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
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 18, 2018) – The home-based division of award-winning leisure travel company and world's largest cruise agency World Travel Holdings has been recognized again this year by Travel Weekly. Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® received top honors for its industry leadership, winning six total Magellan Awards ranging from free marketing programs and an inspirational advice book for travel agents authored by industry leader and the travel network’s General Manager Drew Daly, to an individual franchise winning for their innovative business model.
“We care more about our franchise owners and independent vacation specialists and supporting them is our number one priority and winning these awards speaks volumes to the superiority of our programs as compared to others in the industry,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne/Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc. “These would not be possible without our forward-thinking headquarters team who every year raise the bar in creating and implementing programs that have a positive impact on the way we do business and support our customers – the network of CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise owners and Cruises Inc. independent vacation specialists.”
Vacation Superhero Referral Program is the first of its kind in the travel agent industry. Proprietary technology created in-house makes it easy for a consumer to recommend their travel agent online and get rewarded with a Visa gift card when their referral books a dream vacation.
Selling Fun!, authored by General Manager of Network Engagement and Performance Drew Daly and available on Amazon, this book provides an overview of making a living selling travel. Travel agents can use it as a guide and learn tips on how to be more successful with their business. Topics included are sales, marketing, networking and the importance of having fun working.
Loyalty Cruise Perks gives consumers an option to select an amenity as a reward for booking their next cruise vacation onboard or within 30 days of returning home. Options include credit toward a shore excursion, Resort for a Day experience or onboard credit.
The Wanderful Promotion was the first marketing campaign of 2018 and included an exclusive consumer offer that was fully funded by corporate headquarters. The rich promotion offered up to $300 onboard credit on preferred supplier ocean and river cruise bookings or up to $150 in resort credits. The Wanderful promotion led to record-breaking sales and was instrumental in kicking off 2018.
Travel agents with Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. have the ability to create free Company Member Pages, branded travel websites for an organization which has ideally 20 or more members. Member pages are customizable and can speak to this audience alone by offering a specific “value add” that is only visible to those who visit the website.
Dream Vacations – Ignite U Franchise Owners Kieran and Sherri Murry of Spanaway, Wash. also were recognized for their innovation in launching their travel agency as a subsidiary of their professional networking membership group.
“While all of these awards are truly noteworthy, I am especially proud of Drew, Kieran and Sherri for being recognized and winning Magellan Awards for their individual efforts in promoting the value of the travel agent,” added Fiorino.
Travel Weekly’s annual Magellan Awards recognize the travel industry’s leaders and are judged on a 100-point performance scale by a prestigious panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. It honors outstanding design, marketing and services in a broad range of industry segments including Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.
Those who are passionate about travel with an entrepreneurial spirit who would like to be part of a travel agency network that cares more about its agents and travelers, 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.