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.

$8,000 Cash-Back Incentive for New Travel Franchisees

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 6, 2016) – Home-based travel franchise Dream Vacations/CruiseOne has made an investment in the success of its newest franchise owners by recently launching a new Cash-Back Incentive Program for entrepreneurs passionate about travel who are interested in selling all types of vacation experiences. New franchise owners who join Dream Vacations/CruiseOne between now and Dec. 31, 2016, have the opportunity to earn back a portion of their initial franchise fee. “The success of our franchise owners is our only business and this program demonstrates

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2016 Dream Vacations Franchise Circle of Excellence

CruiseOne/Dream Vacations Celebrate Top Travel Professionals During Pacific Coast Cruise

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 7, 2016) – CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations recently recognized its top-producing franchise owners who are members of the home-based network’s prestigious “Circle of Excellence,” with a special six-day Pacific Coast cruise aboard the Crystal Serenity from Vancouver, British Columbia to San Francisco. “The Circle of Excellence cruise is just one way we thank this elite group of agents for their commitment, dedication and leadership within our network,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. “They are among the most engaged agents and serve

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Honeymoon Wishes

CruiseOne / Dream Vacations Travel Franchise Forms Strategic Partnership with Honeymoon Wishes

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 19, 2016) – Home-based travel franchise CruiseOne / Dream Vacations has formed a strategic partnership with Honeymoon Wishes, a full-service, online honeymoon gift registry. This website makes it easy for travel agents to earn commission when booking every aspect of an engaged couple’s honeymoon, from travel to excursions whether on land or at sea. According to Honeymoon Wishes, the average amount gifted per couple using the Honeymoon Wishes registry is $2,500. Instead of receiving household appliances, couples can register components of their honeymoon

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CNBC and Franchise Business Review Recognize CruiseOne as Nation’s Top Franchise

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 13, 2016) – CruiseOne® Franchise Owners Bob and Bobbye Haupt of Newark, Del. were recently recognized on CNBC’s prestigious list of “America’s Star Franchisees,” a listing of 50 franchisees from various industries — one from each state. “We are thrilled and humbled to be included on this prestigious list,” said Bobbye Haupt, CruiseOne franchise owner. “When you love what you do, working never feels like a job. I am lucky to have spent the last 17 years in the travel industry, and the

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Travel Agency Franchise Launches Experiential-Focused Brand Dream Vacations A CruiseOne Company

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 5, 2016) – Leading home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® launched today the newest addition to its travel franchise portfolio – Dream Vacations A CruiseOne Company. More than 50 percent of CruiseOne’s existing franchise owners have transitioned over to the new brand, which speaks to all types of vacation experiences. “In order for us to remain a leader in the travel franchise industry, it is important that we evolve and adapt to meet the needs of our customers – our franchisees and their clients,” said

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Karen Coleman Ostrov

Franchisee Recognized with OPAL Award In Celebration of Women’s History Month

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (March 7, 2016) – For the fourth year in a row, the leading home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® celebrates Women’s History Month in March by honoring a female CruiseOne Vacation Specialist and Franchise Owner with the OPAL Award for Women. The company has named Gilbert, Ariz. resident Karen Coleman-Ostrov the 2016 recipient of this prestigious award. The OPAL Award recognizes a female franchise owner who demonstrates Outstanding Performance And Leadership. The honoree is active in community and civic organizations, is among CruiseOne’s top selling agents

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In-House Business Development Team Provides Local Support to Home-Based Travel Franchise Owners

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (February 12, 2016) – To help franchisees and agents grow their individual businesses, CruiseOne/Dream Vacations has created a Business Development Team who provide support and engagement opportunities on a regional level. “While we introduced a field marketing team several years ago to provide our franchisees with a boots-on-the-ground approach to marketing, we recognized that this team does so much more and it was necessary to provide localized support to agents in all 50 states,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance

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Innovation and Growth Characterizes CruiseOne As a Game-Changer in the Travel Industry in 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (January 6, 2016) – Innovation and growth defined 2015 for CruiseOne, which is part of the home-based division of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. CruiseOne experienced double-digit sales growth year over year in 2015. While cruise continued to be the core business, the continuous growth in land inspired the company to make a bold move. The announcement of Dream Vacations, a new home-based travel franchise brand, was the biggest news of 2015 and made a profound

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CruiseOne Announces 2016 Conference Venue

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 23, 2015) – The concluding days of the CruiseOne National Conference aboard Norwegian Escape gave agents a final opportunity to mingle with cruise line executives, receive updates on innovative new support programs being launched at corporate headquarters and learn new business-building skills to implement when they return home. It was also announced to attendees that the 2016 CruiseOne National Conference will take place aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Carnival Vista®. Serving as the master of ceremonies all week, Drew Daly, general manager of network

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CruiseOne Adds Dream Vacations Brand to its Travel Franchise Portfolio

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 16, 2015) – CruiseOne®, the leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, announced at its 2015 National Conference aboard the Norwegian Escape that it will be adding a new travel franchise brand — Dream Vacations. Starting immediately, existing franchisees can choose to either remain as CruiseOne or operate as Dream Vacations; however, the official launch will take place in the second quarter of 2016. The home-based travel franchise’s new image recognizes that all of its stakeholders —franchisees, cruise lines, tour

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