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Lisa Gerbens, Head of International Markets (left), and Jonathan Boiria, Head of International Business Development for Worldia, attended the Dream Vacations Galveston Regional Training earlier this year.

Worldia partners with Dream Vacations/CruiseOne, launching a platform that allows U.S. travel agents to quickly customize and sell FIT vacation packages globally.

PARIS – Worldia, the pioneering tour operator for FIT vacation packages announce a groundbreaking strategic partnership with industry-leading travel agency franchise, Dream Vacations and CruiseOne. Dream Vacations/CruiseOne take the role as Worldia’s U.S. launch partner, collaborating in a close relationship to be the first U.S. travel agency network to roll out Worldia’s platform, product, and services to their travel advisors. This venture marks a transformative opportunity for the franchise, enabling their agents to sell fully customizable land itineraries in more than 85 destinations worldwide.

Worldia enables travel agents to plan, customize, quote, and sell FIT vacation packages within minutes, thanks to a unique combination of proprietary technology, curated content, and tour operator services. Already a key player in the European travel industry, Worldia collaborates with leading travel agency brands in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and soon the United Kingdom. After a successful U.S. pilot, the tour operator has been actively preparing its broader U.S. introduction and partnering with Dream Vacations/CruiseOne as their launch partner in the U.S. is a major milestone for the company.

“Launching in the U.S. with Dream Vacations/CruiseOne is a great opportunity, and we are excited to have a partner on our side that shares the same vision of continuous and innovative improvements to revolutionize the travel industry,” said Erwan Corre, cofounder and CSO of Worldia. “We are excited to bring World Travel Holdings’ agents this new capability of selling fully-customizable itineraries in a matter of minutes, boosting their productivity and conversion rates for FIT bookings. At the same time, agents can rely on an established tour operator who takes full responsibility for the trip and manages all changes as the agent’s one point of contact for all components of the trip.”

“Worldia’s advanced platform, product and tour operator services will make it exponentially quicker to get clients quotes for complex trips,” said Sean Tolkin, vice president of land strategy and network performance for Dream Vacations/CruiseOne. “This heavily involved process that once took days or even weeks to execute, a savvy agent can perform it in minutes. This will allow our network to close sales and bookings faster.”

As the top travel agency franchise in Entrepreneur’s 2024 Franchise 500, Dream Vacations/CruiseOne constantly pushes the envelope when it comes to securing and providing resources for its vast and growing franchise network to take their businesses to the next level. Earlier this month, World Travel Holdings announced a multimillion-dollar investment to bolster the award-winning Dream Vacations/CruiseOne technology team. The announcement as Worldia’s U.S. launch partner reiterates the franchise’s commitment to offer cutting-edge technology to boost its franchise network’s productivity and efficiency. Worldia’s unique combination of technology and travel expertise blends perfectly with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne providing their franchise network unique solutions to sell land vacations around the world.

“I felt incredibly honored and thrilled to take part in Worldia’s pilot program,” said Jessica Slater, Dream Vacations franchise owner in Acworth, Ga. “The time saved during the mapping and finalization of itineraries was remarkable. Every travel advisor understands the desire to deliver their best work for each client, and this becomes even more crucial when assembling an itinerary with numerous moving parts. Worldia’s tools not only enable me to complete the task swiftly, but also provides me the confidence and peace of mind that the final product was polished and easy to follow.”

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