2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#82 Ranked #65 last year
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Initial investment
$2K - $21K
Units as of 2021
1,489 11.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Dream Vacations

Industry
Recreation
Related Categories
Travel Agencies
Founded
1991
Parent Company
World Travel Holdings
Leadership
Brad and Jeff Tolkin, Co-CEOs/Chairmen
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More from Dream Vacations

Join the BEST Travel Agency

This is your opportunity to turn your business dreams into reality. The Dream Vacations home-based franchise opportunity has changed the lives of over 1,500 franchisees, and it could change yours too. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to join a travel community and create the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

The Gold Rush in Travel is Now

The travel industry is exploding, with leisure travel in high demand and vacation are booking in record-breaking numbers. With Dream Vacations, you’re uniquely positioned, as eager travelers seek out the expertise of travel advisors who can help book the perfect getaway.

We are Invested in Your Success

With our on-the-go technology and turn-key marketing, you’ll be able to hit the ground running as a Dream Vacations franchise owner.

  • We support your social media efforts by providing you a FREE auto-social program.
  • We design, build, and send marketing emails on your behalf.
  • Our FREE automated Direct Mail Program is turnkey and funded on your behalf.
  • Booking website and mobile app are accessible from anywhere with internet!

Unmatched Support

We offer everything you need to make sure your business is a successful one!

  • Dedicated Business Development Manager will be there to coach you from the first day you start
  • Initial franchisee training is held 100% online, from the comfort of your own home.
  • 1000+ on-demand online training modules via our Virtual Learning Center.
  • Dedicated support team available via phone, email or instant message.

High Value Business with a Low-Cost Investment

As a home-based business, with no inventory, your overhead costs (and risk) are minimal.

  • Initial franchise fee is $10,500 with flexible financing; you can get started for $3,500 down.
  • Up to a 30% discount for U.S. Veterans, military spouses, first responders, medical professionals, teachers, and more.
  • Earn 100% of the highest commission rates in the industry
 
 
How I Turned a Side Hustle into a Million-Dollar Travel Business

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1992 (30 years)
# of employees at HQ
104
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
1,489 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd., #100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Dream Vacations franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$495 - $10,500
Initial Investment
$1,795 - $21,000
Veteran Incentives
30% off franchise fee; training fee waived for business partner; training fee waived for first veteran/military spouse associate, reduced by 50% for additional associates; marketing assets
Royalty Fee
1.5-3%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Dream Vacations offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
148 hours
Additional Training
As needed
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021