Local Dream Vacations Travel Agency Franchise Announces Merger

March 13, 2019

Royal York Travel – Dream Vacations in Woodstock and TravelWolfe – Dream Vacations in Rancho Mirage, CA are thrilled to announce the merger of their businesses effective March 1, 2019. The newly combined business will operate under the name Valley Travel Associates – Dream Vacations.

The combination of these two companies offers an exciting opportunity to strengthen and reinforce the high-quality service and experience proposition previously offered by these two successful franchises individually, as well as brings enhanced capabilities and coverage for existing clients whether in California or New York, or anywhere in between.

Royal York Travel – DreamVacations was founded in 2015 by Norman Buchbinder and his business partner Derek Krabill. Both Buchbinder and Krabill each had decades of first-hand travel experience having traveled to more than 100 countries around the globe by air, land and sea and wanted to share their expertise with their clients while providing superior customer service. This means that Buchbinder and Krabill will often travel with their groups to ensure a top-notch experience.

“As consumers grow increasingly savvier and more aware of the many benefits of working with a travel consultant, finding a partner that is dedicated, knowledgeable, and has had first-hand experience makes all the difference in the world for a client’s vacation,” said Buchbinder.

Dream Vacations – TravelWolfe founders Mark and Shirley Wolfe opened for business in 2007. Mark and Shirley have traveled to over 240 destinations around the globe.

“Providing exceptional customer service and matching our clients desires to their best possible dream vacation experience is a key goal of our agency. We are dedicated to providing our clients the best possible value for their vacation dollars by utilizing programs like our Cruise Fare Watch system,” said Wolfe.

A recent client commented, “The service here is a throwback to a different time.”

Royal York Travel – Dream Vacations has had three consecutive years of more than 100 percent growth in sales and revenues, while TravelWolfe – Dream Vacations has also experienced tremendous growth since its inception 12 years ago. The newly combined agency Valley Travel Associates – Dream Vacations will rank 18th out of 1,339 total agencies in the CruiseOne/Dream Vacations Network.

“Finding ways to continue growing the business while maintaining the high service levels our clients enjoy can be challenging, and finding partners who share a similar backgrounds and ethic is key,” said Krabill. “We found that Mark and Shirley share our values and service philosophy which is why this merger makes so much sense for us.”

With the merger, Valley Travel Associates – Dream Vacations will offer extended hours by taking advantage of its presence on both the East and West Coasts. The additional resources and experience realized by this combination will be a tremendous benefit for clients.

Buchbinder said, “We look forward to this new chapter and to helping all of our clients make lasting memories with Dream Vacations.”

For more information or to book a dream vacation, please call (760) 880-9313 or visit http://www.GoValleyTravel.com

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 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.

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Author: Prakash Poojary

Business Analyst

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