CruiseOne Franchise Owner Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Franchising

Jason Newquist of Lake Mary, Fla. Honored by the International Franchise Association 

Lake Mary, Fla. (March 2, 2023) – CruiseOne franchisee Jason Newquist was recently honored by the International Franchise Association with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.

“After more than 10 years as a travel advisor with CruiseOne, being nominated and then chosen to receive this award is a humbling experience,” said Jason Newquist, CruiseOne travel advisor and franchise owner. “I was able to grow my business with both the support and encouragement of our headquarters staff in Florida, and by setting lofty goals. Once you narrow your focus, doors will open, but your mindset must always be positive.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong, and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.

“Jason strives to leave his customers and colleagues happier than when they started an interaction,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president and general manager for CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. “Jason lets his customers, not his competitors, determine sales and profitability. He leads by example and advises his fellow travel advisors to set their goals high and visualize reaching them.”

“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Jason exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”

There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing more than 8.4 million direct jobs and generating $800 billion plus in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.

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Photo Cutline (From L to R): Natalie Loza, Director of Recruitment for CruiseOne and Dream Vacations; Merci Newquist; CruiseOne Franchise Owner; Jason Newquist, CruiseOne Franchise Owner; Joelle Delva, Vice President of Operations for CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. 

About Dream Vacations and CruiseOne® 
A member of the International Franchise Association, the top-ranked home-based travel agency franchise CruiseOne® has been in operation since 1992, and its sister brand Dream Vacations launched in April 2016, giving franchisees a choice in how they want to brand their travel business. Dream Vacations and CruiseOne franchisees have the resources to plan and create seamless vacation experiences for their customers while offering the best value. Dream Vacations and CruiseOne is part of World Travel Holdings and has received franchise 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, visit Like Dream Vacations on Facebook at, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise and watch its videos at