Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcia Finkelstein.
Marcia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I took my first cruise in 1990 – and became hooked! The rest is history as the saying goes! I love planning “Dream Vacations” for people and giving them fantastic service, that is hassle free!
We just relocated our Cruises & Tours Worldwide – Dream Vacations Franchise from Long Branch, NJ to South Florida, September 1st, 2016. We still also maintain an office in NJ as well.
As a result of being part of the nation’s leading home-based travel agent franchise network, Cruises & Tours Worldwide, have access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and Dream Vacations’ exclusive, elite product and service offerings.
I’ve had ten years of creating dream vacations for my clients along with years of traveling across the world which has made me an expert in planning the perfect trip, no matter what your needs may be. I am certified in all Cruises (ECC), Elite Cruise Counselor and also certified in all land destinations, including a Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS), a (CTA) Certified Travel Agent and also a Luxury Specialist (LS). I am also a Certified Special Needs Travel Specialist and also a (CATP) which is a Certified Autism Travel Professional.
We are also pleased to announce that Cruises & Tours Worldwide – Dream Vacations has won the Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire for 2018. This is a big honor!
I specialize in a variety of adventures, from destination weddings and romantic honeymoons to fantastic cruises. Every vacation is a memory to treasure, so let me make yours magical. We have the most competitive pricing with our large volume buying power and the best service around that will far exceed any of your expectations!
Why take chances with your next cruise, all-inclusive resort, tour, honeymoon, destination wedding or romantic escape plans – when you can call one of our Travel Specialists at: Cruises & Tours Worldwide – Dream Vacations today!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I would say it has been a smooth road. My first year, I won the Rookie of the Year Award with Cruises Inc. which is the sister company for our franchise! Our growth has been very steady and gone up tremendously each year! Thanks to very loyal customers that love referring us!
Dream Vacations – Cruises & Tours Worldwide – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Our company specializes in several areas of travel. Some of us specialize in honeymoons and destination weddings, while the others in our company specialize in cruises and tours. We also handle all types and sizes of groups.
Our service sets us apart from others. I know everyone thinks that they give great service but, I know that we will do things that other agents do not do! We make sure that all of your entertainment (even the free shows) are booked for your cruise before you go, especially on the mega ships, so that you can enjoy your cruise and not hope to get in and see a show. You won’t have to wait on a long line, you will just be able to go in since your show was reserved for you! We will also do all of your on-line check-ins for you! This is one thing less for you to do! Anything that we can do for you, we will gladly do – with no fees ever charged! We will also book all of your airfare for your trip – even if you’re using miles! We will also send out to you all of your paper docs by mail! We do not just email them to you!
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I am very proud of all of the wonderful testimonials that our loyal customers have sent in to us and all of the awards that we have won! From the best of the best Marketing Award, to the Best Travel Agency in Long Branch – 2 years in a row – and the top seller of Sandals and Go Go Vacations for our company. But, the one that I am most proud of was the “Top Rookie of the Year” award, that I won, the first year that I started as a travel agent!
- Address: Dream Vacations – Cruises & Tours Worldwide
12217 Whistler Way
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
- Website: www.CruisesAndToursWorldwide.com
- Phone: Toll Free: 866-949-TRIP (8747)
NJ Office: 732-222-2111
- Email: mfinkelstein@DreamVacations.com
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