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Top 5 Activities to Do On a Cruise

There are different activities to do onboard and a cruise franchise can explain these. But what are the top five fun things, as recommended by a cruise franchise, that nearly every cruise offers? Here are the top five activities to do on a cruise. 1. Spa – Your trusted cruise franchise can tell you, nearly every modern cruise ship has a spa – and fitness center – aboard. Like hotels and resorts, the services may be at an additional charge, however this is a great opportunity to

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8 Things to Look for in a Travel Agency

In recent years, those looking to book with a cruise franchise – or any other trip – have moved away from doing it themselves and towards using travel agencies. But what makes a travel agency a good bet? Aside from not having to plan anything yourself, using a travel agency can have its benefits. Here are 8 things to look for when selecting a travel agency. Is the agency affiliated with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)? The ASTA “is the world’s largest association of travel

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Ranked #1 Best for Vets Franchise Three Years in a Row

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 13, 2016) – CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations, the nation’s leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, announces that Military Times ranked it the number one franchise across all industries on its annual Best For Vets: Franchises list, for the third year in a row. In the past five years, the franchisor has given away more than $250,000 in free franchises to military veterans, and has nearly doubled the percentage of veteran- and military spouse-owned franchises to more than 30 percent. “To be

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5 Easy Tips to Becoming a Successful Travel Agent

Opening a franchise is a mutual partnership. While a franchisor provides the tools and resources, a franchisee needs to be motivated and put the tools into action. The beauty of owning a franchise is that no prior industry experience is required; the franchisor will provide you with everything you need to be successful. This includes training – both business and industry-related, infrastructure, technology, marketing, support and more. Owning a home-based travel agency has its rewards and its challenges. Here are five easy tips to help you become

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Marriage License & Wedding Rings

Tips, advice for married couples taking the vow to run a franchise

By Judy Mottl A happy union of marriage is no easy feat as it requires love, passion, dedication, commitment, loyalty and lots of communication, just to name a few top aspects. The same requirements are also key to establishing and running a successful franchise operation. So, in some respects, married franchisees can be a few steps ahead when it comes to running a franchise. But there are some unique challenges as well when you’re married to your business partner. One hurdle is parsing out specific job responsibilities

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Veteran Owned Business

Top 5 Reasons Military Veterans Become Home-Based Travel Franchisees

There are many reasons why companies actively recruit military veterans to join their workforce, but what do military veterans want out of their career in the civilian workforce and how are their skills transferable? According to VetFran, there are 66,000 businesses owned by veterans in the U.S., of which 14 percent are franchises. The many similarities between owning a franchise and serving in the military make franchising a popular career choice. Here are the top five reasons military veterans become home-based travel franchise owners: 1. Liberal Dress

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An Inside Look at CruiseOne/Dream Vacations 10 Prosperous Years

  …as the Home-Based Division of Travel Industry Powerhouse World Travel Holdings By: Mary Antoine, Franchise Development Specialist I began my travel career with the major tour operators in Boston, Mass. before transitioning into senior travel marketing and corporate travel sales. I was a top-producing Sales Associate with National Leisure Group specializing in cruises.  After much due diligence, in March 1994 I purchased and operated a very successful CruiseOne travel franchise on the south shore of Boston, but I decided a warmer climate was for me and

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Want To Make Six Figures? How Pay And Perks Are Making This Job A Hot Second Career

Source: www.Forbesc.com – Full Article Here. Turn on the news, and the need for quality jobs that pay good wages are at the core of this year’s Presidential campaign. However, one career government data shows as being in decline, is proving pundits and statisticians wrong, say many in the industry. For the first time in at least three years, travel agent didn’t make Kiplinger’s annual list of “Worst Jobs For the Future.” The negative press shouldn’t be surprising. The idea that entire industries were ripe for disintermediation

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Cnbc.com 50 big franchise success stories

America’s Star Franchisees 2016 Source: www.CNBC.com – There are close to 3,000 franchise companies in the United States collectively contributing more than $1 trillion annually to the economy. That said, it was no easy task to crown 50 franchise business owners — one for each U.S. state — as America’s Star Franchisees. More than 28,500 individual franchisees, representing 364 franchise brands, were vetted by CNBC’s research partner Franchise Business Review to gauge satisfaction with their franchise system and significant financial success, including an income and return on

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American Money Tax Refund

Use a Tax Refund to Invest in a Business Venture

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 18, 2016) – There are hundreds of ways to spend a tax refund, and investing it can be the most lucrative. One way to have fun and make a smart investment is to invest in one’s future with a home-based travel franchise such as CruiseOne / Dream Vacations. The average tax refund in 2016 totals nearly $3,000, which is approximately the amount it takes to become a home-based travel business owner. This business opportunity is ideal for those who have a passion for

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