Antigua & Barbuda Hosts Agents On Mega Fam With ACV
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority welcomes agents on a four-day Mega Fam to the destination from in partnership with Air Canada Vacations (ACV).
Taking place from 19-22NOV, the "Sun, Sea & Sand" familiarization trip will expose agents to 11 properties on the island. The Mega Fam will take 146 participants (travel professionals, ACV representatives and journalists) on a chartered flight to Antigua where they will check into one of four host hotels before embarking on four days of site inspections, activities, and a special closing gala.
Host hotels include the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Verandah Resort & Spa, St James's Club & Villas and the Pineapple Beach Club.
“Antigua and Barbuda is the perfect getaway for travellers from Canada, full of charm and character,” said Tameka Wharton, Sales and Marketing Manager, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. “The goal of every FAM is that each agent will leave with a better understanding of the differentiating factors of the destination and by that be better able to advise clients.”
Wharton noted that the Mega Fam, along with Air Canada’s increased airlift to the destination for the winter season, are all part of the tourist board’s strategic push for increased Canadian travel.
Starting in DEC there will be five daily flights from YYZ to ANU.
"Our philosophy at Air Canada is that in order to confidently sell the product you have to touch and feel the destination," said Marigold Frontuna, General Manager Sales, Western Canada, Air Canada Vacations.