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Dream Vacations Business Owner Melissa Cohn Recognized as a 2022 Franchise Rock Star

Dream Vacations Business Owner Melissa Cohn


Dix Hills, N.Y., (July 7, 2022) – Dream Vacations franchise owner and Dix Hills resident Melissa Cohn was named by research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2022’s Franchise Rock Stars. Cohn was selected from more than 30,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in the publication’s research.


The Franchise Rock Stars were nominated by their brand’s leadership in one of eight categories as business owners who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen,” Top-Performers and Multi-Unit Owners. Cohn was recognized in the Women’s category.


“It is such an honor to be recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Franchise Rock Star,” said Cohn. “I love being a Dream Vacations franchise owner and making my clients travel dreams come true. As a travel advisor, I provide personalized service to my clients, and to be recognized for my passion and business practices is truly wonderful.”


In the fall of 2021, Cohn had a decision to make when parent company World Travel Holdings announced it was merging its Cruises Inc. independent contractor model with its Dream Vacations franchise business model to create more profitable opportunities for its network of travel advisors. As the top Cruises Inc. performer, Cohn knew what choice allowed her to continue growing her business and that was owning a Dream Vacations franchise, so she became an owner in January 2022. Within less than a year of making this change, Cohn earned a spot as one of the top selling travel agency owners within Dream Vacations. Solely based on volume, she qualified to be a member of the network’s prestigious “Circle of Excellence,” which recognizes Dream Vacations top-producing travel agency franchise owners.


“There are thousands of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of business ownership every day. Not only that, many of them exemplify a real commitment to being leaders, mentors and brand ambassadors in their communities,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “Each year it gets harder and harder to narrow down the list, but the franchisees recognized this year truly stand out as exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model. We are thrilled to recognize these individuals as Franchise Rock Stars.”


As part of World Travel Holdings, one of the nation’s top travel retail networks, Dream Vacations offers consumers the lowest possible pricing on cruise and land vacations through its relationships with every major cruise line and many tour operators.


For more information or to book a dream vacation with Cohn, please call (631) 278-4738 or visit



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. For more information on Dream Vacations, visit


About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit