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September dates


Onkar Travels has India fam trips in September. The company says it strives to make the tours “fun-filled and educational, while you visit a country of wonders filled with palaces, drenched in history and culture, tradition and rituals.” The North India Tour of six days will cover Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. The South India Tour of seven days will cover Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, and Kumarakom. Since the tours follow one another, agents can book themselves on both. The cost for the land package is $630 for North India, $790 for South India and $1,420 for both. For bookings, contact Jasveet Singh, by e-mailing jasveet@onkartravels.com or phoning 905-897-0700, ext. 114 or 124.

September–November dates

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) in Canada has announced its upcoming familiarization tours for Canadian travel agents. Agents are invited to apply now for the tour departing from their closest major city. Fams are scheduled during September and November and will highlight Jamaica’s resort areas of Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. The trips are a great opportunity for agents to be updated on product development as well as obtain the tools to better sell “Desti-nation Jamaica” to their clients. For more information and to register, agents should visit: http://www.visitjamaica.com/canada and click on the “Fam Tours” tab. Fams depart via WestJet as follows: Winnipeg area, Sept. 10-17, $449; Greater Toronto Area, Sept. 19-24, $399; Montreal area, Nov. 9-16, $499; Calgary/Edmonton area, Nov. 23-30, $499. The cost includes return air-line tickets via WestJet Air-lines to/from Montego Bay, all meals, local transportation, sightseeing, all taxes and shared accommodation in a twin-bedded room. Overnight hotel in Toronto (if required) will be the responsibility of the agent. Application deadline is 15 days prior to departure. Successful applicants will be confirmed five days after the application deadline.

Oct. 14-23

Exotik Tours is hosting an October fam to Eastern Europe from Vancouver featuring Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. The cost is $999 including land, air and taxes. Agents are advised the trip will feature a lot of walking, and will include three to four mandatory hotel inspections in each city. The fam is for travel agents only. For further details, contact Nathalie.Demontigny@TravelBrands.com.

Georgia, Armenia
Oct. 5-16

Canadian Gateway is hosting an 11-day fam to Armenia and Georgia with their cave towns and monasteries, medieval temples and scenic mountain ranges. The cost, including flight from Toronto, is US$1,599 per person, twin sharing, and also includes accommodation, transfers, English speaking guide, most meals and wine tastings, excursions and entrance fees and more. Space is limited. For further details, e-mail smirnov@canadiangateway.com.

Travel Courier Issue Date: Aug 27, 2015
Posted in Fams



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