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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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Martech Paves Way for Pent-Up Customer Demand in 2021 at Dream Vacations National Conference

Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® and awards ceremony cap off virtual conference Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 12, 2020) – More than 800 travel advisors attended the virtual Dream Vacations Vision National Conference, which raised more than $50,000 for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and celebrated the accomplishments from the past year while looking to the future with optimism. Attendees walked away with a clear vision for the future — whether it was hearing inspirational words of encouragement or gaining knowledge on how to leverage impressive new features in existing programs that

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Dream Vacations’ Looks to the Future with 2020 Vision as its Virtual National Conference Kicks Off

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 9, 2020) – COVID-19 forced many organizations to pivot their in-person conferences to a virtual environment and the 2020 National Conference for home-based travel agencies Dream Vacations was no exception. Today kicked off the four-day virtual conference that features celebrity guests, replicates the onboard experience in terms of content and engagement, and creates an even more personalized experience for attendees. “As the week unfolds, attendees will be inspired to control their destiny and vision for the future with motivational presentations from our leadership

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Entrepreneur Magazine Names Dream Vacations Top Travel Agency Franchise for Veterans Fourth Year in a Row

Home-based travel agency franchise ranks #2 out of 150 franchises in 2020 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 27, 2020) – Dream Vacations has once again dominated Entrepreneur magazine’s annual “Top Franchises for Veterans” list and is the top travel agency franchise on the list – ranked number two out of 150 franchises across all industries. Since 2017, Dream Vacations has been jockeying between the first and second place ranking. As part of its annual Franchise 500 research, Entrepreneur magazine surveyed more than 500 franchises across all industries and

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Ninety-Five Percent of People Want to Travel Within Next 15 Months According to Vacation Survey Hosted by Dream Vacations

1,500 people surveyed across the United States from July to August 2020 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 21, 2020) – The recent Vacation Survey conducted by home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations revealed that there is an incredible pent up demand for travel with nearly 95 percent of those surveyed planning on taking a vacation in 2020 or 2021. Approximately 1,500 people participated in the survey which took place in July and August 2020. “As leaders in the travel agent industry, it is important to have our pulse

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Dream Vacations “Lift and Shifts” National Conference Aboard Celebrity Apex to 2021; This Year’s Conference will be Virtual

2020 Vision Conference will still be held during the same week November 9 – 12 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 1, 2020) – Dream Vacations announced that its 2020 National Conference will now be held virtually from November 9 – 12; it was originally scheduled to take place aboard Celebrity Apex during the same week. The decision to “Lift and Shift” was made to ensure that an exceptional conference onboard could still be delivered, and with so much uncertainty in the current environment, that wasn’t feasible. “Even though

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Franchisee Finds Success During COVID-19 Webinar Inspiring Consumers to Dream About Bucket List Vacations

Hi, my name is Christy Mahon. I have owned a Dream Vacations travel agency franchise in New Jersey since 2014. You can learn more about me at www.EscapeArtistHolidays.com. I’m happy to share my story of marketing vacations during the COVID summer (and beyond). My instinct regarding marketing was not to promote sales and offers, but rather to inspire people to dream big for when they’re ready to travel again. Now is an excellent time to leverage online presentations because they have become so mainstream, that everyone is

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Dream Vacations Named a “Top Growth Franchise” By Entrepreneur Magazine

Dream Vacations was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s first Top Growth Franchises list. This list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest positive franchise unit growth in North America over a three-year period, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Thanks to its exceptional growth, Dream Vacations was ranked #18. “By maintaining steady, sustained growth over several years, these franchises have demonstrated that they have the systems in place to support their franchisees and help them become successful,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor-in-chief. “Now as

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