Franchise Reviews

Dream Vacations Franchise has been recognized by the International Franchise Association, Franchise Education and Research Foundation’s VetFran Program with a 5-Star designation. In addition to these recognitions and honors, our franchise owners have shared their own experiences and reviewed our opportunity themselves. Read on to see the many positive reviews we have received from current Dream Vacations Franchise owners along with the many CruiseOne Franchise reviews we receive on a daily basis.

Connie Ng

Living the Mommy Life: Working as a Home-based Travel Agent Lets Connie Ng Have It All

Connie Ng’s life changed when her son was born. His genetic problems made daycare too expensive, so Connie quit her job in finance to stay at home with her son. But bills still needed to be paid, so Connie looked for a way to help support her family while caring for her son. That’s where CruiseOne/Dream Vacations comes in: working as a home-based travel agent gave her the flexibility her family needed. What does your travel agency franchise target? I focus specifically on romance travel—destination weddings and

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Laurie Shuss

Passion for Travel Defines Laurie Shuss’s Career

Travel is Laurie Shuss’ passion. Before opening her own travel agency franchise in February 2016,  she worked as a travel agent in New Jersey and then became a high school home economics teacher. When Laurie realized that travel, and helping others plan their perfect vacations was her true calling, she went straight back to being a work-from-home travel agent. Here Laurie shares how she’s grown her business with Dream Vacations. Why did you decide to open a travel agency franchise? I did it because of my previous

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Adriana Zak

A Perfect Match: How Adriana Zak Built a Dream Career with Her Travel Agency Business

Adriana Zak always knew she wanted to work for herself. After working as manager of an events center, Adriana knew it was time to follow her own dreams. She opened her own travel agency business in June 2016, and thanks to Dream Vacations, she’s drawing on her experience in wedding planning to build a niche in destination weddings, honeymoons, and romance travel. Adriana is building the career of her dreams, and here’s how: Why did you decide to open a franchise agency business? I am a very

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Julie Schallman

Julie Schallmann: Corporate VP Turned Travel Franchise Owner

We sat down with Julie & Bob Schallmann to ask them some questions about their experience as Dream Vacations home-based travel franchise owners. When did you become a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise owner? Dec 2017 What did you do before opening your franchise? I (Julie) was a VP of Marketing working in the corporate world. Why did you decide to open a travel agency franchise? My husband and I love to travel and we are adventure enthusiasts.  Our dream in semi-retirement is to take people on eco-tours –

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Janette Hankins

Jack & Janette Hankins: From Air Force to New Travel Dreams

We sat down with Jack and Janette Hankins to learn more about their experience with running their own Dream Vacations travel agency franchise. When did you become a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise owner? May of 2014 What did you do before opening your franchise? We served in the Air Force. Why did you decide to open a travel agency franchise? We wanted flexibility and adventure, in addition to using our expertise from traveling in the military. How have your skills carried over from your previous career? Skills from

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Patti Wilmot

Dream Vacations Franchisee Review: Patti Wilmot & Joe Fitzgerald

We sat down with Patti Wilmot & Joe Fitzgerald to ask them some questions about their experience as Dream Vacations Franchise owners. Patti & Joe previously worked with Cruises Inc, which set a starting point for their understanding of the business but they wanted the growth they knew only Dream Vacations could provide.  When did you become a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise owner? We became franchise owners in January 2018. What did you do before opening your franchise? Cruises Inc for 4 years. Why did you decide to

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Paula Carey

Growing A Travel Agency Franchise One Group at a Time

Paula Carey has always been in the business of groups – before joining Dream Vacations in December 2017 she used to work in association management, meeting planning and hotel group block sales. It’s thanks to this vast knowledge that she chose to focus her efforts in group/corporate meeting travel. Paula has increased her footprint in the community by being a member of a referral networking group and by exhibiting in trade shows where she can connect with her target markets. She believes that finding ways to network

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Bermari Rodrigues enjoying relaxing in a pool lounge chair

From Insurance to Travel – Travel Franchise Owner Takes Out a New Policy on Herself

Bermari Rodriguez finds there are many similarities between her former career selling insurance, and her current career as a Dream Vacations work from home travel agent. Bermari has found success in following her passion and selling what she loves. Whether you are selling insurance or travel, Bermari believes the key is to always ask the right questions to see what the client really wants. When planning a client’s dream vacation, she goes over the detailed options while at the same time providing them an overall fun experience.

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Mike Brown

A Motion to Travel – Attorney of 42 Years Starts Travel Agency Franchise

Mike Brown opened his Dream Vacations travel agency franchise in October 2014 where he works alongside his wife Kristen and daughter Delaney. We recently deposed Mike about owning a travel franchise and the evidence speaks for itself as to why Dream Vacations is the best travel agency franchise.   What did you do before opening your franchise? I have been an attorney in Pennsylvania for 42 years. Kris is also a lawyer and an author. Delaney is a Major in the U.S. Army. After her combined deployments

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Deb Taylor & Daughter Nicole in Maui

Selling Dream Homes and Creating Dream Vacations, Debbie Taylor Is a “Double-Agent” in Real Estate and Travel

Home is where the heart is, and for Debbie Taylor, it is the center of her world. Since October 2017, Debbie Taylor of Denver, Colo. has been leading a double agent lifestyle – as a real estate agent and travel agent. Not only does she sell dream homes, but she sells dream vacations from the comfort of her own home. Learn about how she has followed her dream and juggles having two careers.   When did you become a Realtor? I became a Realtor in 1997 and

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