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2018 Press Releases

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Top Five Villa Vacation Destinations for 2019
Unveiled by Villas of Distinction® Villas of Distinction’s booking trends reveal the most popular destinations



Dream Vacations Wins Marketing Innovation Award from International Franchise Association
Digital marketing efforts recognized at IFA’s annual Marketing Innovation & Technology Conference



Receive an Amazon Gift Card Valued Up to $2,000 When You Book With Villas of Distinction®
All Villas of Distinction Bookings Departing in 2018 and 2019 Qualify



#1 Franchise for Veterans Awards Seven Free Travel Franchises to Military Veterans
Dream Vacations has given away 37 free home-based travel businesses to U.S. veterans valued at more than $469,000



“Travel Agents Are Our World” Underscores Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Customer Appreciation Week
Week-long celebration complements Cruise Line’s International Association #ChooseCruise initiative



Groups Program for Dream Vacations Expands with Ability to Accept Online Registration Payments
Enhanced tool creates even more flexibility for both franchisees and their clients



LuxuryOnly Celebrates 10 Years, Unveils Redesigned Website
The newly redesigned site improves the user experience and assists visitors in their initial research for high-end and river cruise vacations



Free Travel Agent Marketing Programs Win Big at 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Home-based travel franchise Dream Vacations and CruiseOne and independent business opportunity Cruises Inc. win six awards 



Resort Vacations in High Demand as Revealed at 2018 Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Land Summit
GOGO Vacations hosted the four-day intensive training at Majestic Mirage in Punta Cana



World Travel Holdings Acclaimed as One of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America
Seventh consecutive time recognized for innovative employee engagement programs



Spend the Holidays in the Lap of Luxury with Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction® Gives Customers Up To $2,000 Destination Dollars With All Holiday Bookings



Latest Business Rankings Confirm Travel Agents In High Demand
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® Recognized by South Florida Business Journal and Florida Trend



Social Travel Club LIVIT Joins World Travel Holdings as a Private-Label Partner
Members can book cruises on Cruises.LivitUp.Com



Booking Cruises Online Made as Easy as 1, 2, 3 with Updated Websites from Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.
Consumers can now easily navigate complex promotions



World Travel Holdings Reaches Fundraising Milestone with More than $1 Million Donated to Make-A-Wish®
Award-winning travel agency has helped grant more than 100 wishes to children with critical illnesses



VillaRental.com Adds 15 Destinations, Diversifying Its Collection
Over the past six months VillaRental.com has experienced an extensive product expansion providing its customers with more unique destination options



Travel Agency Franchise Dream Vacations Shows Support at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Pop Up Party
In the spirit of giving back, home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations joined forces with its partners Celebrity Cruises and Beyond Proper to give away a three-night Bahamas cruise and a $100 Beyond Proper gift card as part of a Pop Up Party for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.



Home-Based Travel Agencies Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Christen Office with Office Unveiling and “Live Your Dream Day” Proclamation
In the spirit of cruising, home-based travel agencies Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. hosted a christening ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of its renovated corporate headquarters. 



Seven Military Veterans Can Win Free Travel Franchise
Dream Vacations travel agency franchise launches seventh annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest on May 28, 2018



Dustin Jones Rejoins Dream Vacations/CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® in Newly Created Role, Vice President of Engagement
New role oversees support services and training



Villas of Distinction® Announces First Annual President’s Circle Award Winners
These awards were established as a way to recognize the hard work and dedication of the villa rental company’s travel agency and supplier partnerships



Gary E. Smith, ECCS, Franchise Owner of Dream Vacations – TravelPerks, Wins Most Prestigious Travel Agent Award in Industry
Eugene resident & Springfield business owner named 2018 Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year by Cruise Lines International Association



#PartnershipGoals Campaign Recruits Expert Travel Agents to Dream Vacations
Existing travel agents who start a Dream Vacations franchise receive free cruise



Villas of Distinction® Announces Partnership with Traveler Extraordinaire Tammy Levent
This partnership includes six national TV segments highlighting the brand and training opportunities within Levent’s Travel Agents Success Kit (TASK) program



CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations Celebrate Top Travel Professionals With Royal Tour of London and Luxury River Cruise
CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations recently recognized its top-producing travel agency franchise owners who are members of the home-based network’s prestigious “Circle of Excellence.



Travel Agency Franchise Expands its Veteran Enlistment Package
Gold Star Families can honor loved one with Dream Vacations



VillaRental.com Expands Its Product Offerings, Enhances Site
The enriched site allows visitors to learn about destinations and the villas offered, connecting them to local expert agents & concierges to customize vacation experiences



Travel Agents Win National Business Award In Celebration of Women’s History Month
Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc. honor female agents with OPAL Award for leadership and community service



Dream Vacations Named #1 Franchise for Veterans by Military Times for Fourth Year in a Row
Seventh annual rankings factor in company culture and support for military franchisees



Franchisee Satisfaction Reaches Record High for Dream Vacations
Dream Vacations named the best among travel agency franchises and ranks more than 10 percent higher than its peers



Villas of Distinction® Announces Caribbean Villas Open for Business
The Caribbean has recovered and Villas of Distinction is accepting guests on impacted islands; adds Aruba to its portfolio



Villas of Distinction® Honored as Gold and Silver Winners in the 2018 Travvy Awards
The Absolute Best in Travel As Awarded By Travel Agents



World Travel Holdings Named a Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs for Fourth Year in a Row
World Travel Holdings moves up two spots and ranks in the top 50 companies hiring remote workers



New Innovations in 2017 Set Pace for Record-Breaking 2018
Cutting-edge technology solutions, fully-funded marketing programs and enhanced training & support are just a few initiatives that sparked a banner 2017



First Annual LGBT Getaways Group Cruise Hosted by Dream Vacations Sets Sail in April 2018
7-night cruise aboard Celebrity Silhouette to visit Eastern Caribbean