Travel Agency’s Groups Technology Wins Franchise Innovation Award from Franchise Update Magazine
Dream Vacations’ award-winning Groups Registration and Payment Tool has resulted in double-digit sales growth and exponential adoption rates
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (June 25, 2019) – Selling group travel is a lucrative way for travel agents to grow their business and travel agency franchise Dream Vacations has made it easy for its home-based travel agents to capitalize on this trend through its Groups Registration and Payment Tool, which was recently recognized by Franchise Update magazine with the Franchise Innovation Award. In fact, since launching the enhanced payment function this year, there were 70 percent more group registrations in the first quarter of 2019, when compared to same time last year, and double-digit growth in terms of sales from groups.
Nearly 100 franchise organizations in different industries submitted nominations across four categories – Marketing & Branding, Operations, Products & Services and Human Resources describing their unique innovation, the problem it solved for and its success metrics. Dream Vacations won in the Operations category for most innovative use of technology.
“A collaboration between our IT and Operations teams, the Groups Registration and Payment Tool has been a game-changer in both customer satisfaction and growing our groups business,” said Joelle Delva, CFE, vice president of operations for Dream Vacations. “Groups is an important part of our business and we recognize its complexities. We are constantly developing new ways to support our agents in how they can efficiently build their groups business.”
The Groups Registration and Payment Tool empowers travel agents with Dream Vacations to create and customize professional group event websites that showcase amenity options, highlight itineraries, outline payment schedules and accept secure payments during the initial registration process. This tool complements the Groups Concierge program, which is available at no additional cost and is a turn-key service that handles all of the complex details that go into servicing and executing a successful group, including but not limited to contract negotiation, data entry, building groups, closing sales and more.
Those passionate about travel with an entrepreneurial spirit who would like to be part of a travel agency network that cares more about its agents and travelers, should visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com or call 888-249-8235 to learn about franchising with Dream Vacations.
About Dream Vacations
Travel agents with the top-ranked home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations have the resources to plan and create seamless vacation experiences for their customers while offering the best value. A member of the International Franchise Association, Dream Vacations is part of World Travel Holdings and has received partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the major cruise lines as well as national recognition for its support of military veterans. For more information about Dream Vacations, visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com. Like Dream Vacations on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DreamVacationsFranchise, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise and watch its videos at http://www.youtube.com/DreamVacationsBusiness.