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Tips on Reading a Franchise Disclosure Document: Item 2

On an earlier blog post, we examined Item 1 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and explained its meaning. As the series “Tips on Reading a Franchise Disclosure Document” continues, it is only natural to go in order and examine Item 2. Remember, opening a franchise is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. An important step in the franchise selection process is conducting due diligence and carefully reading the FDD. While this may look like a cumbersome document, we are making it

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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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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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How a Travel Franchise Can Maximize an Event Sponsorship

2016 is on track to be an incredible year for CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. To build upon the excitement within the travel industry surrounding the launch of the Dream Vacations travel franchise in the second quarter of 2016, CruiseOne has decided to be the official show sponsor of the 2nd Annual Travvy Awards, which is presented by travAlliancemedia. CruiseOne / Dream Vacations is making history and changing the face of the home-based travel franchise industry! Sponsorship of an event is a huge investment of money, time and

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Meet One of CruiseOne’s ‘Vetrepreneurs’

Article from TravelPulse: Travel has long been considered a great second-career option but not one that necessarily comes to mind for former military personnel. CruiseOne’s “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest is changing that. Created three years ago,  the contest has since awarded $250,000 in free CruiseOne franchises—each valued at $12,500—to 20 military veterans, said Tim Courtney, vice president of network development  and  ambassador of veteran affairs for CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. “With approximately 250,000 service members transitioning out of the military each year, we strive to

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Suzanne Klasen, Franchise Owner since 2012, Porter Ranch, CA

I was looking for an opportunity to own my own business.  I had previously worked in sales and customer service for the semiconductor industry, but took 14 years away from my career to be a full time Mom.   With my kids growing up and nearing college, I wanted to return to the workforce. Owning my own business intrigued me – I liked the idea of setting my own schedule, working from home, and being responsible for my own success. I decided to look into CruiseOne after I had

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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 to Launch New ‘Dream Vacations’ Brand

Article From: Travel Agent Central Look for some CruiseOne agencies to switch to a new franchise agency brand – Dream Vacations – that will launch as part of the CruiseOne portfolio, effective April 4, 2016. While cruise sales for the CruiseOne brand, a division of World Travel Holdings, are shaping up to be very robust in 2015 and into 2016, the reality is that many CruiseOne franchise owners have been asking the brand’s leaders for a way to more effectively portray what they sell – both cruises and

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CruiseOne Launches New Leisure Brand, Dream Vacations

Article from: Travel Pulse Travel franchisor CruiseOne is launching a new brand, Dream Vacations, to more clearly convey that its home-based travel agencies sell vacation packages, resorts and tours, as well as cruises. Existing CruiseOne franchisees can either stick with that brand or move to the new one, which will officially launch in April 2016. The new brand was announced Monday by Senior Vice President Debbie Fiorino during the CruiseOne/Cruises Inc. annual conference aboard the Norwegian Escape. As the new Dream Vacations brand was unveiled, streamers popped and

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Top 5 Reasons To Use Travel Agents

While many people think the invention of the Internet has made travel agents obsolete, the opposite is actually true. Yes, it is fun to research vacation options and it can be easy to book online; however, the endless search results and multitude of options make it a very overwhelming experience. Working with a travel agent is like having a real-life Google or Siri at your fingertips; but instead of just giving a tremendous amount of options, he or she can narrow down the choices for you and

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