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It’s Time To Plan A Vacation!

For the last week, many of us have been dealing with weather issues – bitter cold and incredible amounts of snow or rain.  Our temperature this morning was 42 degrees warmer than yesterday morning!  And it’s still cold!  Everyone is talking about it on Facebook, in the stores, on the news.  But what can you do?

It’s Time To Plan A Vacation!

Now is the perfect time to plan your next vacation.  Where do you want to go?  Disney World, a cruise, an all-inclusive, or how about a group tour like Adventures by Disney?  Right about now, sitting on my balcony, watching the ocean go by with a tropical drink in my hand sounds amazing!  My toes just smiled thinking about digging in a white sandy beach in the tropics.  Even my Alaska cruise for this summer sounds fantastic because it can’t be anywhere near the temperatures we have seen!

Ok, so I’ve convinced you it’s time to look at planning another vacation.  What’s next?  Contact your Travel On A Dream agent or just visit our website and put in a request for a quote.  You can also call us at 888-681-1240 and select option 1.  We will put you in touch with any of our agents qualified to help you plan your perfect escape.  Whether it is now or in the next couple of years, it will give you something to look forward to.

How About An Incentive?

We have three for you!  For each reservation you book totaling $2,000 or more (a reservation is one confirmation number), you will receive a bonus $25 onboard credit (for cruises) or a $25 gift card, given at the time of travel.  Airfare is excluded in the total cost of the reservation.  The onboard credit is in addition to our Loyalty Program!

If you refer others to us, we always offer a referral bonus.  For all referrals with deposits applied between January 10 –  January 31, 2014, the referral bonus will be double!  See our website for details on the referral program.

Finally, if you are referring or are referred through sharing on social media, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card!  We will have two to give out — one for a referrer and one for a new client.  Here’s how you enter — share our Facebook page, Twitter user @TravelOnADream, or this blog with all your friends and tell them to tell us you sent them.  All your friends need to do is contact us to help plan their next vacation.  Once they have paid their deposit, they will be entered and so will you!

All three of these incentives are available for new bookings between January 10 and January 31, 2014.  We will draw for the winners on February 1, 2014.

What Do Your Services Cost Me?

In most cases, NOTHING!  For Disney Destinations and all cruises, we do not charge a service fee.  We are paid by the travel supplier after you complete your travel.  And they won’t charge you more to work with us.  It’s the best of both worlds!  We do charge a small service fee for airline, car rentals, other hotels and itinerary planning when booked separately, but not as a part of a package.  If you have booked a cruise or a Disney Destination with us, we will not charge you for the extras you need to make your vacation complete.  Our agents will take care of all of your itinerary planning, including dining arrangements and touring recommendations.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Contact us today!


Happy Birthday ToaD (and Tripp)

June 20, 2010 we booked our very first reservation as Travel On A Dream.  Three years later, we are still going strong, stronger than ever, thanks to all of you.  Thousands of cruises and travel packages later we have grown from just a dream of mine to ten agents.  We cannot thank you enough for putting your faith and trust in us to take care of your travel plans.  Your personal bookings and your referrals of us to your friends and families mean more than words can say.


Referrals mean the world to us.  When you go to a restaurant and the service is sub-par, you don’t tell your friends to go there.  In fact, you tell them NOT to go there.  When you refer people to us, you are saying that not only were you happy with the service, you are willing to put your reputation on the line by telling others about it.  To thank you for these referrals, we offer referral rewards and have from the beginning.  We have paid out hundreds of referral credits and gift cards.

Double Referral Credits!

As a birthday gift to all of you, we are doubling our referral credits for the next month!  For all new referrals with bookings deposited by July 20, 2013, we will give you double referral credit.  For example, if your friend books a $2500 package, on your next trip booked with Travel On A Dream after they travel, you normally will receive either a $25 gift card or onboard credit.  With our double referral credit promotion, you will receive $50!

We also love groups!  As you may know, we have cruise groups going to the Bahamas this October, Southern Caribbean next October and Alaska in August, 2014.  There is still room for more so come join us!

Groups Bonus!

As another birthday gift to all of you, any new groups booked and deposited before July 20, 2013 of at least five rooms will receive a bonus.  Groups can be organized tours, airfare/hotel packages, cruises or Disney packages.  The group coordinator will receive double onboard credit for their cabin on the cruise or $100 gift card for packages.  Adventures by Disney packages may qualify for an additional bonus.  Get your group of friends or family together and contact us today!  Please note, this cannot be combined with the referral credits for the group leader, but your agent will give you the better of the two promotions.

Itinerary Planning Changes

Over the years we have handled a variety of travel plans for you.  We have done so in many cases without a service fee to you.  We want to continue to serve you without fees and will do so with most cruises, tours and Disney Destinations.

Effective June 20, 2013, Super Saver rates on Carnival and any stand-alone hotel and airfare reservations will be subject to a service fee.  For one night stays or airfare only reservations, the fee will be $50.  For longer stays or Carnival Super Saver rates, the fee will be $100 per room/cabin.  More detailed vacation planning may be subject to higher fees.  We are finding that we are working harder for the great rates and many of the travel suppliers are putting limitations on what they will pay us (with many of the lowest rates, they won’t pay at all).  These fees will allow us to continue to give you top quality service.

Thank you!

Thank you again for helping us achieve this milestone.  Without your support (and bookings!), we wouldn’t be here today.  We look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with all of you.

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Save Up to 30% This Summer at Disney World

Starting today through June 14, 2013, when you book your Walt Disney World® Resort stay for most nights June 13 and August 14, 2013, you will save up to 30%.  You can also make this a package and add tickets and dining to your package.  Tickets 4 days or longer will also receive a discount.  The discounts depend on the resort and vary from 5 – 15% at Value resorts, 5 – 20% at Moderate resorts and 5 – 30% at Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts.

Contact Travel On A Dream today for the best availability.  Your agent will not only get you the best value for your vacation dollar, but will also offer concierge services including itinerary planning, dining reservations and help with all of your questions during the process.

For a limited time, you can also receive a $25 gift card from Travel On A Dream with your Walt Disney World package of at least $1000.  Valid only on new bookings between April 2 – 15, 2013.  You must request promotion XTRA25 when booking to qualify.  Do you have family or friends who want to go with?  Refer them to Travel On A Dream to receive their $25 gift card and you will also receive one as well for referring them!

Restrictions apply.  Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas and Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation  Resort.  Savings is based on the non-discounted price for the same room.  Gift card promotion is only valid for new bookings made between April 2 – 15, 2013.  Gift card will be mailed at time of travel and void if reservation is cancelled.  Gift card or onboard credit for referrer will be added on your first travel date scheduled by you on or after the date your referral travels and must be booked through Travel On A Dream.

Adventures by Disney Offer

We’re taking a break today from our photos to bring you an exciting offer from Travel On A Dream.  Even a week after leaving Peru, I am still talking about the experience, reliving many of the moments.  I have also heard from many of you that Peru is a “dream” vacation for you.  I’m sure for others there are different dream locations as well.

Adventures by Disney® can make it happen for you. Adventures by Disney was created especially for families, with breathtaking guided group vacations spanning six continents—from Alaska to Australia, and from Costa Rica to Canada. With Adventures by Disney, you’ll meet enthralling local
experts. Enjoy backstage access, VIP treatment and other exclusive experiences difficult to arrange on your own. And discover incredible adventures for everyone, including special thrills just for kids. You and your fellow travelers are hosted by two Disney-trained Adventure Guides. Best of all, Adventures by Disney will handle the details. So you can spend your time having the time of your life.

Now is a great time for you to book your Adventures by Disney vacation!  Disney has a couple specials right now for you.

  • Extra Night Free on select trips.  For adventures between May 20, 2012 and December 22, 2012 you can receive a complimentary additional night at your destination on the Once Upon a Fairytale (Germany), Viva Italia (Italy) and Bella Italia (Central Italy) tours.  Book by February 29, 2012 for this promotion.
  • Receive $250 off per person on select Eastern Costa Rica departures between June 30, 2012 and December 29, 2012.  Book by March 15, 2012 for this promotion.

Contact us for restrictions and availability on these and other Adventures by Disney tours.

In additional to the Adventures by Disney offers, Travel On A Dream is also offering something extra!  Bookings between February 6, 2012 and April 30, 2012 will also qualify for a gift card up to $500 from Travel On A Dream for travel dates between April 15, 2012 and April 15, 2013.  Here’s how it works:

  • Spend $2000, receive $100 gift card
  • Spend $4000, receive $200 gift card
  • Spend $8000, receive $400 gift card
  • Spend $10,000, receive $500 gift card

It’s that easy! Check out Adventures by Disney’s e-brochure!

Do you know someone who would be interested in an Adventures by Disney trip?  Refer a friend to ToaD for Adventures by Disney and you will receive DOUBLE referral credits!  Referral credits are based on the package booked by the referred client and will be paid on your first travel date scheduled by you on or after the date your referral travels and is booked through Travel On A Dream.

Whether you want to follow in the Inca’s footprints in Peru, go on a safari in South Africa, spend a night in a real castle in Germany or any of the other destinations Adventures by Disney can take you!  For additional information email us at or check out our site at

It Brings a Smile to Our Faces!

There is one thing that I hear almost every day that makes me smile, and it doesn’t matter how many times I hear it.  The reaction is always the same.

What could possibly have that much meaning?  “I was referred by _______”.  It sounds so simple, yet means so much.  It tells me that the referrer was not just satisfied with the way we helped with their vacation, they felt the need to share this with other friends and family.

I had a friend ask me for advice on gratuities.  They had asked some other friends first and didn’t get the answer they wanted.  She was very pleased with our work on her travel plans and wanted to know if it was appropriate to give a travel agent a tip.  My response was that the biggest compliment to your travel agent can get is your referrals and continued business.  This can include online reviews as well as just telling your neighbor who to use.

Today, it seems like there are so many options for you in everything you do.  If you need a handyman for your house, you usually ask a friend or neighbor who they have used.  Why not do the same with a travel agent?

Our referral program has been very successful as this is something that we do track.  As a thank you for your referrals, we offer a future credit (in the form of a gift card or onboard credit).  This is based on what your friend or family member books with Travel On A Dream and is payable after they travel.  It is a small token, but a heartfelt thank you!  Just be sure they let us know that you referred them!  We know that the people you refer are your friends and family and we take care of them just like we take care of you for your travels.

Thank you for your referrals!  We look forward to more smiles over the next year when we hear your name from your friends and family.

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