ABOUT FAM TRIPS
A Fam Trip, also known as a familiarization trip is a way to familiarize or educate travel industry professionals on a given location, tour or facility. The goal of fam trip organizers is to educate travel professionals and enable them to help sell the location to end consumers.
Fam Trips are typically organized by tour operators, tourism boards, and facilities management groups. The goal of offering fam trips is the expectation that you as a travel professional or consultant will then help promote and sell the tours and hotels that you are targeting.
One of many benefits of becoming a travel agent, these “working trips” allow our agents to have fun, enjoyable and useful experiences at resorts and destinations across the country and around the world. When you go on a FAM Trip, you will return with the education and confidence you need to make new bookings. In fact, you can take photos and post them on your own social media accounts or share them directly with your clients to spark their desire to reach out to you about their next trip.
Another benefit to FAM trips is that while you’re having fun, you also get the opportunity to network with other travel agents. While these trips are “working trips” there is usually the time set aside for agents to relax and enjoy pools, beaches, bars and other activities. Take advantage of the “downtime” and mingle with fellow agents and discuss what has and hasn’t worked for your businesses. Make sure to exchange information and stay in contact. It’s a great way to extend your professional network.