G Adventures now taking applications for 2023 agent FAMs
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G Adventures now taking applications for 2023 agent FAMs

TORONTO — G Adventures has opened the books on applications for its 2023 FAMs.

The small-group adventure travel operator and community tourism pioneer is offering a wide range of FAMs for travel advisors this year, in destinations including Vietnam, Spain, Borneo and South Africa. G Adventures made the announcement last week at its webinar, attended by 400+ Canadian travel agents.

G Adventures’ FAM series dovetails with its Canadian ‘Agents of Change’ program, open to advisors who book their customers on life-changing G Adventures trips year-round.

David Green, managing director for G Adventures in Canada, says G Adventures’ agent trips aren’t ordinary fams. Agents have the opportunity to see firsthand how the company’s style of community tourism changes the lives of people in the destinations it travels to, as well as the lives of its travellers as they experience the trips themselves.

The fam trips are one of the best ways for agents to understand the impact they can have when choosing the operator for their clients, who will also have the time of their lives exploring the world, he adds.

“On a hosted fam trip agents will really get to know who we are as a business and what we stand for, above and beyond having some of the best local experiences in the world’s most incredible locations. It’s a valuable way to experience our trips, to explore the world through our eyes and to support local communities, as well as to build a closer connection with our sales team to learn more about G Adventures along the way,” says Green.

“We recognize fam trips are great for business. Agents come back enthused and excited and pass that energy along to their customers. We also encourage them to create content along the journey to share with their clients online as they travel, to bring the experience to life for their followers,” he adds.

Agents who are unable to gain a spot on one of these exclusive fam trips are still able to experience G Adventures’ tours by taking advantage of the ‘up to 50% off’ preferred agent discount.

To apply for a 2023 fam space, agents should join the G Adventures’ Agents of Change Facebook page for more details on how to complete the application by Feb. 13, 2023. Successful applicants will be notified during the first week of March.

The trips on offer for 2023 are as follows…

VIETNAM | May 16 – 24, 2023 

On the 10-day ‘Classic Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh’, participants sail through limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk boat and walk the streets of imperial capitals. The trip includes vibrant Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the atmospheric imperial capital of Huế, and the charms of Hoi An, through to the modern day life of Saigon.

SPAIN | July 10 – 17, 2023 

G Adventures’ eight-day ‘Walk the Camino de Santiago’ offers up the beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain that dot the Camino de Santiago. Participants will complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a ‘compostela’ at the finish to mark this accomplishment. It’s an active trip but at a slower, more picturesque pace, says G Adventures.

BORNEO | July 21 – 28, 2023  

The magical stretch of Borneo on the eight-day East Sabah Adventure is bursting with stuff to see and do, with intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish. Libaran Island offers the opportunity for  close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and otherworldly wonders in the jungle.

SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 20 – 28, 2023 

The eight-day ‘Kruger in Depth’ does one thing very, very well, says G Adventures: Kruger National Park. The trip starts in Johannesburg before setting out for the Greater Kruger Area. In addition to the chance to see elephants, lions, and giraffes on the savanna, participants will also see chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden.

For more information travel advisors are asked to reach out to their regional global purpose specialist (GPS):

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