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Cruise Fare Watch Technology Illuminates Sales for Dream Vacations / CruiseOne Travel Agents

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 17, 2016) – Home-based travel agencies Dream Vacations / CruiseOne recently launched Cruise Fare Watch, a new technology tool that has automated the process of tracking cruise fares. It provides daily knowledge of price changes and puts agents ahead of the competition. Since launching at the end of October, more than 7,700 watches have been created and more than 5,000 alerts have notified agents of price changes.   “We are continuously evolving our technology, whether it is creating new tools or enhancing existing resources, that

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Five Military Veterans Win Travel Franchises from CruiseOne/Dream Vacations

 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 10, 2016) – CruiseOne/Dream Vacations, the number one travel franchise for military veterans, celebrated Veteran’s Day early with a special ceremony recognizing military veterans and the 2016 winners of the fifth annual contest “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General.” Over the past five years, CruiseOne/Dream Vacations has awarded 25 free franchises valued at more than $317,000 to deserving military veterans through its annual contest. “There are so many parallels between the military and franchising that recruiting and supporting military veterans has become a

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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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CruiseOne/Dream Vacations Wins Seven in Prestigious 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 20, 2016) – The home-based division of award-winning leisure travel company and world’s largest cruise agency World Travel Holdings has been recognized again this year by Travel Weekly. CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations received top honors for its industry leadership for the seventh year in a row and won seven Magellan Awards for its innovative technology and websites, prolific community involvement, unique marketing campaigns and exceptional training. “To win a Magellan Award is an accomplishment, but to win seven in multiple categories speaks volumes of the

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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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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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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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$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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Monica Calenda, Franchise Owner since 2014, Larkspur, CO

Switching to Dream Vacations was the best business decision I ever made, I have been receiving so many calls since I started posting about our transition. I knew this was going to happen, people needed to know I could help them with more than cruises and now they do. I love the support I received from Headquarters and the seamless transition going live!