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As Part of Veterans Day, Buford Resident and Navy Veteran Celebrates Winning Home-Based Travel Agency Franchise

Christo Robinson wins nationwide "Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General" contest from Dream Vacations

Dream Vacations Operation Vetrepreneur winner and Navy Veteran Christo Robinson. Photo Credit:

Buford – Dream Vacations, the number one travel franchise for military veterans, announced that Buford resident and Navy Veteran Christo Robinson is one of seven military veterans to win the seventh annual nationwide contest “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General.”

Robinson received a free travel agency franchise valued at $12,700. Their travel agency will operate under the name Dream Vacations – Robinson Travel Group.

Robinson was one of 300 applicants to apply for this annual contest, which was open to former members of any of the five branches of the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) who were retired, off active duty and/or honorably discharged prior to the contest start date in May. Robinson participated in a rigorous three-part application process which included creating a business plan, video essay, and phone interviews.

“My love and passion for travel is one of the main reasons I became interested in having a career in this industry,” said Navy Veteran Robinson. “My 23 years of military service and living abroad will afford me the opportunity to instantly connect to my customers from my personal experiences and provide them with the best recommendations on travel to their destinations. Not only am I excited about seeing the world and sharing my own travel experiences with my clients, but I am ecstatic about helping other people achieve their dream vacations.”

As a Dream Vacations franchise owner, Robinson is now part of the World Travel Holdings’ family of brands, one of the top travel retail networks in the world with incredible buying power with every major cruise line and many tour operators, resulting in exceptional low prices and exclusive offers such as upgrades, discounts and more.

Dream Vacations proudly supports military veterans and is consistently recognized by leading industry publications as a veteran-friendly franchise. As a member of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran initiative, Dream Vacations is the only travel franchise to receive a five-star ranking. Other national accolades include number one rankings by Military Times, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Additional recognitions include inclusion on G.I. Jobs annual “Hot Franchises for Veterans,” US Veterans magazine’s “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies”, USA Today’s “50 Top Franchises for Military Veterans” and recognition by MSC Cruises in its Seaside Salute Award. The Operation Vetrepreneur program won gold from the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards and the IFA Franchising Gives Back Awards.

For more information about the contest or to book your next dream vacation with Robinson, please call (470) 326-5115 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