Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: December 2021
$1,795 - $21,000
1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Email: [email protected]
Home-based Dream Vacation franchise owners sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups. Dream Vacations conducted their franchise review in November 2020, and collected feedback from 54% of the active franchisees (20).
For brands to be successful, it has to work for both franchisees and the franchisor as they grow. All marks on the survey show the Dream Vacations team has created a culture of caring and supporting their franchisees.
In addition, being able to learn from other franchisees in the system- what has worked for them in their markets AND what they would have done differently, is a powerful relationship for new franchisees just joining the system.
Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Not all brands share their results publicly, but Dream Vacations shares their satisfaction scores to show their commitment to franchise relationships, their culture, and transparency.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"This is the best franchise system I have ever seen."
Sandra, Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population)
"Growth of my business has consistently increased every year."
John, Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population)
"Our corporate staff are the best. They continue to keep us relevant and provide the best tools, training and individual support."
Susanne, Owner, Small Market (50,000 - 99,999 population)
Dream Vacations has an award-winning training program that has been nationally recognized by travel trades, as well as by eLearning platforms.
This is a low-cost, home-based business model. You earn commission on the sales of exciting vacation packages from tours across Europe to Caribbean cruises and luxury resorts across the globe.
Dream Vacations franchise owners can run their business from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a laptop. The typical day varies for each franchise owner, but it always involves speaking with clients, completing training courses and networking with others.
Conversations with clients often revolve around getting to know them and what they want in their dream vacations; sharing information about different vacation options and the travel partners we work with (cruise lines, hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and more) that will meet their needs and exceed their expectations; and creating an impressive daily itinerary with excursions and shopping and dining recommendations using our Travel Planner. Dream Vacations franchise owners can book travel to anywhere in the world while giving their clients exclusive promotions and perks.
The possibilities are endless. With more than 90% of our marketing programs included in the franchise cost, as well as award-winning training and technology tools, our franchisees have everything needed to run a successful business. They have opportunities to expand and add associates to grow their business and earn more revenue. In addition, by selling travel from home, our franchisees have no inventory and minimal overhead, which decreases their risk in starting a new business.
Our franchisees earn commission on their sales from a wide variety of vacations, travel insurance, excursions, and more. Our franchise owners receive 100% of the travel industry’s highest paid commissions, which we pay weekly via direct deposit because we are a debt-free company.
It is important to us that we keep our initial franchise training class small so our new franchisees can really get to know each other and our headquarters team. That is why we host one new training class each month. When we are able, new franchisees will have the choice between attending an in-person initial training at our headquarters or a virtual weeklong initial training that provides the same amount of training and learning hours. Once training is completed, franchisees will have access to their websites and can start booking vacations immediately.
No, we accept franchisees with all levels of travel industry and business ownership experience, even if they have none. While those with prior travel industry experience do receive incentives, our award-winning training curriculum covers the travel industry, as well as basic soft and hard sales skills necessary in running a business. Regardless of your industry experience, we give each franchisee the information and tools they need to succeed as a travel agent franchise owner.
Yes, we proudly support military veterans and are ranked the #1 travel agency franchise for veterans. All military veterans receive an Enlistment Package valued at no less than $5,000 which includes:
When owning a Dream Vacations franchise, you are joining a family that values integrity and transparency. Franchisees do not view each other as competitors, but as colleagues. Our Headquarters team’s only customer is our franchisees, and we pride ourselves in demonstrating daily that we care about them – personally and professionally. You truly are in business for yourself, but not by yourself when you join Dream Vacations. In addition, at Dream Vacations your voice will be heard. We have an open-door policy and we value our franchisees’ feedback – which is apparent in our Franchise Satisfaction Survey results and why we have a multitude of committees where our franchisees act as liaisons for the entire network.
Our goal is not to be the largest travel agency franchise, but the most successful. Our franchisees’ success is our only business, so it is a top priority for us to provide them with the best technology, training and support programs, exclusive promotions and lead generation initiatives and so much more! In fact, as our network grows, so does our headquarters team.
Dream Vacations is part of World Travel Holdings, which is one of the largest sellers of cruises in the world. Because of this, we have incredible buying power with every major cruise line which means we get the best exclusive promotions around.