Travel Professionals International (TPI) and G Adventures travelled to Cambodia on a TPI exclusive Specialized Travel Education Program (STEP).
The TPI STEP program is an exclusive education program that was created to educate TPI advisors about a destination, tour, excursion or cruise ship product. STEPs are provided in order to assist TPI advisors to develop and improve their knowledge of products offered for sale and in turn provide TPI Advisors’ customers with exceptional service and drive additional sales and revenue.
The STEP trips are escorted by a TPI host along with the supplier host. Having a supplier representative present on the trip allows the Advisors the opportunity to build one on one relationships with them and discuss more of their products.
TPI has seen tremendous positive feedback about the STEP program, year after year Advisors are pleased with their experience and find it extremely beneficial to their business and an opportunity to interact with their TPI peers, learning and sharing in small like-minded groups.
Kathylynne Fenton, TPI advisor, said: “I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience a G Adventure tour with TPI, as I now have a better understanding of the trip style and am excited to share the information with my clients! I am confident I will have no trouble selling this travel style in the future as a result of my first-hand experience on the Cambodia STEP FAM.”
The group of 18 TPI Advisors had the privilege of experiencing Cambodia while accompanied by Sean Russo, National Sales Manager, Canada for G Adventures and local CEO G Adventures guide Cheak Chuom.
“G Adventures was pleased to bring this group of TPI Advisors on our Cambodia Experience itinerary. They entered this trip with an open mind and heart; each advisor gained a better understanding of our WHY and HOW and we strongly believe they are in a better position to showcase the power and difference of adventure travel and community tourism,” said Sean Russo. “Travel is about connections and understandings, and we believe the advisors have a better understanding of life and the culture of the people of Cambodia. We look forward to growing our working relationship between TPI, its Advisors and their newly minted group of storytellers.”
Go to www.tpi.ca for more.