Dream Vacations

Dream Vacations

Travel agencies
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#65 Ranked #73 last year
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Initial investment
$2K - $21K
Units as of 2020
1,553 38.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Dream Vacations franchisees sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups.

About Dream Vacations

Industry
Recreation
Related Categories
Travel Agencies
Founded
1991
Parent Company
World Travel Holdings
Leadership
Brad and Jeff Tolkin, Co-CEO/Chairmen
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Join the Travel Agency Franchise Voted BEST

Turn your passion for travel in your next business with a Dream Vacations home-based travel agency franchise. You’ll help people achieve the getaway of their dreams all while owning your own business. Enjoy the flexibility that comes with working anywhere in the world, at any time. Join the most awarded travel franchise today!

Become Part of an Exciting Industry

The future is bringing in travel and one of the best parts of owning a travel agency is being able to travel and experience the amazing vacations you’ll be selling – at a discounted cost to you! Travel is one of the fastest growing industries providing a formula for long-term success.

We are Invested in Your Success

With over $4 million invested yearly in our marketing and promotions, we are invested in your success. Over 95% of our marketing and lead generation programs are FREE here are just some of them:

  • Booking website and mobile app – technology that is on-the-go and accessible anywhere with internet!
  • Direct mail program with exclusive fully-funded pieces, free to you
  • Strategic content for your social media pages
  • Lead generation programs to help build your customer database

Unmatched Support

With the best ratio of support staff for you from our dedicated team and full training provided, you’ll have the most comprehensive support. This means no previous travel industry experience needed!

  • Live instructor-led virtual training with our experts
  • 1000+ online training modules
  • Dedicated Business Development Manager

Low-Cost Meets High Value

  • The initial franchise fee is $10,500 with flexible financing; you can get started for $3,500 down.
  • Up to 30% discount available for community heroes, veterans and diversity candidates
  • Earn 100% of the highest commission rates in the industry

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1992 (29 years)
# of employees at HQ
70
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
1,553 (as of 2020)

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; $5,000-valued enlistment package
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
55 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

Compare where Dream Vacations landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #65

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #20

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #2

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #14

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Ranked #6

Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021