Dream Big in the Big Easy: Dream Vacations Expanding into Gulf Coast
Travel agency franchise Dream Vacations participating in 2019 Power Up: Women's Leadership Conference hosted by New Orleans Chamber
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (February 27, 2019) – Nationally recognized and leading travel agency franchise Dream Vacations is expanding its footprint in the Gulf Coast and is seeking potential new franchise owners. To introduce itself to the region and goal-oriented entrepreneurs who may be looking for a side hustle or encore career, representatives from Dream Vacations will be attending the New Orleans Chamber’s 2019 Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, March 22, 2019. In addition, a local Louisiana-based travel agent franchisee will be onsite educating attendees about the value of using a travel agent and the importance of using vacation days.
“We are encouraging locals to dream big in the Big Easy and are eager to expand Dream Vacations into New Orleans and beyond,” said Janet Harris, director of recruitment for Dream Vacations. “This region is perfect for travel franchisees because not only do they live in a popular tourist destination, but they have easy access to the Port of New Orleans making it possible for locals to visit exotic destinations without having to fly.”
The fact that Americans are placing a greater value on experiences rather than tangible items and that taking vacations is no longer considered a luxury, coupled with the economic impact that franchising and tourism has on Louisiana makes it an opportune time for Dream Vacations to focus on expanding to this region. According to the International Franchise Association, there were 11,532 franchises adding 119,048 jobs to the Louisiana economy and accounting for $10.3 billion of the state’s economic output and nearly $3.9 billion of private sector payroll. The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation report that 47.1 million visitors accounted for $17.5 billion in visitor spending in 2017.
Franchisees with Dream Vacations have the flexibility to work from home, set their own hours and travel the world while earning an income as a travel advisor creating dream vacations for clients. They have access to a plethora of programs that not only provide them with a competitive advantage, but also enables them to maximize their individual profits. The headquarters team funds more than $4 million in marketing programs such as a mobile-friendly booking website, lead generation, exclusive promotions, fully automated referral program, video library and more, while award-winning technology makes it easy for consumers to understand complex promotions and book online with the comfort of knowing they have a travel advisor serving as their advocate. Dream Vacations has been ranked the number one franchise for veterans by Entrepreneur, Forbes and Military Times and it has the highest franchisee satisfaction ranking among all franchises in the travel and hospitality industry according to Franchise Business Review.
Dream Vacations is looking for franchisees who are passionate about travel, helping others and are eager to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves. No experience selling travel is necessary because all new franchise owners attend an award-winning 6-day training at Dream Vacations’ world headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, where they learn how to use Dream Vacations’ industry-leading booking systems and get an introduction to the cruise and resort vacation industry. New franchisees can open their home-based business for less than $10,000 and work anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
To learn more about how to join a travel agency franchise that cares more about its agents and travelers, 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 http://www.youtube.com/DreamVacationsBusiness.