St. Vincent and the Grenadines organized a weeklong Roadshow in the Greater Toronto Area last week, with over 150 agents attending events that took place in Ajax, London, Oakville and Toronto.
The roadshow featured a welcome and an update from Shelley John, Director of Sales Canada for the SVGTA as well as overviews of the various islands and a few of the many hotel options available in the destination.
Presentations by Jacqueline Stubbs, Representative of Palm Island Resorts and Kim Halbich, Owner of Paradise Beach Hotel and President of the St. Vincent & Grenadines Hotel & Tourism Association, followed John’s update.
Each event ended with prize draws for room nights at Petit St. Vincent Resort, Palm Island Resort, Young Island Resort and Paradise Beach Hotel.
Two agents from each event won spots to participate in the spring, St.Vincent and the Grenadines Familiarization Trips.
Shelley John, Director of Sales Canada for the SVGTA, said: “We are thrilled with the outcome of our in-person roadshow this year. Following this successful roadshow, we feel that travel agents are equipped to sell our destination confidently, and we at our Canadian office stand ready to assist agents and their client’s book SVG as Canadians look for that special vacation.”
In addition, all road show participants received a special ‘thank you’ gift courtesy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism, including chocolates from the destination and other small goodies.They were advised on how to become an SVGPRO, using the destination’s new training program with Recommend.
Also of note is the fact that Air Canada is set to resume its direct nonstop weekly service from Toronto on Nov. 4, 2022, and twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) from Dec. 20, 2022.
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In The Photo
Attending the Toronto event, from l to r, were Jamali Jack- Digital Marketing Officer; Kim Halbich – Owner Paradise Beach Hotel; Shelley John- Director of Sales Canada; Susan Webb – President Vox PR Representatives for SVG; Shawn Sutherland – Research and Information Manager SVG Tourism Authority