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, Mon-tego 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 “Destination 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: Nov. 9-16, $499; Calgary/Edmonton area, Nov. 23-30, $499. The cost includes return airline tickets via WestJet Airlines 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.
Goway ‘Ultimate Fam’
Goway has announced the destination for its fifth annual “Ultimate Fam” trip for 2015. Ten lucky agents will win a place on a seven-day trip to Jordan. Goway has partnered with the Jordan Tourism Board to put together this prestigious trip. Participants will experience the multi-dimensional aspects of Jordan – an ancient land steeped in Arabic, Roman and Biblical history. The trip includes round-trip airfare from New York to Amman, six nights deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, most dinners, and all sightseeing. To qualify, agents need to have completed the Jordan Tourism expert course and made at least one booking with Goway. Every additional booking earns an extra entry. If the booking is to Jordan, it counts as two entries.
Winter Europe Fam
Agents are invited to discover Europe this winter with Contiki as the tour operator hosts an open-age “action-packed, experiential fam into the beautiful cities of Munich, Vienna and Budapest.” Agents have to fill out an application form along with 100 words on how they will increase their Contiki sales after completing the fam. The deadline is Oct. 15. The land portion of the trip is free to all participants, with international airfare at their own expense. For further details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.