Participants visited Cancún, Mexico for site inspections and cultural activities
NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 2, 2018) – Travel Leaders of Tomorrow, the joint initiative between Travel Leaders Group and select travel industry partners to attract new talent to the travel agency community, recently provided participants the chance to attend its first fam trip offering. Twenty travel agents experienced the best of Cancun, sponsored by Funjet Vacations.
Travel Leaders of Tomorrow offers a comprehensive education for prospective travel agents, including virtual study halls, guest lectures, business plan coaching and independent learning. The program prepares participants to open their own travel businesses or join an existing travel agency.
“One of the many compelling benefits to becoming a travel agent is the opportunity to take fam trips to learn about destinations first-hand,” said Heather Kindred, Program Director for Travel Leaders of Tomorrow. “Through familiarization trips, agents gain valuable knowledge to better serve their clients. Because Travel Leaders of Tomorrow strives to give our participants thorough preparation for their travel careers, it made sense for us to integrate a fam trip into the learning program. Cancun is a highly sellable destination, and thanks to the sponsorship of Funjet Vacations, participants were able to take a deep dive into the destination—and have some fun along the way,” Kindred added.
“Although it is impossible to personally experience all of the places people like to travel, fam trips are invaluable for making local connections in a destination to help me better serve my clients,” said Laura Wagner, a Travel Leaders of Tomorrow participant and current agent at Protravel. “They add tremendously to your expertise as a travel professional, your credibility with future clients and help you sell travel with more confidence. This whole program has been a fantastic way to kick off my travel agent career.”
During the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow fam trip, attendees visited more than 10 resort properties in Cancun and conducted site inspections. They also networked with local suppliers, participated in training courses, and enjoyed parasailing and snorkeling.
“Thanks to Funjet Vacations and our Cancun resort partners, this trip was an enormous success that will help Travel Leaders of Tomorrow participants sell travel to Mexico and we look forward to offering future fam opportunities,” said Kindred.
To learn more about how to become part of Travel Leaders of Tomorrow, visit www.TravelLeadersofTomorrow.com.
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