New role oversees support services and training
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 10, 2018) – Dedicated to providing best-in-class support and creating a collaborative culture, Dream Vacations/CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc. has announced a new leadership position that entirely focuses on the overall engagement of its home-based travel agents. Air Force Veteran Dustin Jones has been announced as Vice President of Engagement.
Jones is responsible for the overall support provided to Dream Vacations and CruiseOne franchisees, as well as independent vacation specialists with Cruises Inc. This includes all agent-facing events, training programs and support services. He will also oversee the engagement strategy which will translate into continued growth and satisfaction of the network.
“I feel like I am returning home to my family as I rejoin Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.,” said Jones. “I am passionate about developing the best travel agents and helping them take their business to the next level by building upon our connections and how we engage with our network through support, training and networking opportunities. It is important for our agents to know they are in business for themselves, but not by themselves.”
Jones began his career at Dream Vacations/CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. in 2011 as a Training Specialist and worked his way up in the organization to Director of Training & Support Services. In 2015, he transferred to parent company World Travel Holdings’ direct-to-consumer division and led his team in the training of new agents while providing ongoing development opportunities.
“I am extremely excited to work with Dustin again and I look forward to collaborating with him on enhancing the already amazing support initiatives our team provides our network of agents,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance for Dream Vacations/CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. “His engaging and charismatic personality, combined with his training expertise will prove to be invaluable in his new role.”
Travel agent training and engagement opportunities propel those within the Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. network to success, and 98 percent of travel agents within the network agree that they are supportive of each other. Providing a blend of in-person and virtual trainings, agents have multiple opportunities throughout the year to interact with each other and the corporate headquarters team, whether they are sharing best practices, developing new skills or learning the latest industry trends.
Those who are passionate about travel with an entrepreneurial spirit who would like to start a travel agency as part of a network with a proven track record, should visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com to learn about franchising with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, and www.SellCruises.com to learn about becoming an independent vacation specialist with business opportunity Cruises Inc.
About Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® are part of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. The Dream Vacations and CruiseOne franchise opportunities give entrepreneurs a choice in how they want to brand their travel business, and Cruises Inc. is an independent business opportunity. Both business models provide a work-from-home opportunity to those interested in selling all types of travel experiences whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour. With a mission of delivering a remarkable experience, travel agents with all three brands are given premium resources to plan and create a seamless vacation experience for the customer while offering the best value. For more information on Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DreamVacationsFranchise, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise or watch its videos at www.youtube.com/DreamVacationsBusiness. For more information on Cruises Inc., visit www.SellCruises.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SellCruises.