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.
Anderson Vacations Megafam
Anderson Vacations’ Canada Megafam will give up to 30 top travel agent or tour operator partners the opportunity to travel to one of several Canadian destinations. Participants will travel to either British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, or Quebec. The small groups will not only socially be able to share their Megafam-experiences with clients and friends, but also post to the Mega-fam-generated hashtag in a competition that will be awarded during the Grand Finale evening. The Grande Finale of the fam culminates with the regional groups of agents converging on Banff/Lake Louise to share experiences and meet the rest of the Anderson Vacations team. For every Canada and Alaska individual passenger booking made by Aug. 10, each agent will receive a ballot entered into the draw for Megafam attendance. The more passengers an agent or tour operator books, the better the chance of winning their way onto the trip. “Additional chances to win a way onto the Megafam include submitting a 60-second video (or less) that demonstrates why you “love” Canada or sending us a photo of your 2015 window display showcasing that you are supporting the sale of Canada product. We will select four entries through the Video/ Photo/ Facebook promotion to win their way on to the fam program.”
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: 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 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.