FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Council on Education, approximately 1.5 million service members will be transitioning out of the military in the next three to five years and seeking employment opportunities. Owning a home-based franchise provides flexibility to maximize family time while earning a living. For the fifth year in a row, home-based travel franchise CruiseOne / Dream Vacations will be hosting its "Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General" contest, which has given away $250,000 in franchise opportunities to 20 military veterans since inception. The contest begins Monday, May 30, 2016, through Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
"Franchising is an appealing career move for military veterans because of their leadership skills, the system-based model, ongoing training opportunities and familial atmosphere," said Tim Courtney, vice president of franchise development and ambassador of veteran affairs for CruiseOne / Dream Vacations.
Operation Vetrepreneur is open to former members of the five branches of the U.S. military who are retired, off active duty and/or honorably discharged prior to the contest start date. To participate, candidates must complete an online entry form by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Details can be found at www.OperationVetrepreneur.com.
"I love being a travel specialist with CruiseOne / Dream Vacations because of their strong commitment to the travel industry, and their never-ending support to franchisees, regardless if they are just beginning or have been with them for a decade," said Army Veteran, Franchise Owner and past winner Mattie Johnson.
Military veterans with a passion for travel and entrepreneurism who are interested in opening a CruiseOne / Dream Vacations franchise, visit www.OperationVetrepreneur.com or call 888-249-8235.
About CruiseOne® / Dream Vacations
In operation since 1992, the home-based travel franchise CruiseOne® is ranked in the top three percent of all franchises worldwide and is a member of the International Franchise Association; Dream Vacations launched in April 2016. As part of World Travel Holdings, franchisees are able to offer their customers the lowest possible pricing on vacations with its 100 percent "Best Price and Satisfaction Guarantee." For more information, visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DreamVacationsFranchise, and follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise.
Begins May 30, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends September 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Must be 18 or older, have a computer and internet connection, be a legal resident of the US or DC and a former member in good standing of one of the five branches of the U.S. military who is retired, off active duty and/or was honorably discharged prior to the start date of the Contest. Only one (1) submission per contestant. Sponsored by CruiseOne, Inc., 1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd. Ste. 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. See [www.OperationVetrepreneur.com] for complete Rules and details.
Rachel Shapiro, PR Specialist
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