Apply now for TTC Tour Brands’ 2023 fam trips
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Apply now for TTC Tour Brands’ 2023 fam trips

CYPRESS, CA — TTC Tour Brands has announced three fam opportunities for travel advisors in 2023.

Designed to give advisors first-hand experience with the company’s portfolio of brands, the fams include an itinerary to the American South, one in Italy for independent travel consultants, and another in Croatia specifically for Insight Vacations.

“Travel advisors have always been key to our sales proposition and now more than ever, we understand the importance of hands-on, personal experiences to interact with and understand each of our brands,” said Melissa DaSilva, President TTC Tour Brands North America.

“Consumers seek advisors for their incredible depth of knowledge and through these new fams, as well as our suite of travel advisor programs, we’re giving them the tools to guide clients from the inspiration journey to the sale, setting them up for success across our brands,” she added.

Each trip includes opportunities for advisors to learn about the different aspects of a guided trip from each of the brands. Travel advisors will also be able to meet with fellow agents from across North America, and possibly the world.

Here are the highlights of each itinerary:

  • Tastes & Sounds of the South FAM Trip: Open to travel advisors around the world, this fam will take place May 8-15, 2023, starting in Nashville and ending in New Orleans. Each day of the trip is allotted to a different TTC Tour Brand – Trafalgar, Costsaver, Contiki, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. Advisors will get the chance to stay at accommodations and participate in activities unique to each brand. For example, on the Costsaver day in Memphis, they can choose between two ‘Make Travel Matter’ experiences: a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum with a local specialist, or a tour of the city’s musical heritage onboard the country’s only music bus. On the Trafalgar day in Natchez, advisors will enjoy a ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at the Lansdowne Plantation that has been preserved for 160 years.

To apply for this fam, click here.

 

  • The Independent Travel Consultants Italy FAM Trip: The first-ever, multi-brand trip exclusively for independent travel advisors will depart March 24-30, 2023 and showcase the range of offerings across Trafalgar, Costsaver, Insight Vacations and Contiki. This fam will focus on educating advisors on how to grow their independent travel agencies with TTC Tour Brands. Highlights include a ‘Make Travel Matter’ experience in Perugia with a visit to an artisanal workshop to learn about the art of loom-weaving textiles, and a visit to a traditional arts centre in Venice to learn about the art of glassblowing. In Rome and Florence, advisors will also take pasta and risotto cooking classes similar to what one would experience on a Contiki and Trafalgar ‘Be My Guest’ dinner in Tuscany. In Venice, they’ll cruise the Venetian lagoon to Burano and enjoy an Insight Celebration Dinner with local wines.

    Note that there is limited availability for this fam. To apply, click here.

  • Insight Vacations’ Captivating Croatia FAM Trip: Departing May 7-13, 2023, this fam begins in Zagreb with a city tour by a Local Expert to sites including the iconic Mirogoj City Cemetery, Ban Jelačić Square and St. Mark’s Church. Advisors will then venture to Plitvice National Park where they’ll choose between two ‘Make Travel Matter’ experiences: joining a Local Expert to learn how research is monitored on the natural species of the park, or meet with the women of the Tara Community Center who produce handicrafts that work to employ those in the local community. Other highlights include the Old Town of Split where advisors will explore the Roman Emperor Deiocletian’s Palace, a dinner in a traditional konoba, a visit to the fishing village of Mali Ston for a sampling of fresh oysters straight from the sea, and a full day of exploring in Dubrovnik with a Dubrovnik Pass.

    Apply now for TTC Tour Brands’ 2023 fam trips

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To apply for this fam, click here.