Franchisee satisfaction reaches record high for Dream Vacations
Dream Vacations named the best among travel agency franchises and ranks more than 10 percent higher than its peers
Franchise ownership satisfaction is above industry standards according to a Franchise Business Review survey of home-based travel agency franchise owners with Dream Vacations. Results reveal that Dream Vacations ranks more than 10 percent higher than its peers within the Travel and Hospitality Benchmark. As a result, Franchise Business Review named Dream Vacations “Best in Category.”
“We don’t sell franchises, we award dream businesses to people who are passionate about travel and helping others,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of Dream Vacations. “The success of our franchisees is our number one priority; there is a direct correlation from the personal service our support team provides to the financial success of our franchisees. It also helps that we work in a fun industry, making this an enjoyable career for entrepreneurs.”
Ninety-eight percent of those surveyed agreed that they enjoy operating their franchise. This is attributed to being passionate about their career and the ease in which they can conduct business. Dream Vacations provides cutting-edge technology making it possible for franchisees to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. In addition, as a home-based business opportunity, franchisees have the flexibility to work when they want, how they want, and where they want.
When asked if fellow franchisees are supportive of each other, 98 percent agreed that as a franchise owner with Dream Vacations, one instantly feels part of a supportive family. Lainey Melnick, a Dream Vacations franchise owner in Austin, Texas said, “This is probably one of the biggest strengths of our network. Our initial training, conference and regional trainings are excellent and give us a great framework to building relationships. I’m still very close with my training class; we continually support each other to build our business and inspire each other to take on more responsibilities. The same is true for our local franchise owners. We make a real effort to work as partners and not as competitors to show each other respect and help build the brand so we can all benefit.”
Survey results also revealed that 94 percent of participants would recommend the Dream Vacations travel agency franchise. The support provided by the headquarters staff begins with the franchise development team and continues through during franchise ownership with the corporate support team. With new enhancements and upgrades to the franchise system continuously being launched and the travel industry ever-changing, in-person, virtual and on-demand trainings are provided so franchisees can leverage the tools Dream Vacations provides and better service their customers.
“The healthy economy coupled with the strength of the travel industry and new cruise ships on the horizon means that there is no time like the present to begin a career as a travel franchise owner,” added Fiorino. “It’s no secret that our franchise satisfaction is tops because our franchisees are making more money due to our continuous investments in their success; they are doing what they love; and they have incredible personalized support. We are large enough to lead the industry, and small enough to care about each individual franchisee.”
Dream Vacations is looking for individuals who are passionate about travel, helping others and are eager to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves. For more information, please visit www.dreamvacationsfranchise.com or call 888-249-8235.
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 www.youtube.com/user/DreamVacationsBusiness