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Dream Vacations/CruiseOne reaches milestone with 2,000 franchise locations

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Dream Vacations/CruiseOne, a leading name in the travel industry, announce an extraordinary milestone as the homebased travel agency franchise celebrates the establishment of its 2,000th franchise.

“Reaching 2,000 franchises is not just a number for us; it’s a celebration of business ownership dreams coming true for our franchise partners and the incredible journey we’ve had together,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president and general manager for Dream Vacations/CruiseOne. “Each franchise represents a story of passion, hard work and the joy of making travelers’ dreams a reality.”

Dream Vacations/CruiseOne has independently owned and operated locations in all 50 states. Dream Vacations/CruiseOne hit the 1,000-franchise milestone marker in 2018 and experienced rapid expansion with the shift in work behaviors as individuals pursued their entrepreneurial aspirations. The strong growth serves as an indicator of the power of the Dream Vacations/CruiseOne brand, the influence of its parent company, World Travel Holdings, as well as the overall health of the travel industry. The surging network’s success places Dream Vacations/CruiseOne in a strong position for exclusive promotions and special offers that each franchise can utilize to provide exceptional value for customers.

“It is exciting to see how much our family has grown,” said Natalie Loza, director of recruitment for Dream Vacations/CruiseOne. “The incredible success of our current travel franchises paves the way for others to pursue their own path in the fun and exciting world of travel. This is the reason why we place such an emphasis on investing and engaging with our franchise network.”

Recently World Travel Holdings announced a nearly two-million-dollar IT investment to build upon current technologies and its strong digital infrastructure for the Dream Vacations and CruiseOne travel advisor franchise network. In 2024, the IT team will add a dozen positions, further strengthening the Dream Vacations and CruiseOne technology team. These additional professionals will allow the company to continue accelerating current initiatives, simultaneously creating cutting-edge solutions and best-in-class technology, giving the travel agency network a significant lead over the competition.

“We are doubling down on our commitment to empower our franchise network to take their businesses to new heights,” said Daly. “Our amazing home office support teams and dynamic back-office systems are ever evolving to meet our customer’s needs. Whether its thousands of modules accessible at their fingertips, incredible software solutions and marketing assets, or group training opportunities to experience exciting products – we will always deliver the very best we can offer to our established and future franchise owners.”

A member of the International Franchise Association, CruiseOne has been in operation since 1992, and its sister brand Dream Vacations launched in April 2016, giving franchisees a choice in how they want to go to market with their travel business. Dream Vacations/CruiseOne recently celebrated its recognition of being the top ranked travel agency franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.

As the only travel franchise to receive a 5 STAR ranking from VetFran, Dream Vacations proudly supports military veterans and is consistently recognized by leading industry publications as a veteran-friendly franchise. Veterans comprise a staggering 35 percent of the growing Dream Vacations network. It is ranked the #2 franchise for veterans by Entrepreneur magazine in 2023, and other recent number one rankings include Military Times and Forbes. Additional recognitions include inclusion on G.I. Jobs annual “Hot Franchises for Veterans,” US Veterans magazine’s “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies”, USA Today’s “50 Top Franchises for Military Veterans” and recognition by MSC Cruises in its Seaside Salute Award. The Operation Vetrepreneur program won gold from the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards and the IFA Franchising Gives Back Awards.

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