Entrepreneur magazine has named travel agency franchise Dream Vacations the 2017 Top Franchise for Veterans.
“In addition to being American heroes, while serving our country military veterans develop strong leadership skills which translate well into franchise business ownership,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of Dream Vacations, in a press release. “Not only do veterans shape our country, but they also shape our franchise organization and make up more than 30 percent of our owners. We believe in listening to our franchise owners and providing them the tools they need to succeed, which is why we are the best travel agency franchise for veterans.”
The list is based on incentives for veterans, how franchisors attract and support veterans, and the franchisor’s score in the Entrepreneur 2017 Franchise 500.
Military veterans who purchase a Dream Vacations travel agency franchise receive an enlistment package that’s valued at least $5,000. Franchise owners can select one of three perks — receiving up to $7,000 back based on sales through the Earn Back promotion, a $1,000 marketing credit, or waived administrative fees valued at $1,350.
Additional benefits for military veterans include a 20 percent discount off the initial fee, waived training fee for a business partner, veteran-themed marketing assets, the ability to hire active-duty military spouses as associates at a discount, LeisureCare Travel Insurance discounts for veterans, travel discounts for military customers, access to veteran networking groups, and the ability to move residences and stay in business.
As a member of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran initiative, Dream Vacations is the only travel franchise to receive a five star ranking. The IFA also awarded Dream Vacations gold this year at the annual Franchising Gives Back awards for its Operation Vetrepreneur recruitment program.
For more information visit dreamvacationfranchise.com.