Press Releases

Dream Vacations Franchise is growing fast, and there are many exciting developments happening all the time--and we'd love to share them with you! If you're interested in becoming a work-from-home travel agent, this is where you'll find all our latest updates and press releases, hot off the presses. You have the ability to become your own boss and the master of your own destiny, and we can help you fulfill your potential. Here you can learn more about developments in the travel industry as well as company updates from Dream Vacation Franchise.

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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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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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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