Travel Advisor Wins National Business Award in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Dream Vacations honors female franchise owners with OPAL Award for leadership and community service 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (March 8, 2024) – Leading home-based travel agency Dream Vacations celebrates Women’s History Month in March by honoring a female travel advisor with the OPAL Award for Women. The company has named Dream Vacations Franchisee Amy Madson the 2024 recipient of this prestigious award.

The OPAL Award recognizes a female franchise owner who exemplifies Outstanding Performance And Leadership. The honorees are active in the community and civic organizations and demonstrate leadership within Dream Vacations.

“Amy is the embodiment of what it means to be a true leader and industry asset,” said Debbie Fiorino, chief operating officer for Dream Vacations. “She provides guidance, positivity, mentorship and creativity in every aspect of her business. She represents what it means to be an OPAL winner, and I am honored to present Amy with the 2024 OPAL Award.”

As a resident of Orlando, Fla., Madson has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry and is active within the Dream Vacations family. Madson & Associates is part of the illustrious Dream Vacations’ Circle of Excellence. These franchises make up the upper echelon of elite sellers of the Dream Vacations franchise network that includes more than 2000 franchises, representing the top 1-2% in sales.

Personally, and professionally, Madson is heavily involved in her community generously giving back and volunteering her time. She uses her network to help drive success with organizations such as the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Central Florida Chapter, Make-A-Wish®, Best Friends Animal Society, Rikki’s Refuge Animal Sanctuaries and other Central Florida charities.

“I am truly honored to even have been nominated for the 2024 OPAL Award and to win is such a wonderful surprise,” said Madson. “I take pride in helping others become the best they can be in both business and in life, so being recognized for doing what I love is humbling. I want to take the opportunity to thank my peers for nominating me, headquarters for believing in me and the entire Dream Vacations family for their support.”

Dream Vacations is committed to being “Rich in Diversity” and empowers all owners, agents, and employees to reach their highest potential by leveraging their broad range of talent, experiences, personalities, viewpoints and ideas to generate business growth.

For more information on joining this award-winning agency, please visit to learn more about owning a Dream Vacations travel franchise. 

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 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 about Dream Vacations, visit Like Dream Vacations on Facebook at, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise and watch its videos at