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of just 80 franchise brands to be named an award-winning franchise in its 2020 report on the Top Franchises for Veterans. The only travel franchise to receive a 5 STAR ranking from VetFran, Dream Vacations proudly supports military veterans and is consistently recognized by industry publications as a veteran-friendly franchise. All military veterans and Gold Star families

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Nine Military Veterans and Community Heroes Win Free Dream Vacations Travel Agency Franchise

#1 travel agency franchise for veterans has given away 51 free home-based travel businesses since 2012 to U.S. heroes valued at more than half-a-million dollars   Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 18, 2020) – The number one travel agency franchise for veterans Dream Vacations recently awarded nine military veterans and community heroes with free travel franchises as part of its award-winning annual business plan contest “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General.” Currently more than 35 percent of franchise owners within Dream Vacations are military veterans and in the

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Dream Vacations Named to Franchise Business Review’s Culture100 List

Independent Research Identifies the Top 100 Franchise Brands with the Best Culture Based on Surveys of Over 27,000 Franchise Owners  Dream Vacations was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s first annual “Culture100” list. The list recognizes the top 100 franchise brands in a 2020 report on the Best Franchise Cultures. Dream Vacations was among more than 300 franchise brands, representing over 27,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the best franchise cultures. Dream Vacations’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their

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