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Kathy Eng, Franchise Owner since 2008, New Rochelle, NY

After being a franchise owner of McDonald’s with one of the highest volume restaurants in NYC and ranked one of the top 20 locations in the nation, I decided to stop selling Happy Meals and transition to another franchise business in an industry I was passionate about. I fell in love with cruising in 2000 and decided to follow my passion in becoming a cruise specialist. I joined CruiseOne in 2001 and rebranded as Dream Vacations in 2016. For the past eight years, my agency has ranked

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Chris & Cheryl Schubert, Franchise Owners since 2008, Wesley Chapel, FL

We decided to make the change from CruiseOne to Dream Vacations because over the prior six years as a franchise, our clients thought we only sold cruises. With the name change to Dream Vacations, we will now be recognized as a go to team for all types of vacations not just cruises. The name change will help us propel our business to the next level and we are up for the challenge.

Rachel Stekson & Kevin Wonder, Franchise Owners since 2015, Philadelphia, PA

I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to pursue my passions for art and travel. Previously, I owned an art advisory business in NYC. When Kevin and I relocated to Philadelphia, it dawned on me that my other great passion, travel, could offer a sustainable career that would provide me with the same opportunity to help people fulfill their dreams. Right off the bat, CruiseOne was a natural choice, since my family booked all of our vacations – by cruise and land – through

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Alan Rosenbaum, Franchise Owner since 2003, Johns Creek, GA

I’ve been selling travel under the CruiseOne name for more than 12 years. This was great at first, when all I sold was cruises. But as our portfolio grew to include all things related to vacations, the name just didn’t work. My clients just never remembered that I was a Vacation Specialist and not just a Cruise Specialist. I was thrilled to be able to rebrand to Dream Vacations. And as it turns out, the publicity surrounding the rebranding has generated a lot of interest from new

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Jason Armstrong, Franchise Owner since 2013, Spokane, WA

Whether working as a funeral director or a vacation specialist, I love to hear people’s stories and help them find solutions. In both fields I find that people don’t understand or are overwhelmed by all of the options they face. I help narrow down the options to the most appropriate for their needs. I get to help create life-long memories that will shape a family’s own story. And, as a vacation specialist I look forward to repeat clients! Dream Vacations gives me the systems and support so

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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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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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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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