South Carolina Travel Professional Pursues Dream of Business Ownership with Dream Vacations
Bluffton, S.C. resident Anthony Jackson has travel in his DNA and before opening his Dream Vacations travel agency franchise in August 2018, he was a General Branch Travel Manager at another travel agency. While having prior travel industry experience is not necessary to become a successful franchisee, this background helped steer Anthony in his decision to become a travel agency business owner. Anthony shares in this Q&A why Dream Vacations is the best travel agency franchise.
What attracted you to Dream Vacations?
Dream Vacations is an accredited agency that offers one-stop service and the tools needed so I can take the stress out of travel planning for my clients. They enable me to provide exceptional service and value when booking Dream Vacations!
What is one thing you wish somebody told you before you opened your travel agency?
Stop hesitating and just open the agency sooner than later! You will not regret it.
What team at Dream Vacations has contributed most to your growth and why?
The support team has been a huge direct valuable resource. There are so many ways I can get in touch with them when I need help – chat, email and phone. Plus, they have great hours so I can reach them when I need them most.
What advice do you have for a franchise owner who is looking to grow their business?
1. Build deep, enriching and long-lasting client relationships! Talk less and listen more.
2. Ask for referrals.
3. Always, always thank your client. This has truly been the secret to my success.
What is the best thing about owning a travel agency franchise?
It is an incredibly rewarding experience to have the flexibility to work when and where you want. I love the social opportunity of making new friends and undoubtedly learning about different cultures while exploring this magnificent world.
Anthony’s Dream Vacation is to sail by private yacht to the Maldives. Once there, he would enjoy the spectacular sunset view daily over the island, and also dine at the renowned underwater Ithaa Undersea Restaurant with panoramic views of the Azure Waters. After the Maldives, he would then traverse to Bora Bora to experience the over-the-water bungalows at The Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort. This extraordinary adventure would also include engaging in the turquoise lagoons while inextricably mingling with the tropical fish. Lastly, he would indulge in the beautiful snorkeling near Bora Bora’s Southern Reef, for a fun and indescribable experience exploring the colorful coral that Bora Bora has to offer!
Come meet Anthony and learn more about Dream Vacations at the Flowertown Festival from Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th on Main Street in Summerville, S.C. Attendees can also enter-to-win the Flowertown Celebrity Sail-Away Giveaway through April 8, 2019 at www.dreamvacationsfranchise.com/flowertown.