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 “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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.