The Return Of The Fam Trip

Want to know a creative way to spark inquiries and motivate clients to stop dreaming and lock in upcoming trips? Consider highlighting some of the special experiences and features that await on future vacations while going live on location from an idyllic Caribbean destination.

That’s exactly what Clementina Iannuzzi of Dream Adventures with TTAND did while attending Sandals Resorts’ first Canadian FAM trip this week in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and within the hour she already fielded promising requests for bookings.

“The live on my Facebook page was very successful,” Iannuzzi tells Travel Courier. “Literally within 30 minutes, I had a client reach out for further information for her family of five for the Beaches property. She has three adopted children with special needs and thought this would be a great fit for her family.”

Beaches Ocho Rios is known for its autism-friendly kids camps in partnership with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Julia, the Sesame Street muppet with autism, was on hand to give a warm welcome to the agents who toured the resort on a site inspection.

“I also had a client reach out asking for feedback as she is planning her honeymoon,” Iannuzzi adds.

Similarly, Heidi Pivnick, a luxury travel and cruise specialist with Voyages Anne Travel Inc., makes it a point to connect virtually with her followers when she’s on site at resorts — with great results.

For the full story, check out this week’s issue of TRAVEL COURIER.